AM 1700 Ice Follies Radio: 2013 GG Award winner Gordon Monahan

On February 15th, I ventured out with my portable AM radio ice hut studio to broadcast all of the fun at North Bay’s Ice Follies 2014.

Want to know how a piano listens to itself?
Sound artist and Governor General Award winner Gordon Monahan has strung wires between a camper trailer and a piano 200 feet away. ¬†Take a listen to my short doc on Gordon’s installation.


BigFishAM: Callander Bay Ice Village Radio

What is hyperlocal Radio? Well, it is a radio broadcast that uses a low power transmitter. But where it lacks in power and range, it makes up in radio fun because the broadcast is designed especially for you and your community.

This February, BigFish AM has been broadcasting the stories of the folks in the Callander Bay Ice village. This is the community that begins to develop the moment the ice on Lake Nipissing starts to forms.
BigFish AM allows you to share in the experiences of the droves of people who take to the ice every weekend of the fishing season. Hear about their greatest fishing moments, or their scariest time on the ice, and learn from them how to stay warm in this harsh Northern Ontario winter.
BigFish AM supports local businesses and also performs a public service by offering possible listeners information about healthy fishing and ice prudence.

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On The Fly Radio: The St.John’s Storytelling Festival Edition


Can you think of a better place for a storytelling festival than Newfoundland? October 25 to November 3, 2013. The weather was certainly as dramatic as the stories. Wind, rain, snow, more wind (from a different direction) oh! Is that the sun? Nope. In come the flurries…But the hospitality was as warm as a well made fire in a wood burning stove.

Hear great storytelling from Gary Green, Harry Ingram, Robert Seven Crows Bordon (PQ), and Jennifer Ferris (BC). Music by Jean Hewson and Christina Smith, Emelia Bartellas and Aaron Collis, and Kelly Russell.

The Apocalypse Roadshow:Live Action Radio

What happens when the big one strikes? You look for your radio. And what do you want to hear? Humourous tales about how folks outwit the Apocalypse, of course!!
The Apocalypse Roadshow rolled on into Ottawa to entertain a full house at the Hintonburg Pub Feb 3, with stories and music, and all out mayhem!
Rick Czapelka had us all howling with “Broden” the story of why it is best to let a un-dead old dog lie. Joanna Smith inspired us to break out of our wall-flowering with her adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. And David Merleau took us on a journey alongside a monstrous yet adorable creature. Richard Dasseau brought us the soundtrack to the show with his magical piano playing.

All the while the ineffable John Gilles hosted the show and brought us his songs that remind us the Apocalypse can never get us down!

The Apocalypse Roadshow was written and directed by David Merleau.