Posted tagged ‘radio’

CJSR Homelessness Marathon

2014/02/23

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CJSR Playlist

2013/10/09

Yesterday I programmed my first fill-in show on CJSR!

Here’s the playlist:

Hooded Fang – “Gravez”
Wool on Wolves – “Honeybee”
100 Mile House – “Boys of East Boleyn”
The Collective West – “Lighthouse”
Tyler Butler – “Workhorse”
Jim Nowhere – “Alberta Advantage”
The Smalls – “Dan Diddle a Na”
SNFU – “Cannibal Cafe”
Big Black – “Steelworker”
The Slates – “Molina Blues”
The Radiators from Space – “Television Screen”
The Pogues – “Thousands are Sailing”

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Les Paul was a Pirate?

2012/03/06

(via WFMU, who got it via Modern Mechanix)

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2011/07/20

If President Lukashenko wasn’t so busy running a dictatorship in Belarus, he might have had time to open a history book before banning songs from the radiowaves. The book he should have looked at, The Time Tipper Gore Tried to Censor Music in America, would have told him a story about politicians going after musicians’ right to freedom of speech. While it cost many artists big time cash in legal fees, all Gore and the “Parents Music Resource Center” got out of it were advisory stickers added to some album covers, and a whole lot of publicity for the bands they attacked. Plus, her husband only made it to Vice-President. They must have kicked themselves for not going for environmentalism earlier.

Anyways. Lukashenko has taken a page from the Parents Music Resource Center’s book. Hopefully it causes a grassroots Viktor Tsoi craze in the Belarus that helps topple him from power.

“Belarusian state radio bans politically sensitive songs”
“Belarus has banned the radio broadcast of several popular Russian songs with dissident undertones amid protests against the regime of the President Alexander Lukashenko, sources said today. Over the past few weeks several songs – including late Soviet-era dissident rock icon Viktor Tsoi’s famous “We Are Waiting for Change” – have disappeared from the airwaves of radio stations.”

“Viktor Tsoi’s song banned on Belarusian radio”
“Syarhei Budkin says that one cannot find a logical explanation for such a decision of the radio leadership. ‘I am convinced this ban is to become additional promotion for musicians. Such things happened before. And it was beneficial to Belarusian musicians to have an image of prohibited singers – interest of listeners grew because of that.’ As for the prohibited song by Tsoi, the expert believes that it really can become an anthem of changes in Belarus. ‘It is often heard from cars. Remarkably, there were attempts to ban it in the Soviet times as well. But after so many years it remains relevant,’ Budkin believes.”

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Voices of the Past

2011/06/27

In 1948, philosopher Bertrand Russell sat in front of a microphone at the BBC. Listeners didn’t realize how cool he looked.

Russell, a Nobel laureate, gave the inaugural Reith Lectures, a series of radio transmissions aimed at connecting experts in various fields with the general public. The lectures focused on topics of significance for their time, by the likes of J Robert Oppenheimer and George Kennan. If you don’t know who those folks are, then look ’em up, cause they’re kinda important.

Yup, big names and their ideas were made accessible to people listening to their radios. Now, the lectures are all available in an online archive, which can be found below.

Give a listen to the unwritten.

The Reith Lectures 1948-2010

The Reith Lectures homepage 

BBC Article: “BBC Radio 4 unveils 60 years of Reith Lectures Archive”

Turn up your radio!

2011/05/18

Like punk? Like radio? Than you are going to love Punk Radio!

http://www.punkrockers.com/radio/

lamenting the loss of the sound – in proven “rant” format

2011/03/26

Yesterday the Edmonton radio station 95.7 The Sound went through some ch-ch-ch-changes. Instead of playing music by local acts, they’ll now be playing Katy Perry. Instead of providing opportunities to further the careers of local musicians, they’ll now be going to shopping malls dressed in Santa costumes. Instead of the community focus being at the heart of the station, they’ll now just be another frequency transmitting music as a commodity.

The Sound, only a few months old, was already having a huge positive impact in the Edmonton music scene. That has now been replaced with more background noise for people working in cubicles. It’s just another faceless business trying to make a profit.

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