To launch Joe’s new book, Adventures in the Radio Trade, Mark and Joe talk to two of Joe’s former CBC Radio colleagues Trish Thornton and Greg DeClute.
Trish worked on Morningside for many years and Greg worked with Joe in Radio Drama and on The Vinyl Cafe.
In this fun, spontaneous and (as you will hear) completely unedited conversation, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it was like working for CBC Radio in the 80s and 90s.
They get into some of the technical issues they had to face on day-to-day basis, what it was like working in Stalag CBC (the old radio building on Jarvis Street, in Toronto) and how nerve-wracking it could be stick-handle a live radio show going out to millions of Canadians.
Great fun, especially for fans of CBC Radio!
Adventures in the Radio Trade documents a life in radio, largely at Canada’s public broadcaster. It’s for people who love CBC Radio, those interested in the history of Canadian broadcasting, and for those who want to hear about close encounters with numerous luminaries such as Margaret Atwood, J. Michael Straczynski, Stuart McLean, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gzowski and more.
Crafted with gentle humor and thoughtfulness, this is more than just a glimpse into the internal workings of CBC Radio. It’s also a prose ode to the people and shows that make CBC Radio great.