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CBC TV & Radio shows plus HNIC

His work with Artists for Peace and Justice

UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Monday, April 30, 2012

How well do you know Strombo?

April 29, 2012I owe you an apology if you entered the contest but got your email bounced back. I copied the rules to the original contest we ran 4 years ago but did not realize it had a closed email address included in the information. Our regular email is stroumboulopouli@hotmail.com. Please send your entry to that address only. *kicks self*  


Does anybody need some hints before you enter that contest? 

Lets go over the questions again.

Contest questions

(Please read the contest rules below before playing. Do not answer in the comment section but feel free to leave comments. Good luck!)


1) What city is George's home away from home? (hint: he just came back from there)


2) Name two CBC tv shows, not including the news or Hockey Night In Canada, that George has appeared on as himself.


3) Name the 3 guests from George's favorite tv show that have appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. (Hint: one was in the month of April 2012, in Vancouver.)


4) George often asks the following, particularly to British guests, during rapid-fire Answerpology. What is the correct answer (and there IS a correct answer according to him ) – Stones or Beatles?


5) Which occasional guest host on George’s CBC Radio 2 Spirit of Radio show
does a segment called “Mack and Cheese”? (Hint: he’s a radio host and producer on TSN 1050)

6) Name 3 Dragons from CBC’s “Dragon’s Den” have appeared on The
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show?

7) How can you help George, World Food Programme Ambassador, feed
hungry people around the world (and have fun with trivia)?


8)When did the Strombo Show make its debut on Radio 2?


9)What do the red cups you see George and his guests sipping from represent?


10)What organization honored George with a membership in 2012?


All the answers are searchable somewhere on the internet. You have until 11:59 pm Friday May 18 2012.  Have fun!



CONTEST RULES
Overview:
The contest will commence Monday, April 23, 2012 and conclude Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST

Participating in the contest:
  1. entrants will be required to submit via email (stroumboulopouli@hotmail.com) the answers to ten (10) trivia questions.
  1. Entries are to include the following:
    • The entrant’s FIRST and LAST name
    • Complete mailing address including postal/zip code
    • The telephone number associated with the mailing address (for mailing purposes only)
    • A valid email address
    • Trivia answers clearly numbered 1-10
    • A song request for The Strombo Show
  1. Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted.
Prize description:
To be determined...something nice from Strombo merchandise to be sure.


How the winners will be determined:
  • At the conclusion of the contest, the judging panel will review each eligible entry. The entry with the most number of correct answers will be deemed the winner.
  • In the event of a tie, eligible entries will be placed in a drum and a random draw will occur. Winner(s) will be announced by George on The Strombo Show Sunday May 27, 2012
Notification:
  • The winners of the contest will be posted on “The Stroumboulopouli” blog on Monday, May 28, 2012. Winners will be notified via email that same day.
Miscellaneous rules:
  • The administration of this contest is solely the responsibility of the bloggers contributing to “The Stroumboulopouli”. Neither the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, nor any of its employees or affiliates assumes liability for this contest.
  • Only entries submitted to stroumboulopouli@hotmail.com will be accepted. Entries to any other email address will be disqualified. Contest administrators are not responsible for lost, misdirected or incomplete email entries.
  • Immediate family members (including spouses/partners, siblings, parents, children) or persons living under the same roof as “The Stroumboulopouli” bloggers are not eligible to participate in this contest.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • The winner accepts the prizes as awarded. There will be no substitutions.
  • By entering the contest, winners agree that “The Stroumboulopouli” may post their FIRST name and general geographic location on the blog at the conclusion of the contest.
  • All information is collected for the purposes of mailing out the contest prize. The personal information gathered will be used only for the purpose stated and outlined in the rules above and will be destroyed after the contest is over. It will not be shared, sold or used in any other fashion then stated above. If you have concerns regarding the use of your information please contact us at stroumboulopouli@hotmail.com
Any questions?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

GS Tonight is back on track!

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week

Monday April  30
Chinese super star Michelle Yeoh
Newstalk1010  radio host and former host of Open Mike with Mike Bullard 
Mike is laughing with his colleague Jim Richards. (Photo Craig Milton) 
Tuesday May 1
Journalist and news anchor Kevin Newman

Wonder Mike and Master Gee of the Sugarhill Gang
Wednesday May 2
Super star and soap star Rick Springfield
Actress and author Carmen Aguirre 

Updated
Thursday May 3
Actress Cobie Smulders

By now, we all know that Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother is Canadian. But not everyone knows how she got that way. In this clip, Cobie Smulders talks about the producers' decision to make Robin Canadian, and how it didn't reeeeeeeally turn out as Cobie was expecting.

