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Farmpunk

I'll start.

How come I can't find my regional CBC station streaming online? I early last week. The same CBC links that led to a streaming audio list, now directs me to CBC's sitemap.

For which I'm grateful, because it's not like someone isn't being paid to set up a simple online link.

Or I can't get my local station streamed online. Wouldn't matter much, because local content on Ontario Morning is something of a joke. Even with limited resources a mostly talk\telephone based show should be able to dig up better stories than the B list from whatever's happening in the GTA.

Farmpunk

I'll start.

How come I can't find my regional CBC station streaming online? I early last week. The same CBC links that led to a streaming audio list, now directs me to CBC's sitemap.

For which I'm grateful, because it's not like someone isn't being paid to set up a simple online link.

Or I can't get my local station streamed online. Wouldn't matter much, because local content on Ontario Morning is something of a joke. Even with limited resources a mostly talk\telephone based show should be able to dig up better stories than the B list from whatever's happening in the GTA.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

[url=http://www.cbc.ca/listen/index.html#]This link should work.[/url]

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

[url=http://www.cbc.ca/listen/index.html#]This link should work.[/url]

Farmpunk

It does.

Weird. What happened to my other access point? It was just a straight short text box audio list. Whatever, thanks Spector.

Farmpunk

It does.

Weird. What happened to my other access point? It was just a straight short text box audio list. Whatever, thanks Spector.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

I've never used or seen any other access point than the one I linked to above.

You're welcome.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

I've never used or seen any other access point than the one I linked to above.

You're welcome.

al-Qa'bong

This past Sunday evening I flipped on the Mother Network and was surprised to hear Ruth Etting singing "Ten Cents a Dance" on CBC am.
I was starting to look forward to the rest of the show, when the announcer came on and started spouting the most idiotic drivel I've ever heard on CBC.

Who was that guy?

Say, M. Spector; Bea Wain is still alive!

al-Qa'bong

This past Sunday evening I flipped on the Mother Network and was surprised to hear Ruth Etting singing "Ten Cents a Dance" on CBC am.
I was starting to look forward to the rest of the show, when the announcer came on and started spouting the most idiotic drivel I've ever heard on CBC.

Who was that guy?

Say, M. Spector; Bea Wain is still alive!

Farmpunk

Shit. I just tapped out a long review of Alien Nation while listening to hopefully the last episode.

I think it was summer series that was a little too full of personalities and people conflict. There wasn't really a "news" or current affairs angle.

Farmpunk

Shit. I just tapped out a long review of Alien Nation while listening to hopefully the last episode.

I think it was summer series that was a little too full of personalities and people conflict. There wasn't really a "news" or current affairs angle.

al-Qa'bong

I turned on CBC 2 to listen to Tom Allen's new show this morning, and instead of the lovely classical music that has made me turn my dial to CBC FM each morning for the last five years, I heard Bob bloody Dylan singing "Hey Mr.Tambourine Man" or some such crap.

If CBC wants to sound like "All Hits, Oldies and Whatever Other Commercial Schlock That Sells" FM radio, then fine, but I turned my dial to our community station, which really does support local Canadian talent.

[ 02 September 2008: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ]

al-Qa'bong

I turned on CBC 2 to listen to Tom Allen's new show this morning, and instead of the lovely classical music that has made me turn my dial to CBC FM each morning for the last five years, I heard Bob bloody Dylan singing "Hey Mr.Tambourine Man" or some such crap.

If CBC wants to sound like "All Hits, Oldies and Whatever Other Commercial Schlock That Sells" FM radio, then fine, but I turned my dial to our community station, which really does support local Canadian talent.

[ 02 September 2008: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ]

Left J.A.B.

Bob Dylan
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Left J.A.B.

Bob Dylan
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kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

In BC on the morning show we get "Homer" Cluff. He would do well in the Soviet Union with the pandering he does to the BC Liberals. I love the new CBC they have a leftie on and ask hard questions and then after the interview is over they get a neo-con on for a rebuttal that is allowed to stand without debate.

From listening to him "Homer" Cluff does about as much reading about current events in a year as Peter Gzowski used to do in a couple of days.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

In BC on the morning show we get "Homer" Cluff. He would do well in the Soviet Union with the pandering he does to the BC Liberals. I love the new CBC they have a leftie on and ask hard questions and then after the interview is over they get a neo-con on for a rebuttal that is allowed to stand without debate.

