Today I attended the superglamorous “launch” of the “new” CBC Radio 2, which shall début to howls of geriatric outrage on September 2. (Full photos.)
The graphic-design approach was not original, but was typographic and well-executed.
The event was held in Studio 41 way up on the top floor.
You had to walk though a (very effective, symbolic, also well-executed) smokescreen to get there. It’s the Red Pill of CBC Radio.
Various CBC nabobs and new hosts read from a Teleprompter, often uncomfortably or woodenly.
Radio 2: Classical... and untucked shirts! (This guy almost made it in minor-league baseball?)
Some hosts could be seen giving “standups” to reporters in the anteroom.
Whenever I visit Fort Dork, I always take a conspicuous walk through the lair of the in-house captioners, TV Broadcast Services on the sixth floor. I see they’ve moved most of the young girls with liberal-arts degrees out of the bullpen. (Peggy’s still got her office!) I am occasionally noticed when I do this, but not today, sadly.
And a network can hardly launch a new season without the attendance of its president, now, can it?