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Posted By: black walnut
21-Sep-00 - 09:07 AM
Thread Name: CJRT Toronto dropping folk, blues, world
Subject: RE: CJRT Toronto dropping folk, blues, world
i wrote cjrt yesterday, saying that i have been a faithful listener and supporter of the saturday afternoon shows. i said that i will withdraw my financial support if cate friesen's wonderful "Absolutely Folk" show is cancelled.

this was my response from chuck camroux.... ..................................................

Thank you for your e-mail concerning CJRT programming.

Recently CJRT eliminated eight freelance positions. As most freelance positions are in the programming department, six freelance host positions were cut. This is a cost reduction move and in no way reflects on the performance of the hosts. Nor does it reflect a change in program policy. Where a freelance host represents a specific genre of music, in most instances that genre will be incorporated within the other programs of CJRT or will be handled by regular staff members.

Although we have attempted since the beginning of 1996 (when government subsidies ended) to keep changes or program host reductions to a minimum. It is not possible to remain static without substantial funding above our current levels.As a member/donor, which I assume you are, you are no doubt well aware of the CJRT financial position.

Again, thank you for your e-mail.

Chuck Camroux President & C.E.O.