As it Happens

CBC radio’s greatest program celebrates it’s 40th anniversary on the airwaves today. AIH has been delivering great interviews with newsmakers from around the world, giving Canadians that international perspective needed to keep an informed citizenry.

Hosts Carol Off and Barbara Budd are a destination on CBC Radio One for many who seek to learn about what’s going on in the World, which has given AIH serious credibility in the news world because of the fact that it’s carried by many radio stations in the U.S.

40 years ago a profound idea came to producers at CBC, why not reverse the idea of a call-in show and have a call-out program that can reach people from news events around the globe, using a simple device: a telephone.

Since then ‘As it Happens’ has become a regular hour-and-a-half mainstay at CBC Radio launching the careers of many top-notch journalists at the Ceeb.

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Adam Bemma is a journalist and media development advisor.

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