Here's the clip: http://youtu.be/xjxfglfM-S8



Former G G Michaelle Jean and husband, filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond




Post of Fridays show is coming up mid week.
Tomorrow I will give you a few hints to encourage you to enter and win How Well Do You Know Strombo Trivia Contest.

Sunday night music therapy The Strombo Show

THE STROMBO SHOW
April 29, 2012
We have some great new music tonight on the last Strombo Show for April.The Magnificent Seven Countdown features an amazing unplugged cover song, a new Canadian Indie darling and Canadian Alt-Rock Royalty. We also have an interview with Blues Legend Buddy Guy, and will get you moving with our Random 80's Dance Party.

8pm - 11pm
CBC Radio 2
www.strombo.com
www.cbc.ca/radio2

Listen Online or Get FM Frequency here
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Follow along on Twitter @strombo
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Do You Know Your Strombo Trivia Contest.

Happy Birthday to us!
This group blog, The Stroumboulopouli, started May 30 2006 with this post. Some of the bloggers have changed over the years and new bloggers now lend their talents. I thank them all! We celebrated a number of moments over the seasons and look forward to more seasons and more celebrations.  On our 2nd birthday we held a trivia contest with George announcing  the winners on The Strombo Show.  I don't know where the time went and our 6th birthday is coming up fast so lets try that again just for fun!

Barbara W.


Do you know your Strombo?
Contest questions
(Please read the contest rules below before playing. Do not answer in the comment section but feel free to leave comments. Good luck!)

1) What city is George's home away from home? 

2) Name two CBC tv shows, not including the news or Hockey Night In Canada, that George has appeared on as himself. 

3) Name the 3 guests from George's favorite tv show that have appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. (Hint: one was in the month of April 2012, in Vancouver.)

4) George often asks the following, particularly to British guests,  during rapid-fire Answerpology. What is the correct answer (and there IS a correct answer according to him ) – Stones or Beatles?

5) Which occasional guest host on George’s CBC Radio 2 Spirit of Radio show
does a segment called “Mack and Cheese”? (Hint: he’s a radio host and producer on TSN 1050)

6) Name 3 Dragons from CBC’s “Dragon’s Den” have appeared on The
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show?

7) How can you help George, World Food Programme Ambassador, feed
hungry people around the world (and have fun with trivia)?

8)When did the Strombo Show make its debut on Radio 2? 

9)What do the red cups you see George and his guests sipping from represent?


10)What organization honored George with a membership in 2012? 


All the answers are searchable somewhere on the internet. You have until 11:59 pm Friday May 18 2012.  Have fun!



CONTEST RULES
Overview:
The contest will commence Monday, April 23, 2012 and conclude Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST

Participating in the contest:
  1. entrants will be required to submit via email (stroumboulopouli@hotmail.com) the answers to ten (10) trivia questions.
  1. Entries are to include the following:
    • The entrant’s FIRST and LAST name
    • Complete mailing address including postal/zip code
    • The telephone number associated with the mailing address (for mailing purposes only)
    • A valid email address
    • Trivia answers clearly numbered 1-10
    • A song request for The Strombo Show
  1. Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted.
Prize description:
To be determined...something nice from Strombo merchandise to be sure.


How the winners will be determined:
  • At the conclusion of the contest, the judging panel will review each eligible entry. The entry with the most number of correct answers will be deemed the winner.
  • In the event of a tie, eligible entries will be placed in a drum and a random draw will occur. Winner(s) will be announced by George on The Strombo Show Sunday May 27, 2012
Notification:
  • The winners of the contest will be posted on “The Stroumboulopouli” blog on Monday, May 28, 2012. Winners will be notified via email that same day.
Miscellaneous rules:
  • The administration of this contest is solely the responsibility of the bloggers contributing to “The Stroumboulopouli”. Neither the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, nor any of its employees or affiliates assumes liability for this contest.
  • Only entries submitted to stroumboulopouli@hotmail.com will be accepted. Entries to any other email address will be disqualified. Contest administrators are not responsible for lost, misdirected or incomplete email entries.
  • Immediate family members (including spouses/partners, siblings, parents, children) or persons living under the same roof as “The Stroumboulopouli” bloggers are not eligible to participate in this contest.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • The winner accepts the prizes as awarded. There will be no substitutions.
  • By entering the contest, winners agree that “The Stroumboulopouli” may post their FIRST name and general geographic location on the blog at the conclusion of the contest.
  • All information is collected for the purposes of mailing out the contest prize. The personal information gathered will be used only for the purpose stated and outlined in the rules above and will be destroyed after the contest is over. It will not be shared, sold or used in any other fashion then stated above. If you have concerns regarding the use of your information please contact us at stroumboulopouli@hotmail.com.

