Could there be any more embarrassing reason to maintain what used to be a worthy national institution until it got so boringly self important?
"We do have some concerns about [the decision], notwithstanding fact that it happened on the French-language side," Ian Morrison, spokesman for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, told CBCNews.ca Arts on Friday. According to the watchdog group, CBC Radio holds the attention of about 13 per cent of the total radio listening audience across the country. This audience includes elite groups such as executives and supreme court judges, Morrison said. "CBC Radio is what it is because it is so distinct," Morrison said. "Subsuming it underneath and part of the much larger English television network raises a number of troubling questions."Executives and judges. Good lord. Better fall in line, then, hadn't we?