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The CBC Radio 3 Digital Magazine ran from November 2002 until March 2005, garnering numerous accolades in Canada and abroad with its unique blend of music, journalism, literature and photography. Here is the complete archive of 105 issues.

Over the course of its brief run, the magazine won over 20 awards, including one Art Directors Club award, two New York Festival Awards and three Communication Arts Awards, and was featured in several web and design books. In 2003, the groundbreaking website won three Webby Awards in a single year: Best Broadband Site, Best Radio Site and the People's Voice Award for Best Broadband Site. [previously on MeFi]
posted by netbros (13 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't know where to begin to appreciate this post. Maybe some highlights to get me started?
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 3:30 PM on February 10, 2011


Huh. So odd.

Radio 3's current web site is awesome. That is all.
posted by GuyZero at 3:46 PM on February 10, 2011


Oh man. I wish this was searchable. There was a section on Trampoline Hall in there somewhere with some sample lectures (audio and photos), and it was so good.
posted by heatherann at 4:08 PM on February 10, 2011


Sooo....here's some stuff?

I mean, apparently it's great, but why is it great?
posted by inturnaround at 5:23 PM on February 10, 2011


Oh man. I wish this was searchable. There was a section on Trampoline Hall in there somewhere with some sample lectures (audio and photos), and it was so good.

Heatherann it is in the May 23, 2003 issue.
posted by ManInSuit at 5:58 PM on February 10, 2011


As soon as I saw this, it reminded me of something I used to enjoy but haven't thought about in years. Anyone else remember "Shift" magazine?
posted by davebush at 6:19 PM on February 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Damn people here know how to whine.

Radio 3 is dope.
posted by chunking express at 6:22 PM on February 10, 2011


It's great for many reasons, one of them being that each issue contains a kick ass mix tape of independent Canadian music.
Which is, in case it escaped anyone's attention over the past decade, some of, if not the, best music in the world.
posted by Flashman at 6:42 PM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, this thing! One of the Year Two issues featured my very first photoblog.

It was a pretty impressive effort by CBC, but I'm grateful that this kind of inaccessible full-screen Flash interface is rare now. Even the way they have these archives set up is awkward, with no way to link to individual issues.

The new Radio 3 is much improved. The original, come to think of it, might work pretty well as an iOS app. Ahead of its time?
posted by oulipian at 6:56 PM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, wow, I loved these at the time. I'm so happy to see they are available online! I'm trying to remember which issue contained some really neat long exposure star photography.
posted by jzed at 10:47 PM on February 10, 2011


Thanks, ManInSuit. I was hoping you would pop into the thread!
posted by heatherann at 4:16 AM on February 11, 2011


davebush, I remember "shift" magazine on line. Metafilter's Blue reminds of that website a lot. It introduced me to a lot of blogs and interesting web activity.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 5:46 AM on February 11, 2011


Absolutely. Anyone have any favorite episodes? This is a great archive, but not very useful to those of us taking a first plunge in.

I love CBC radio. It's sure not perfect, but it's the best radio I've found.
posted by Stagger Lee at 8:12 AM on February 11, 2011


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