Broadcast History - December 29

Broadcast History - December 29

Postby jon » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:37 am

In 1952, Cowboys' Corner debuted on CBC television. It was a half hour of western films for children, lasting a year, until December 31, 1953.

In 1961, the last Pat and Ernie program aired on CBC television. It had begun on October 6th, as a half hour music program designed to introduce both vocal and instrumental classical music to children. Pat was pianist Patrick Trundell. And Ernie was vocalist Ernie Prentice. The program was produced in Vancouver.

In 1995 at 1:00 p.m., the final broadcast of RSVP was aired on CBC Radio Two. Host was Leon Cole, with Bill Richardson filling in for Leon's vacations, etc. The program began in 1985 and was produced in Winnipeg; the audience peaked at 300,000 per day. Everything played was by listener request, with the human interest provided by the requirement that each request be accompanied by a personal story about the piece of classic music selected and the listener's connection to it. The next year, Leon wrote a book collecting the best listener stories, with a CD of listener musical favourites. The concept continued with the programs Take Five and Here's to You.

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