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Discuss your favourite CBC radio programs here. Heard an interesting show, segment, or podcast? Discuss it here. 🙂 Do you have something to say about a news item, or something you heard on overnight radio? Is there a favourite show or radio host (past or present) you miss or like? Feel free to discuss! Remember to adhere to the Reddiquette Guidlines and Rules.

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Help! What was the under the covers song today?

I was listening to mornings and the under the covers song was a banging version of Sade's Smooth Operator. I didn't catch the name of the artist and checked the playlog but can't find Smooth Operator as a song title from today's list. Does anyone know the artist or did I make up a great version in my head??

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2023/06/03
01:59 UTC

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It is a shame that the CBC archives are not more accessible to researchers

I have done archival research at a good number of institutions that receive public funding--e.g., NPR, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the British Library, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, etc. Based on my past experience, I was shocked to learn how difficult the CBC makes it to access archival materials.

First, they do not provide any finding aids or catalogues (technically, there is a search function on the main CBC website, but what you can find there is extremely limited and does not at all reflect the many programs and the hundreds of thousands of hours recorded over many decades). Instead, you have to email their sales and licensing team, tell them what you're looking for, and then trust that the person who responds searched their holdings as thoroughly as you would have on your own. And as someone who spent the entirety of the last week combing through the LAC catalogues in search of only about ten items, I can say it's almost certain that this proxy searching is not as thorough as it could be. And since they charge by the half hour, the cost would be exorbitant if they did.

Speaking of which: the second thing that makes these archives inaccessible is the monetary cost. I was told that researchers are in the same category as those who have a commercial interest, and the minimum charge is $300. I have purchased consultation copies of audio-visual material at other archives, but it has never cost more than $40 per item.

All of this makes it extremely prohibitive to do any research that draws on CBC materials.

(I found this article which implies that the CBC transfers all archival materials to LAC; however, the actual LAC holdings of CBC materials are far from exhaustive. Take the program Writers & Company, for instance: It has been on the air for over three decades, yet LAC has only two W&C recordings.)

Given the public-interest nature of this institution, along with all the public figures that have been interviewed on the CBC--figures of great cultural, historical, or political importance--it is a shame that this invaluable resource is being left to languish. These restrictions diminish our understanding of ourselves and our past.

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2023/05/27
00:01 UTC

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CBC should sue these people for using their name

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2023/05/15
19:31 UTC

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Shelagh Rogers leaving CBC

First Eleanor Wachtel of "Writers and Company", now Shelagh Rogers of "The Next Chapter"? Those are two long-terms hosts leaving, after decades of hosting, from their excellent shows. This leaves so few options of how CBC used to sound like, 10, 20 even 30 years ago.

Other than the wonderful Mary Hynes of "Tapestry", are there any long-term hosts left? Will this be the end of the "old" CBC?

I realize these people have made incredible contributions to public radio, but it is a sad day none the less.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter/shelagh-rogers-saying-goodbye-to-cbc-after-thrilling-43-year-broadcast-career-1.6838703

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/writersandcompany/eleanor-wachtel-retiring-writers-and-company-ending-1.6825460

32 Comments
2023/05/14
18:41 UTC

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Elon Musk’s recent meme about CBC. Thoughts ?

579 Comments
2023/05/10
02:56 UTC

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I heard a report the other day of 3rd party healthcare costs having been leaked, can't find it, can anyone help?

See above.

6 Comments
2023/05/02
02:08 UTC

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Elon doing his best to impress all the boys in the back of the bus.

71 Comments
2023/04/18
16:11 UTC

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Elon Musk corrects CBCs government funded percentage on Twitter

279 Comments
2023/04/18
02:10 UTC

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Theme song from Studio Sparks in the early 2000's

Hi everyone. I need your help to try to figure out a theme song. Back in the early 2000s there was a show on CBC Radio 2 in the afternoons called Studio Sparks with Eric Friesen. I loved listening to that show. Something got me thinking about it the other day, and I was trying to remember the name of the song that played in the intro. I know it was a song by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, but I cannot find which one. I have tried googling it, and there are a few references to the show, but nothing mentions the song. Any ideas what the song was?

6 Comments
2023/04/15
05:05 UTC

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r/CBC?

What’s going on with r/CBC? It appears to be locked to new posts and dead. Seems like such a waste.

8 Comments
2023/04/08
18:29 UTC

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Old Rewind show on Sirius

I've been listening to the old CBC Radio 1 Rewind show on Sirius. It's the show that was hosted by Michael Enright and showcases vintage content from the archives. It originally aired from about 2008 to 2016. I enjoy hearing shows from the 90s and 00s which were my favourite years of CBC radio,

I recall some of the episodes from years ago, but not others. Does the Sirius version include new episodes? Does anyone have more info on the Sirius version? Thanks!

