Remember June 5th 2008? I’m sure you don’t, I’ll refresh your memory. Captain Scotty, part of the CFOX Jeff O’Neil morning show, dressed up in a beaver costume and tried to buy heroin on the Down Town East Side. It was broadcast live on air and it took less than 10 minutes for Scotty the beaver to score some Junk. Scotty, Jeff, and Charis (Charis is no longer with CFOX) were “suspended” later that day. This all happened right near the end of a ratings period and was clearly orchestrated.
Fast forward to yesterday and the CFOX/CKNW simulcast that everyone is talking about. I’m not here to debate the things they said on the air, I’m here to tell you that this was planned, that CKNW was in on it, and that Chris Gailus and Squire Barnes were in on it.
CKNW is owned by Corus, CFOX is owned by Corus. The CFOX morning show has asked these questions to countless local personalities/celebrities on the air, both male and female. One of those people was Chris Gailus. You see where this is going…
This is all a ratings ploy (for both stations) played out right before Christmas. The fact that Jeff, Scott, and Karen K are not back until early 2015 has nothing to do with the controversial simulcast, they take this time off every year for Christmas. Corus is playing it all up for ratings and I’m sure it’s working.
But let’s all freak out on Social Media, because that’s helping.