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22
Jan
Saving radio, one  community at a time

Saving radio, one community at a time

When he was very young, Wayne Harrett had a dream. He wanted to be a radio broadcaster. Today, he’s living that dream. Not only is he a broadcaster, but he started his own radio station and it’s now one of the most popular community radio stations in the country.

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27
Dec
Yes, Virginia, there is a CBC...

Yes, Virginia, there is a CBC...

My 17-year-old granddaughter recently brought a stray to my house.
A very polite young man — I can’t remember his name — he asked if I was retired.
I said “sort of,” but I was volunteering at Seaside FM. I told him that I retired from the CBC after working there for 30 years.
His next question struck me dumb.

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26
Nov
Songs of the homefront...

Songs of the homefront...

World War One was nearing an end when two ships collided in the narrows of Halifax Harbour, 100 years ago on December 6.
Radio was just beginning to rear its head at the time, but commercial radio wouldn’t be widely available for at least a few more years.

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29
Oct
Snow globe & bicycle perils...

Snow globe & bicycle perils...

Pre-9/11, if you told a story about a Canada Customs agent at the airport confiscating a souvenir snow globe because it contained too much liquid, people would sorta look at you funny. They’d think you were lying.

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15
Oct
When cyclists and normal people clash

When cyclists and normal people clash

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like
— Queen

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