Toronto Mike

The Family Channel Has Changed


YouTube user Retrontario frequently uploads fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems.  These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me, so I feature them from time to time.

At some point, my kids switched from Treehouse TV to Family Channel.  It literally happened over night.  Bob the Builder was replaced by Hannah Montana.

The Family Channel is wall-to-wall annoying kid-coms.  We're talking Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck and Good Luck Charlie.  It's harmless enough, I suppose... except for the insult on the intelligence.

The Family Channel sure has changed.  Here's a promo from 1988.  Compare this to the Hannah Montana crap they're pumping out today.

Has a station changed more radically in 13 23 years?

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