First Friday’s program, taped on Tuesday morning. If I remember correctly. Been a long week.
Music of Ron Hynes to open the show. Then Sharona Clarke, Christine Crawford and Jenn Grant.
Three female singers, all with names that start with the letter “A”. Not a plan but it worked out like that.
Andrea Gauster, Allison Crowe and Andrea Wittgens
NFL Week 2 picks, which I again forgot to call by it’s name on the show. “Carnell Knowledge”. That happens when you tape a show 7:30am after a long week of work. This week’s post will be shorter about the picks.
For the 1pm games: Atlanta over Carolina, Minnesota over Detroit, Green Bay over Cincinnati, Jacksonville over Arizona, Chiefs over Raiders, New England over NYJ, New Orleans over Philly, Tenn. over Houston and Washington over St. Louis.
4pm kickoff for these ones. Seattle over San Fran., Tampa over Buffalo, Pittsburgh over Chicago, Denver over Cleveland and Baltimore over San Diego.
Sunday night I went with Cowboys over Giants [I think, I’ve gone back and forth] and Indy over Miami on Monday.
Taped the show earlier in the week, before I went to Toronto to see U2 on Wednesday. Leaving a stadium at 11pm with 62,000 other people? Crowded. I’ll write a post about the trip later on.
Tonight on the [taped] show we have Ron Hynes, Sharona Clarke, Christine Crawford, Andrea Gauster, Allison Crowe & Andrea Wittgens. I mention Andrea Gauster’s show on Wolfe Island tonight. One problem with taping ahead of time is that the show is sold out. D’oh. But she’s living in Kingston now so you’ll have other chances to see her play in the area.
Queen’s Football tomorrow as well. The Golden Gaels travel to Ottawa with a 1pm kickoff. Hopefully another quick game as I get some sleep after the game and before I work Saturday night at 11pm. LOL,
Lots of Nova Scotia artists in this hour. Faded Blue who were playing their second Kingston concert of the month. Follow that with sets from Ryan Neilson, Neil Dobson and the Fabulous Hats and Christine Crawford.
Traditional Newfoundland music with Jim Payne/Fergus O’Byrne and Gulliver’s Spree. Then 2 songs from R.A. Lautenschlager including a brand new one called the ‘Canadian Beer Song’.
End the show with about 25 minutes of Allison Crowe. Decided to visit her site while I was playing the first 2 songs. And got the news of her and 2 bandmates being detained in the UK for 11 hours that week on some crazy thing. Brand new legislation that even the venues didn’t know about. More details about it as I read it on air.
So I played a few songs of Allison’s newest CD ‘Little Light’.
Got a comment on the blog from Adrian, Allison’s manager so thought I’d pass it along.
Hi Rob, everyone ~
This year has been busy already, now it’s in overdrive. I should be able to confirm for you what’s happening with Allison Crowe and band in Europe by this Monday or so…
If there’s any silver lining to the situation – it’s that we now understand the realities of what until now has been a protest moving growing mostly from within the UK.
Check out the Visiting Artists and Academics Petition @
Few computer/internet problems today but the shows are finally up.
Lots of different artists in the first hour. Hey Rosetta, David Baxter, The Lever Pulled, Remedy, Francis Arsenault and Christine Crawford.
Start off with a DAWG FM/CRTC update. Then back to music for the rest of the show.
Neil Dobson and the Fabulous Hats, Faded Blue, The Strangeboys and Great Big Sea.
If you heard the first hour you know I mentioned winning a mug from Out There with Melissa Dimarco. Last night’s new episode was built around the “swag bag” they give out to actors who do interviews with them during the film festival. So I’m having a drink out of the mug and I see the mug itself on the show. Good timing. LOL.
As for the DAWG FM update, here is the update from the Facebook group I read part of on air last night.
The re-hearing into our DAWG 101.9FM was adjourned yesterday until June 12th 2009. At which time the Commission will hear evidence about the feasibility of the use of 94.5 FM in the Ottawa market.
What does that mean? Let me give you the short history. We were awarded the licence on August 26th 2008, after an exhaustive process. The Decision included our ALL BLUES licence on 101.9FM and a licence to Astral Media for an ADULT CONTEMPORARY licence on 99.7.
