Thursday, 21 March 2019


my one-time organ grinder thursday special, featuring music and quotes from organ music performers as well as organizers taking part in new music edmonton's now hear this festival of new music, will be heard today at 1 pm on cjsr fm 88.5 and cjsr.com! you can also listen at your convenience by following this link.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019


the organ grinder won't air on its regular timeslot of wednesday, march 20 as regular programming is being disrupted from 8 am - 6 pm so cjsr can broadcast rendez-vous de la francophonie's annual radio marathon.

this means you can catch a special thursday edition of my show on thursday, march 21 from 1-2 pm! the program will include music and insights from reinhard von berg (pipe organ, march 22) and katelyn clark (organetto, march 23), both of whom will be performing as part of new music edmonton's now hear this festival of new music. remarks from artistic director ian crutchley on the place of keyboard instruments in new music will also be featured.


an edited version of this week's show (music intact, talk breaks altered to reflect that the festival will have already happened by then) will play during my regular timeslot on wednesday, april 3.

http://www.newmusicedmonton.ca/event/now-hear-this-festival-of-new-music/

Wednesday, 9 January 2019


this week marks 35 years of fm broadcasting for the superb cjsr and i can't express how much it means to me to be at least a small part of their story. i'm honoured as always to share my odd little program about organ music with you on the only station hip enough to broadcast it this afternoon between 1 and 2.
 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

on the first new organ grinder of the year: santa goes to sleep, the rest of us wake up, the dying gasps of a french organ master echo through the ages and more haunting horrors. january 2, 1-2 pm on cjsr.
(image from "the phantom carriage", dir. victor sjostrom, 1921)

Monday, 17 December 2018

my brief radio hiatus ends just in time for the holidays! the organ grinder christmas special, wherein i help santa claus conduct an intensive interview of prospective north pole organist ross nicoll, airs on wednesday, december 19 at 1 pm and will pop up again at various times during cjsr's holiday loop the following week.

my wife caitlin richards also returns this week with her first new imaginary landscapes since fundrive (tuesday, december 18 at 8 pm.) that bell-themed holiday special will likewise be a part of the holiday loop.

so much Christmas spirit, you're sure to replace your regina pats toque with a crudely-drawn santa hat, much like me (pictured).

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

our little family has been on hiatus from the radio faced with a number of tasks, including putting our lives in boxes and taking them out of said boxes in a new home. both my show and imaginary landscapes, hosted by my wife caitlin richards, will finally be back on cjsr with new (christmas!) shows for the week of december 18/19.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

immense gratitude goes out to everyone who donated to my fundrive show and helped raise over $1,800. and, more importantly, several thousand more than the station's overall fundraising goal of $105,000! cjsr is nothing without its amazing donors and listeners.

i truly love having the opportunity to share my on-air self with you, and every once in a while some of your humble hosts like me need to take a little time away for personal reasons and to tend to our off-air selves. i, like my wife caitlin richards of cjsr's imaginary landscapes, will not be producing new shows for the month of november, but we are both very eager to come back refreshed and ready to make radio for you in a few weeks or so.


love,

joe