I was first notified of this news in a thread on a discussion board I frequent.
Then I saw this link in the Huffington Post.
I grew up listening to Q107. I listened to it from 1978 to the late 1980s. I don’t think there was a huge reason for me to stop, other than associating it with being younger and more immature. Sadly, there weren’t political reasons for why I stopped.
During the years I listened to Scruff Connors, Scruff and Geets, “the mighty Q”, I learned a great deal about the world I was living in. I learned about gender. I learned about masculinity, I learned which kinds of women are “sexy” and which are not, I learned about whiteness, I learned about race and racism and I learned about class and money. I learned about what matters (the Maple Leafs, the Blue Jays) and what doesn’t (whatever the DJs named). It was a glimpse into a world in which white men said exactly how they felt, and were clear in their hegemony and rightfulness to be there. I learned that left-leaning governments only want to raise taxes and are not good for everyday people.
I learned all of that.
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