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Oral History in Conversation with Andy Williams

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Sunday Aug 19th The Goods Radio show went live from Casa Del Popolo for a  live interview with Andy Williams conducted by Doug Miller (co-host of Amandla, CKUT’s African News Programme since 1987). They go through Andy’s musical origins in  Derby, England, Jamaica, Toronto, Lennoxville  and now Montreal. He speaks of the music he listened to growing up and his insatiable hunt for sounds that are sweet to his ears.

 

 

 

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Oral History with Martha Marie Kleinhams

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(above picture Donnie Rossiter and Martha Marie Kleinham)

As part of CKUT’s 30th Anniversary Oral History project, we interviewed Martha Marie Kleinhans who was one of the key driving forces behind CKUT’s fm licence application and move to FM. She says that Concordia University was expected to get the licence because of their active ties to the local scene however, CKUT’s (McGill) application put a strong focus on community programming and she believes this is what worked in the end. She also said there was some internal resistance as programmers knew that they would be evolving to a different kind of radio station. She volunteered prior to the license and ran for station manager on the basis of delivering the fm licence. She was the first station manager at CKUT 1986-87.  She said she worked closely with Don Rossiter and had the help of McGill Legal Professor Dr. F.H. Buckley who said “they rejected my idea that they go All-Monkees, All the time.”

She and Donnie went around to various cultural communities with a large hypothetical grid and said “should we get the licence would you be interested in producing radio”.

“We got the licence based on a promise.” The rest is history.

 

Andy Moore of the band the Ex interviewed May 2004

Andy Moore guitarist for Dutch Anarcho punk band The Ex talks to Eric Theriault in May 2004.  The Ex performed at the Festival International Du Musique Actuelle in 2004

Andy Moore (previously of Dog Face Hermans) speaks about the Ex’s DYI philosophy and the the influence of Eastern African music . He also talks about the departure of longtime member Luc Ex in 2002.

 

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Tim Berne interviewed at FIMAV 2004

tim-berneNew York Saxophonist Tim Berne brought his project “Tim Berne’s Expanded Science Friction Band” to Victoriaville for the 2004 Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

Eric Theriault host of CKUT music department interviews him for the radio show New Shit.

 

MC Beans interviewed on Funky Revolutions 2004

Khalid M’Seffar host of the radio show Funky Revolutions interview with New York MC Beans formerly of the Anti-Pop Consortium – just prior to the release of his EP “Now Soon Someday” (largely conceived and produced on a 4-track machine).  They discuss the punk esthetique of Anti Pop Consortium and the pressure of conformity post 9/11 and the importance of family. The interview took place April 2004.

Ian Mackaye’s salad days – 1993

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Interview with Ian Mackaye of Fugazi

Date: September 12, 1993

Produced by: Tien Lee

Ian Mackaye elaborates on Fugazi‘s reasoning on making “unconventional” decisions such as charging $5 to see them while still playing at recognized venues such as Metropolis. He goes over the history of the band’s line, music, and his original hopes for the band. The classic Mackay interview ends with a critique on the music reviewers and explains his emotional response to the “lazy” journalism music writers seem to indulge in.

 

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