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.
(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.
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 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.