I’m a little skeptical of some of these decisions. Rogers on a book show? Does this mean we’re losing Brown’s Talking Books? Sad. But I think Q makes a good morning show.
CBC announced in March it was cancelling Sounds Like Canada, after Rogers announced she would end her six-year run on the program at the end of May. SLC and The Current are considered CBC Radio’s flagship morning programs. Rogers had also previously hosted This Morning, the precursor to the two shows.
This fall’s new endeavour will feature Rogers interviewing writers and issues affecting the literary landscape in Canada. Also to be broadcast from Vancouver, the show will air Saturdays at 3 p.m.
Though details are still being ironed out, “it most certainly will feature Shelagh in conversations with Canadian authors, out at some literary events across the country and talking about Canadian books,” Boyce said.