Scott Radley Show

Scott Radley is a seasoned journalist, who has written a column for over 15 years in Hamilton. He will ask questions that you want answers to. He will bring an inquisitive mind and a unique perspective to daily news that will push the boundaries in order to make people think and to challenge the norm.

What can be done to resolve the issues that lea...
Caledonia has once again become the site or protest. What can be done to resolve the issue? Guest: Christie Blatchford, National Post Columnist, author of "Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy" - The Hamilton Tiger-cats are up against the Ottawa Red Blacks tomorrow. Fans are hesitant to hold high expectations. Should they be? Guest: Rick Zamperin, Host of The 5th Quarter on CHML, Senior Sports Director at AM900 CHML -  Scott digs deep into the problem of performance enhancing drugs, and how prevalent their use is. How do other athletes feel about this? Guest: Jesse Lumsden, 2X Olympic Bobsledder and retired CFL running back
57 min
Why did the Canadian Soccer Association ignore ...
In honour of today being the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's passing, Scott shares the story of a questionable decision he made in his youth while riding a shuttle bus into Graceland. - Scott has some good news and some bad news, regarding taxes and minimum wage. _ Scott gets Bubba O'Neil's perspective on current events in the world of sports, including matters close to Hamilton. Guest: Bubba O'Neil,  - The Canadian National Exhibition is opening in two days! How has The Ex changed over the years? What does it mean to people these days? Guest: Virginia Ludy, General Manager of the CNE.
49 min
Judi Partridge running for provincial Liberals,...
Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge will be running for the provincial Liberal Party in the new ward of Flamborough-Glanbrook in next year’s election. Guest: Judi Partridge, Ward 15 Councillor - Do movie critics still wield the same kind of power as they once did? Guest: Joel Rubinoff, arts and entertainment critic at the Waterloo Region Record - Researchers at the University of Bonn and and INSEAD Business School have found that our brains try to trick us into believing that more expensive wine tastes better.
54 min
The Ticats' losing streak, what is an appropria...
Scott and Don Robertson of the Dundas Real McCoys discuss the latest in the world of sports, including the Ticats’ losing streak, whether or not different sports leagues hand out appropriate punishments for players harassing referees, and putting players’ nicknames on team jerseys. - Costs for a parking lot at a seniors housing complex in Donna Skelly’s ward have risen to $1.1 million. What’s going on with these astronomical costs for city projects? Guest: Donna Skelly, Ward 7 Councillor
51 min
Scott assembles the Brightest Panel in Hamilton...
Scott assembles a very particular line-up for the Brightest Panel in Hamilton for an off-beat time tonight, featuring returning favourites Cadillac Bill and Mike Fortune.  Guest: Mike Fortune, television host and professional Master of Ceremonies Guest: Cadillac Bill, of The Cadillac Bill Show
68 min
How are the global markets affected by Tensions...
How is the international market responding to the tensions between The United States and North Korea? Guest: Marvin Ryder, Associate Professor with the DeGroote School of Business - CFL viewership is lowering, and the Hamilton Tiger-cats are going through some shake-ups. Scott gets Rick Zamperin’s perspective on these current events. Guest: Rick Zamperin, Host of The 5th Quarter on CHML, Senior Sports Director at AM900 CHML - Once again there is a blockade on Argyle Street in Caledonia. Guest: Jamie West, of WestPro Media
51 min
Lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for driv...
Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould suggests lowering the limit to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood from the current 80 milligrams. - There have been quite a few stories in the world of sports recently related to doping. What does one of the most outspoken anti-doping advocates think of these Guest: Dick Pound, first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee - A professor at the University of Georgia put a bewildering policy in his course syllabus: if students are unhappy with the grade they receive, they can email him and ask for a different grade, and he’ll give that grade to them.
48 min
Should we be paying closer attention to older d...
The Scott Radley Show Podcast Scott assembles the Brightest Panel in Hamilton, to tackle some tough topics. Guests: Sandy Shaw, Director Hamilton Port Authority Barry Gray, photo journalist
69 min
What do we not understand about North Korea? Ho...