From listening to him "Homer" Cluff does about as much reading about current events in a year as Peter Gzowski used to do in a couple of days.

Adam T

I like the new CBC Radio 2 drivetime show.

I heard the Blind Boys of Alabama and a couple Canadian artists.

Adam T

I like the new CBC Radio 2 drivetime show.

I heard the Blind Boys of Alabama and a couple Canadian artists.

Adam T

Music on the radio appears to still be important for people. So, while the switch in formats will obviously lose listeners in the short term, in the longer term making the CBC more than an enclave for classical music listeners could result in a net gain:

This is an American poll, but the timing is quite serendipitous given the CBC switch.

Rasmussen poll:

Radio still rules the roost for a plurality of music listeners, with CD players and MP3 players trailing and the good old record player a thing of the past.
A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that a plurality (42%) of Americans still prefer to listen to their music from a radio. Lagging far behind is the CD player at 25% and MP3 player at 14%

[url=http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifesty...

Adam T

Music on the radio appears to still be important for people. So, while the switch in formats will obviously lose listeners in the short term, in the longer term making the CBC more than an enclave for classical music listeners could result in a net gain:

This is an American poll, but the timing is quite serendipitous given the CBC switch.

Rasmussen poll:

Radio still rules the roost for a plurality of music listeners, with CD players and MP3 players trailing and the good old record player a thing of the past.
A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that a plurality (42%) of Americans still prefer to listen to their music from a radio. Lagging far behind is the CD player at 25% and MP3 player at 14%

[url=http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifesty...

Farmpunk

Radio seems to have a hold on people's habits, if nothing else. Hard to say how more on demand accustomed generations will listen to radio and music.

Admittedly, I'm not a real music fan, so the tinkering with Radio 2 doesn't register. Does seem like there's a lot of hours to fill with many kinds of music.

I listned to the newly reconfigured DNTO. Sounded like the old DNTO with a much worse new intro song. Is that really the best that DNTO could come up with??

The show itself was quite tame. Or lame. Or both. The opening bit was from an Winnepeg actress\writer who talked about her experience as a waitress in new restaurants. That immediately made me think that if the show is leading with its best piece then what the hell was the rest of the show going to be like?

Then there's Sook Yin.... Nora please come back. Pleeeeeeease!

Will this be the season that I give Wiretap another chance and still fail to understand how anyone could enjoy that crap? Probably.

Farmpunk

Radio seems to have a hold on people's habits, if nothing else. Hard to say how more on demand accustomed generations will listen to radio and music.

Admittedly, I'm not a real music fan, so the tinkering with Radio 2 doesn't register. Does seem like there's a lot of hours to fill with many kinds of music.

I listned to the newly reconfigured DNTO. Sounded like the old DNTO with a much worse new intro song. Is that really the best that DNTO could come up with??

The show itself was quite tame. Or lame. Or both. The opening bit was from an Winnepeg actress\writer who talked about her experience as a waitress in new restaurants. That immediately made me think that if the show is leading with its best piece then what the hell was the rest of the show going to be like?

Then there's Sook Yin.... Nora please come back. Pleeeeeeease!

Will this be the season that I give Wiretap another chance and still fail to understand how anyone could enjoy that crap? Probably.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Speaking of Nora Young, I was so glad that they brought back [i]Spark[/i]. I could listen to her for hours and the interviews/subjects were great. They also renewed that medical show [i]White Coat, Black Art[/i] that has really grown on me. Today's program was about doctor-patient romantic liaisons.

And it was such a treat to not hear Sean Cullen this morning. Brent Bambury is back and today's GO was really entertaining and funny.

I haven't tuned into [i]The Current[/i] but the promos seem to suggest that it's going to be more issue oriented than current news analysis.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Speaking of Nora Young, I was so glad that they brought back [i]Spark[/i]. I could listen to her for hours and the interviews/subjects were great. They also renewed that medical show [i]White Coat, Black Art[/i] that has really grown on me. Today's program was about doctor-patient romantic liaisons.

And it was such a treat to not hear Sean Cullen this morning. Brent Bambury is back and today's GO was really entertaining and funny.

