National Non-Smoking Week

I did an interview with Will Cooke, Tobacco Control Coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society regarding National Non-Smoking Week, running until January 22nd in 2011. Here is the interview we aired.

will cooke interview

power outage all better

we’re temporarily off the air while we recover from a temporary power outage issue. battery backups have to recharge, equipment has to thaw (we lost heat too), and when all is right, we’ll be back on the air again.  stay tuned!

everything thawed. atomic batteries to power. turbines to speed.

i’m relieved to say everything survived the deep freeze. we’re rocking again. sorry for that unscheduled outage.

CBC Song Quest

Song Quest

I’m thrilled to have some really lovely songs from the CBC Song Quest project. Manitoba’s Kerri Latimer is featured with a song I’m an instant fan of called ‘Mountain Road’.

What is Song Quest? Well, I’d describe it the simple notion that there are uniquely Canadian stories to tell, and will to help artists tell them. From their website: “13 musicians – one from each province and territory – have been selected to add a new chapter to the Canadian songbook through the creation of 13 new original road songs.”

Visit for more information.

There’s a new mayor in town …

The unofficial results of the 2010 Municipal Election for the town of Beausejour, Manitoba is as follows:

For Mayor:

Lyle Schwark, 509
Brad Saluk, 695 (elected)

For Council:

Michael Baxter, 398
Guy Rowson, 410
Claudia Dumoulin, 489
Jeff Goethals, 576 votes (elected)
Alvin Klapprat, 689 (elected)
Ed Dubray, 693 (elected)
Art Berry, 705 (elected)

One Man Out

Local Beausejour resident Colin Graves was inspired as he watched the rescue of the Chilean miners. He wrote and recorded One Man Out, and released a video to youtube.

Here is the interview I did when Colin when I was lucky enough to have him visit Town Radio.

colin graves interview 20101023

And here is the video and song.


The DreamcatchersLocal business owners of Beausejour Music John and Gail are also familiar to many as The Dreamcatchers Band. We have a couple of their CDs, with one pictured here. They are mainly Country and Country Gospel, and I think John writes most of these songs They’re also good friends of Town Radio, and are happy to receive CDs on our behalf at their store on Third Street South. They’re typically open afternoons if you need some guitar strings, or are interested in music lessons.

Tracy K

Tracy KBeausejour’s own Tracy K delves into more that one musical genre. Blues, Jazz, and really, she’s strikes me as as someone just plain loves any music. We’re lucky enough to have some songs from an upcoming CD that will be called ‘Canned Heat’, so tune in to hear those.  For more info about Tracy K, visit her website at

Anne Pleskach and Bill Scherbatiuk

Fans of traditional Ukrainian music will enjoy the music Anne and Bill.

Darling Friday

Another musical project recorded by Max Dupas at Hazel Ridge Studios close to Beausejour is Darling Friday. More info at

Liebschien Frjygga

Hazelridge studios is a stone’s throw from Beausejour, and features Max Dupas at the controls and behind the music of Liebschen Frjygga. For more on them, visit