3 Comments
2023/03/30
16:22 UTC

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CBC Hourly Quick Link

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2023/03/26
11:53 UTC

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BraedenV Music recently aired on CBC Radio.

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2023/03/17
06:38 UTC

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Vanishing Point radio drama

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Here is another radio drama that aired on CBC AM from 1984 to 1992. "While primarily a science fiction series, the anthology presented a wide range of genres including thriller, horror, detective, psychological drama, comedy and even the occasional musical."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanishing_Point_(CBC)

You can listen to them here. https://archive.org/details/VPoint

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2023/03/15
13:52 UTC

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CBC Nightfall radio dramas

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In the early 1980's CBC Radio 1 aired a radio drama series called Nightfall. It is easily one of the best things I have ever heard on the radio. There is a summary of each episode here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightfall_(radio_series)

You can listen to them here.

https://archive.org/details/Nightfall-cbcRadioProgram-episodesMp3Format

7 Comments
2023/03/15
01:43 UTC

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Nickelback on Q

I think the conversation should be “why do we have to honour this band just because they’re Canadian”

Chad “whatever girl I was with drops me off” and there is all these busses, oh I’m so oblivious that I’m about to go on a world tour. “A lot of CHAD on the radio at one time” like frig off. They shouldn’t get a stage on this show.

They are disgusting, misogynistic, aggro, horrible lyrics, uninspired songs to say the least.

Edit: they shit on cbc for only giving them 120 seconds, and the second person they thank is their LAWYER? Barf.

26 Comments
2023/03/13
16:38 UTC

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Maple healthcare interview CBC Radio 1

I recently heard an interview with someone from Maple Healthcare on CBC radio 1. I think I heard it over the weekend, but I have looked around at the shows available on the weekend and have not found anything. Perhaps I heard it this past week? Anyone remember this interview?

The person being interviewed was deflecting questions and I wanted to hear it again.

4 Comments
2023/03/13
15:49 UTC

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Simu is so arrogant

No matter how much this guy tries to improve his image, he really is arrogant blowhard. Just listening to him on Q.

2 Comments
2023/03/13
14:50 UTC

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Why Only One?

What I don't understand is why they only ask for proof of one vaccination type. In school I remember getting many vaccinations for many serious diseases. Seems a little strange that they only mandate proof for one when I could be spreading either Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP), Hepatitis B (HepB), Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib), Pneumococcal disease (PCV), Polio (IPV), Rotavirus (RV), Pneumococcal disease (PCV), Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and Varicella (chickenpox). All of these in Canada I have to be vaccinated against in school but not to travel? Hmmm.. Bit suspicious they only picked one.

3 Comments
2023/03/12
01:22 UTC

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Ismaila Alfa goes to CBC Fresh Air

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2023/03/10
15:44 UTC

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My world is shattered

It seems Monocle shows, always on at 2 am, have been ripped away and replaced with an abomination called "Commotion". It's easy enough to avoid at 11am. But this....is like some kind of punishment for enjoying being up at night listening to radio.

15 Comments
2023/03/10
08:23 UTC

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How can I listen to Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap from CBC Radio?

I used to listen to Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap on CBC on the radio years ago. But now I can't find any way to listen to the old episodes? Is there a way? I found one podcast, but they only play snippets from the songs, not the whole song.

12 Comments
2023/03/08
16:58 UTC

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Google is blocking CBC radio on my google home device

Until today, I used to be able to give a voice command like "OK google, play CBC radio one ottawa" or "OK google play 91.5FM in Ottawa" and it would play. This afternoon it began refusing to play it. I tried both commands but it replies with some suggestions on how to ask it play a radio station, which are the same as what I'm doing. I'm pretty sure it's because of this: Why Google is blocking some Canadians from seeing online news | CBC News .

More info: MPs summon top Alphabet/Google executives to explain decision to block news content | CBC News .

7 Comments
2023/03/01
01:27 UTC

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Hey, maybe it's just me, but did CBC Radio livestreams suddenly upgrade their sound quality? It used to be really ass. Now it sounds quite adequate.

I regret not using developer tools on my browser before they upgraded--having not done so, I don't know what bitrate they had before.

But now, it's 192 kbps VBR AAC! Which is transparent. Not sure why they didn't go with OPUS, but oh well.

0 Comments
2023/02/20
15:54 UTC

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Weekend Morning RSS Feed

What is says in the title - does anyone have an RSS feed for Weekend Morning with Bill Roach? I can't find one anywhere.

0 Comments
2023/02/18
14:57 UTC

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