Time for a blog entry with all the interviews from 2009. One of those things where I knew there was a few but once I added them up it got to be a longer list than I though. [Added Allison Crowe which got lost in all the copy and paste I was doing]
Thanks to all those who gave time to be interviewed for the show in 2009. Time to go “Romper Room” and say thanks to Sora, Fergus, Ray, Andrea, Melanie, Tim, Melissa, Bryan, Ian, Toni Marie, Robin, Allison, Neate, Laurie, Gerry and Kirsten. Whew. Close to 18 hours of radio here so many weeks worth of listening if you missed some of them.
Sora on her latest CD and her music for this episode.
Fergus O’Byrne from the legendary Newfoundland group Ryan’s Fancy joins the show.
Ray Johnson from Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers before their tour stop in Kingston.
Andrea Wittgens, the first Queen’s graduate to join the show. Originally from Antigonish, NS and currently living in Seattle.
Melanie Samson a singer/songwriter from Newfoundland who sings in English and French. And she’s also a schoolteacher and we discuss that and her experience at the ECMA’s.
Tim Baker from Hey Rosetta! in an interview where he was walking around Toronto on a day off on his cellphone. Put together at the last minute before they came to Kingston last spring but it worked out well.
Melissa DiMarco from Out There before an episode where she visited Nova Scotia.
Bryan Page from Faded Blue on the 2 year anniversary show of the radio show. Interview was done live during the show as opposed to the usual taped scenario.
Ian Foster joined the program for the 3rd time before his 2009 tour. This time he drove from Newfoundland to Ontario, then flew to British Columbia for some dates.
Toni-Marie Wiseman from NTV who interviewed me for the Newfoundland Herald and helped get the Fergus O’Byrne interview. We talk about how she started out in radio and then moved to TV. Cover a lot of topics including her favorite songs.
Allison Crowe and her music for 2 hours.
Neate Sager on the Queen’s Golden Gaels Vanier Cup run.
Robin Meade from HLN’s Morning Express joined the show during her book tour. Day we taped it she was doing a book signing that night in her native Ohio.
Two Olympic torchbearers from the Kingston area, Laurie Walker and Rev. Gerry Moore. Then with Kirsten Mihailides from the Coca-Cola side of the Torch relay organizers.
Thanks again to all those who joined the show during 2009. Going to be hard to top that list of guests in 2010, but I’ll see who I can bring to the airwaves.
Queen’s Hockey tonight at 7:30pm against RMC. Friday the show will be a bit shorter due to another hockey game at 7:30pm followed by Queen’s Basketball Saturday at 8pm. Busy week of University sports on the station.
Not sure how many readers might be in St. John’s and have some free time Friday afternoon. In case there is, you can see the Olympic Torch run go through town. Friday’s show I’m re-airing the interview with Toni Marie Wiseman from this past summer. She has the torch at 4:24pm Newfoundland time tomorrow. From her Facebook page.
“I’d love to have people come cheer me on Friday when I’m carrying the Torch I start at Cabot Tower at 4:24pm. (Friday the 13th–Yikes!)”
It won’t be airing live on NTV, from what I can tell. Possibly shown on tape during Friday’s news but that’s not confirmed. With the internet I’m sure there will be pictures and video up soon enough.
So tonight at 6pm Toni’s interview from this past summer and music for 2 hours. Some of her picks and other Newfoundland artists. I also give my football pick for Queen’s-Western at the start of Hour 2. Going with Queen’s but I forget if I said by 7 points or not. I taped it Monday morning so it’s been a few days.
Show with Robin Meade is on Archive.org as well, forgot to put up a link before.
Looks like I didn’t upload the first hour, but the interview was during the second hour. I might go in and take out the interview separately for another link. Make it a shorter download but that won’t be till next week. Middle of working 6 nights in a row, so I’m busy. LOL.
Thanks again to Robin and Toni Marie for doing both interviews.
This is for the Canadian readers of the blog as it is Thanksgiving weekend. I work all weekend but have Monday/Tuesday off. It’s something but not really the same.
The link for Friday’s show will be up after the long weekend. First hour I played songs from The Last Waltz since that was recorded on Thanksgiving night. Sure it was American Thanksgiving but most of The Band was Canadian so it makes sense.
Second hour is the interview with Robin Meade and the music of The Lever Pulled. You can get it from the CFRC archive but I’ll upload it in a couple of days.
Wanted to wait till I had done the interview to mention this one. Took a few months of planning and emails but I spoke to Robin Meade from HLN [formerly Headline News] this morning.
She wrote a new book that came out this past month and since I’ve watched the show for a few years thought I might as well give it a try. Authors do radio interviews to help promote the book so I threw my hat in. The long version will wait for another post. Need to head to bed.
Robin was very nice and generous with her time. Knew she was phoning at 10am but forgot to check how long she had to speak with me. Oops. Went close to 30 minutes which was longer than I thought. Thanks to Robin, especially since she’s on the book tour today and tomorrow. She’s doing some book signings in her home state of Ohio. These will be some long days.
I’ll air it next Friday as this week is almost done. And I wasn’t sure how long we were going to chat for. Gives more time to spread the word too.
You’ll get to hear me tell her one big Canadian/American difference of a certain beverage she liked. If you read the book you’ll know what drink she used to like a lot in Chicago. [Nothing to do with alcohol. Come on. LOL.]
A lot of Canadians don’t even know there is a difference between the countries when it comes to this one.
I quickly mentioned the Facebook page at the end as I found out Brent Maclean from The Lever Pulled also watches Robin. She said she does read the comments during the commercial break and knows there are a lot of Canadian viewers. So feel free to visit that page.
And places to get the book online in Canada. I’d recommend it to viewers of the show and people interesting in how someone dealt with panic attacks. She started having them after being in TV for a few years but pulled through it. Came close to quitting which is hard to imagine if you see her on TV now.
Also a fun read for someone like me who is in broadcasting. Always interesting to read about how other people started out.
Made the NY Times Bestseller’s list on the “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” section. “Advice and How To” is a category that makes sense. But adding the word Miscellaneous? That’s vague.
Now off to bed, up quite late being on midnights. Funny thing as I ended the phone call, Robin told me to get some rest. When a morning TV person is saying that, you know you have strange hours. 🙂