I haven't tuned into [i]The Current[/i] but the promos seem to suggest that it's going to be more issue oriented than current news analysis.

Farmpunk

Nora makes everything sound good, I've found. I didn't listen to Spark very often, but the episodes I did hear were good.

The Current is changing its focus? I wish it was a little less talking with experts and little more live reporting\documentary based. Stil, it's a good show.

Farmpunk

Nora makes everything sound good, I've found. I didn't listen to Spark very often, but the episodes I did hear were good.

The Current is changing its focus? I wish it was a little less talking with experts and little more live reporting\documentary based. Stil, it's a good show.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

quote:


Originally posted by Farmpunk:
[b]How come I can't find my regional CBC station streaming online?[/b]

How come I can't find the Radio 2 stream for the Pacific time zone?

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

quote:


Originally posted by Farmpunk:
[b]How come I can't find my regional CBC station streaming online?[/b]

How come I can't find the Radio 2 stream for the Pacific time zone?

Farmpunk

Alert!

I believe the very fabric of existence is threatened. When Spector can't locate a link, then the end is surely near. Beware, these are troubled times.

Farmpunk

Alert!

I believe the very fabric of existence is threatened. When Spector can't locate a link, then the end is surely near. Beware, these are troubled times.

Unionist
Unionist
M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Thanks, unionist.

Why is there no link [url=http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/mediaPlayer.html?]HERE[/url], where I used to find it?

ETA: never mind. The links are there at the bottom - "LOW" and "HIGH" - but there's no label saying what they are.

[ 09 September 2008: Message edited by: M. Spector ]

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Thanks, unionist.

Why is there no link [url=http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/mediaPlayer.html?]HERE[/url], where I used to find it?

ETA: never mind. The links are there at the bottom - "LOW" and "HIGH" - but there's no label saying what they are.

[ 09 September 2008: Message edited by: M. Spector ]

Unionist

Well, if you start [url=http://www.cbc.ca/listen/]here[/url], it tells you you're linking to "Listen to a Radio 2 live stream", but you're right, it's a bit enigmatic.

Unionist

Well, if you start [url=http://www.cbc.ca/listen/]here[/url], it tells you you're linking to "Listen to a Radio 2 live stream", but you're right, it's a bit enigmatic.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

If I head correctly, "Q" is moving to the "Sounds Like Canada" spot at the end of the month. Not sure what they are going to put in the early afternoon slot but hopefully not "Free Styling".

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

If I head correctly, "Q" is moving to the "Sounds Like Canada" spot at the end of the month. Not sure what they are going to put in the early afternoon slot but hopefully not "Free Styling".

lagatta

Q is horrific. Sometimes it comes on when I forget to switch from the CBC Montrйal local show (which used to have Anne Lagacй-Dowson!) to Espace-Musique (Radio-Canada 2). Radio-Canada has done a much better job of integrating classic, chanson, musiques du monde and many other genres, in a listenable format.

lagatta

Q is horrific. Sometimes it comes on when I forget to switch from the CBC Montrйal local show (which used to have Anne Lagacй-Dowson!) to Espace-Musique (Radio-Canada 2). Radio-Canada has done a much better job of integrating classic, chanson, musiques du monde and many other genres, in a listenable format.

Lard Tunderin Jeezus Lard Tunderin Jeezus's picture

Q is horrific, but I get the impression that the host, Jian Gomeshi, is actually a rather good interviewer; and that it's the program manager that needs to be fired for the piss-poor subject matter they present day-after-day.

Lard Tunderin Jeezus Lard Tunderin Jeezus's picture

Q is horrific, but I get the impression that the host, Jian Gomeshi, is actually a rather good interviewer; and that it's the program manager that needs to be fired for the piss-poor subject matter they present day-after-day.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

So why are they pulling the plug on Sounds Like Canada? Anyone know. I thought the new host was doing a decent job.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

So why are they pulling the plug on Sounds Like Canada? Anyone know. I thought the new host was doing a decent job.

thorin_bane

quote:


Originally posted by laine lowe:
[b]Speaking of Nora Young, I was so glad that they brought back [i]Spark[/i]. I could listen to her for hours and the interviews/subjects were great. They also renewed that medical show [i]White Coat, Black Art[/i] that has really grown on me. Today's program was about doctor-patient romantic liaisons.

