Kim Cooke is a consumate record man who has helped steer careers and shape hits, working his way from record store clerk to a corporate executive. A half-decade back he tossed security to become entrepreneur. Bill King sits down with Kim for a revealing look at what maketh the man.
Contrarian American radio consultant Randy Kabrich has his own thoughts about the Nielsen/Numeris vs Voltair ping-pong discussion. He argues that PPM pundits lack the foundation of having full supporting data available to them...
It has been eight years since Lori Yates last released an album, on Saturday night she held a launch party for her return album, in Hamilton, and fans turned out in force for their honky tonk heroine.
Bill King asked people on Facebook what they were listening to in the moment last Sunday. The responses were numerous, and the variety astonishing. Put the selections altogether and we'd have old time FM radio.
Straggler comments on our reader survey of all-time great instrumental breaks that turned songs into killer hits, and a reader writes to tear a final strip off our (almost) dearly departed...PM.
This is a real family story, one that cuts deep to the heart of what millions endure daily with a parent or grandparents who have lost their place in this world.
Not all B-sides were created equal. Bill King asked a few of our readers to name some of their favourite B-sides. Remember them? Those songs that sat on the flipside of 45rpm discs. Judging from the feedback, more than a few remember and quite a few have voiced their favourites.
Berklee's main man discusses the rich fabric that bonds students to the realities of the music biz. Notable graduates on the charts today include Esperanza Spalding, Imagine Dragons, Betty Who, Kiesza, Lucius, St. Vincent, and Charlie Puth.
Can you recall an instrumental figure or break in a recording that made it a hit record? Bill King surveys our readers and adds a few thoughts of his own. Here's what you wrote....
Music charts used to be simple affairs that gave one a snapshot of what was hot and what was bubbling under. This is no longer the case.
Recently, Gloria found herself doing spot work at CFRB and a variety of other projects. I thought of all the nights following the stars, the up-and-coming, and happenings, and wondered if I could get her to sit across from me on my Thursday morning show at CIUT 89.5 and just talk. She graciously did, for a solid hour.