This week in Strombo Apr 23-27



From 2008 The Hour staff is worried about being preempted by "The Playoffs".
George is still being check into the boards by the NHL Playoffs on CBC. Find the show when you can. Here is what's on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week.

Monday April 23
Needs no introduction Ron McLean
Actress Kim Cattrall
Musician Sebastian Bach
Performance by Ohbijou

Tuesday April 24
Actor Cory Monteith
Actress Mira Sorvino
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
Musical performance by the Arkells

Wednesday April 25
Journalist, author of Why Men Lie Linden MacIntyre
Actor (from The Wire) Idris Elba 
Author Harlan Coben
 Musical performance by Joel Plaskett Emergency

Thursday April 26
Author Anne Rice
Actors Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill
Actress Wendy Crewson
Musical Performance by Young Empires

Friday April 27
Actor and motorcycle enthusiast Ewan McGregor
Actress political activist Olivia Wilde
Actor Taylor Kitsch
Musical performance by Eight And A Half


The Stroumboulopouli blog is turning 6 at the end of May. To celebrate this we will be running a trivia contest with Strombo swag prizes. More details soon. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012


 THE STROMBO SHOW, April 22, 2012

Tonight's Strombo Show, as most Sunday's is a celebration of music. With Baseball season starting and spring in the air we are playing some of our favourite baseball related songs.

We celebrate the best drummer/singer ever who passed this week, and play some of the best (this is debatable) Comics turned musicians. Think Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin and even Rodney Dangerfield. Plus as always we have great new music in The Magnificent Seven Countdown.

 8pm - 11pm

CBC Radio 2
www.strombo.com
www.cbc.ca/radio2

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What has been cancelled at the CBC?

The CBC budget cuts have caused a lot of stress among the people that work for CBC and the viewer and listeners that love it. Some have been holding their breath to find out if their beloved radio or television shows have been impacted. There were whispers that Republic of Doyle might get cut. Good news is it hasn't! But I am sad that The Debaters was. It showcased Canada's best stand up comics in debate action and should have been supported and enjoyed by more people.
Being Erica had some talk of coming back for a wrap up season like Little Mosque had but that seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.  
Here is an article from The Toronto Star listing some the cuts and what is here to stay for another season. 

For the record, I was never worried that George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight nor the Strombo Show would be cancelled. Harper would not dare! 


Here is more about the budget cuts from the CBC herself.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Running across George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week

Sometime after some nail biting late night hockey games you may run across George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week. Enjoy these interviews and performances like it was the first time. 


Monday April 16
The Blondes
Former teacher Gerry Dee aka Mr. D
Who has tried a few bits on George's show before he went on to get his own show.
Comedic actress Samantha Bee
Senior correspondent for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart
plus a performance by Coeur de pirate BĂ©atrice Martin
Tuesday April 17
The legends
Comedic actor writer and musician Eugene Levy
Comedic actor writer singer producer, proof Canada does have talent Martin Short
Performance by Polaris prize winning band Fucked Up
Wednesday April 18
The Family
Comic author, actor and host Alan Thicke
Stand up comedian and host Ron James
performance byThe Sheepdogs
Thursday April 20 
The Americans
Actor writer Jason Segel
Roastmaster General Jeff Ross
Musical performance by Trombone Shorty
Friday April 20
The Pack
Stand up Comic, author and DJ Russell Peters
 Stand up comic Angelo Tsarouchas
Performance by k-os

We are going to have a contest to celebrate this Blogs 6th birthday. Details coming soon... 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

THE STROMBO SHOW
 April 15, 2012

On this week's Strombo Show we are celebrating the music of The Beastie Boys. The trio were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night.


Also some great Canadian Hockey music to get you into the playoff mode, the best new music in the Magnificent Seven playoff, and an interview with the great Sarah McLachlan.

 

Listen Online or Get FM Frequency here
http://www.cbc.ca/frequency/index.html

Follow along on Twitter @strombo
Download the Strombo Show App http://tinyurl.com/3wxvz8h

8pm - 11pm

CBC Radio 2
www.strombo.com
www.cbc.ca/radio2
contributed by
Darby Wheeler

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Why did the Government cut the CBC's budget?


In an exclusive interview that aired last night, Heritage Minister James Moore sat down with CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos to discuss a variety of topics including the federal budget, Canadian content, arts and culture, and much more.

The interview was taped before a live studio audience, and aired (Tuesday, April 10) at 11:05 p.m. (11:35 p.m. NT) on CBC Television's GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT. The interview will be available in full online at: http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/videos.html

Here is a clip from the interview:

James responds that it's not as bad as it seems: 
"More than half the jobs that are going to be lost at the CBC over the coming years, over half of them were going to be cut even if we didn't touch the budget of the CBC. These were plans that were being made internally at the CBC regardless of the federal budget." The Minister goes on to say that while funding of the arts is crucial, no one should ever feel they are entitled: "cultural organizations also have an obligation to understand that because they've received government funding, they shouldn't always receive government funding."

