Features

Mark Kelso
November 9, 2015
by Bill King

Former Humber College of Music student Mark Kelso is a Belfast-born boy who has made Toronto his home for many years. Over the years, he has built his a reputation around his ability to be a musical chameleon who has worked with artists such as John Pizzarelli, Bonnie Raitt, Shania Twain, Ian Tyson, and Gino Vannelli.

Martin Forbes, Marty's Musings
November 9, 2015
by Martin Forbes

Radio broadcaster-turned-media-consultant Martin Forbes recently expanded on a column written for FYI by Pat Holiday about Canada's next-gen radio announcers. His thoughts are a must-read for the blue suits and those just starting out in the industry today.

Mahalia Jackson, Elvis, Barbara McNair
November 6, 2015
by Bill King
Sunday night Ed Sullivan played the best music America had to offer with no dividing line between races. Dick Clark gave us Philly soul and all around you could sense big change coming
Pat Holiday
November 4, 2015
by Pat Holiday

In the early '80s I was given a remarkable offer that forever changed my view of how to be a success. It was presented to me with an up side and a down side. Here’s the offer...

Adele
November 4, 2015
by FYI Staff

You are not going to believe who said "Hello!"

Pat Holiday
November 2, 2015
by Pat Holiday

Talking about the past makes me uncomfortable. Unfortunately I have to go back for a minute to write this.

Carol Welsman
November 2, 2015
by Bill King

Canadian jazz vocalist and Berklee School of Music graduate Carol Welsman is the granddaughter of conductor/composer Frank Welsman and the sister of composer John Welsman. She has been nominated 5 times for the Juno Awards and tells her story to Bill King in today's feature edition, A Conversation with...

October 30, 2015
by Bill King

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.

Randy Kabrich
October 30, 2015
by FYI Staff

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...

Lori Yates, Sweetheart Of The Valley
October 27, 2015
by Kerry Doole

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.

October 26, 2015
by Bill King

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.

October 26, 2015
by FYI Staff

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.