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CBC Radio One Releases Fall Lineup

CBC Radio One launches a new season of returning favourites and special 75th Anniversary programming. For the first time, fall listeners will get a taste of the satirical comedy that rocked the summer, as This is That joins CBC Radio One’s fall schedule.

“CBC Radio One enjoys such a huge following in this country because we reach people with the programming they want, the way that they want it – compelling, Canadian and on multiple platforms,” says Chris Boyce, Executive Director, Radio and Audio, English Services. “This year, during CBC’s 75th anniversary on the airwaves, we expect even more Canadians to join the millions who already make CBC Radio One part of their day.”

Highlights of the CBC Radio One Fall season:

This is That (Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m.), the completely improvised and consistently hilarious satirical program continues in the fall with 16 brand new episodes. Hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring explore such topics as a Prairie Halloween, why NASCAR is coming to Vancouver, and the blood sport of Beaver Fighting. This is That doesn’t just talk about the issues, it fabricates them.

 Q with host Jian Ghomeshi (weekdays at 10 a.m./10:30 a.m. NT and 10 p.m./10:30 p.m. NT) launches this week with a broadcast exclusive with the Icelandic pop queen Björk, as she prepares to launch her much-anticipated new album, and a rare interview with 1960s Canadian folk legends Ian and Sylvia Tyson. Q’s exceptional guest list for the fall includes Michael Ondaatje, Roger Ebert, Don McKellar and Sarah Polley.

Host Anna Maria Tremonti launches the 10th season of The Current (weekdays at 8:30 a.m./9:00 a.m. NT) with its new feature project entitled Game Changer — the stories of the people, inventions and ideas that have changed the world. In the first week, Anna Maria speaks with internationally-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, whose epic landscapes capture the game-changing impact human activity has had on the planet. The following week, The Current travels to Calgary to explore 40 years of Progressive Conservative governments in Alberta, with conversations with former Alberta Premier Lougheed, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and former Senator Ron Ghitter.

Host Brent Bambury is back with the second season of DAY 6 (Saturdays at 10 a.m./10:30 a.m. NT and Sundays at 1 a.m.) on September 10, 2011, providing listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was in news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure. DAY 6 starts the season with its newest series Deep Sixed, presenting provocative arguments and counter-positions on six things that are potentially on their way out – among them, RIM, Rock ‘n Roll and the Euro. Listeners can have their say by voting on the most likely thing to disappear this year.

Radio One’s current affairs and news programs, including As It Happens, The House, World At Six and World Report, continue to offer listeners a comprehensive look at what’s happening in the world and here at home. Listeners can tune in to returning programs – among them The Sunday Edition; Quirks & Quarks; The Debaters; Ideas; White Coat, Black Art; and Spark – whose fantastic line up ranges from science and technology to arts, entertainment and comedy. The best in literary can always be found with The Next Chapter and Writers & Company. From now until November 2, 2011, Radio One will feature special programming celebrating CBC’s 75th anniversary.

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