What has Donlon done for the CBC?

Denise Donlon Nearly a year later, can anyone point to anything, anything at all, that this Order of Canada joke has done for the CBC Radio listenership? And for the huge wad of money she’s being paid?

That is, apart from asking “What’s your favorite Canadian singer/song of all time, ever?”


  1. Anony
    Posted August 11, 2009 at 4:02 pm | #

    Is Jeane Pecker that graying fashion leech (nee ) that failing fashion editor who was on MuchMusic (hello Denise) after studying to be a mime. Unfortunately she could never remain silent.

    In the Globe on Saturday, “Canadian fashion mags see black ”

    “The niche hasn’t been entirely spared casualties. Wish magazine, which
    was published by St. Joseph Media and covered food, decor and fashion,
    folded last November because of a lack of advertising revenue, while
    FQ and SIR, the decadently oversized quarterlies overseen by Jeanne
    Beker, have been suspended while Toronto-based publisher Kontent looks
    for a new buyer.”

  2. MZ
    Posted August 11, 2009 at 12:47 am | #

    1) Jeanne Beker is popping up on shows more than ever.
    2) The Leonard Cohen ticket give-away ( Not a bad idea but poorly executed. The promos very badly woven into programming)

    • Allan
      Posted August 11, 2009 at 5:31 am | #

      From Sow’s Ear To Fake Silk Purse – The Jeanne Beker Story.

  3. Radio 22
    Posted August 9, 2009 at 10:03 pm | #

    What has she done? Squat. Although you can hardly blame the current Radio 2 lineup on her, this stuff has been in the pipe for at least 3 years. Still, she seems to be doing a lot of sitting on her hands.

  4. Anon.
    Posted August 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm | #

    The PPM Personal People Meters will tell us in September if the old diary method was a bunch of lies.
    Real ratings from (non-)listeners tethered to monitoring devices will show that it is mild rock music and ethnic radio that catch the remaining radio listeners.
    And that the new Radio 2 is dead, dead, while regional classical radio has scooped up CBC listeners.

    Of course the machines aren’t able to tell if we are listening to “foreign radio” over the net, nor our ipods/walkmans instead. And what plays in a Queen Street bar?

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