The Real 75 Years Of CBC

If you’ve been listening to the CBC today, you’ll know that they’re celebrating their 75th anniversary.

The one show that’s not afraid to tell you the truth about those three-quarters of a century is This Is That, who’ve done not one but two shows for the birthday. Hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring bring stories about the CBC’s greatest foley artist, the men who live with all the radio towers, and the CBC’s ill-fated rebrand in the 1980s. In other words, the real dirt.

Before listening, though, maybe give my interview with Oldring a read. He talks about their approach, bringing real characters to the radio, and whether or not he and Kelly could fool my grandma.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

4 thoughts on “The Real 75 Years Of CBC”

  1. TFj
    He’s been doing that for a few years now.

    Was it ’08 or ’09, that Radio 1 started Repeating broadcasts, and cut the M-F noon show to 1hr ?

  2. Ron,

    I’m not sure about the repeating, but I hate it when I hear it! I’m always like, are you serious? As an intelligent man, from one side of the intelligence spectrum, anyway, I can’t imagine that Stephen Harper listens to anything but CBC, but he has his “principles”. Just wondering what the CBC is gonna do about it, besides trying to throw in the odd, awkward populist-right commentary here and there.

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