After extensive, Guiness-fueled negotiations I am pleased to announce that The Rock and Roll Report will have a regular spot on the FM dial starting this September. Over the last year I have been filling in on ocassion for Doug Ford on his amazing Drastic Plastic Program on CKUT FM and recently he asked me if I would like to get more involved with the show so starting September 4th, 2006 I will be hosting the "Drastic Plastic Program featuring The Rock and Roll Report" once a month.
If you are not familiar with Drastic Plastic then I urge you to go to the CKUT archives and have a listen to Doug’s show. Airing Monday nights from 10:00-11:00 PM EST and featuring some of the coolest rock and roll out there that you never get a chance to hear on commercial radio, Drastic Plastic mixes great music and hilarious "commercials" that make for an incredible hour of great rock and roll radio hosted by a passionate music fan who has only been doing radio for like the last 20 years. After sitting down with him at a great pub last night we both came to realize that The Rock and Roll Report and Drastic Plastic have complimentary outlooks and philosophies when it comes to rock and roll and we both agreed that me being able to play some of the music that I feature on the site would be great for not only the bands and record labels that pump out this cool music but it would in fact fill a void on the Montreal radio dial that is currently blighted by a real sorry rock and roll presence on commercial radio which refuses to play pretty much most of what I write about.
Starting August 22, 2006 The Rock and Roll Report will also be posting the playlist to the previous night’s Drastic Plastic Program with links to the bands played as well as to the MP3 archives so you will be able to tune in any time. This will unfortunately put the planned Rock and Roll Report podcast on the back burner for the time being as I concentrate on the radio show but the CKUT website allows you to easily stream or download each edition of the show and every program is podcast so consider this The Rock and Roll Report podcast version 1.0.
Together we feel that we can build on the success of Drastic Plastic and bring the fun and adventure back to rock and roll radio here in Montreal and here’s hoping that you tune in, turn on and rock out. If you have any band or record label suggestions then by all means fire me off an e-mail at email@example.com and I’ll check it out. This is going to be a blast. I can’t wait to start.