Rally to save CBC North comes 50 years too late for audience

You’d think SooToday.com could have found a better photo to represent the modern CBC listener for this news release. From this century would have been good enough.

Sure, a lot of old people listen to CBC Radio, but they are still mostly in color.

6 comments:

  1. Bytowner
    Posted April 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Getting to the Ontario communities in question, it’s understood that they’ve become increasingly cranky at this particular news, yes? I’ve read items from Brantford, Sudbury and Guelph so far…

  2. Anonymous
    Posted April 7, 2009 at 9:27 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The photo is fine.

    Calling Sudbury and Sault St Marie services “CBC North” is what’s really embarrassing.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted April 7, 2009 at 12:08 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Well the token UBC j-school Brit, ex-BBC, found a black and white photo which is actually the 1940s Radio Canada International reading to Czech listeners for his blog comment on cuts http://www.newslab.ca/?p=165.

    It was in public domain and who cares if it is out of date….

  4. Anonymous
    Posted April 6, 2009 at 1:15 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Anonymous, this is a blog about the CBC, not by the CBC.

    Is that too hard a distinction to grasp?

  5. Anonymous
    Posted April 6, 2009 at 11:08 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    “they are still mostly in color.”

    Another example of the creeping Americanization of the CBC.

    http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/BritishCanadianAmerican.htm

  6. Megan
    Posted April 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Uhhh…that’s not CBC North. CBC North covers Yukon, the NWT and Nunavut, with some specialty coverage in northern Quebec.


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