Ongoing History of New Music

The 30th anniversary of The Ongoing History of New Music is almost here. Let the retrospectives begin.

Before I left on this trip to the UK (I’m conducting interviews for a CFNY/Spirit of Radio documentary), technical producer Rob Johnston and I sat down with Toronto Mike to talk about how The Ongoing History of New Music is approaching its 30th anniversary later this month.

Okay, to be fair, there aren’t 30 years of programs. There was that three-year period where Corus insisted I see other people. But there was a happy reunion in 2014 and things immediately got back to normal. The official start date for the show was February 28, 1993. And yes, we’re working on something for listeners to the podcast. Oh, and watch for something in the Toronto Star, too.

Part of the Golden Jubilee + 5 celebrations involved Rob and I sitting down with Toronto Mike. Listen to the whole interview here.

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One thought on “The 30th anniversary of The Ongoing History of New Music is almost here. Let the retrospectives begin.

  • Listening to those shows back then was gospel!!! I read all the music mags and some books, but the history and factoids and the music packed into those shows back at THAT moment in time… unmatched by anybody on the planet!

    I wish I could go back to a Sunday night in 1994 and I’m driving around listening to the show… and then just sitting in the car at home finishing it. And then the next day walking into work… Did you know?

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