Show #98 (I think) Playlist, etc. + Long-Play Wednesday

Dusty old record player

Dusty old record player

I hate spending time apart. Don’t you?

Well, I may have been missing out on the show – which is normally one of the best parts of my week – but I did get to see songwriting legend and performer Allen Toussaint in Edmonton last Wednesday night. What a good time!

Now that I’m back in town, though, it’s time to get down to business – the laid-back, easy-going way! I picked up some new records while I was in the big city and I’ve already got them along side my steadfast favourites and random cool selections for tonight.

As you know, the last Wednesday of every month is Long-Play Wednesday. It’s all on vinyl record tonight, so pour yourself a drink of choice, pull up your favourite chair, plug in those headphones or just let the speakers play and let me guide you into musical happiness from 4:00 to 6:00!
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There Is Currently A Saw Stuck In My Head

Sawing For Teens (The Big Snit)

Sawing For Teens (The Big Snit)

Actually, this is just a reminder that there is no show for What Planet Is This?! tonight. I’m off to Edmonton for a few concerts and a short visit.

If you’re in Edmonton, drop me a line and let’s meet for coffee/tea/heroin/whatever. I’ll still be checking e-mail, etc.

Be sure to keep your radio receiver tuned in to 91.3 FM tonight, though, as there will be a special guest host filling in from 4:00 to 6:00.

If not sooner, you’ll hear from me next Wednesday.

Be well.

Show #97 (I think) Playlist, etc.

Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Would you believe me if I said I typically spend at least one hour preparing each show? It usually takes me around an hour and a half, in fact.

“Why does it take so long?” You might ask.

Well, a lot of the time I have to listen to a good portion of a song before I know if I’ll play it or not, for sure. Sometimes I just want to make sure it has the right vibe for the type of show I’m going for. Sometimes it’s a new album that I haven’t listened to much and I need to figure out which would be the best tune to play. Sometimes I’m just bored with what I’ve got lined up and I have to start from scratch.

I suppose it’s what people would call a “labour of love”.

Sometimes it’s a huge pain in the ass to go through all of the tunes, time things out, allot Canadian content, double-check and make sure there isn’t anything too lame sneaking its way in there, throw in some back-up tunes, in case I want to change anything up. But I always do it – because, at the end of the day, there is really nothing better than good music. It always pays off.

Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
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Show #96 (I think) Playlist, etc. + RADIOTHON SPECIAL

So special that it deserves fireworks and annoying ALL CAPS! It’s Radiothon week and with that comes the best that I can give you. Not that I don’t do my best every week, but this week, I’ve got something a little extra special lined up for you. It will be just wonderful!

However, there is a catch.

This super-fantastic-amazing Radiothon special hinges on one key element that I’ve never tried before. It’s something I can’t even try out beforehand. I really won’t know if it’ll work until I get there tonight. That makes me pretty nervous, actually. It’s a make-it-or-break-it sort-of thing and I like to remain in fairly calm control of this show.

Will it be alright? Will it crash and burn?

Tune in tonight from 4:00 to 6:00 to find out! O.o
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Radiothon 2011 is now on!

It’s Radiothon week at Regina Community Radio. For one week, every year, the station calls to all of our valued listeners for your direct financial help.

There’s no beating around the bush here, folks. We are calling to you for donations to reach this year’s goal of $20,000 to pay for new/better broadcasting and recording facilities and help us make CJTR the best it can be!

Every $25 you pledge gets you one entry into each daily draw and one entry into our Grand Prize Draw (an all-inclusive trip to a 5-star resort in Cancun!

Head to for more information or to make a pledge online using PayPal! You can also call the station any time to make a pledge over the phone at 306-525-7274.

By the way, if you want to talk to me, personally, I’ll be answering the pledge line from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, immediately after my program. I hope to hear from you! Thanks to those who called while I was on the phones yesterday!

Your pledge is what keeps this station going. Without your support, Regina Community Radio could not be a reality. Thank you so much!