Intelligence not insulted

Editor: I feel sorry for Mr. James Charles of Langley (The Times, Oct. 19),  who bemoans the fact that the CBC is, in his opinion, the voice of eastern Canada.

I take issue with this for the reason that our local CBC station offers quite a number of good programs dealing with local issues on a daily basis, in addition to the “national” programs they offer. 

To wit: The Early Edition, in the early morning, was voted number one program on morning radio several years in a row. Yet it offers zero commercial garbage, no bubble gum music (or what is supposed to pass for music), and no mindless yakety-yak between so-called “cute” radio personalities. 

I enjoy my CBC at almost every opportunity.  It offers thoughtful dialogue and no blatant insults to the intelligence. I will say, however, that I am revolted by the new slogan they’ve adopted: “Very Vancouver.”

Sorry, it doesn’t work for me, as Vancouver is not an adjective and can’t be qualified by words such as very.  The English language ought to be spoken on CBC without the bubble gum, thank you.

Leave that to the 99.9 per cent of the other daytime radio stations.

Wayne Boylan,


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