The Lowdown Radio: November 24, 2009

It’s two days until American Thanksgiving but you had something to be thankful a little early this year. The latest episode of The Lowdown had something for everyone. The show starts with Steve and Jackie talking about the Canadian Swine Flu vaccination program. Steve investigates the program in depth when he goes to a vaccination clinic to get a shot. In the news, the guys talk about the UWO police brutality lawsuit and the WWII veteran who fought off an attempted armed robber. Entertainment features Jackie’s new single and Alex Trebek comes from YouTube. Sports includes the NHL quarter-year awards complete with a new sports game called Too Soon.

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On The Extra, Steve kicks off with a trademark rant that starts with Twitter and ends with the guys’ general life dissatisfaction. The H1N1 talk includes a pile of added and uncensored banter. The news has a story about a woman that’s allergic to sperm and a man who tried something drastic to get out of work. The honours of being the worst in music goes to David Guetta and Akon this week. Sports includes an exclusive evaluation of the Red Wings’ and Maple Leafs’ seasons thus far. There is also more discussion behind each of the quarter-season award winners and more Too Soon questions. In total, there’s nearly 40 minutes more of exclusive Lowdown Extra goodness for you to enjoy. As always, the action comes to you uncut and uncensored.

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Lowdown Radio Preview: November 24, 2009

We’re exactly two days from the next big episode of The Lowdown radio show on 94.9FM CHRW. The show kicks off with the guys talking about the H1N1 vaccination program. Steve goes in depth on this when he goes to a vaccination clinic to get a shot. In the news, the guys talk about the UWO police brutality lawsuit and the WWII veteran who fought off an attempted armed robber. Entertainment features Jackie’s new single from Dashboard Confessional and Alex Trebek is “in the hizzouse” from YouTube. Sports this week is the NHL quarter-year awards complete with a new sports game that debuts on this episode. It’s another great half hour of Lowdown fun where men are men and censors are nervous.

The show goes live at around 6:30 PM Eastern. If you’re in the London, ON, listening area, you can listen live on 94.9 FM. You can also listen online at CHRWradio.com/listen.

Swine Flu Preparedness Tips And Advice

The current near hysteria over the H1N1 virus, commonly referred to a Swine Flu, has gripped the world. It’s gotten so bad that I’m getting emails at my 9-to-5 about how to prevent the spread of the Swine Flu. That’s in addition to the corporate email that says stay home if you get the sniffles and if there’s an outbreak, you’ll get a message from the company’s emergency planning hotline. Naturally, I couldn’t just post this latest message without a bit of editorializing in the classic FJM-style. So, here’s some advice to avoid the Swine Flu from a real doctor… I think. Continue reading

The Humanoids: Fade To Black

It’s a slightly abbreviated version of The Humanoids today. I blame it largely on catching swine flu or something like that. Yeah, getting swine flu and blogging sounds reasonably tough for the internet. Let’s go with that. So as my time on earth apparently fades to black, so do many of our subjects today. Some have seen their careers come to an apparent end. Others are still going for the time being but you would have to imagine they’re in bad shape or are going to close up shop soon.

Speaking of things closing up shop soon, the radio show will be taping tonight. Why would the radio show be closing up shop soon? Well, there might be a change in plans/location for a host which could throw a wrench in the usual operations. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. We always manage to solve things at the last second. Anyway, on with the show. Continue reading