Nice Feature on Indie 88, Toronto’s Newest Radio Station

This is from BlogTO:

Last autumn it was announced that Toronto would finally have it’s own version of WKRP in Cincinnatiin the form of Indie 88.1 with a mandate to “to give Canadian Indie musicians and their hundreds of thousands of fans their own place.” As one of the hundreds of thousands I was initially very excited, then I forgot about it completely in like two days…

Until it was announced that Alan “The Cross Bearer for Canadian Music Journalism” Cross had been added to the Indie 88.1 team in the capacity of “in house music counseller,” which hopefully means he’ll be the one filling the Johnny Fever role.

Of course we all know Cross from his show The Ongoing History of New Music (later rebranded as The Secret History of Rock) a.k.a. what used to be the only reason to listen to the Edge ever besides Weezer. With Cross given a pair of keys to the car known as Indie 88.1 it may be a good enough reason to buy a radio. And by buy a radio I mean buy an app for my phone to listen to the radio. Which just sounds silly.

Anyhow, I asked Mr. Cross a few questions about his new role via electronic mail.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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