More on “alternative programming”

Via my friend Hilary, from Antonia Zerbisias‘s excellent blog:

And, for those Toronto area listeners who are missing their Andy Barrie, Metro Morning is doing a dry run on Monday on CIUT 89.5 FM, and is set to go live Monday to Friday 6:30-8 starting Labour Day.

It’s great that these dedicated CBCers want to continue practising their craft and serving the public interest, even as management is disregarding it. But aren’t they concerned that, by doing all this work for nothing (or even less if they have to pay for programming expenses out-of-pocket), they’re showing that CBC can get by with less taxpayer funding?