Comment 81588

By anthonymarco (anonymous) | Posted October 14, 2012 at 01:58:11

The decision not to engage in podcasting is baffling when the CBC already has a vast archive and hosting system. That said, what I do not need is dulcet tones of a typical CBC "broadcast voice" with their nose resting on edge of the studio mic and talking to me like I'm a Barry White one-night stand.

The Spec has some great people, but the publication (as all of the local "community" weeklies in the city) is part of the Toronto Star/Metroland silo which is more concerned about stock prices than being a public trust.

I want to hear people who are passionate about Hamilton, even if I disagree with them. But podcasting is NOT radio. I want to hear something raw and unbridled about the city I love that doesn't worry about appeasing advertisers. At the very least, if the CBC is unwilling to attach their "brand" to that, they could at least start to foster and promote those who do things. Until they start doing audio themselves, there's no concern about competition.

I don't necessarily mind CBC Hamilton doing what it's doing. It's what they're not doing that's disappointing.

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