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.

Should school start later? Checking in with a l...
Is the early start time for high school having a negative impact on our kids? Guest - Pamela McKeever Riley Dunda is back playing hockey after a stroke nearly ended his life. Guest - Riley Dunda The NHL decided that Gustav Nyquist only deserved a 6 game suspension for spearing a player in the face. Guest - Don Robertson
48 min
CFL free agency is open, Is there more to be fo...
The Tiger-Cats filled a hole in their secondary by adding a CFL All-Star. Guest - Rick Zamperin New research could indicate some hidden chambers in the tomb of King Tut. Guest - Andrew Wade With assisted suicide now legal in Canada some doctors don't want anything to do with it. Guest - Dr. Ramona Coelho
54 min
A wild weekend in the world of sports
Don Robertson stops by to discuss the weekend in sports, including one of the most vicious high sticks that anyone has ever seen. Also Don and Scott discuss the expectations on Valentine's Day.
35 min
Media and Trump, Councillors Whitehead and Gree...
Scott and the brightest panel in Hamilton radio ask what role the media plays in terms of overexposure of Donald Trump. Guests: Scott Urquhart, formerly of CHCH Jamie West, of Westpro Media - The panel discuss what happened with Councillor Terry Whitehead and Councillor Matthew Green during Whitehead's press conference yesterday. - Scott and the brightest panel in Hamilton radio debate whether or not there should be a tax on sugary drinks. - The panel asks whether or not it’s wise to have children later in life.
55 min
Arkells return to Hamilton, Canada in the 2018 ...
Hamilton’s own Arkells will be playing at the First Ontario Centre tomorrow night. Guest: Graham Rockingham, The Hamilton Spectator - One year from now, Canada will be competing in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Guest: Bubba O'Neil, CHCH Sports - 53 years ago today, the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show to an audience of screaming fans. But they weren't the only ones performing on the show that evening. Guests: Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill, guests on the Ed Sullivan Show
54 min
The Quebec International Pee-wee Tournament Sta...
The Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament begins tomorrow night. Scott talks to the Head Coach of the Hamilton Huskies Chris Travale, and Huskies Defencemen Tyson Wassink, about the upcoming games. As well, Scott discusses Hamilton's presence 1998 tournament, with Brandon Saigeon, who competed in those games. Guest - Chris Travale, Hamilton Huskies Head Coach Guest - Tyson Wassink, Hamilton Huskies Defencemen Guest- Brandon Saigeon, Center for the Hamilton Bulldogs  - Is a one-minute workout possible? According to a new study, it is. Scott talks to one of the lead authors of the study, Martin Gibala, Phd Guest - Martin Gibala, Phd, Professor at McMaster University - Scott brings on legendary hockey referee Bill Friday, to surprise him with news of a recent decision made by Hamilton City Hall Guest - Bill Friday, former referee for the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League
52 min
A Study Finds Government Jobs Make More than Pr...
A study from the Fraser Institute finds that government employees earn nearly 15% more than similar jobs in the private sector. - Scott is joined by pop culture expert Professor Robert Thompson to discuss violence in television and movies, if our popular stories are more violent than they used to be, and why we are drawn to violent media. Guest: Professor Robert Thompson, Director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture - The new CFL schedule has been revealed, and Scott thinks it is "interesting." Rick Zamperin joins the show to talk about what the upcoming season will look like for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Guest: Rick Zamperin, Assistant Program/News/Senior Sports Director at AM900 CHML) - The Merriam-Webster Dictionary a has added 1,000 new words to its next edition. Scott wonders how many of these words will be used in everyday life.
63 min
The Super Bowl, ultimate athletes, TV ratings f...
Scott and Don Robertson discuss the Super Bowl and ask if the NFL's overtime rules need to be changed. Guest: Don Robertson of the Dundas Real McCoys and Com Choice Realty - Scott asks Don which one athlete – from any sport – he would want on his team in a must-win situation. Guest: Don Robertson of the Dundas Real McCoys and Com Choice Realty - SportsBusiness Journal has released an article about TV ratings for American NHL teams in their local markets. Which teams have the best ratings and which have the worst? Guest: Don Robertson of the Dundas Real McCoys and Com Choice Realty - About 1000 CUPE members rallied outside of Hamilton General Hospital earlier today to call for a 5% increase in funding for hospitals and long term care homes. Health care, education, infrastructure - how do we decide which services "deserve" more funding? Guest: Aaron Wudrick, president of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Did you watch Lady Gaga’s performance at the halftime show during the Super Bowl? Some people are criticizing her for not making any overt political statements. Guest: Chris Zelkovich, media writer for Yahoo Sports
61 min
Is a theatre at fault for emergencies that happ...
All these topics and more as Anthony finishes his week in the big air chair.
40 min
Hamilton is trying to push people into the trad...
