Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

CBC shuffles its afternoon lineup; I breathe a sigh of relief


CBC’s weekday afternoon lineup, in a word, sucks.They had this show called the Roundup, which was full of boring guests, crappy music, and bland racounter-ing by host Bill Richardson and later Tetsuro Shigamatsu. When I was driving around the Crowsnest Pass last year, pining for city life and most likely off to interview some octogenarian about her spoon collection, hearing the Roundup on my car radio made me feel like my soul was dripping out of my shoes. The show actually sapped one’s will to live.

Anyway, the CBC has apparently recognized the inherent crapitude of the Roundup, and they’ve ditched it for some new programming. They’ll be concentrating on music with two shows, one called the National Playlist, and the other, called Freestyle, coming out of Vancouver. I’m not sure if either of these shows will be any good, but anything is better than the Roundup. Now if they execute Shelagh “I’m Oprah on the radio” Rogers, balance will be restored to the Force. 🙂

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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