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In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg hosts In Our Time: it’s reassuring that there are still some intelligent and sober mainstream radio programmes around. Though Bragg ain’t no Bryan Magee (few, if any, can match him) Bragg’s series could nonetheless be a useful supplement. Remember kiddies, even if you are formally enrolled on a university course, in essence the burden of getting…

Guardians of the Groove

The best little community radio station around for top-notch music (gig listings, recipes and more) and of course these days you don’t have to be in New Orleans to listen or indeed to watch their regular live video streams — a conduit to the deepest and widest musical tradition, constantly being infused with new talent. Please…

Vinyl Crap

Vinyl Tap is the laziest, smuggest, factually inaccurate, tenuous and gratuitous name dropping of an excuse for a programme around. Not to mention (as others have pointed out), sprinkled with “double-dipping.” Furthermore two (used to be three) heads of the same family are in the publicly funded radio trough. Glad others see through this phoniness — see Aaron…

Holger Peterson: ambassador of the blues

No-one knows more about the blues than Holger. No-one is as enthusiastic as Holger. He is such a pleasure to listen to unlike his CBC cohort — a lazy, irritating, name-dropping ex-member of a beat combo that merely trades on his name and is prima facie guilty of nepotism. (And his program runs on a thoroughly tenuous premise). bluesHolger Petersonmusicradio

The outrageous price we pay for “free” television

This from Techvibes – substitute Canadian for any other nationality. Who chose this insane and inane model—one that invades privacy, wastes time, and subjects the average Canadian adult to over 14,000 minutes of commercials per annum? advertisingAmanda LangBroadcastCanadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissioncommercialsherbert hooverinternetiTunesNationalpeter mansbridgeradioTelevision