Last week we hit a milestone with our 800th episode, and that seemed like time to pause for some reflection. Every once in a while I start to wonder which artists, albums, and songs we play the most, so I do some highly unscientific calculations and come up with some interesting results. Today's show looks back at some of our most popular songs, albums, and artists.
Check out tellthebandtogohome.com for the actual leaderboard lists!
This episode is another one of those timeless standby episodes that you might hear again sometime when I can't make it down to the station and I'm not able to provide something all-new. Hopefully, you'll agree that the music in here is so great that you won't mind revisiting this episode down the road.
This episode is called the Special Guest Spectacular because every song features some kind of special guest sitting in with another artist or band. Every once in a while you catch one artist singing backup or doing a duet or playing a solo on someone else's song, and this show collects a whole bunch of those. We also dip our toes into the extensive well of special guest appearances by the Canadian and American queens of such appearances!
Note: Unfortunately there are a few little audio hiccups that appeared during recording. Technical difficulties are entirely ours.
Today a fun episode where we preview the 4th annual Static Roots Festival taking place July 12-13 in Oberhausen, Germany! Our longtime friend and supporter Dietmar Leibecke joins us to go through every act on the bill this year and talk a bit about the magic!
This episode celebrates our home city in song, with plenty of songs about and mentioning Winnipeg, as well as some of Winnipeg's finest artists, a look at some iconic Winnipeg locations, famous faces, and much more!
This is one of those timeless "standby" episodes that you may hear on UMFM again someday, but we're betting that it's so good that you won't mind a bit!
Today we're visited by singer/songwriter/radio host Sean Burns. He hosts a great show called Boots & Saddle on Winnipeg's other great campus & community station, CKUW. That station is in the midst of their annual FunDrive, and one of this year's most exciting station incentives is a deluxe CD recording of a star-studded show that took place late last year, called A Night of Country Music. Sean came by to talk about that in hopes of drumming up some support for their station. We sat around and swapped stories and listened to great country music for the rest of the show.
Consider supporting CKUW this week (or any time, really). With a $95.90 pledge, you can get a copy of the great CD! Visit ckuw.ca/donate