A friend of mine who’s also a former CBC producer tells me he used to listen to CBC Radio all day. “Now,” he says, “I listen very little. The personal storytelling and victimhood are irritating and are in much of the schedule.”
Critical thought and analysis is limited to non-existent in these programs.
With the CBC strapped for resources, Radio One is sinking a whack of cash into these shows, which instead could be used to add programs that explore major thematic issues week after week.
CBC Radio is fixated on building an audience by providing trivial entertainment. For many managers, numbers are more important than content.