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CBC Unplugged: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Transmitters


Missing your daily fix of CBC radio? Wonder when the time will come when you’ll next hear World Report, or the folks who bring you The World at Six will make their triumphant return, so that you’ll know what’s really going on in the world?

And what about The House? How are we supposed to figure out what the shenanigans of those Ottawa-based hooligans on Parliament Hill really mean if Anthony Germain and company aren’t available to help us tread through the shoals of the affairs of the Canadian political miasma?

And just how much stinkin’ BBC News can a woman (or man) listen to and watch before going completely bonkers? We want Peter Mansbridge back on the air, and we want The National to begin broadcasting NOW !!!

No NHL hockey in Canada for a year. A piece of cake. But, if you’re anything like the author of VanRamblings, a week without the CBC is the equivalent of what we believe a week in hell would be like. And that just ain’t no fun.

CBC Unplugged has come to our rescue, and not a moment too soon. In a story on The Tyee, British Columbia’s feisty online presence reports ...

Locked-out CBC employees are working together to put out their own radio programmes, under the collective name of CBC Unplugged. They will broadcast on conventional radio stations and across the Internet through a new technique called podcasting, in which people download audio files from the web and listen to them on their iPods or other digital audio players.

The initial CBC Unplugged podcast is available here, and the second full hour broadcast is available here (Windows Media Player required).

A bit of sanity has returned to the universe. And not a moment too soon.

Posted by Raymond Tomlin at August 22, 2005 8:01 PM in Radio


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