For years, CBC Radio has performed acrobatics to attract young audiences. It has paid the price of antagonizing its “base” – mature Canadians. The Corporation has banished classical music from Radio Two (fortunately, with important exceptions) and presented, instead, pop music, much of which can be heard on private stations, though less so Canadian bands. 310 more words
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On Tuesday night, millions of Canadians gathered round their televisions and other devices tuned in to CBC Television’s flagship news report, The National. In a rare moment of national unity, viewers took in the public broadcaster’s latest contribution to creating a “shared national consciousness and identity” by providing a “distinctively Canadian” interview with Barbra Streisand. 1,062 more words
MONTREAL — The New Democratic Party will hold a mobilization day on Saturday to show support for CBC/Radio-Canada.
In the greater Montreal area, South Shore NDP MPs, including the party’s heritage critic Pierre Nantel, will go door-to-door to encourage Canadians to… 142 more words
GATINEAU, Que. — The heads of CBC/Radio-Canada have told the country’s broadcast regulator that Canadians are ready to pay to get the broadcaster’s content even if many consider it an acquired right. 150 more words