Long Mid-Week Post

Touch on a few things today, first the interview with Melanie Samson is this Friday.  You can visit her MySpace page to preview some songs and purchase the CD.

http://www.myspace.com/melaniesamson

And her page on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/melaniesamson

Next up, the CFRC end of the year awards.  Which are held at this time of year because the end of the school year is coming up.  These are voted by the volunteers.  Since the CFRC site is still on the back up one [Wow, those hackers must’ve done some damage to the AMS servers] I’ll publish them here.

Best Spoken word: Alternative Frequency
Best NEW program: Gender Bender
Best Music and Spoken word Hybrid: [Tie] Aboriginal Voices and Cognitive Dissonance
Best Cultural: Atlantis
Best Beats and Rhythms: Captain Funkbags Funktastic Funksplosian
Best Indie Rock/Pop: [Tie] London Calling and The Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Best Goth/Metal/Ind: Dark Carnival
Best Folk/Bluegrass: Small Towns, Big Dreams
Best Specialty: Artists and Music of the 20th Century

2 ties?  Chance of that must’ve been really small.

I missed the awards night but heard from a fellow host on Facebook that I won an award.  Went to the station yesterday and found out I was awarded the ‘Broadcast Bear’ this year.  Goes to a volunteer for their dedication and hard work for the station.  Cool.

I get my name engraved on a plaque at the station and on a Broadcast Bear metal mug that is at the station.  All the winners since the early 1980’s are on it.  That’s quite a few years.  So my name will be at the station for years and years.  Didn’t think about that till today. 🙂

http://neatesager.blogspot.com/2009/03/kinger-now-officially-another-countrys.html

And since I’m on news from the station, last night this went up on Out of Left Field.  Tyler King from the CFRC sports broadasts and Offsides is heading off to Syracuse University.  Took this from Neate’s post.

“Kinger, who’s graduating from Queen’s in a couple months, will be taking his master’s degree in broadcast journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It’s got a long name, so you know it’s gotta be good.”

Since I help out every week on Offsides I knew a bit about this.  But now it’s official.  Congrats to Tyler. He was also the Sports Co-ordinator at the station the past year.

Away from a school that had that silly attempt at a name change from Golden Gaels to Queen’s Gaels.  Off to a place that changed their team name from the Orangemen to “THE Orange”.  Hmmm, so they sound like similar places. 🙂

Picked up my tickets for the Buddy Wasisname show in May at the Grand Theatre.  Place looks great from the inside.  First time I set foot in the place since the renovations.

And thanks to my sister I have a ticket for U2 in Toronto this September at SkyDome.  Going with her and her boyfriend.  Is a bit strange to have a concert plan for a date after the summer.  It’s not even April and here I am with a ticket for a show on a Wednesday night in the fall.

I better wrap it up for today.  Finishing up editing the interview with Melanie.  I’ll play her entire CD on Friday’s show.

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3 comments

  1. Adrian

    Congrats, Rob, on your “Broadcast Bear” Award!!

    I’m just starting to catch up with the world, post touring with Allison and her new band – and, I see there’s so much you’ve been doing and blogging about.

    No doubt, this is just exemplary of the sort of dedication to music and the station for which you’re being recognized!!

    good on you, as the Ozzies say!

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  2. Robert

    Thought you meant the Australians. 🙂

    Thanks for the congrats. Was nice to get.

    Hope Allison is having a good time with the band, more company for her on tours and the like.

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