PART 1:Dr. Henry Poole
of the University of Nanaimo
explains what life was like in Canada before the radio. We play a clip of the actual first broadcast
on the CBC...the one that accidentally
went to air. Peter Oldring
interviews tower-keeper Gary Shepard
, one the 2,500 radio technicians
that live at the base of transmission towers across this country. Pat Kelly
brings us a montage of some the greatest radio shows on the CBC including the longest running radio drama on the network, "Canada Town"
. And we profile the King of Foley; the man of a thousand sounds... Peppers Collins!
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We also received a lot of feedback for a story we ran last week about Canadians with university degrees getting more votes in the next election.
We will air a full feedback package in response to that story on Saturday, Nov 5th
. To tide you over until then you can listen to one call here