Wednesday 7 December 2022

 just a general note: this page is not especially active, but the program's facebook page is.

Wednesday 2 November 2022

drive, don't walk, to your preferred radio-listening device.
cjsr fm 88.5's fundrive is on now and today's organ grinder special (1-2 om on and 88.5) is not to be missed.
live music by paul richey! prizes include the 10th anniversary 7" vinyl record (with doug organ's theme music) for the first 45 donors!
donate (and tell 'em the organ grinder sent ya): or 780-492-2577 ext. 0


Friday 23 September 2022

catch up on the latest organ grinder for music with a high organic content plus your grindingest guide joe hartfeil’s fascinating conversation with blake hargreaves, curator of the new futurestops festival. blake discusses exciting works being featured at the festival, including canadian premieres for major pieces by pulitzer prize winner raven chacon and amina claudine myers.

 futurestops Festival (an initiative of Royal Canadian College of Organists) runs september 29 through october 1 online and in person (toronto). tickets and info at

Tuesday 16 August 2022


after 10 years of grinding, your host joe hartfeil is faced with his greatest challenge to date. listen now and experience exhilarating action as your grindingest guide takes on vox inhumana, learning something about himself in the process! once you hear this one-of-a-kind dramatic/comedic/musical adventure you may never be the same again.

guest stars: caitlin richards, lisi hartfeil-richards, tammy-jo mortensen
original music: doug organ

Wednesday 6 July 2022

the latest and greatest grinds one can find!

check out the july 6 edition of the organ grinder for: the zombies! swamp dogg! dr. lonnie smith! and tammy-jo mortensen drops by with a celebratory recording from her one-time organ teacher john grew as the program's anniversary approaches in a few weeks!

Sunday 26 June 2022

just posted! a classic edition of the organ grinder from october 2021 in tribute to the late soul jazz legend dr. lonnie smith. this program was recently recognized with an honourable mention from the national community radio association.

Saturday 19 February 2022


stream this recent edition of the program now for exotica organica, greasy groundhog grooves and, best of all, the introduction of a new member of the organ grinder team. for the first edition of tammy-jo mortensen's feature stops & swells, a closer look at a beautiful piece of ultra-local organ music.