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Roots Radio Thursday on RTDS

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As we announced last week, we are debuting three one-hour radio shows with a distinct Canadian folk/roots flavour Thursday, December 6th on Radio That Doesn’t Suck. In addition, music played between airings of these shows will also be largely Canadian folk/roots music.

Scott Cooper

At 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM EST, The Andy Frank Show features music by 2012 Canadian Folk Music Award (CFMA) winners and nominees, a visit from singer/songwriter Scott Cooper with CFMA Producer of the Year Rob Szabo, as well as Evalyn Parry‘s tribute to the fourteen victims of the Montreal Massacre, which occurred on December 6, 1989.

At 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM EST, Bill Garrett presents The Open Chord. This week, Bill introduces us to Chaim Tannenbaum, a singer that made Stan Rogers’ jaw drop when he heard him, and later in the show we hear “one of the best bands to come out of Toronto in the last thirty years”. Tune in to The Open Chord and find out who they may be.

Aengus Finnan

At 1:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM EST, Episode 1 of The Songwriter’s Workshop with David Newland centres on a conversation with folk singer-songwriter Aengus Finnan. The winner of the prestigious Songs from the Heart award and Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition discusses song-making, truth, and the rhythm of windshield wipers in the rain.



  1. Welcome to the waves and depths of the worldwide ocean of web radio, Mr. Newland. Your line of probing was discreet and revealed a lot , for us, and, seemingly, for your guest as well. Bravo.

  2. I encourage you to include non-winners too. Lots of fantastic artists out there that don’t care about music awards but are still more than worthy for radio-play.


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