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Audio Sep 17, 2010 - "Fox News North" broadcast
A radio interview FRIENDS Spokesperson Ian Morrison did with CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal for a program on the broadcast licence hearings for Sun TV News.

Audio Sep 8, 2010 - Today in Canadian History
A radio interview FRIENDS Spokesperson Ian Morrison did with CJSW in Calgary for their "Today in Canadian History" series on the launch of CBC television in 1952.

Audio Mar 4, 2010 - Changes to Canada's foreign ownership rules
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses how changes to foreign investment rules could impact Canadian broadcasters and the country's cultural sovereignty.

Audio Oct 7, 2009 - The debate over 'fee-for-carriage' heats up
In a radio interview with CIUT Take 5, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the need for "fee-for-carriage" to preserve local television and the misinformation being presented by Canada's cable monopolies.

Audio Sept 2, 2009 - Canada's TV industry
In a radio interview on CKRM 620 AM in Regina, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses recent changes in Canada's TV industry.

Audio May 30, 2009 - The debate over 'fee-for-carriage' in the Canadian broadcasting industry
In a radio interview on CBC Radio's 'The House', FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, discusses the challenges facing Canadian TV broadcasters and the debate over 'fee-for-carriage'.

Audio May 27, 2009 - Public Support for the CBC
In a radio interview with CIUT Take 5, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses a major new Pollara study of Canadians' attitudes about and expectations for the CBC.

Audio April 18, 2009 - The state of the Canadian broadcasting industry by Adam Bemma
Freelance Journalist interviews FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison on the recent CBC cuts and how the recession is affecting Canada's broadcasting industry.

Audio March 16, 2009 - Ads on CBC Radio?
In a radio interview CIUT Take 5, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of placing ads on CBC Radio.

Audio March 12, 2009 - The Canada Media Fund
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of amalgamating the Canadian Television Fund, the Canada New Media Fund and Aboriginal Television fund.

Audio February 12, 2009 - CIUT Take 5: Ads on CBC Radio
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the possible implications of placing ads on CBC Radio.

Audio February 11, 2009 - CBC News: Call-in program on possible ads on CBC Radio
FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, takes part in a call-in radio show on the Conservative government's openness to allow the commercialization of CBC Radio.

Audio December 26, 2008 - FRIENDS on CIUT's current affairs program "Take 5"
Ian Morrison, FRIENDS spokesperson, speaks to host David Peterson about Conservative plans to slash a devastating $200 million from the CBC's Parliamentary grant.

Audio June 17, 2008 - Podcast: 2008 Dalton Camp Award Winners
Matthieu Aikins and Fraser MacLean, the 2008 Dalton Camp Award winners, read their essays.

Audio March 15, 2008 - Podcast: Vancouver Quadra debate with intro from Corner Gas star Gabrielle Miller
Audio presentation of a Vancouver Quadra by-election candidate debate in Vancouver, BC on Mar 7, 2008 focusing on Canada's cultural sovereignty.

Audio December 5, 2007 - Interview - Business News Network, Squeeze Play
Ian Morrison, FRIENDS spokesperson, speaks to hosts Amanda Lang and Kevin O'Leary about foreign ownership of Canadian media companies.

Audio July 10, 2007 - Podcast: The Dalton Camp Award winners
This podcast features Gareth Lewis and Audrea Lim, the 2007 Dalton Camp Award winners, reading their essays. The Award was established by FRIENDS in 2002 to encourage and recognize excellence in essay-writing on the link between democratic values and the quality of the media in Canada.

Audio June 19, 2007 - CTVglobemedia takeover bid of CHUM
Interviews and commentary on the mega media merger between CTVglobemedia and CHUM Ltd.

Audio June 8, 2007 - CBC News: CRTC attaches conditions to the CTVglobemedia takeover bit of CHUM by Mike Hornbrook
FRIENDS comments on potential buyers for CHUM's CityTV stations in a CBC Radio One interview.

Audio Mar 14, 2007 - Podcast - Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
FRIENDS presents recommendations to parliamentarians on the role of the Public Broadcaster in the 21st Century.

Audio Dec 7, 2006 - Podcast: Presentation to the CRTC on over-the-air television
FRIENDS encourages the CRTC to grant carriage fees to over-the-air broadcasters in return for commitments to local and drama programming and to reinstate a policy of requiring a percentage of revenue to be spent on the production of Canadian programming.

Audio Sept 22, 2006 - Podcast: Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
FRIENDS recommends that funding for Canadian public broadcasting should be increased to at least 0.14% of GDP, and in return for reducing, or eliminating its reliance on advertising revenues, the CBC's public funding should be increased. Read statement.

Audio Aug 29, 2006 - Podcast: Proposed takeover of CHUM by Bell Globemedia
This edition of the podcast features Ian Morrison, spokesperson for FRIENDS, in conversation with Toronto Star media columnist Antonia Zerbisias on the proposed takeover of CHUM Ltd. by Bell Globemedia.

Audio Jun 9, 2006 - Podcast: The Dalton Camp Award winners
This podcast features the winners of the 2006 Dalton Camp Award reading their essays. The Award was established by FRIENDS in 2002 to encourage and recognize excellence in essay-writing on the link between democratic values and the quality of the media in Canada.

Audio May 17, 2006 - CBC News: Review of commercial radio policy
Radio interview with FRIENDS and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters from CBC's The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

Audio May 15, 2006 - Presentation to CRTC: re Review of Commercial Radio Policy
FRIENDS says the CRTC's recent annual reports reveal that despite audience fragmentation, the private radio industry is healthy and capable of making a substantial contribution towards the development of Canadian music and talent, and should be required to do so according to its means. Read statement.

Audio May 19, 2004 - CBC News: Harper Comments on the CBC
Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper suggests his party may revisit government funding of CBC English television and Radio Two. Read FRIENDS' response.

Audio Dec 01, 1996 - The Copps Contradiction
Sheila Copps, Former Liberal Minister of Canadian Heritage, contradicts herself regarding cuts to CBC. Hear a CEP Local 87-FM (Hamilton, ON) broadcast of both statements.

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