Radio: The problem child of the Canadian people

This National Film Board documentary about the state of Canadian radio (particularly CBC/Radio-Canada) in 1949 has some funny lines. My favourite is this one:

“Radio reads its fan mail and makes its listeners’ surveys because radio has learned to trust the judgment of the listener. ¬†And in Canada, the listener gets what he asks for.”

There’s also some talk near the end about setting up a national television network and developing this new “frequency modulation” radio. And a clip of Oscar Peterson tickling the ivories.

1 thoughts on “Radio: The problem child of the Canadian people

  1. ATSC

    I have no idea what those lines mean. I would ask you to further explain them since you probably watched the documentary. I on the other hand value my time too much to waste it watching something from the NFB.


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