Dispatches (radio program)

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Dispatches was a Canadian radio program, which aired on CBC Radio One from 2001 to 2012. The program, which was hosted by Rick MacInnes-Rae, aired documentary reports on international news and feature topics,[1] its opening music was an excerpt from Mark Knopfler's song "What It Is."

Originally a half-hour program, the program expanded to a one-hour format in April 2007, incorporating some features of CBC Radio's cancelled world music series Global Village.[2]

On April 10, 2012, the CBC announced it would cancel the program as part of its budget cuts as a result of the 2012 Canadian federal budget.[3]

The last program aired on June 21, 2012 and was repeated June 24.[4]


  1. ^ "Rick MacInnes-Rae says goodbye". CBC News, July 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "CBC changes format of Radio Two". The Globe and Mail, January 17, 2007.
  3. ^ "CBC cancels shows, slashes jobs in cutbacks". CBC News. April 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  4. ^ "June 21 & 24: the last Dispatches". CBC News. June 20, 2012.

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