Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Birthday CBC!

Today is the CBC's 75th birthday.  Each time I live as an expat I feel even more appreciative of it - great quality [radio] programming (with a few exceptions, and I'm not including TV here either) that ties our country together and helps tell our unique cultural story.  For $35/year/Canadian, I think it's totally worth it (that's including the TV, which I would happily sacrifice to save our radio if need be)!

Now that I live in the States, I listen to NPR almost as much as I listen to CBC, and although there are a few programs I love, the pledge drives and lack of cohesion between stations are things that make me long for the good old CBC.

Jian Ghomeshi had a nice essay on his show Q that pretty much summed it up for me.

No comments: