Show #289: The Last

It’s been a great run at Regina Community Radio. For 6 years, I’ve been lucky to hit Regina airwaves and share some of my favourite music and stories with you.  I’m glad to have been able to use What Planet Is This?! to raise the percentage of jazz and funk on the radio, and happy to have a platform for all that other cool/weird/different music I’ve been playing.

Cheers to Regina Community Radio for being the platform the city needs for alternative radio and thanks for letting WPIT?! be part of it.

Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 for the last show.

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What Planet Is This?! Has One Show Left!

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It hasn’t been an easy decision to make, but the time has come to be moving on. After six solid years on the air, I’ve decided to give What Planet Is This?! a rest.

I love doing the show! It’s always a welcome reprieve in my week. That said, my life is crazy busy. I mean way too crazy busy. I’ve been putting in 18-20-hour days for years now, and I just can’t handle it anymore, so I’m cutting down on everything for the time being – even things I love doing.

Couple this with the impending doom of winter, and bearing in mind I’m a winter busser, the thought of waiting around for transfers in -1000° for another year is just not calling to me, this time around.

It is my hope to maybe, one day, pick up the show again, at some evening time slot. I get the feeling I’ll miss spinning my jazz records on the air after a while.

In the meantime, if you feel the loss of my voice on the radio is too much to bear, rest assured that I intend to continue co-hosting my late-night CJTR program, Operation Manatee (operationmanatee.ninja). You should check it out, if you’re into staying up late and listening to noisy things, as I am.

As for WPIT?!, you have one chance left. Be sure to tune in next Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00. I’m pulling out all the stops, bringing out the big guns!

As for whatplanetradio.com, twitter.com/whatplanetradio, and facebook.com/whatplanetradio, I’m going to keep blogging about music stuff, so keep coming back for what is sure to be the best thing to happen to music blogging since people discovered they needed no web skills to run a blog.

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Show #285

Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 for that much needed break from the mundane.

I dream:
1. Lee Harvey Osmond – Blue Moon Drive
2. Mike Patton – Ti Offro Da Bere
3. Saul Williams – Horn Of The Clock-Bike
4. Malika Tirolien – Revolution
5. David Braid Sextet – Reverence
6. Stan Getz & João Gilberto – It Might As Well Be Spring
7. Mo Kenney – The Great Escape
8. Tipsy – Sweet Cinnamon Punch
9. Radiohead – Kid A
10. Ibeyi – River

Of wires:
11. Jazz Jamaica – I Want You Back
12. Diana Krall – Black Crow
13. Dr. John – On The Wrong Side Of The Railroad Tracks
14. Oscar Peterson – I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
15. Jane Monheit – In The Still Of The Night
16. Brandi Disterheft – Kissing The Cheek Of Providence
17. Victor Wooten – A Woman’s Strength
18. Buffy Sainte-Marie – The Uranium War

Show #284: Radiothon 2015 Playing For Pledges + Long-Play Wednesday!

It’s Radiothon, once again, and do I ever have a treat for you!

Not only is it the last Wednesday of the month all-vinyl special, not only will I be stepping up my game even more, in the name of Radiothon, but for every pledge of $25 or more that is called in during WPIT?!, I will personally play you a live saxophone solo! No tricks, no pre-record. Actual live sax, on the air, just for you. Heck, I’ll even do it in the style you want, and requests are perfectly welcome*!

This is your big chance, folks. Want to dedicate something sultry to your sweetie? Want to get some live funk in your trunk? Call 306-525-7274 during the show (4:00 to 6:00 PM), and get just that!

Don’t forget about all those sweet, sexy gifts, draws, and prizes up for grabs!

Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00, turn it way up, and call in to pledge your support to Regina’s community radio station! Make it count, y’all!

*No Kenny G, ever. Seriously. Not funny.

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