- March 19, 2012 - 14:06
Unfortunately CBC is becoming more and more like all the other radio stations. They think by telling us they got a tweet from someone in Carbonear reporting on slippery roads or getting people to make fools of themselves by calling in and singing on the radio in Irish is going to increase the radio audience. Just listen between the hour of 7 and 8 and you will hear the word tweet at least 20 times. They are not going to get the 20-30 year old listerners by mentioning the word tweet but should try to hold onto the little audience they have. It would be nice if they got back into their real jobs and did some investigative work and I don't mean just do an interview but keep following up on the subject.
- John Smith
- March 17, 2012 - 10:42
I'd say that Bob's right... comparing the Telegram, and the local CBC is like comparing flatulance and excrement...both stink, but I think the Tely stinks a little more. LOL
- Mike Walsh
- March 17, 2012 - 09:20
I agree with you Bob (and Meeker) that the CBC’s shameless self-promotion, especially at the local level, has gotten out of hand. Pancakes? Really. They should stick to what they are supposed to do – report the news. And maybe, once in a while, do some hard-hitting investigative work. I’d wish they’d stop “reporting” on the how Fluffy the cat can’t get her vet bill paid stories - and wait for a ground swell of support. Another thinly guised attempt to increase a dwindling number of viewers. And Cochrane’s sanctimonious email reeks to the high heavens. Yes, Cochrane is good at his job, but he and others at the Mother Corp should stick to what they do best – reporting the news, not trying to make it.