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move over CBC music

In Hearings on June 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM

I was recently introduced to what I now consider a contender for my music-browsing ears. Yep, CBC Radio may not have my whole heart any longer. Please make some space for NPR.

No, no, I’m not jumping the border or abandoning my country’s public broadcaster. I just need less repetition.

Lately I’ve been checking out the program All Songs Considered. Not only do they not have to contend with Canadian content quotas, they also don’t tend to repeat songs! Well, from my limited listening exposure. So far.

Not that there is anything wrong with Canadian content quotas. I am a big supporter of Canadian talent. But it does bother me that CBC seems to only dip into a small pool of the same CAN Top 40 to meet such targets. If I know the words, and the only place I’d learned those words were the radio, then it’s being overplayed.

Seriously, if I hear Bob Mackowitz introduce “On Top of Your Love” by Royal Wood one more time as a new, bumpin’ tune, I’m tuning out.

Anyway, there are some great tracks on ASC’s recent show, “Listeners Pick 2010’s Best Music (So Far)”. I’m hearing so much new music! Like #10 “Treats” by Sleigh Bells. Check it oooooout.

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