Program Profile: I am CanadianHome Game on Victoria'a CFUV is just one of many radio programs specializing in Canadian music
By Magnus Thyvold
“I've always felt Canadian musicians got a bum wrap” says Pingle. He first tried an all-Canadian show at CHMR Radio while I saw how much they appreciated their local artists; it made me resolve to continue supporting Canadian music studying at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland. (he’d also had a show at Windsor’s CJAM before that.). A stint in Australia convinced him he was on the right track. “” Home Game focuses on emerging Canadian artists and whenever possible features interviews with artists coming through town. Rob also likes to support and feature local acts as much as possible. He has also developed a supporting website, www.homegameradio.com, with podcasts, info about the bands and more.
Some of Rob’s favourite recent Canadian releases include Christine Fellows, Geoff Berner, Great Lakes Swimmers, Buck 65, Jenn Grant and the Weakerthans. Home Game airs every second week and alternates with another Canadian-focused program, Canada Post with Johanna Henderson.
Check out Rob’s picks for the best of 2007.
Random Radio on CHCR 102.9 FM in Killaloe, ON
The Vinyl Exam on CJAI 92.1FM Stella ON
We Surrender on CJAM 91.5 FM in Windsor, ON
The Northern Basement on CKLN 88.1FM in Toronto, ON
Underground Sounds on CKUT 90.3 FM Montreal, QC
Village Meat Radio Show on CHCR 102.9 FM in Killaloe, ON