Mudcat Café message #302906 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25612   Message #302906
Posted By: black walnut
22-Sep-00 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: CJRT Toronto dropping folk, blues, world
Subject: RE: CJRT Toronto dropping folk, blues, world
i invited chuck to read this thread on mudcat. this was his response:

I am sure many people locally are upset, and have caused many others who are not regular listeners or contributors across the land, country and countries to become concerned, even angry that we have cut staff. If the financial support overall and for specific programs is not available, from donors, donor corporations, taxpayers or advertisers, things change. No different when clubs fold because of lack of income, or record companies stop releasing a certain artist because of lack of income, etc etc.

No one is saying certain kinds of music are of less value. We are only saying that we can't afford to support paid freelancers at this time. Many full time paid staff are no longer with us. Changes that have occurred over the past couple of years as we, like many other small, niche organizations struggle to survive.