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Dory contest entries!

Our Dory Contest is in full swing...!  Intrigued? Here are some of the entries we've received so far:

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Enter today!

The Fish Line numbers are: 576.5287 in the St. John's area, or from anywhere else, it's 1.800.561.3474. 1-800-561-FISH!

Archive tape: 1950's seal hunt

This week's celebration of the Fisheries Broadcast 60th anniversary will feature some wonderful tape from our archives.

The seal hunt was one of the most controversial stories covered by the Broadcast over the past sixty years .

From the price of pelts to high-profile protesters...from the use of hackapicks to the end of the hunt for white coats...

...from a decade-long court case about bluebacks to the recent E.U. ban on seal products.

The Broadcast has been there at every turn -- and continues to be.

This piece of tape is from the early 1950's, and features the CBC's Dick O'Brien.  Crowds have gathered in St. John's to watch the departure of the sealing vessels Algerine and Terra Nova

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Special thanks to our audio archivist Christine Davies for mining the libraries to bring us this tape.

The 60th anniversary celebrations continue!

TONIGHT on the Fisheries Broadcast: we're looking back to the Cod Moratorium.

We'll hear some archival tape from 1992. We'll also talk to John Crosbie about that announcement, and about the 60th anniversary of The Broadcast.

And we'll hear more of your Dory Contest entries, PLUS a very special birthday greeting from a Chinese student studying in St. John's.

All that and more, starting TONIGHT @ 5:30!

Fishcast theme gets a make-over!

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Fisheries Broadcast, we asked musician Robert Hewitt to take our theme song, The Atlantic Guardian, and give it a modern kick.  Here are some of the versions he came up with:

Bagpipes

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Doo Wop Vocals

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Harpsichord

 

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Echo Synth

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Jazzy Piano 

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Orchestra

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***Special thanks to Robert Hewitt for lending his keyboard skills to the 60th anniversary of the Fisheries Broadcast!

Win this dory!

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Starting on March 5, we’re going to be celebrating a pretty big Birthday around here.

In celebration of the Fisheries Broadcast turning 60, we’re giving away a dory.

That’s right, a beautiful yellow boat to call your own. Yes, it’s a real, live, genuine, honest-to-goodness DORY!

For your chance to win the Fisheries Broadcast Dory, we’re asking you to call in to the FISHLINE with your best rendition of the Fisheries Broadcast theme.

You can hum it, whistle it….play it on the kazoo or on your tuba.

On March 11th, we’ll announce the winner.

We’ll also air some of your submissions throughout the anniversary next week.

Enter today!

The Fish Line numbers are: 576.5287 in the St. John’s area, or from anywhere else, it’s 1.800.561.3474. 1-800-561-FISH!

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A fan of The Broadcast celebrates the 60th anniversary with prose

From E.B. Reid:

Please find four haiku I wrote in honour of the Fisheries Broadcast anniversary. The fifth was written earlier but perhaps it fits the theme of your broadcast.


Congrats on all your achievements.

#1
Skipper blowing gusts
his Honour’s breath stirs tempest
Broadcast stills water


#2
post work, head in fog
avenue drive, Broadcast on
John brings thoughts to shore



#3
special Igor show
fallen trees and storm surges
Fishers heed warnings


#4
Wreckhouse wind warning
high storm surges imminent
Broadcast safe harbour


#5
mid-storm, elm crashes
blue sparks spray from downed wires
now all will be dark

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