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.
Rerun? No it’s a “classic” episode. Ya, it’s a rerun. Working all weekend, feeling tired and getting a tooth pulled early next week adds up to airing a “classic”. I’ve had teeth pulled before, before they gave me braces I had overcrowding to deal with. I was awake while they pulled FOUR teeth. Remember one flying across the room. Fun times.
Episode is from April and one people have been searching for the last few days apparently. First hour an interview with Tim Baker from Hey Rosetta! and tracks from their latest CD.
Then live music from Teresa Ennis during ECMA weekend. Live music from Blue Rodeo, from a promotional EP only given to radio stations in the mid 90’s.
Good content for a ‘rerun’. You can listen to it now, or wait for it to play around 6pm on the radio.
Back next week with a new episode, quite a bit of blues is the plan with Limestone Blues Festival in town. Tape that ahead of time this Monday, before my trip to the dentist the next day. Fun summer evening that will be.
Trying to recover from being awake for 23 hours yesterday.
Up at 5:30am for work, then go to CFRC around 5pm. Radio show over at 8pm.
Met some of the band while doing sound check at 8:30. Got bite to eat then back to Grad Club. Show started little after 10:30pm and finished up after 1am.
Walked for about 15 minutes to a coffee shop to call a cab and got home 1:45am. Watched last half of the new episode of “Out There” on CITYTV Vancouver.
Get some food and it’s 2:30 am. But if you’ve worked nights or anything you know you still need time to wind down. So I watched Russell Crowe on Letterman, CBS Seattle.
At almost 4am and decided to put on the radio. CFRC programming from 2-7am are rebroadcasts from the previous day. So for example Offsides which airs at 4pm, comes on again at 4am. Sure enough, heard Tyler again at 4am.
So I think I would’ve come on again at 6am with the hour of Hey Rosetta!, but thankfully I was asleep by then.
Onto last night’s program.
Interview with Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta!, and songs from their CD which I’ll give the entire title here. “Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood)” for the entire hour.
Start off the hour with Jenn Grant, from her new CD ‘Echoes’. Then 20 minutes of live music from Teresa Ennis. She performed live on the radio during ECMA weekend. More live tracks from Blue Rodeo’s Daze in America EP.
End the hour with one more song from Hey Rosetta! who played Kingston later that night. Great concert. Opening act had to cancel so the band opened for themselves doing a 45 minute acoustic set. Still got their full set after a 10 minute break.
Was able to speak with Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta! yesterday and will air that tomorrow night. Before their 10pm concert in Kingston later that night.
It’s about 12 minutes and Tim was on his cell walking around the streets of Toronto on a rare day off. Came together at the last minute but it worked out quite well.
So many tracks from the band tomorrow night. Yes, the exclamation point is in the name of the band. It does make the name “Hey Rosetta!” stand out.