The Scott Radley Show Podcast The Canadian housing market is cooling. Is this abnormal? Scott asks an expert. Guest: Rob Golfi, of The Hamilton Real Estate Show, and Rob Golfi REMAX Escarpment Golfi Realty Inc. - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are looking to turn this season around. The fans are restless but the Ti-cats might have a big chance this weekend. How much is riding on this game? Guest: Rick Zamperin, host of The 5th Quarter on, and Assistant Program/News/Senior Sports Director at AM900 CHML - North Korea has been stepping up its shows of military strength, and we may have a lot of misconceptions about the country and its leadership. What do Guest: Gordon Chang, columnist, blogger, television pundit, author and lawyer
49 min
Have the Tiger-cats taken a step in the right d...
Scott shares the story of a 9-1-1 call that one would hope is not a common occurence. - The Tiger-cats have hired vetran coach June Jones as their new Assitant Head-Coach. Is this an ingenious move or a sign of panic? Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor with CHCH News - Bruce Cook attempted a record-breaking motor cycle stunt in Hamilton, and suffered severe injuries, losing the use of his legs. This did not subdue his passion for motorsports. He will be performing in Hamilton once again, this week. Guest: Bruce Cook, FMX Superstar with Nitro Circus, the first paraplegic athlete to backflip a motorcycle.
40 min
Why are some city projects so expensive? "13 Re...
Why do some city projects cost so much money? Guest: Lloyd Ferguson, Ward 12 councillor - Since the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" was released, the number of Google searches for topics related to suicide has risen by a drastic amount. Guest: Dr. Paul Links, Chief of Mental Health Services at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre, received of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Research Award for outstanding contributions to the field of suicide research in Canada in 2009 - There is concern in the Canadian housing market that the market is beginning to cool, and not only are thousands of jobs at risk, but the value of houses will drop significantly.
49 min
The pressure of being a Canadian player at the ...
Scott and Hamilton Spectator sportswriter Teri Pecoskie sit down to chat about the latest in the world of sports, including the Canadian Open, the Chicago Cubs giving Steve Bartman a World Series ring, and the Ticats' humiliating 60-1 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday. Guest: Teri Pecoskie, sportswriter for the Hamilton Spectator - A poll has come out that 90% Ontarians believe that elected officials should be doing a better job of spending taxpayers' money wisely. Guest: Donna Skelly, Ward 7 councillor
55 min
The brightest panel in Hamilton discusses the l...
Tonight, the Brightest Panel in Hamilton tackles serious political topics as well as a few not-so-serious topics. Panel: Brad Clark, former Hamilton City Councilor and Ontario's Minister of Labour and Minister of Transportation Graeme MacKay, Resident Editorial Cartoonist for the Hamilton Spectator, author of author of You Might Be From Hamilton If…
70 min
How can someone gain a better appreciation of J...
Have fans lost hope for this Ticats season why have the past few games been such a let-down, what will it take to turn things around? These questions and more are on the minds of the Tiger-cats' fans, so Scott brought in Rick Zamperin for his perspective. Guest: Rick Zamperin, host of the 5th Quarter on CHML, and  Assistant Program/News/Senior Sports Director at AM900 CHML  - Scott talks with Hamilton's Brad Cheeseman, multiple award-winning jazz bassist and composer, about how Jazz has influenced other genres and how to better understand the unique form of music. Guest: Brad Cheeseman, Winner of the TD Grand Prix Jazz Award at the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival, winner of Instrumental of the year 2016 Hamilton Music Awards - his next recording, The Tide Turns, will be released in August.
37 min
We are learning more and more about the dangers...
Scott gets Bubba O'Neil's insight on the future of football and how it will adapt to better knowledge of the sport's dangers, and more from the world of sports. Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor for CHCH - The Canadian Open begins at Glenn Abbey tomorrow. It has been a long time since a Canadian has won. Scott talks with Bill Paul about this, golf in Canada, and the future of the Canadian Open.  Guest: Bill Paul, Chief Championship Officer for Golf Canada -  Scott lists the top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood. Who do you think made this year's list?
54 min
Should jurors be paid? How many people on casin...
Should jurors be paid for their services? Guest: Dr. Michael Armstrong, associate professor for the Goodman School of Business at Brock University - A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found that 30.2 per cent of people who use casino tour buses have a moderate to severe gambling problem. Guest: Dr. Mark van der Maas, lead author of the study and a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in its Institute for Mental Health Policy Research - More than 99 per cent of brains from former NFL players examined in a study contained chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE. Guest: Rob Hitchcock, former Hamilton Tiger-Cat player
54 min
O.J. Simpson granted parole, when is the right ...
