If don't already know I have a love affair for the CBC. I was raised on it and have always enjoyed the programming. But, and this is a big but, I don't understand why they would get rid of a program like the Round up to replace it with drivel like Freestyle???
The Round up brought us company and wit. Freestyle is VERY bad music and two people rambling. Has the CBC forgotten what it's target audience is? If they are thinking that this program will reel in the younger audience well they are seriously mistaken. We can get this crap on any other station.
If you would like to continue to keep playing music fine play music but can it at least be something that is good? Maybe some new Canadian artists that are taken from a wide variety of areas. Not cover songs! They suck and have always sucked.
Will say that I can see where they are trying to go when they talk to seemingly random people but it needs a bit more thought. There is nothing interesting about people's pigs or your trip to Coronation street. These segments only work if the people have been screened.
I want to be challenged during this time of day. I don't know about you guys but after lunch I need something to keep my brain working. Freestyle does not do this. It only succeeds in making me annoyed.
I can't be the only one to think this way. I encourage you to write to the CBC and tell them that they will lose you as a listener and that this is not what we as the public need from CBC. As many of us have seen over the past few months with the strike there is so much talent in the CBC that isn't getting used. Let some of them contribute! And quite paying people to spin disks. That is a waste of good brains.