These topics and much as Anthony sits in for Scott.
53 min
Residents are fighting an apartment building in...
A developer is hoping to put in an apartment building in Stoney Creek but residents don't want it, and they have some interesting reasoning. After the shooting at the Quebec mosque there has been 14 reported hate crimes in Montreal, what's behing this? Guest - Raquel Fletcher Some court cases can be graphic and brutal yet up until now no thought has been paid to the jurors who have to sift through the evidence. Now Ontario is stepping up to provide counselling. Guest - Gary Direnfeld
40 min
Updating the Quebec mosque shooting, Picking ou...
Anthony Urciuoli steps into the chair with Scott off on vacation and he's got some opinions.
51 min
Do the libraries deserve a budget increase?, Ho...
Councillor Donna Skelly believes that every department should be questioned when they ask for a budget increase, and that extends to the library. Guest - Donna Skelly Vince Carter is turning 40 today. His reputation in Canada is mixed but his impact is deniable. Guest - Bubba O'Neil There's a hackathon going on at McMaster, find out what that is and how you can watch it. Guest - Graeme Crawley
52 min
Could the Memorial Cup come to Hamilton? Why is...
The Hamilton Bulldogs made their pitch to host the 2018 Memorial Cup today. They're up against Regina and Oshawa to host the 100th edition of the cup. Guest - Michael Andlauer Apparently if you're looking for a deal the best time to find one is in January. What's the reason for that? Guest - Rob Golfi Scientific studies are more and more prevelant these days, which makes sense because of the advance of technology. But it's also due to numerous scientific journals popping up that may be less than legitimate. Guest - Tim Caulfield
55 min
New pipelines in the US, What is wine tasting r...
Donald Trump is pushing for some pipeline projects to get started, how does this affect Canada? Guest - Marvin Ryder Wine tasting is seen by some as snooty and pretentious. But is it? Guest - Tony Aspler A new study seems to show that at least in football screaming at the ref can help you get a call. Guest - Michael Lopez
51 min
Why do people hate the Patriots? Why is the NHL...
All this and more with Don Robertson on the Scott Radley Show.
33 min
It's Friday! Time for the Brightest Panel in Ha...
Mike Fortune and Brad Clark drop by to discuss the inaguration of Donald Trump, the impact that the new president will have on Canada, and who Canada's Trump could be. Guest - Brad Clark Guest - Mike Fortune
72 min
The Canadian dollar is strong, A Bulldog could ...
It seems like the message is different depending on the day. One day the Canadian dollar is strong, the next it's headed towards a cliff. Which one is it? Guest - Marvin Ryder The NHL's Central Scouting released their midseason rankings and sitting at #19 is Matthew Strome of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Guest - Matthew Strome Video has emerged of a young lady screaming obscenities at an older lady on a bus in York Region. Notably, no one steps in, was this the wrong move by the people on the bus?
53 min
What should be done with the buildings around G...
The buildings around Gore Park could use some restoration but how can it be done to satisfy all interested parties? Guest - Diane Deat A city councillor believes that it is a serious problem for people attending events at  Tim Horton's Field. Guest - Bubba O'Neil  
53 min
The Leafs are actually good, Hayley Wickenheise...
Every single Leafs fan in the area is excited right now because their team looks like the real deal. Don Robertson stops by to talk about this and much more with Scott.  
36 min
The panel convenes once again.
Scott Urquhart and Mark Hepshire join Scott to talk about anything and everything including; carbon tax, LRT and Trudeau's vacation.
70 min
What can Hamilton learn about LRT from Kitchene...
KW is nearly done their LRT and Hamilton could take some hints from them. Guest - Paige Desmond Christopher Ward was on the air when Much Music began and he has some stories. Guest - Christopher Ward Scott has a favorite mug that he must use, does that make him weird?
51 min
What does reporting look like in the age of soc...
Everyone heard about the latest Trump scandel. Or percieved scandel as it turns out it may not be true. Who is responsible for fact checking things like this. Guest - Paul Berton Alexander Ovechkin is certainly one of the best goal scorers of this era but is he one of the best of all time? Guest - Bubba O'Neil The iPhone was released 10 years ago and our culture hasn't been the same. Guest - Adam Oldfield
57 min
Are we too harsh or too soft on prisoners, Meet...
Dylan Roof was sentenced to death today in a very quick deliberation by the jury, but is the death penalty too harsh? You can find Cadillac Bill on Cable 14 and he is currently putting on a production of Downton Abbey using taxidermied rats and a live guinea pig. Guest - Cadillac Bill The World Cup is expanding to 48 teams, and just in time for Canada who is rumoured to be hosting in 2026. Guest - John McGrane
56 min
What can be done to fix attendance at the World...
Don Robertson drops by to chat about all these topics with Scott.  
28 min