An appeal was launched by a Franco-Ontario group that suggested that they should have been licenced. The appeal was granted by Cabinet and the decision was referred back to the CRTC.
We took a proactive, positive approach to this, at great expense, we found another frequency on which, the CRTC could licence another French Language station if it desired to do so. That frequency is 94.5FM.
The CRTC is going to study that frequency to see if it can be used and all of the applicants will get a chance to make comments at the new hearing on June 12.
So we think this is very positive for the Blues. We had the best engineers in Canada find this frequency, further we had it verified by two more engineers, lastly two of the other applicants said it would work….so we know it works period.
The sticky point here is that Astral Media needs to consent to the use of the 94.5 frequency or use it themselves instead of 99.7.
Bob Walsh, Quebec Blues Legend, Alexandre Petit, from Viree Blues Boreale and Ottawa City Councillor Eli El-Chantiry came to the hearing to address the CRTC and were awesome in support of our application, our thanks to them and to everyone – over 3000 people that have supported DAWG FM.
Funny that a guy I read on a radio news message board seems to have guessed this ahead of time. User named Dan said this 3 weeks ago.
“My guess is the CRTC will re-grant those licenses to Astral and Frank Torres, plus give the go-ahead to the Gatineau Community Station (I assume it was this group that launched the initial complaint). That way everyone is happy.”
Hmmm. Sounds like that’s what’s happening in Ottawa doesn’t it? Does show you that sometimes people on an internet message boards really do have inside information. 🙂
April has snuck up on me. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Another gloomy day here in Kingston. Looks like winter is going to hit this area one more time. Possible rain/snow mix overnight and a chance of it from Mon-Wed. But I’ll believe it when I see it.
Lazy Saturday afternoon in Kingston. But not too lazy that I didn’t put up the show from last night.
Lead off the show with a request for Great Big Sea.
Then interview with Melanie Samson and her CD in its entirety.
End the hour with a song by Dominique Dupuis.
A link to purchase Melanie’s CD is from her MySpace page. Thanks again to her for doing the interview.
Second hour starts with an idea to read some people’s Twitter posts on air. I went longer than expected. 🙂 Amazing the segment went since I had no script and just a few notes.
Then music of Hey Rosetta, Faded Blue, Ryan Neilson, Christine Crawford and Greg Keelor.
I figured out a segway from the Twitter segment to the Hey Rosetta song ‘Holy Shit [What a Relief]’. It makes sense if you listen to it.
They’re coming through a lot of Canada on a tour. Start in BC tonight. Then Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast on a tour. Stopping in Kingston April 17th at the Grad Club.
Got a comment on last night’s blog from Adrian, Allison Crowe’s manager.
“Sounds a great show – I’ll listen when I am back home. Travelling this weekend, as Allison starts rehearsing with a band for the first time in five+ years!! Rock and roll!”
Sounds interesting. Here is the links to last night’s show.
Music of Jenn Grant, Sharona Clarke, Allison Crowe, Christine Crawford, Ryan Neilson, Francis Arsenault, Remedy and Leonard Cohen.
Lots of new music in the first hour.
Also talk about the Watchmen movie and play both versions of Hallelujah. The Cohen version that was used in the movie, and Allison’s version which was the original plan.
Interview with Ray Johnson, and the music of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. Who are starting their 25th anniversary tour.
End the show with Mark Hiscock, Justin Merdsoy, Jill Barber and Kelli Trottier.
#Update, show will be uploaded on Saturday night. Bit later than usual.
Tonight quick interview with Ray Johnson with Buddy Wasisname as they are starting a new tour. Hit Kingston May 5th at the Grand Theatre. And some music from the band.
Also music of Sharona Clarke, Justin Merdsoy, Allison Crowe, Christine Crawford, Ryan Neilson, Francis Arsenault, Remedy and Kelli Trottier. Can I cram all of that into 2 hours? Tune in and find out. 🙂
And after the show I’m conducting another interview, this time with Melanie Samson. Next Friday I’ll play the interview with Andrea Wittgens and her CD in it’s entirety. Spoke to Andrea over 40 minutes so I have a lot of content to work with.