Monday, March 21, 2005
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Today I spent the day in Scarborough with the good folks from CBL. We were taping a special town hall called "Between Two Worlds" all about teen identity. It's part of the CBC's week-long The Teen Age programming. We were at L'Amoreaux Collegiate, and the students were incredible -- articulate, thoughtful, and engaged. I was an "audience rover," basically a human microphone stand. A student would raise their hand, and I'd run over as quickly as possible. I got to wear a red shirt and a headset. Several of the kids told me repeatedly that they thought I looked like Napoleon Dynamite. It was a blast.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Chill Out & Love Up Big Brother
Just finished reading CBC to Indie Culture Fans: Chill Out & Love Up Big Brother. A good read, and some interesting ideas about Radio 3's new direction.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Public Radio Podcasts
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
CKDU podcasting opportunity?
When I was home a few weeks ago, Laura told me about a new vegan baking show on CKDU -- Let's Get Baked with Mat and Dave. I'd not heard it before, but was delighted to find a halifaxlocals post about the show, reminding me that past programming is archived at ckdu.dal.ca. Might I suggest that great community radio + mp3 archives = a pretty good podcasting opportunity? Even though the broadcast start and end times are variable, I'm sure the talented Mr. Dunlap could whip up a nice handmade XML feed. I'd subscribe.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Interning at CBL
I started interning at CBL a few weeks ago, and I've been having a blast. Mostly, I've been chase producing for Metro Morning. I'm learning a lot, witnessing the grind of a local morning show, and getting my hands dirty. Plus, I get to write greens for interviews with Geddy Lee. Who could ask for more?