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KINGSTON May 2015

May 16, 2015 by Mobile Radio

CFRC - on air since 1922

CFRC – on air since 1922

Our trip to Ontario offered us the chance to visit Radia member CFRC in Kingston. The campus based radio station has been on air since 1922 and is one of the oldest community radio braodcasters in the world. Still in their original building, everything oozes the station’s remarkable history. Operations Officer Kristiana Clemens and Music Resources Manager Cameron Willis (both history graduates) made us feel very welcome and cleared several hours of airtime for us to do a Tonic Train live performance, a Neue Deutsche Welle themed DJ set and offered their 50,000+ strong music library to be abused by Johnny Head In Air, his favourite thing…

Tonic Train

Tonic Train live set

Cameron

Cameron Willis at the controls

Kristiana Clemens

Kristiana Clemens at the heart of CFRC

Neue Deutsche Welle

Talking about Neue Deutsche Welle, what do the Canadians make of Grauzone’s Eisbär?

JHIA

Johnny Head In Air, never knowingly less than 4 faders up

To our surprise we found out that our old feedback friend Matt Rogalsky lives, works and teaches in Kingston and took the chance to join him for a trip to Wolfe Island to test out his new hydrophones. At the end of our weeks stay we joined him and further protagonists from the vibrant local music scene for a concert in his garden. Kingston is cool.

Sound fishing with Matt Rogalsky

Sound fishing with Matt Rogalsky

Kingston house concert

Kingston house concert