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What's the Future of CBC Radio? Anna Maria Tremonti, Steve Patterson Will Share Their Answers Oct. 23

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A few questions for you, and your favourite CBC/Radio-Canada hosts, too...

Is radio thriving, or just surviving?

What role does radio play in the lives of Canadians?

What's the future of radio at CBC/Radio-Canada, and beyond?

For the answers, you'll want to take in CBC/Radio-Canada's Annual Public Meeting. Happening Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio, some of the most respected names in Canadian broadcasting will be tackling those topics and more in a discussion that ponders the future of radio at the Mother Corps and beyond.

Hosted by Mark Kelley (The Fifth Estate) and Catherine Lafrance (Radio-Canada), the day's panel includes Anna Maria Tremonti (The Current), Matt Galloway (Metro Morning), Rebecca Makonnen (Circuit Makonnen), Jean-Sebastien Bernatchez (L'heure du monde) and Steve Patterson (The Debaters). 

And it also includes you -- no matter where you are in Canada. 

The whole discussion, which is preceded by presentations from CBC/Radio-Canada's Chair, CEO and CFO, will be streamed online between 11:30 and 1 p.m. ET, and following the moderated discussion, Kelley and Lafrance will turn things over to the audience for a Q&A with everyone on stage. 

Start brainstorming those questions now -- though we can guess what you'll want to ask first: How do I watch?

If you're in Toronto, and want to attend in person, arrive at the Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front St. W) for 11:15 a.m. You'll need to register in advance since seating is limited. (Get that taken care of over here. Deadline is Monday, Oct. 21.)

If you're watching online, take in the webcast by registering for the event on the CBC/Radio-Canada website. Once you've signed up, you can send in your questions in advance. (Same-day submissions are OK, too!) Further instructions await once you've signed up for the show. Follow along with the conversation by tweeting @CBCAPM tagged #CBCAPM.f

Following the Annual Public Meeting anyone in Toronto can join CBC Live in the CBC Broadcast Centre's Atrium at 1 p.m. for a special show on "How to Pitch to the CBC." Top decision-makers, producers and stars from CBC Radio and Television will participate in an informative and inspiring discussion on how to pitch your show ideas. Guests include Gerry Dee, creator and star of the award-winning comedy series, Mr. D and CBC Executive Director of Radio Chris Boyce. More details to come on CBC Live...

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