Programmer Profile: 98% Bop FreeIan Cochran started is jazz program Searchin' at Victoria' CFUV FM101.9
before the station even when on air.
Cochrane is now a veteran broadcaster after nearly 25 years on the air, but he remembers getting his start back before CFUV was even broadcasting. “When I started - 1982? 1983? - you could only hear us CFUV one or two of the university residences and the washrooms in the SUB,” remembers Cochrane. “I had a record store in Victoria at the time, and someone asked me to get involved with a new volunteer radio station. I recall being nervous as hell You could only hear us CFUV in the washrooms in the SUB the first few weeks and hardly speaking at all during my shift. The store's long gone into legend, but I'm still at CFUV. And no, I'm not the slightest bit nervous any more.”
So what’s getting lots of spins on Searchin’ these days? “One of the side effects of doing radio and buying a lot of music, is that nothing gets into heavy rotation. There's always something new demanding attention. But a couple of things that stand out are Meaning and Mystery by Dave Douglas, Time Lines by Andrew Hill. Not to forget Bruce Springsteen's and T-Bone Burnett's latest - both superb.”More Jazz programming across the land.
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Jazz et Compagnie on CHUO 89.1FM in Ottawa, ON
Jazz Mornings on CJSW 90.9FM on Calgary, AB
Some Experiences in Jazz on CHRY 105.5FM on Toronto, ON