PAST MAIN BLOG POSTS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2014
EOP EPISODE 005
EP 005 aired on June 16th, 2014. The acts included in the show (in order of appearance) were Avril Lavigne, Steve Whyte & Friends, Doug Gifford, Don Norman and The Other 4, The Bells, Terry Carisse, Shawn McCullough, The Craig Foster Band, Katalin Kiss, Ritual, Lisa Hart, Dieter Boehme and Dendt.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2014
EOP EPISODE 004
EP 004 aired on June 9th, 2014. The acts included in the show (in order of appearance) were Lee Aaron, Hard Pushin' Papa, Astrid Young, Bob McCord and The Vibrations, Colleen MacAlister, Leaving Kentucky, Mary Jane Lamond, Patricia Murray, Josh Decaire, Debbie McLean, Andrew Martin and Zon.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27th, 2014
2014 CHRISTMAS FUN
This is funner than you'd think, listening to so many Christmas songs, that is. What a GREAT variety! Let me simply add, listen in when this episode airs - you won't be disappointed. Hey, maybe even save your wrapping plans for the show!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 2014
EOP EPISODE 003
EP 003 aired on June 2nd, 2014. The acts included in the show (in order of appearance) were The Tragically Hip, Jeff Callery, Dreadful dAYS, Andy Schick, Suzanne Pasternak, X-Husbands, The Haggertys, Zero-Hour, Gentlemens Club, Tranquility Base, The Carnies, Adam Knapp And Kickback and Klaatu.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
EOP EPISODE 002
EP 002 aired on May 26th, 2014. The acts included in the show (in order of appearance) were Bentwood Rocker, Paul Fenton, Broken Walls, The Mystic Caravan, The Blue Diamonds, Nash the Slash, Cliff Edwards, Instant Rivalry, Rick Hodgson, Groundswell and Captain Kife. Special guest on the show was guitarist Vincent Ramsperger, and a BIG thanks goes out to him!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
EOP EPISODE 001
Originally produced as the pilot, EP 001 aired on May 16th, 2014. The acts included in the show (in order of appearance) were Bryan Adams, Ken Harnden, The Manatees, Otis6pak, Otis Strange, Jamie Stever, Don Cochrane, The Sands of Time, Kelli Trottier, Mojo Shooter, Sawmill Road, Tanya Trombetta and Troy Thompson.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
THE PLANS
The name says it all, really - Eastern Ontario Playlist. When I suggested to Eric Tremblay East ONT tunes as a show 'theme', no genres barred, I did not know other station staff had had the same idea (no, really) and found no takers. That surprise came later. Familiarizing myself with station's technical requirements, then making the pilot, both turned out to be easier than the bigger challenge of organizing the show. Mapping out as many episodes as I could and gathering the tracks - sounds tedious, but wasn't for a self-admitted music-a-holic. With the amount of releases in my personal collection, I estimated about 15 shows could be slapped together. Diving into sites like rateyourmusic.com, bandcamp.com, reverbnation.com, soundcloud.com, cdbaby.com and discogs.com meant I could likely extend that to 20 or more. Turns out I wasn't far off.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2014
GETTING THE SHOW OFF THE GROUND
Ooo-kay. From the top. Back in April, my old chum, Pete Jardine, mentioned to me that he was about to make his second appearance as a guest on CJAI Island Radio 92.1 FM's Friday Night Show, hosted by Eric Tremblay. As a lark, I suggested Eric hear a recording of Pete from our old Brothers Bruce comedy tracks. Eric graciously did just that, making it quite clear he wanted that track in the same show as Pete's next guest appearance. During those original chats with Eric, the topic of CJAI's shows, their contents, and the stations policies on playing pre-recorded shows were discussed. 'Eastern Ontario Playlist' developed from there. A bit of a dream come true. Once the final requirement was in place, aka commitment of the exclusive sponsor 'Road Worn Entertainment', I put the pilot together in early May, and CJAI played it May 16th. Off and running!
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Episode 007
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Episode 010
Episode 011
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Episode 013
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ABOUT THE SHOW
EOP was a 1 hour radio program I produced & hosted, featuring music by eastern Ontario acts, and broadcasted exclusively by CJAI 92.1 FM from Stella, Ontario (Amherst Island) - Canada's smallest radio station. The original series of 23 episodes ran on Monday evenings at 7 PM from May 16th thru Oct 20th, 2014, and a special Christmas show that aired Dec 15th and 19th. The second series of 8 episodes ran on Monday evenings at 9 PM from Aug 10th thru Nov16th, 2015, all 8 focussing on regional acts who primarily promote their music online. All totalled, over 400 acts were featured over those first 32 shows.
- Jef Leeson
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