Blog Posts — 2008

Oct 20, 2008 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC President regarding correspondents Don Murray and Patrick Brown

A group of CBC's most senior journalists says the public broadcaster's news service is losing crucial gravitas with the cashier of Don Murray and Patrick Brown.

Oct 2, 2008 — Blog Post

Re: CBC Radio 2

Letter to FRIENDS supporter from CBC Audience Relations saying that protests to Radio Two changes are being compiled in a weekly report to senior CBC management.

Sep 24, 2008 — Blog Post


Letter from a FRIENDS supporter on the value of the CBC and Canadian culture in light of Conservative government cuts to arts funding.

Sep 5, 2008 — Blog Post

Letter from CBC Chief of Staff to Radio Two listener

CBC form letter in response to a message protesting programming changes to Radio Two.

Sep 2, 2008 — Blog Post

Re: Redefining Radio Two

Email string between Radio Two listener and Richard Stursberg, CBC's Executive Vice-President of English Services.

Apr 25, 2008 — Blog Post

Letter to a CBC Radio Two listener

CBC executives email response to a Radio Two listener regarding upcoming programming changes.

Apr 2, 2008 — Blog Post

Classical 96.3 FM on Bell ExpressVu

Email to a Saskatoon StarPhoenix reporter noting that Moses Znaimer's Classical 96.3 FM is carried on Bell ExpressVu.

Mar 14, 2008 — Blog Post

Investment in Canadian and Foreign Programming by Private Conventional Broadcasters

FRIENDS research shows a widening gap between what private broadcasters are investing in Canadian television programing and what they are purchasing from foreign sources.

Feb 4, 2008 — Blog Post

Jim Shaw, not on "A Team"

Letter to the Editor, Globe and Mail - FRIENDS says the money Jim Shaw is threatening to withhold are fees the CRTC has allowed the cable monopolies to collect from their customers provided they passed along 50% to the Canadian Television Fund.