CBC Radio Three goes online
from CBC.ca archives
Tue, 27 Jun 2000
CBC Radio�s longstanding dream of reaching out to younger Canadians is finally realized with the Radio Three internet project.
At 11:00 a.m., the first phase of R3 on the Web is launched with the debut of 120seconds.com. The interactive site includes work from online contributors and from R3 staff. Some 88 items are available at launch time.
CBC Radio vice president Alex Frame calls Radio Three, �a new platform to showcase young Canadian talent that will reflect the cultural expression, thoughtfulness, new voices and integrity of Canadians youth age 15+.�
Frame originally wanted both AM and FM radio channels for R3, but met too many fiscal and regulatory hurdles.
The next phases of the R3 rollout are announced for the fall: justconcerts.com and newmusiccanada.com.