It is with equal parts frustration and disappointment that I find myself being compelled to remove the CBC Nightlines and Brave New Waves archives I have hosted at networkeffects.ca since April 2012. In September 2015 I moved the growing archive of fan recordings to a subdomain of this site using Omeka to organize and share it. In doing this I also provided a means for fans to share their hometaped recordings – clearly the CBC disapproves of people celebrating their affection in such a manner.
As I have been hosting small clips from my personal collection of Nightlines and Brave New Waves cassettes since 2012, I can only assume that it was my attempt to connect fans and provide a space for sharing that prompted this action. I have found many people share my love of these programs and the artists they exposed me to – I expect they will also share my disappointment.
My friends and family know my affection for Canada’s public broadcaster. I wore my CBC logos with pride and frequently recommended programs I discovered at cbc.ca and CBC radio. I would like to think this incident has not tarnished my affection for the public broadcaster, but am feeling those equal parts frustration and disappointment alienating a long-time fan.