May 04, 2005

She Be She Strike

CBC_Strike.jpgFrom WFMU (once again) comes this interesting little episode in Canadian broadcasting history...
Back in the early 80's, the staff at a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation operated radio station in Northern Canada went out on strike, and left the station in the hands of its Inuit janitor and his mates... who valiantly carried on the work of producing and broadcasting programmes.

And they made a pretty decent fist of it. Their output during their tenure as ad hoc producers/announcers included an Inukitut version of You Are My Sunshine, a live commentated Heart Of Stone, an ode to Ayatollah Khomeini, a DIY beer commercial, and a slab of Inuit Cheeh-and-Chong inspired humour.

Posted by Warren at May 4, 2005 02:40 AM | Radio