Letter from CBC Chief of Staff to Radio Two listener

Sep 5, 2008

Dear Listener,

On behalf of Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, I wish to thank you for your recent letter regarding the changes to the CBC Radio 2 schedule.

We are sorry to learn that you are disappointed with the redevelopment of the network.  We have heard from a number of our audience members, and take seriously all comments that we receive.

The new CBC Radio 2 schedule is unique in Canada as it continues to present the best classical music programming ― from Tempo during the week, to Saturday Afternoon At the Opera, Choral Concert and Sunday Afternoon In Concert on the weekends ― while offering an exciting and diverse mix of talent, music, interests, and perspectives found on no other radio station in this country.  Old friends of the network, like Tom Allen and Jurgen Gothe, are returning this Autumn, and we welcome new voices like Molly Johnson, Rich “Buck 65” Terfry and Julie Nesrallah to accompany listeners throughout the day.

In addition to our providing online access to hundreds of concerts on demand, we have launched four new, 24-hour, commercial-free online Radio streams, each dedicated to a different genre ― classical, jazz, Canadian songwriters, and Canadian composers.  We invite you to enjoy great classical music by clicking on the “Classical” button at www.cbc.ca/radio2/channels, and to sample the other new streams as well.

If you have any questions on how to gain access to these services, or how to download them to your computer, please visit our easy to follow “how-to guide” at: www.cbc.ca/radio2/help or contact our Audience Relations department at: 1-866-306-4636 or www.cbc.ca/contact.

It is central to the mandate of Canada’s national public broadcaster that we reflect Canada to Canadians.  By showcasing the enormous breadth and depth of musical talent in this country, CBC Radio 2 will achieve this goal, while continuing to maintain CBC’s core values of quality, creativity, knowledge, and passion.

We hope that you will enjoy our new programming on CBC Radio 2 and will tune in to our new online services.


Francine Létourneau
Chief of Staff