Scott is back from vacation! He and Don Robertson of the Dundas Real McCoys sit down to share vacation stories and chat about sports. Later, Scott rants about a few changes to the Canadian citizenship test.
51 min
How should we address historical figures that h...
Tonight, Scott assembles the Brightest Panel in Hamilton to take on strange news, traffic safety, controversial historical figures and more. Guests: Jay McQueen, of CHML Radio Janie West, Owner, Operator, President and CEO of WestPro Media
69 min
Have we been overlooking a simple solution to t...
Former Astronaut Julie Payette, the first Canadian woman to board the International Space Station, has been named the next Governor General of Canada. Scott has some thoughts on her qualifications. - A look at the inner-workings of Hockey, and what happens when the public thinks the season is over. Guest: MacKenzie Enstwhistle of the Hamilton Bulldogs, now drafted by the Arizona Coyotes - Is there hope for those who must commute to Toronto, has the solution been figuratively staring us in the face this whole time? Guest: Ian Hamilton, President and CEO of the Hamilton Port Authority
51 min
How do Boxers successfully promote their fights...
During today's wet and rainy weather, another rope rescue was called out. Something needs to be done about this. Guest: Greg Lenko, Founder and executive director of the Escarpment Project - What becomes of Olympic stadiums after the games are over, and are they worth the expense? - Scott and Jeff discuss the art of building hype around boxing match, the way Floyed Mayweather Jr. and Connor McGregor have for their upcoming fight. Guest: Jeff Joslin, owner of Joslin's MMA, former MMA Fighter - Scott counts down some of the Best Minor League promotional ideas.
69 min
Was Hamilton Tiger-cat Will Hill let off easy? ...
Will Hill was handed a one-game suspension for grabbing an official by the collar. Scott does not believe this is anywhere near an appropriate consequence, does Bubba O'Neil? Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor for CHCH - Interest rates are going up tomorrow, why is this happening? What will this mean for Canadians? Guest: Marvin Ryder, from the DeGroote School of Business - Daniel Craig may return in the next James Bond film. Scott is joined by Jeff Wybo to discuss the James Bond film series and its impact on our culture. Guest: Jeff Wybo, from - Who are the best action heroes in movie history?
69 min
What should be the appropriate consequences for...
Catch up on the world of sports at the start of this week with Scott and Don Robertson of the Dundas Real McCoys. Guest: Don Robertson, HEad Coach of the Dundas Real McCoys - Scott Gardner spent roughly 20 minutes at Albion Falls to see how many people would wantonly disregard their own (and other people's) personal safety. Scott Gardner, photographer for the Hamilton Spectator - We have an amzing array of landmarks and experiences in Canada. What would be on your "must-see" list?
66 min
Why are different treatments needed for differe...
A research team has figured out why some treatments for cancer work for some but not others. Guest: Dr. Mick Bhatia, Scientific Director of McMaster's Stem Cell an Cancer Research Institute - What does the average employee really want? - Randy Ambrosie has been named the new commissioner of the CFL. Scott talks to Rick Zamperin about what this means for the league. Guest: Rick Zamperin, Host of The 5th Quarter, and Assistant Program/News/Senior Sports Director at AM900 CHML
50 min
How is the financial worth of a professional at...
Is Connor McDavid, arguably the best hockey player in the world who is currently in the game, being paid enough in his new contract with the Edmonton Oilers? Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor for CHCH News - The results of a recent study seem to contradict the long-held belief that adding a sexual aspect to an advertisement will increase sales of the featured product. Guest: Dr. John Wirtz,  lead author of the study, from the University of Illinois - McMaster University will soon offer a course in Golf Management. Guest: Grant Fraser, Founder of the Golf Management Institute of Canada
49 min
Trudeau forgets about Alberta, Burlington is On...
During his Canada Day speech, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listed off all of Canada's provinces and territories - except for Alberta. - MoneySense came out with their 2017 list of Canada's best places to live. Burlington was the number 2 city in all of Ontario, and number 9 out of all the cities in Canada. Guest: Rick Goldring, Mayor of the City of Burlington - What if a computer could create art? Scientists have created an artificial intelligence that is creating unique and new styles of art that have never been seen before. Guest: Shelley Falconer, pPesident and CEO of the Art Gallery of Hamilton
45 min