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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Please, May the CBC Lockout Continue Forever!

Shortly after I began listening to CBC FM back in the late 1970s or early 1980s, there was a strike or lockout or something. I loved it. There was no talk. All that happened was some manager would show up and play music. I can't recall for sure, but I think they did announce what was being played.

We have a similar situation now, roughly 25 years later. The CBC has locked out its employees. The result is that we have much less talk and much more music on CBC-2 (which has replaced CBC-FM).

Sadly, there are some problems with this lock-out:

  1. The CBC is still attempting to present news. They should shut down the news arm of the corporation now, too.
  2. They don't announce what music they are playing. My recommendation: take the managers out of the newsroom and have them do some minimal DJ work.
  3. As is typical during a work stoppage, the managers are still working. In fact, there is a good chance the managers will earn fat overtime bonuses when the work-stoppage is over. Not that I hold a brief for the employees; it's just that I don't hold one for the managers, either.

Meanwhile, Alan Adamson wonders why it appears that French CBC is not included in the lockout.

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