Programs & Archives – Roots

  • Amateur Hour

    Electronic/Exploratory, Pop/Rock, Roots, Nostalgia, Spoken Word, Cultural Exchange, Variety, Poetry, Storytelling, Unexplored Realms

    Where bad is good and worse is better. Amateur Hour features the best of the worst. Artists and bands that never got their fair share of airtime for how seemingly weird, aweful or cheesy they are will finally get their due. Tune in every week to outsider artists, celeb singers, and novelty bands square off in a battle for amateur supremacy.

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  • Barking Dog

    Roots

    Come join your friends on the front porch for an afternoon hootenanny. Barking Dog is here to guide you through decades of folk and roots music from all over North America. Whether you’re a longtime folk fan or just discovering the origins of today’s music, we’ve got something for everyone, and our bark is always worse than our bite.

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  • Bluesday

    Roots, Blues

    Blues, jass, jump blues, country blues, psychodelic blues… blues.

    Hosts: Rockin’ Ronnie and Dawn O’ the Blues.

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  • Boots and Saddle

    Roots, Country and Western

    From Austin, TX, to Austin, MB, from the Blue Door to the Times Change(d), expect a mix of classic and contemporary country from international and local artist when you tune into Boots & Saddle.

    Each Tuesday, if the good Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise, Sean and guests bring you country & western music that won’t be found anywhere else on your FM dial.

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  • Destination Moon

    Roots, Nostalgia

    A Supersonic sock-hop a go-go shock. I play the wild cuts from stale nostalgia records in thrift store bargain bins and yard sales. Plus, theme episodes.

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  • Exile Files

    Jazz, Roots, Blues, World

    True story: host, Dave Quanbury, is an exile. Each week’s show starts with an anecdote related to his experience at the border and introduces the week’s musical theme. The music spans the gamut of genres keeping to the weekly theme.

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  • Sunnyroad

    Pop/Rock, Eclectic, Roots

    From a dimly lit juke joint to a country field and everything in between — meet me on the Sunnyroad. An eclectic melange of roots, folk, indie and the undefinable. Think locally is a motto! Sometimes there will be a special guest sharing and discussing their dreams, delights and musical loves. Listen and be pleasantly surprised.

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  • The C.A.R.P

    Electronic/Exploratory, Hip Hop/Groove, Loud, Pop/Rock, Eclectic, Roots, World

    every sunday evening your host, chris friesen, plays lounge music for a beach party in hades, the lounge is located beside a broken elevator that is blasting out ‘elevator music’ through a shattered transistor radio speaker that really shouldn’t work at all but somehow still does. a different version of Duke Ellington’s CARAVAN every week.

    Intermittent tweeting via that twitter thing available to be followed at http://twitter.com/theckuwcarp

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  • The Gashlycrumb Tinies

    Electronic/Exploratory, Hip Hop/Groove, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Roots, World

    The English alphabet hath 26 letters, and the calendar year 52 weeks. Every week, this musical radio program focuses on a different letter of the week, following the alphabet’s order from A to Z (and neatly completing the cycle twice a year). Playing only music by artists whose names begin with that week’s letter, our hosts Sheldon and Daniel bring you their joyful discoveries every Sunday from the heart of downtown Winnipeg, on Treaty 1 Territory.

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  • The Ivory Tower

    Jazz, Roots, Bluegrass, World

    The Ivory Tower broadcasts jazz, world music and traditional folk from the dizzying heights of the fourth-and-a-half floor of the University of Winnipeg. Legendary entertainment impresario Kelly Hughes has been called “staccato and laconic” (poet Méira Cook), “so funny I peed myself” (CBC’s Shelagh Rogers), “off-putting, rude and tasteless”, and “kingpin to mavericks and musicians.” The Ivory Tower is 90 minutes fortified with the best music you haven’t heard, anecdotes, lies, recipes, and sparkling conversation with one of said mavericks/musicians, each and every week.

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  • The Medicine Wheel of Music

    Hip Hop/Groove, Loud, Pop/Rock, Roots

    The Medicine Wheel of Music promotes Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit artists. Each show focuses on a different genre of music from rock, heavy metal, hip-hop to traditional. When possible local artists will be invited to share their musical experiences, their creative process and inspiration and perform.

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  • Twang Trust

    Roots, Country and Western

    Black & white and sepia-tone, high and lonesome, or complacent and subversive — TwangTrust host Stu Reid promises to bring you the best of both kinds of music each week. Called alt-country by the big city folks these days, this genre-defying genre of music kicks the doors open to encompass traditional country, blues & grass, rockabilly, folk and our old favorite, big dumb rock’n’roll. Whether y’all’s looking for boot skankin’ boogie or cry in your beer tears, you’ll find it on the TwangTrust.

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  • You Can’t Hide From God

    Roots, Nostalgia

    Gospel with a twist.

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