CBC’s Stampede coverage abysmal

I cannot believe the CBC coverage of the Calgary Stampede is mainly available on BOLD and only the highlights are on the CBC network.

I cannot believe the CBC coverage of the Calgary Stampede is mainly available on BOLD and only the highlights are on the CBC network.

BOLD is a channel that Albertans have to subscribe to with their cable provider.

The CBC has the capability to do regional broadcasts (Alberta/Western Canada) so why not carry the Stampede live during the afternoon and evening performances on a regional feed?

As taxpayers we support the CBC financially and I feel this is a terrible injustice and shows a total lack of respect for Albertans.

The Calgary Stampede would provide a better audience than all the CBC summer re-runs.

Further, to show the CBC lack of communication, just about every night prior to the Stampede highlight coverage they would intro their regular programming, then show the Stampede highlights.

The other thing that is most frustrating: Sunday night at the end of the CBC final coverage, they did not show the final chuckwagon race (Dash for Cash). They cut at 10 p.m. sharp and went to the news. They news could have been joined in progress two or three minutes late.

All in all, I am very disappointed with the CBC coverage of the Greatest Show on Earth and for a taxpayer-supported company, they should show more consideration.

The CBC can cover things like FIFA soccer and spend thousands of dollars, but they cannot carry the Calgary Stampede even on a regional feed.

Something is wrong with this system and someone at CBC has their priorities mixed up!

Bill Brown

Red Deer