Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

The funding drive edition of Breaking The Tethers is done for another year.  $150 was pledged to the program; to be honest, more would have been nice but any amount is very welcome.  Many thanks to the pledgers (Dave and Renee).  Thanks also to Linda Cunningham (who often fills in on Breaking The Tethers when I'm away) and Whitney Ota (CJSW music director) who joined me during today's episode.  The podcast and tracklist for the show is at

Funding Drive 2015 show today!

Not long to go!  The Breaking The Tethers CJSW funding drive 2015 program starts in a little less than two hours, as of writing.  As always, the show will run from 10-11 am MT on CJSW, 90.9 FM,  A good time should be had by all.  I'm going to play a few tunes, talk with a guest or two,  and, most importantly, hopefully raise some cash for Calgary's (only!) campus and community radio station.  Pledges can be made by calling 403-220-5000 or online at funding  Many thanks!

Friday, October 23, 2015

CJSW Funding Drive 2015 begins!

The CJSW Funding Drive 2015 began this morning, 9 am.  If you want to pledge, the number is (403) 220-5000.  You can donate online at  Also check out

As mentioned, the Breaking The Tethers Funding Drive show will be this coming Monday, October 26, 10-11 am MT.  Please join me then!


Monday, October 19, 2015

October 12 and 19, 2015

One of the great features of the revamped CJSW site ( is that there are podcasts for every episode of every show, from the last week or two going forward.  These are actual recordings of the programs.  This is something that listeners have long requested and is finally here.  If you miss a show when it's on live, you can go to the CJSW site and listen there.  In addition, there are also trackless for every show.

For Breaking The Tethers, there are two podcasts available so far:

October 12:

Note: There's a typo in the tracklist for Oct. 12.  One track is mostly missing, "Parts four five, pt. 4" by Gordon Beeferman from the album Parts four five.

The Oct. 19 show was guest hosted by Linda Cunningham.  Many thanks to Linda for filling in!

Stay tuned for the 2015 CJSW Funding Drive show next Monday, October 26, 10-11 am MT.


The Blog Rises Again...

It's been a few years since I've used this blog for my CJSW radio program, Breaking The Tethers (BTT).  I moved the blog function for BTT to the CJSW website and have posted playlists and such there. However, there is a new CJSW site that does not include a blog; accordingly I'm going to start using this (old) blog again for BTT matters.  Stay tuned for more here very soon!