Sunday, September 28, 2008

One more thing I love about Canada... the CBC.

Frankly, I love the CBC. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Well, the radio at least. I was just thinking that I seem to listen to CBC radio almost all weekend (commercial free of course). Quirks & Quarks, Vinyl Cafe, Rex Murphy, Wiretap, Michael Enright, DNTO, C'est la vie, Dispatches, Search Engine... and more.

I love that we as Canadians can get this excellent content, and even more that most of it is available for free whenever you want to listen to it as a podcast. The CBC is part of my cultural identity... part of our cultural identity.

When I was (much) younger I used to think of the CBC as some annoying thing that my parents listened to; except for the Vinyl Cafe, I always loved that. And Quirks & Quarks. Oh, and several other shows... I'm not really sure what turned me off CBC when I was young. Maybe it was just that I wouldn't be caught dead listening to it in front of my friends. But I know I would listen to it when nobody else would be able to judge me. So maybe I've really always loved the CBC. Especially the Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean. I've always loved the Dave & Morly stories.

In any case, I now officially proclaim my love for the CBC. I think that we, as Canadians, should listen more. I think that we, as Canadians, should be proud that we have such privilege to have access to such content.

That is all.



Rob said...

Sounds pritty brital. Wish the BBC was that exiting but radio one just seems to play the same chart music stuff over and over. Ow yeah and its only now, after the hundreds upon hundreds of programmes on food and wine some documentaries on beers are coming out this year. This celebraty guys opening a brewpub and their filming it. But as a CAMRA member its my duty to complain.

Jenn & Owen said...

Some of my earliest memories are of listening to Morningside and As It Happens in my mom's old Plymouth. Morningside and the Plymouth are gone, but As-It-Happens is going strong.

CBC - Making other radio stations superfluous since 1936.

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