Join CFRC’s Rick Jackson, host of At The Movies, this summer as he plays half a century years of Canadian musicians and their hits. Airing every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm EST, 50 Years of Canadian #1s! will feature an incredible assortment of over 200 artists drawn from airplay charts in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Kingston and Belleville. The show starts Sunday, May 26 with The Crew-Cuts 1954 hit, “Sh boom” which spent 9 weeks at #1. Other artists featured include Paul Anka, whose song “Diana” was #1 on the CHUM charts in 1957, Bobby Curtola, Lords of London, The Poppy Family, Edward Bear, The Skylarks (who charted #1 in Vancouver), Chilliwack, Bob and Doug Mackenzie (#1 with ‘Take Off’ in 1981) and The Blushing Brides, #1 in Kingston with ‘What You Talking About’ in 1982.
Tune in this summer on Sundays, and enjoy the sometimes unusual history of Canadian hits!
We find Gold & Youth’s “Beyond Wilderness” situated at the top of our charts for the second week in a row. The melodic melancholy and nostalgia in the music of this vancouver-based synth band is achieved through dark synth layers and understated guitar.
The new musical project of Esmarine’s Rebecca Foon took the number three spot this week. She made her album debut under the name Saltland, “I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us,” utilizing layers of hushed and minimalistic sounds. Saltland creates gentle rhythms and droning sounds throughout the album.
At number four we hear “Tragic Care,” by Folly & The Hunter. This indie-folk group makes effective use of multiple harmonies and acoustic compositions. The music draws from the perspectives and experiences of the group’s members, providing the music with depth.
Maylee Todd incorporates exotic instrumentals and soulful, at times delicate, vocals into a sound ranging from upbeat and pop-y to soft and pretty. Keep an ear open for Maylee Todd’s upcoming Kingston show at The Mansion, on June 29th.
On our Electronic chart… The groundbreaking and influential electronic duo, Daft Punk, released their fourth studio album, “Random Access Memories,” this week. The music of Daft Punk continues to be fun, surprising, and unique. Disco meets French house meets synthpop, the duo’s creativity does not rest. The album includes a number of collaborations with talented artists, including Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, and Chilly Gonzales, to name a few. The much anticipated album topped our electronic chart this week, and made the number eight spot on our Top 30 as well.
Here’s what else has charted:
1. Gold & Youth // Beyond Wilderness (Arts & Crafts)*
2. No Joy // Wait To Pleasure (Mexican Summer)*
3. Saltland // I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us (Constellation)*
4. Folly & The Hunter // Tragic Care (Outside Music)*
5. Kurt Vile // Walkin On A Pretty Daze (Matador)
6. Maylee Todd // Escapology (Do Right! Music)*
7. Dubmatix // Rebel Massive (Renegade)*
8. Daft Punk // Random Access Memories (Columbia)
9. Kobo Town // Jumbie In The Jukebox (Cumbancha)*
10. Blue Hawaii // Untogether (Arbutus)*
* = CDN
Check out the rest of our Top 30 albums for the week at our earshot listing.
Finally, be sure to tune into CFRC 101.9 FM or stream it live, here at cfrc.ca!
Regular programming will be preempted to broadcast convocation speeches of honorary degree recipients and guests. Speeches typically begin around 10 or 20 minutes into the program. Stay tuned!
Thursday, May 23rd – 2:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Alan Bernstein, D.Sc
Friday, May 24th – 2:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dame Pamela Gordon Banks, LL.D
Monday, June 3rd – 2:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Benita Warmbold
Wednesday, June 5th – 2:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Carol Campbell
Thursday, June 6th – 10:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker: William Young
Thursday, June 6th – 2:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: William Young
Friday, June 7th – 2:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Sally Thorne, D.Sc.
Monday, June 10th – 2:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Wilfrid Wilkinson, LL.D
Wednesday, June 12th – 2:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Raymond Bradley, D.Sc.
Thursday, June 13th – 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient:Peter Nicholson, LL.D
Thursday, June 13th – 2:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient:Glenn Close, LL.D
Friday, June 14th – 2:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Chief Justice Warren Winkler, LL.D
CFRC has received funding through the National Campus and Community Radio Association to recruit an Indigenous person for a 6-week residency to create a feature-length audio documentary on the impacts of residential schools on our communities.
Potential areas of focus include: interviews with first and second-generation survivors, elder and youth perspectives, survivors and the prison system, and critical explorations of the Truth and Reconciliation commission and its processes.
The resident will receive free audio recording and radio production training from CFRC, free access to CFRC’s digital audio production studios and portable audio recorders, and a $1500 honorarium for completing the project. No previous broadcast experience is required. Candidates are asked to submit a 1-page statement of interest for the project by Monday, June 17 at 4pm.
For more information, please contact email@example.com, call 613-533-2121 or visit NCRA.ca.