And it was such a treat to not hear Sean Cullen this morning. Brent Bambury is back and today's GO was really entertaining and funny.

I haven't tuned into [i]The Current[/i] but the promos seem to suggest that it's going to be more issue oriented than current news analysis.[/b]


Finally heard my first episode of White Coat... and it was really good. B Goldman was saying how a great many doctors are against health care as it is seen as cutting into their pay. Nice to see insight form a doctor. Good god if I never hear Sean Cullen I will be happy, sadly he is a canadian institution that not many like(i don't know anyone.) Go is usually decent with The Age of Persuasian coming on afterwords being great. Ah CBC saturdays mornings are great. Esp with Jeff Good now off of the morning show that use to grate on my nerves for some reason(mostly the music I didn't like).

The Current is a really good show too. If you haven't heard it. A.M. Tremonti is from my area asks good question of both sides, she ain't Peter G, but she does a far sight better than her TV counterparts. I would recommend looking up her site and listening to some past shows. Don't forget Q & Q saturday at noon and Vinyl Cafe on Sunday....oh Dave what have you got yourself into now!

I like an lot of CBC but it has taken a turn for the worse in the last 3 years or so. I was watching an episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000(they riff movies, you might remember 3 silhouettes sitting in theatre seats) and the movie "final sacrifice" was filmed in canada, it is really bad and deserved to be skewered, but the guys did their research, at one point the hero ZAP ROSDOWER turns the radio on and they say "Damn all that is on is As It Happens" I laughed pretty hard at that one.

[ 09 September 2008: Message edited by: thorin_bane ]

thorin_bane

quote:


Originally posted by laine lowe:
[b]Speaking of Nora Young, I was so glad that they brought back [i]Spark[/i]. I could listen to her for hours and the interviews/subjects were great. They also renewed that medical show [i]White Coat, Black Art[/i] that has really grown on me. Today's program was about doctor-patient romantic liaisons.

And it was such a treat to not hear Sean Cullen this morning. Brent Bambury is back and today's GO was really entertaining and funny.

I haven't tuned into [i]The Current[/i] but the promos seem to suggest that it's going to be more issue oriented than current news analysis.[/b]


Finally heard my first episode of White Coat... and it was really good. B Goldman was saying how a great many doctors are against health care as it is seen as cutting into their pay. Nice to see insight form a doctor. Good god if I never hear Sean Cullen I will be happy, sadly he is a canadian institution that not many like(i don't know anyone.) Go is usually decent with The Age of Persuasian coming on afterwords being great. Ah CBC saturdays mornings are great. Esp with Jeff Good now off of the morning show that use to grate on my nerves for some reason(mostly the music I didn't like).

The Current is a really good show too. If you haven't heard it. A.M. Tremonti is from my area asks good question of both sides, she ain't Peter G, but she does a far sight better than her TV counterparts. I would recommend looking up her site and listening to some past shows. Don't forget Q & Q saturday at noon and Vinyl Cafe on Sunday....oh Dave what have you got yourself into now!

I like an lot of CBC but it has taken a turn for the worse in the last 3 years or so. I was watching an episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000(they riff movies, you might remember 3 silhouettes sitting in theatre seats) and the movie "final sacrifice" was filmed in canada, it is really bad and deserved to be skewered, but the guys did their research, at one point the hero ZAP ROSDOWER turns the radio on and they say "Damn all that is on is As It Happens" I laughed pretty hard at that one.

[ 09 September 2008: Message edited by: thorin_bane ]

al-Qa'bong

quote:


Originally posted by lagatta:
[b] Radio-Canada has done a much better job of integrating classic, chanson, musiques du monde and many other genres, in a listenable format.[/b]

Yeah, the playlists on Espace Musique are great, but I doubt that any of the eraserheads in CBC management have heard of the station.

al-Qa'bong

quote:


Originally posted by lagatta:
[b] Radio-Canada has done a much better job of integrating classic, chanson, musiques du monde and many other genres, in a listenable format.[/b]

Yeah, the playlists on Espace Musique are great, but I doubt that any of the eraserheads in CBC management have heard of the station.

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