Saturday, April 4, 2009

Radio Pick: As It Happens Hockey Prank

TORONTO, ONTARIO - I can't let the week of April Fool's Day go without citing an on-air prank as my radio pick of the week. For the most part, I was disappointed with the April Fool's stories I heard on the radio this year. However, for the second straight year, the CBC's As It Happens pulled off a very good one. After all the talk about "pansification" of hockey this year and admonitions on the show that they were unable to run their intended April Fool's prank because of recent news stories related to the environment, their story on the banning of away-team jerseys in the National Hockey League was very nicely done, about half-way through the 24-minute second segment of the show. As always, the follow-up on the show was almost better than the original joke, the second story in the 24-minute second segment the following day.

Listen to streaming Windows Media of As It Happens "Hockey Jerseys", and listen to streaming Windows Media of follow up to As It Happens "Hockey Jerseys"

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