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May 26, 2019 10:14 AM  #1


Seriously, CBC?

The top CBC story for the past (at least) 24 hours has been the Raptors. Last week the Cross Country Checkup question was, "Are the Raptors Canada's Team?" At 0900 this morning they devoted 2 minutes (at least) to last nights' win. The life-threatening wild fires in Alberta?  Meh. 

No wonder so many Canadians abhor the CBC.  Although I'm not among them, I sure understand their animus. If there was ever any doubt it's the Toronto Broadcasting Corporation, there isn't any more.

Tone deaf.

 

May 27, 2019 3:48 PM  #2


Re: Seriously, CBC?

Two hours of  "Are the Raptors Canada's Team?"  on CCFU is indeed too much.  But as for 2 minutes on the Raptors versus the wildfires in Heartland during (I'm assuming) a local newscast:  Does a news director give the listeners what they want to hear, or put on informative news items that could drive people to other radio stations? 

Maybe Anna Marie Tremonti could do a podcast on this conundrum. 

The CBC would respond by saying the wildfire story got more air time on their CBC RADIO 2 National newscast at the same time. 

 

May 28, 2019 3:29 PM  #3


Re: Seriously, CBC?

In relation to what I posted yesterday, do you give the audience what they want or want they need to know?
I find this story funny.
https://www.thewrap.com/ohio-weatherman-snaps-at-viewers-as-tornado-warning-interrupts-the-bachelorette-video/

 

May 28, 2019 4:32 PM  #4


Re: Seriously, CBC?

 No, it was a NATIONAL cast, damn their Toronto-centric souls to hell! 

Last edited by Mike (May 28, 2019 4:32 PM)

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May 29, 2019 7:07 PM  #5


Re: Seriously, CBC?

In an unrelated story...
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/article-cbc-pitches-advertisers-in-push-to-save-commercial-revenues-pre-empt/

If the CBC is worried about falling commercial revenues - it might want to rethink its hockey deal with Rogers.

 

 

May 30, 2019 7:20 PM  #6


Re: Seriously, CBC?

https://www.thetvjunkies.com/cbc-2018-2019-schedule/

With 36* shows returning to CBC, why did they need a replacement for executive vice president?
 

 

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