Like many other Canadian media outlets, the CBC is not immune to the troubling economy/recession. The public broadcaster recently announced that it can no longer afford all of its programming and is looking to see what assets they can get rid of in order to stay financially afloat. One item that may get cut is Radio 3.
There are many products the CBC can do without, but Radio 3 IS NOT one of them.
Radio 3 provides an outlet for Canada's best musicians. It proves that Canadian music doesn't revolve around Nickelback, BNL, the Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams and Celine Dion. Without Radio 3, we would never hear Teegan and Sara, the Arcade Fire, Wintersleep, Buck 65, Broken Social Scene, etc. Best of all, Radio 3 is about music and not advertising revenue. You'll never have to deal with mechanical DJs or a uniformed style. You will hear creativity at its finest.
The only way Radio 3 can be saved is if we all make some noise. Justin Beach has set up an online petition, as well as an ongoing Facebook event. If you care about Canadian music, then please sign the petition and tell everyone about it.
For more information, check out this article by Justin.