Sep 29, 2011 | 7:44Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Arts and Entertainment (Clip 14) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Arts and Entertainment (Clip 14) Sep 29, 2011 | 7:44In 1983 a variety program debuted called The Radio Show. It originated from Winnipeg, aired on Saturday afternoons and was hosted by Jack Farr, also known as Captain Radio. Interviews with experts from politics, music, movies and sports made up the program. Here Jack learns how to breakdance in 1984.
Sep 8, 2011 | 8:37Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of CBC Personalities (Clip 12) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of CBC Personalities (Clip 12) Sep 8, 2011 | 8:37Alan Maitland's resonant and polished voice was well known and loved by CBC Radio listeners.
Over the years, he worked on dozens of programs including his own music series, Maitland Manor, as well as The Gordie Tapp Show and Action Set, a 1970's for young people. And for nineteen years he was the co-host of As It Happens. Perhaps his most enduring work was as a teller of stories in the guise of Front Porch Al and Fireside Al. Every Christmas Eve since 1979 on As It Happens and right up to this day, you can hear his rendition of The Shepherd. But what is on deck now is Alan with Stephen Leacock. This is from The Great Election of Missinaba County.
Oct 6, 2011 | 8:36Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 11) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 11) Oct 6, 2011 | 8:36In the 1930s, in the days before satellite communication, the CBC's Northern Messenger radio service was a vital link to the Arctic. It was one of the only ways to reach RCMP officers, missionaries and scientific researchers in remote places. Relatives and friends would send messages to the service and every weekend… they’d be broadcast all over the North.
In the mid 1970s, the Berger Inquiry began its examination of a proposed pipeline in the Arctic. Hundreds of aboriginal people testified before the commission in their own languages.
One of the long lasting impacts of the Berger commission was that CBC Northern Services started to broadcast in aboriginal languages. And now CBC North carries daily programming in Dene, Tlicho, North Slavey, South Slavey, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun and Inuktitut.
Sep 8, 2011 | 7:53Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of CBC Personalities (Clip 11) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of CBC Personalities (Clip 11) Sep 8, 2011 | 7:53Clyde Gilmour was a legend around CBC Radio with his vast record collection and his encyclopaedic knowledge of music of every kind. And the two watches he wore, so if one stopped, he would still be on time...and be able to time his music selections. The first edition of Gilmour’s Albums aired in 1956, and the show continued till 1997. Clyde selected all the music from his own collection of more than 10,000 records and 4,000 CDs. And as you’ll hear, it seems he knew each album intimately.
Oct 20, 2011 | 54:59Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Aboriginal Coverage Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Aboriginal Coverage Oct 20, 2011 | 54:59Episode nine of our 75th Celebrations is an hour that traces the changes in how society and CBC Radio has covered issues about and of concern to aboriginal people. Michael Enright's co-host is Darrell Dennis, a native actor, writer and host of CBC Radio's ReVision Quest. The coverage of aboriginal issues on CBC Radio in many ways mirrors the attitudes and beliefs of Canadian society. On the one hand there was fascination with what was seen as an exotic way of life; on the other an assumption of dysfunction. And underlying it all was a belief that given enough time, aboriginal people would be absorbed and integrated into the larger society.
Sep 1, 2011 | 5:26Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Multiculturalism (Clip 3) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Multiculturalism (Clip 3) Sep 1, 2011 | 5:26The Second World War brought Canada’s immigration policies into sharp focus. We Canadians might like to think of ourselves as a sanctuary for the oppressed, but for European Jews looking for a way out of Nazi tyranny, Canada’s doors were firmly shut. Irving Abella, who wrote the book None is Too Many, called Canada’s record “hideous, shameful and disgraceful.”
Sep 15, 2011 | 4:01Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Music (Clip 15) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Music (Clip 15) Sep 15, 2011 | 4:01Midnight to 6 a.m. was the time slot CBC forgot — until late 1983 when a program called Brave New Waves hit the airwaves. It was an avant-garde rock show with a mix of new music, interviews, conversation and literary readings and it was hosted by Augusta LaPaix.
Sep 29, 2011 | 19:47Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Arts and Entertainment (Clip 6) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Arts and Entertainment (Clip 6) Sep 29, 2011 | 19:47In the 1950s, theatre critic and broadcaster Nathan Cohen was one of the most admired… and hated… critics of his time. His program Fighting Words made him a household name. It ranked among the most intelligent, provocative and popular shows of its day. It was a panel show with a simple premise: viewers sent in controversial quotations and the panellists discussed them. This episode of Fighting Words first aired in September 1959.