When we go to a concert today, we have a right to expect reasonably good sound. But it wasn’t always this way. Back in the day, the goal was to make it LOUD and not necessarily clear. There was little science to the art of sound reinforcement at concerts. The result was often a very substandard experience for the fan.
Now, though, concert sound is big business and there’s a TON of science involved. This week’s show traces the history of concert sound systems from the days of the first rock concerts in the 1950s until today. I think you’ll be surprised at what you learn. And it gives me an excuse to play a lot of cool live tracks–kinda like these.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11 with archives show Tuesday and Wednesday at midnight.
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- Live 105/Halifax
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Red Deer, Grand Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do. Oh, and did I mention that it looks like the show will start running in Singapore in January? I have a meeting with them on Tuesday to seal the deal.