The Coolest CBC Resource You Don’t Know About

Although the CBC has links to its InSite system sprinkled through its website, they don’t make a point of revealing that there’s a very useful front door to the system.

Although not all CBC Radio programs use the system, many of them do, and through the InSite web system you can search back into the past (way, way back: here’s the Vinyl Cafe from September 1997 for example) and find the show rundown including all of the music, often including very detailed information like players, composer, record label and so on. Here’s After Hours from January 4, 2005, for example, which tells you everything you’d ever want to know about all the tracks played that night.

This is web + radio at its best; kudos to the CBC for making the resource public.


Alan's picture
Alan on January 5, 2005 - 18:43 Permalink

If you have a look at this 1997 Saturday Night Blues you’ll see the script as well. Sad that there is no archive — better an audio one — for The Radio Show. I’d love to hear Jack Farr again.

Arthur's picture
Arthur on January 7, 2005 - 00:25 Permalink

Wow. That’s pretty amazing.

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Shawn Alexander on January 7, 2005 - 21:44 Permalink

InSite is great, I use it quite a bit. I really do miss the audio archive for the IDEAS show though. At one point they had available an audio archive of every show back to 1997. They recently removed this though… :(