I would imagine the CBC must have gobs of classical music programs online or on air, i.e. FM and TV. No?
Nope, not anymore.
Since last September, they completely "revamped" and trashed a fantastic CBC Radio II, which had mostly classical music programming. No more classical music on the ride to work the morning, instead replacing it with a quasi-folk program. The only main classical music programming was reduced to 5 hours a day, from 10AM to 3PM, so again....on the commute back home from work.....no classical. They kept 'some' of the more popular classical programs such as Saturday Afternoon at The Opera, and Sunday Choral Music.
The bigwigs at CBC Radio claimed they wanted to appeal to a broader range of Canadians, and have a national station that represents a broader group of Canadians. Well, as could be predicted, the ratings have tanked since the programming change. There were mass protests and appeals trying to stop the format change (and these protests are still ongoing), yet the stubborn bigwigs got their way. They also axed the CBC National Orchestra.