- May 21, 2012 - 12:48
With apologies to the late Bill Hicks: If you don't think CBC have done good things for us then do me a favor. Go home tonight and take all of your Canadian records, tapes and CD's and burn them. Because, you know all those musicians who made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years? They got a LOOOOT of air time, money and support from the CBC. Philistines.
- May 18, 2012 - 15:56
The CBC is just another government empire built on Canadian Values BS from an era when government still had time and room to borrow and waste......it's a bureacracy for the (ironically anti-capitalism...ha!) artsy snobocrats. And the gravy train is finally coming to an end. Get a job!
- May 18, 2012 - 14:00
I don't need the CBC to spoon-feed me the culture it thinks I should have. I know what my own musical, artistic and cultural preferences are, and I am willing to pay to indulge them. If I don't like the rubbish the CBC plays, I should not have to pay for it. And if people wanted to watch and listen to the CBC, then it wouldn't need to be subsidized by taxpayers.
- May 16, 2012 - 16:00
PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA We, the undersigned, residents of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador draw the attention of the Government of Canada to the following: THAT It is widely recognized that Newfoundland and Labrador is a distinct culture within Canada, and that the arts and music for which our province is so widely known represent a treasure, both economic and cultural. We are deeply concerned that the viability of our arts community is being undermined by the current Federal budget cuts. One of the most troubling aspects of the changes being made by the Government of Canada are the cuts being forced on the CBC. Specifically, our regional CBC-NL is being forced to: · Decommission Studio F and relinquish their only mobile recording unit, both state of the art recording facilities; · Reduce CBC programs that showcase current, live music performed in our region and their key producers. The implications of this decision will have a serious impact on the careers of our brilliant, hardworking artists and on the economies that thrive because of them. The discovery and presentation to the public of young emerging artists will effectively end and established artists such as Great Big Sea, Amelia Curran, The Once, Duane Andrews, Idlers and Hey Rosetta!, to name but a few, will only be heard through their commercial endeavours. Large performing groups such as the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and other classical and jazz artists will have no broadcast outlet. Our artists are strong contributors to our province’s culture but they also generate significant economic input. THEREFORE, We ask that the Government of Canada reinstate the funding necessary to support live music recording at CBC-NL so that our regional voice will not be silenced, and our music, our culture, and our history will continue to be heard. SIGNATURE (please sign, don’t print) PROVINCE POSTAL CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 There are a number of spots people can pick up a copy as well: · Fred's Records · Long & McQuade · Music City · O'Brien's Music Store · Yellowbelly Brewery · Rose & Thistle · Hava Java · Chatters · Craft Council shop · CFM Local 820 office · MusicNL office · The Ship Victoria Street · Ryan Cleary's office (Mount Pearl)
- May 16, 2012 - 15:55
I absolutely support the live recordings made by CBC mobile & studio - it is recording our heritage & current music & interviews which will become the heritage for years to come. Many people learn of NL through our national broadcaster & these music shows & they are truly important to me & this province. Pls support the continuation of music & interviews about our NL music & culture. Remember, CBC tried to take away Land & Sea - but didn't due to the support of the local program. If you support CBC music rcording & programming, pls let CBC and Gov of Canada know There are a number of spots people can pick up a copy as well: · Fred's Records · Long & McQuade · Music City · O'Brien's Music Store · Yellowbelly Brewery · Rose & Thistle · Hava Java · Chatters · Craft Council shop · MusicNL office · The Ship Pub 52 Victoria Street · Ryan Cleary's office (Mount Pearl)
- May 16, 2012 - 10:07
Any luck at all CBC will fade away
- May 16, 2012 - 07:59
Can ACOA and Marine Atlantic be far behind?