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Strombo this week April 9- 13

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week.


Monday April 9
Actor, wine maker and environmental advocate Sam Neill


'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock



Tuesday April 10
GM of the Toronto Blue Jays Alex Anthopoulos


MP the right honourable James Moore



 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin!
GST can and will be bumped about for a few weeks to make room for the NHL playoffs on CBC. 
If you want to watch George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and you can't find it at 11:05pm try later at 5am or online anytime. This is what will be on the show. New shows will resume as the Playoffs narrow it down. 


Wednesday April 11
(repeat interviews and musical performances from earlier in 2012)
GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs Brian Burke 
Actress Pam Grier
Author William Gibson
Performance by singer Murray McLauchlan


Thursday April 12
(repeat)
Dragon Arlene Dickinson
Author George R.R. Martin
Actress Ashley Judd
Musical performance by Plants & Animals


Friday April 13
(repeat)
Singer and legend Lionel Richie
Actor Kim Coates
Cast of Little Mosque On The Prairie
Musical performance by Matt Haimovitz  & Chris O'Riley



The Strombo Show Easter Edition

THE STROMBO SHOW
April 8, 2012
Easter Edition 

This is a jammed packed Easter edition of The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2.  We talk about some good old American Punk Rock  with visits from Hot Water Music's Chuck Ragan and Alkaline Trio's Dan Adriano, who both are releasing solo albums.  The Can Con Don visits with some worldly selection, as always our Magnificent Seven Countdown brings the best new music, and an all Easter Big Lie Down set as we close out the show.

8pm - 11pm 
CBC Radio 2 
http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/  
www.cbc.ca/radio2 

Listen Online or Get FM Frequency here 
http://www.cbc.ca/frequency/index.html

Follow along on Twitter @strombo 
Download the Strombo Show App http://tinyurl.com/3wxvz8h

Contributed by
Darby Wheeler

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Best of the Week: Friday April 6th

A closer look at Friday's Best of the Week episode

To wrap up this week's trek to the West Coast, Friday's musical guests are Vancouver's own Mother Mother and  legendary rocker Nick Gilder, a founding member of Canada's Sweeney Todd.

Mother Mother were formed in January of 2005 by guitarist/vocalist Ryan Guldemond, and were originally known as simply "Mother".  Their self-titled first album was released on an independent label.  In 2007 they  signed a four album deal with Last Gang Records.  Changing their name to Mother Mother, they have since released three albums:  a re-release of their first self-titled album renamed Touch Up in 2007, 2008's O My Heart, and March 2011's Eureka.


Mother Mother have been met with much critical acclaim.  Tune in Friday to hear their mix of vocal harmonies backed by a curious mix of instruments.  You won't be disappointed.


Also on the show will be Canada's legendary musician, Nick Gilder.  Gilder was a founding member of 70s band Sweeney Todd. The winner of the 1976 Juno for Best New Group, Sweeney Todd were best known for their hits  Roxy Roller (1976), (one version which featured a 16 year old Bryan Adams!), as well as 1977's Hot Child in the City.  


Gilder's songs have been covered by such artists as Patti Smyth, Bette Midler and Toni Basil. His 25 year career includes ten Top 20 hits in the US, three of which reached #1 in Canada.

 

Have a Happy Holiday weekend and don't forget to tune in Sunday night to          
 The Strombo Show.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Fun Fearless Male - George Stroumboulopoulos

George fans – a lovely interview with Canada’s boyfriend. This one showcases what a genuinely nice guy he is. He speaks honestly about parts of his life and shares some insight. He seems to have figured out a few important things along the way. We wish him all the very best in his career and on his personal journey.

Video is credited to OhSoCosmoTV

Posted by
Phyl

Monday, April 02, 2012

Strombo this first week of April

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week.

Monday April 2
Actor and expectant father Josh Lucas


Filmmaker, feminist, daughter of Don Harron, Mary Harron

Tuesday April 3
Dragon Jim Treliving talk about his new show

Wednesday April 4
Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan straight from the Junos


The Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson


Thursday April 5
Canadian Actress Sandra Oh working in Canada


 Activist for Vetrans Paul Franklin returns to the show

Friday's post will be later this week

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Strombo Show April 1st

There is little that can be said about Sunday's Strombo Show other than it can be found on CBC Radio 2 and it's in the spirit of April 1st. A highlight of tonight show is a feature interview with an outstanding artist musician/poet Saul Williams. This man is an inspiration!