Last night, Barbara Budd, the longtime co-host of CBC Radio One’s As It Happens, said she was leaving the show on April 30. And then it came out today that it wasn’t her decision.
From TheStar.com: Barbara Budd, longtime co-host of CBC Radio One’s nightly telephone call-out news magazine As it Happens, is calling it quits.
Jane Chalmers is stepping down as vice-president of CBC Radio, leaving expanded local programming as her main legacy.
Globeandmail.com posted a CP story about how the CBC/Facebook wish list project got hijacked by special interest groups (something the blogosphere has noted for some time).
Barrett Hooper sayeth: “The Hour’s weak and whiny host can’t sustain CBC’s hipster entry.” Ouch. :)
Zerby quotes from a CMG newsletter issued Thursday that three of the top executives at the CBC have no real hands-on experience in the creative, journalistic or technical ends of the public broadcaster.
Eye had a contributor opine on CBC Newsworld’s The Hour. He was not that complimentary. An excerpt from Adam Nayman’s piece:
The Globe and Mail did a brief Q-and-A with George Stroumboulopoulos, host of the much-hyped The Hour, on CBC Newsworld It’s worth a read.