Before Bell converted it into a dumping ground for stuff moved off of the Comedy Network in order to make room for even more Big Bang Theory reruns, MuchMusic was a very important, you might even say revolutionary TV channel. It was, as its name suggests, a music station. 24 hours a day, 7 days […]
I think somebody ought to check up on this Nick Douglas fellow and make sure he’s ok, because this is not normal. You Should Feel Sad on Your Birthday This is a Lifehacker article explaining that we should all be sad for a while on purpose on every birthday because we can never go back […]
This is video of the first home run hit by a Montreal Expo during a home game. In the first inning of the first major league game ever played outside of the United States (April 14th, 1969), Mack Jones crushed it into the right field seats to give the Expos a 3-0 lead. They’d go […]
I’m not quite 100 percent sure that this was the very first thing ever aired on CBC radio, but if not, it’s close. It’s Chairman Leonard Brockington’s welcome message to listeners from November 4th, 1936, two days after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation replaced what had been known as the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, which had […]
Instagram Snapchat Twitter Facebook YouTube That is a short and very incomplete list of websites that the Vomit Comet is both older and slightly less popular than. I was going to make a MySpace joke here, but apparently it beat us online by a couple of months and is rumoured to still exist. But yeah. […]
It’s hard to remember a time before CBC Newsworld, or CBC News Network as we know it now. For years it’s been the first place I turn when I hear about the sort of breaking news that gives me an urge to follow it nonstop, because it’s one of the very few television news outlets […]
I’m still laughing about butter tarts and bagged milk. I’ve had to explain both of those things recently to people and have found them really hard to explain. Happy Canada Day. I hope you’re staying cool, because holy snappin’ crap it’s hot out there.
This week kind of sort of marks the 65th birthday of Canadian television. There were experimental broadcasts years before then and if you lived in the right place and had a big enough antenna you could pull in some American stations, but until September 6th, 1952, Canada had no actual broadcast television of its own. […]
I just learned something that blew my mind a little bit. If you’re like me, knowing what you know about Toronto’s best rock Q107 which turned 40 years old yesterday, you would probably guess that the first song the station ever played would be something by Rush or the Who or Neil Young or the […]
Here’s a neat piece of history. These are the first seven minutes of TSN, which went on the air on September 1st, 1984. I know the sports broadcasting universe has dramatically changed and expanded since, but I still can’t imagine life without TSN today.