!earshot picks for 2007
I am Chris White, the Music Director for CJAM 91.5 FM in Windsor, Ontario. My show is titled I Am Collecting Beautiful Things, and it airs every Thursday from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. With so many new releases each year, it is difficult for our other programmers to highlight them all. The goal of my show is to play music from those albums that I feel are being underrepresented, yet deserve just as much attention as the bands that normally dominate the campus radio world.
The Alberta Report
TOP 3 RECORDS OF 2007
1. The Wooden Sky – When Lost At Sea – (independent)
2. Grand Analog – Calligraffiti – (Urbnet)
3. Vietnam – Vietnam – (Kemado)
MOST UNDER-RATED RECORDS OF 2007
Andrew Rodriguez – Here Comes The Light – (Baudelaire)
MOST OVER-RATED RECORD OF 2007
The National – Boxer – (Beggars Banquet)
BEST LOCAL RELEASE OF 2007
Measured In Angles – History Of The Engine – (independent)
BEST PERSONAL C/C RADIO MOMENT OF 2007.
Becoming a Music Director was the highlight, as it expanded my knowledge of all aspects of the music industry, and introduced me to many new people and situations.
MOST ANTICIPATED RECORD FOR 2008
I have no idea what albums will be released in 2008. One of the biggest joys in life is discovering new music when you're not expecting it.