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Encyclopedia > Beaver hour

The beaver hour, or beaver bin, is a satirical nickname for the programming policies of some Canadian radio stations in the 1970s. Satire is a literary technique not of writing or art which exposes the follies of its subject (for example, individuals, organizations, or states) to ridicule, often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ...


Following the 1971 adoption of Canadian content regulations for Canadian radio, some Canadian radio stations felt, rightly or wrongly, that their audiences did not want to hear Canadian musicians. Accordingly, they would designate certain program blocks in off-peak listening hours, such as late evenings or overnight on weekdays, or early on Sunday mornings, to play almost exclusively Canadian music. This had the effect of reducing the number of Canadian selections that had to be played at other times to meet the Canadian content targets. These program blocks were referred to as "beaver hours" by listeners and cultural critics, although never officially by radio stations themselves. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Canadian content (cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable TV networks) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada. ... Canadian music includes pop and folk genres; the latter includes forms derived from England, France (particularly in Quebec), Ireland, Scotland, and various Inuit and Indian ethnic groups. ...


The practice was controversial, and gradually faded in the latter half of the decade as Canadian music began to increase in commercial popularity. However, the name is still used on occasion to refer to any practice, such as the scheduling of Canadian television programming, which has the effect of "ghettoizing" Canadian entertainment. A ghetto is an area where people from a specific ethnic background or united in a given culture or religion live as a group, voluntarily or involuntarily, in milder or stricter seclusion. ...


However, some Canadian radio stations can still be heard playing widely disproportionate quotas of Canadian content in certain off-peak hours. The River in Fort Erie, Ontario, a station which was commonly believed to be targeting audiences in the neighbouring city of Buffalo, New York more than in Canada, ran a late evening "Canadian Culture Club" programming block into the 2000s. Location of Fort Erie in the Niagara Region Fort Erie (2001 population 28,143) is a town on the Niagara River in Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: Buffalo, NY Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Anthony M. Masiello Geographical characteristics Area 136. ... Saddam Hussein shortly after his capture Major controversy over U. S. presidential election (November 7-December 13, 2000) September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New Yorks World Trade Center and Virginias Pentagon killing almost 3000 people. ...


Applicants for new broadcasting licenses commonly promise to accept, as a condition of license, higher Canadian content requirements than their competitors, hoping this will advantage their applications. The ultimately successful 2000 CRTC license application proposing an urban music radio station in Vancouver Рwhat became The Beat 94.5 Рincluded an all-Canadian music block during the midday period. (However, in the case of urban music, which has historically been an underserved segment of the Canadian music industry, an all-Canadian programming block could also be seen as a positive development.) This article is about the year 2000. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des t̩l̩communications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. ... Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Sam Sullivan City Manager Judy Rogers Governing Body Vancouver City Council... CFBT, FM 94. ...


CKNS, a new entrant in Haldimand, Ontario, was licensed in 2004 after at first proposing a 100% Canadian music requirement. Citing second thoughts about songs with some Canadian character that were not recognized as Canadian content, this was reduced during the application to 60%, but the applicant continued to propose a Canadian music format. CKHC, the campus radio station of Toronto's Humber College, voluntarily adopted a 100% Canadian content format when it launched in early 2005. CKNR is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts a variety format at FM 94. ... Haldimand is a single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, on Lake Erie, and on the Grand River. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CKHC is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 90. ... College radio (also known as university radio or campus radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (generally referred to as Humber College) is a college in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The license applications for Sirius Canada and XM Radio Canada included several 100% Canadian music channels; the eventual conditions of license for satellite radio in Canada required only 85% Canadian music on designated Canadian channels, but more such channels than had been proposed. Sirius Canada is a Canadian partnership between Standard Broadcasting, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Satellite Radio, which was one of three services licensed by the CRTC on June 16, 2005 to introduce satellite radio service to Canada. ... XM Radio Canada is the operating name of Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. ... A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio that receives signals broadcast by communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than normal radio signals. ...


See also cultural cringe. Cultural cringe, in cultural studies and social anthropology, is the controversial idea that some national cultures suffer from an internalized inferiority complex which causes people in those countries to dismiss their own culture as inferior to the cultures of other countries. ...


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