Dan Misener likes the radio

Among other things, Dan is a public radio producer.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

I Love Radio.org

From Tod's site yesterday:
Today, 6,253 "unique visitors" visited the blog -- about a third were returning visitors. I have never seen traffic like this. I will certainly keep it up as long as I'm able to (the bandwidth costs are going to hurt).
I Love Radio.org has been a consistently wonderful resource for me and many others over the past year or so. It's been especially nice recently to have such a comprehensive lockout-related site. This sentiment has been echoed over and over on the picket lines here in Toronto, and I'm sure, all across the world. I know Tod has some small "Ads by Google" on his individual post pages (like this one). I'm pretty sure he's not allowed to encourage others to click on them, but is there anything to stop me? So, if you're at his site (and I imagine if you're reading this, you have been recently or will soon), and you see a Google ad that interests you -- give 'er a click. Every little bit helps, right?


  • At 8/24/2005 02:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks Dan. :)
    I actually usually have more ads on the site but I've taken most of them down during the lockout. I don't want to be seen to be "profiting" from this.


  • At 8/24/2005 02:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A little reminder. Rabinovitch is so committed to flexible employment conditions, that he REFUSED anything less than a 3 year reappointment. I'm sure there are many casuals at the CBC who would cry tears of joy at the prospect of three continuous years of work. I guess flexibility only applies to others. What a stunning lack of leadership. Do as I say, not as I do. And I seriously doubt Bob has any concerns about paying for rent or groceries.

    Source : Toronto Star

    November 5, 2004

    Robert Rabinovitch, president and chief executive officer of CBC since
    November 1999, has accepted a "proposed" re-appointment for three years by Prime Minister Paul Martin, the government announced yesterday.

    "Mr. Rabinovitch is well-known for his outstanding career achievements in
    both the public and private sectors, and for his long-standing commitment to
    Canada's cultural industry," Martin said in a news release. "He is admired and respected by his peers, and I am very pleased that he has agreed to continue his work at the CBC."

    The release also stated that the "proposed reappointment will be referred to
    the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for review. The new process for
    Parliamentary review of appointments is not yet finalized."

    "I gotta go through a parliamentary hearing yet," cracked Rabinovitch over
    the phone from Ottawa last night, adding that the review will be a first.

    The announcement ends speculation about what would happen to the biggest -
    but not the best-paying - broadcasting job in the country. At one point, rumour had it that former cabinet minister and Martin adviser Francis Fox would have the job. Others said tradition dictated a francophone Quebecker must succeed Rabinovitch, a native Montrealer.

    Word was that Rabinovitch and his government-appointed board of directors
    lobbied to keep him in the job but the Prime Minister's Office delayed the
    decision, as it has on many other pressing matters since last June's election.

    Then, when an offer was made, sources say it was only for a two-year term -
    unacceptable to Rabinovitch.

    According to insiders, the government was displeased with the recent appointment of former culturecrat and cable lobbyist Richard Stursberg to the
    post of executive vice president of CBC-TV. He replaces Harold Redekopp, who
    retires after some 15 years in top executive jobs at the public broadcaster.

    When I saw Rabinovitch Wednesday evening at a farewell reception for
    Redekopp, he was circumspect about whether he had received any offer at all.

    "Oh they talked about a number of different things," he admitted yesterday.
    "Eventually we came to a compromise ... which works for me, quite frankly,
    because eight years in this job is more than enough."

    Now, if only Ottawa would get around to filling the eight out of 12 positions
    on CBC's board that will soon be empty. The board needs members who are not
    friends of the party in power but people who can chair an audit committee and
    who care about public broadcasting.

    "We submitted a comprehensive list of people," said Rabinovitch. "They are
    evaluating them and have indicated they have other names to put forward. We wait with bated breath."

    Is procrastination on these appointments any way for the government to be
    managing a billion bucks of the taxpayers' money, not a significant chunk of the public interest?


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