I’m a public radio addict, and I theoretically love CBC Radio, except that most of it is total shit. Some of it is fantastic. (By the way, this is why I started Collectik.net, so that instead of listening to crappy radio punctuated with the occasional great show, I could listen to the stuff I want to listen to all the time).
Anyway, it seems CBC needs a new president. There’s a great blog written by a pseudonymous CBCer, mostly about the CBC, called teamakers. “Ouimet” is the writer, and s/he is snarky, tough, and sometimes unfair, but generally has his/her head screwed on as straight as they come about CBC.
Anyway, s/he’s thrown his/her hat into the ring for prez, by sending an email to the selection committee (or at least pretending to) with nice paras such as:
Our current President is a bureaucrat, by his own admission. This means that he spends a lot of time kissing the asses of politicians, trying to get more money for the CBC. He’s turned his back on his employees. Between you and me, I don’t think he’s too keen on the Canadian public either.
But you and I both know that all of this didn’t get us one single dollar. We’re left with a President no politician respects, the employees hate, and we’re still broke.
As for remuneration, I have no idea what the job pays but to show you I’m serious, I’ll take half of it. The other half we’ll use to bring on as many contract workers as we can, full time permanent.
Considering that Stephen Harper appoints the prez, chances are things are going to get a hell of a lot worse around the ceeb.
(PS as I write this I am listening to the dismal Afghanada, a radio drama about Canada’s “grunts on the ground” in Afghanistan … if there is anything worse than CBC writers and actors pretending to be “grunts” by dropping g’s from their Havergal & UCC accents, I don’t know what it would be).