What’s Your Clearance Clarence?

A little over 3 years ago, while sitting having beers with my man LT I decided to start Torontosportsmedia.com. Rather than just bitch and moan about the things that drove me nuts, why not start writing it. At least that way I could get it off my chest and maybe perhaps the family dog would stop looking at me like I was nuts.

Trust me, there were no plans of grandeur, LT took on the role of PR and he helped spread the word. Little by little the site grew. If 10 people read an article forget about commenting on it I was ecstatic. Being a life long tech geek and being involved with various websites professionally I knew how hard it is to grow web traffic; harder than raising kids I joke.

In any event, it has come to the point where there is a nice little audience here. I have tried to grow the site in various ways, shapes and forms and at the end of the day, it really comes down to one thing; that which I started writing about- the sports media.

I’ve heard you loud and clear.

I read every comment on the site and appreciate every one (except the spam ones- how do they know I need a penal enlargement???).

I get emails from fellow commoners regularly asking to stick to media and write more of it. It’s now to the point that I am getting emails and calls from MSMers encouraging me to do the same.

So, I get it.

I need your help though.

I think I have the radio side covered. Certainly when I hear about any news as it relates to media I know how to cover it. If someone writes a story that I like, or I don’t- I know how to handle those too. If there’s a great feature or a stale one on TV I can comment there too.

The question is, what do you want?

A reader suggested that I provide a daily roundup of what’s in the papers as it pertains to the Toronto teams. It’s easy to do when there is a big story. Do people want that type of recap?

When it comes to TV and print what kind of coverage do you want (other than this is good, this is bad, look what someone said)?

I am willing to feed the proverbial beast, just give me some ideas.

Side note: I’ve contacted the folks at BBM to try to continue to provide you the ratings for both TV and radio. Here is what I was told:

“Unfortunately BBM Canada does not have memberships that permit the “re-publishing” of our data. Based on your samples below, you would breaching the Ownership of Data/Copyright clause in the BBM Canada Membership agreement.”

The “samples below” were old articles I wrote with the data.

SO- I know you want the ratings, but unless they are sent to me I can’t easily report them. Lots of you email me discretely, if you work somewhere that gets them for some reason send them on.

Once again I thank you all for coming here regularly.

Help me, help you.



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