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Definitely Not the Opera
Genre Pop culture
Running time 2 hours
Country Canada Canada
Languages English
Home station CBC Radio One
Starring Sook-Yin Lee
Website DNTO

Definitely Not the Opera (DNTO) is a magazine-style radio program focusing on aspects of pop culture. The program is broadcast on CBC Radio One on Saturday afternoons, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Eastern time). An abridged version of each weekly program is available for download as a weekly podcast. An abbreviated edition called Your DNTO also airs on Tuesday afternoons.

Originally named Brand X and hosted by Nora Young, it was first broadcast in 1994 and has remained one of CBC's top-rated radio programs throughout its run. Its name derives from the fact that it plays opposite Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on CBC Radio Two.

Current host Sook-Yin Lee, a former MuchMusic VJ, took over in 2002.

The program has varied in length over the course of its run, between two and four hours in length at different times.

Features

The show contains more or (usually) less serious features on pop-culture phenomena, movie, video and music reviews. The program has also often aired serialized programming in several different genres, such as comedy, musical concerts, biographical series on entertainment and pop culture figures and live concerts.

In recent years, with the program's length cut back to two hours, the show's focus has evolved more toward a light documentary format, dropping some of its pop culture features in favour of interviews, musical selections and first-person audio essays that explore a particular theme pertaining to modern life. Recent episodes, for example, have included explorations of etiquette, fear, listening, conflict and small talk.

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Definitely Not the Opera
Genre Pop culture
Running time 2 hours
Country Canada
Languages English
Home station CBC Radio One
Starring Sook-Yin Lee
Website DNTO

Definitely Not the Opera (DNTO) is a magazine-style radio program focusing on aspects of pop culture. The program is broadcast on CBC Radio One on Saturday afternoons, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Eastern time). An abridged version of each weekly program is available for download as a weekly podcast. An abbreviated edition called Your DNTO also airs on Tuesday afternoons, which includes content submitted by listeners.

Originally named Brand X and hosted by Nora Young, it was first broadcast in 1994 and has remained one of CBC's top-rated radio programs throughout its run. Its name derives from the fact that it plays opposite Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on CBC Radio 2.

Current host Sook-Yin Lee, a former MuchMusic VJ, took over in 2002.

The program has varied in length over the course of its run, between two and four hours long at various times.

Features

The show contains more or (usually) less serious features on pop-culture phenomena, movie, video and music reviews. The program has also often aired serialized programming in several different genres, such as comedy, musical concerts, biographical series on entertainment and pop culture figures and live concerts.

In recent years, with the program's length reduced to two hours, the show's focus has evolved more toward a light documentary format, dropping some of its pop culture features in favour of interviews, musical selections and first-person audio essays that explore a particular theme pertaining to modern life. Recent episodes, for example, have included explorations of etiquette, fear, listening, conflict and small talk.

External links

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