Danielle Charbonneau

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Danielle Charbonneau is a Canadian radio personality, has who hosted programming on both CBC Radio 2 and Espace musique. She was born in 1953 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada and grew up in New York City and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her degrees in Music and Comparative Literature are from Indiana University. Danielle has been living in Montreal since 1986.

Charbonneau began working for CBC/Radio-Canada in 1978, for local radio and television in Ottawa. She then moved to Radio-Canada's La Chaîne culturelle (the francophone national public FM radio network, now called Espace musique) in Montreal. In 1998, she became the producer and host of the classical music evening program Music for A While, on the then-CBC Stereo. Her final program was the CBC Radio 2 show Nightstream, which she did for just a few months. She has also been guest host of classical music programmes Stereo Morning (later renamed Music and Company) and In Performance, and has hosted many CBC music competitions.

At the end of the summer of 2007, Ms. Charbonneau retired from the CBC following almost 30 years of service. However, no official announcement via CBC's websites or press release has yet been published.

CBC's Retirement Message[edit]

Listeners asking for Danielle's whereabouts in September 2007 were sent the following reply:

Thank you for taking the time to contact the CBC.

At the end of the summer, Danielle Charbonneau announced her retirement from the CBC. We will be more than happy to pass your request for updated information along to our Radio 2 web team ...

The ideas, opinions and questions of our audience are important to the CBC if we are to remain relevant as the national public broadcaster. Your comments and questions will be entered into our Audience Reaction Report which is circulated among our senior producers, programmers, and executives, including our President and CEO, Robert Rabinovitch.

Leslie Smith, Communications Assistant, CBC Audience Relations


CBC.ca - Program Guide - Danielle Charbonneau [1] (unknown personality)

"Danielle, I Love You" (appreciation from an American listener) [2]

CBC Bio from cache Archived May 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

Brief history of Music for a While [3]