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August 15, 2016 4:07 PM  #1

Cue This!

The lead story of CBC Radio One's local newscast was the firing of Shadrack.
(Why does WINDOWS underline Shadracks's name with a red squiggly line?)
The reason given was poor ratings.
SInce when does ratings matter to a non-commercial socially conscious media outlet?
This year has had a lot of firings in the on-air media world.


August 16, 2016 2:12 AM  #2

Re: Cue This!

on the one hand, the conservatives (small c) demand the CBC be held accountable, and on the other the lower case liberals expect more from their public broadcaster.  if low ratings mean turfing Shad then why should it work any differently than mainstream commercial radio.  can't win, don't try.

Query?  aren't Shads those annoying bugs that die all over the cottage windows every nite in july anyway?


August 16, 2016 7:11 AM  #3

Re: Cue This!

Maybe, just maybe, he stunk.  (I was told about an article with the headline, "Why is Shad so bad?")  And if the CBC acknowledged that he stunk and acted this quickly that is revolutionary.  Normally they hang on to a drecky announcer until he or she dies. Or something. (Oh hello there Su Kin Lee and Ralphy B!) 

Last edited by Mike (August 16, 2016 7:12 AM)


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