Mudcat Café message #302252 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25612   Message #302252
Posted By: black walnut
21-Sep-00 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: CJRT Toronto dropping folk, blues, world
Subject: RE: CJRT Toronto dropping folk, blues, world
Interesting, Rana...a canned response to match the new programming.

Some of you who are following this thread do not know that the quality of 'Absolutely Folk' has been absolutely outstanding. Cate Friesen has created a programme which plays bluegrass, celtic, singer/songwriters, blues, gospel, old-timey, sacred harp, interviews, you name it. There is a lot of Canadian content, but this show is also where I discovered the likes of Martin Simpson and Kelly Joe Phelps. Cate knows her stuff inside and out, up and down, and presents it all with class, thoughtfulness, enthusiasm and no needless chatter. If I can't be near a radio Saturday afternoons, I tape the show so I can listen to it later in the week. If I'm driving with my family in the car on Saturday afternoons, CJRT is always on the radio. If (that is a very hopeful 'if') this show goes off the air, it will be a huge loss, to me, and to the Toronto community. I keep shaking my head in disbelief.....

Here are a couple of links:

CATE FRIESEN:

Click here

ABSOLUTELY FOLK, CJRT:

Click here

~black walnut