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Blog Posts — 2005

Oct 19, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Globe & Mail re: CBC president appointments process

FRIENDS notes BBC director general not a patronage appointment, reiterates call for reform of process used to appoint CBC president.

Sep 21, 2005 — Blog Post

Official Programme: End the CBC Lockout - An Evening in Support of Public Broadcasting

Text of the official programme of a Toronto concert organized by FRIENDS, ACTRA and others to rally support for public broadcasting and call for an end to the CBC lockout.

Sep 19, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC Board requesting meeting to discuss CBC Lockout

FRIENDS writes to CBC Board to request meeting on CBC lockout, forwards policy suggestion that Board overturn management decision to lock out employees; Acting Chair of CBC Board, who is also CBC President and CEO, denies request; proposed Chair comments on Board decision to support management.

Sep 5, 2005 — Blog Post

Hill Times Advertisement: Stand with Canadians

Advertisement sponsored by ACTRA, FRIENDS, CIRPA, SOCAN in Ottawa's Hill Times concerning results of opinion poll showing 64% of Canadians want the Government of Canada to intervene in CRTC satellite radio decisions because the proposed services offer too little Canadian content.

Aug 19, 2005 — Blog Post

CBC Lockout

FRIENDS encourages you to make your views know to both sides in the dispute – CBC President Robert Rabinovitch and Canadian Media Guild President Lise Lareau.

Jul 8, 2005 — Blog Post

Percentage share of radio listening by format: Fall 2004

Chart showing the listening share of radio formats - Adult contemporary music continues to dominate.

Jun 27, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter requesting that Governer in Council set aside or refer back CRTC decisions on subscription radio

FRIENDS joins with eight other organizations to appeal CRTC decisions on subscription radio.

Jun 15, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Globe & Mail

FRIENDS offers answer to Tie Domi's question about U.S. teams in the NHL.

Apr 26, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell re: The Knowledge Network

FRIENDS welcomes election commitment by B.C. Liberal Party to maintain The Knowledge Network as a public broadcaster.

Apr 9, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of The Record re David Driver's CBC comment, March 28, 2005

Letter to the Editor corrects mathematical error concerning CBC's cost to Canadian taxpayers.

Apr 2, 2005 — Blog Post

Memories of Early Canadian Radio

FRIENDS supporter recalls the early days of Canadian radio.

Mar 31, 2005 — Blog Post

A Primer on Ottawa’s response to the Lincoln Report

Heritage Minister Liza Frulla will table in Parliament a response to the Lincoln Report on Monday, April 4. FRIENDS, ACTRA and the CEP will be paying close attention to a number of key issues, and have prepared a primer on Ottawa's response to the Report.

Mar 23, 2005 — Blog Post

Investment in Canadian and Foreign Programming (including Drama) by Private Conventional Broadcasters, 1994-2004

Charts showing annual investment by private conventional broadcasters in Canadian and foreign programming between 1994-2004, adjusted to 2004 dollars.

Mar 21, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC re termination of Don Hill

Listener doubts CBC's explanation that termination of popular Alberta radio host Don Hill was exclusively for financial reasons.

Mar 21, 2005 — Blog Post

Don Hill Rally in Calgary on March 21, 2005

Friends of Don Hill organize rally to protest the termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill at CBC Calgary, 1724 Westmount Blvd. NW, 4 to 6 p.m.

Mar 20, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC requesting in-person meeting on the termination of Don Hill

Seniors' Action and Liaison Team seeks in-person meeting with CBC management to protest the termination of Alberta radio host Don Hill.

Mar 20, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC re termination of Don Hill

CBC listener demands answers regarding the dismissal of Alberta radio host Don Hill.

Mar 17, 2005 — Blog Post

Advertisement: Defending Canada’s cultural sovereignty is good politics

FRIENDS advertisement placed in the delegates' program for the Conservative Party policy convention, March 17-19, 2005.

Mar 15, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC from Friends of Don Hill

Friends of Don Hill say protests and letter writing will continue until fired CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill is reinstated.

Mar 14, 2005 — Blog Post

CBC response to listener complaint re termination of Don Hill

CBC defends termination of popular Alberta radio host as a financial decision.

Mar 13, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter from FRIENDS Supporter to CBC re Termination of Don Hill

FRIENDS supporter writes that CBC management's official statements on the firing of Alberta radio host Don Hill are unbelievable and its handling of the affair is an embarrassment.

Mar 13, 2005 — Blog Post

Don Hill Rallies in Edmonton and Calgary on March 14, 2005

Information on rallies to protest the termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill.

Mar 10, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC re termination of Don Hill

CBC listeners write that the termination of popular Alberta radio host Don Hill has alienated CBC's strongest supporters.

Feb 14, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to FRIENDS re: CBC in High Prairie, Alberta

A letter from a High Prairie, Alberta resident highlights that there are still Canadian communities that do not receive CBC.

Feb 12, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to FRIENDS re: CBC Thunder Bay

A letter from a Thunder Bay resident describes the importance of CBC grassroots.

Jan 31, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC Vice-President, Communications re: CBC's regional/local strategy

FRIENDS responds to letter from CBC Vice-President stating that CBC's regional/local strategy represents 100% of the new operating funding that CBC is currently seeking from the federal government.