Dan Misener likes the radio

Among other things, Dan is a public radio producer.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Has the CBC sold out to Microsoft?

Strange. From CBC and MSN:
All signs point to the likelihood the CBC and MSN have cut some sort of deal. The CBC is now also providing content for MSN's Sympatico webpage brand. (See the Sympatico FAQ as well). This is a big problem.

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

Shortly after the news that CBC is now podcasting, it looks like Tod's PublicRadioFeeds.com has some competition: PublicRadioFan.com now has special podcast listings.

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?