Aug 18, 2013 | 19:28WAM WAM Aug 17-18 Liner Notes - Ralph O'Brien Audio
WAM WAM Aug 17-18 Liner Notes - Ralph O'Brien Aug 18, 2013 | 19:28Ralph O'Brien has been a main stay in the Newfoundland and Labrador folk scene since the 70's. Over the years he's played in many bands and acted as a mentor to some of the biggest acts from this province - but - it was only last month that he released h
Oct 27, 2013 | 14:25WAM WAM Oct 26-27 Liner Notes - Neil Conway Audio
WAM WAM Oct 26-27 Liner Notes - Neil Conway Oct 27, 2013 | 14:25This week on Liner notes, Angela Antle interviews the singing satirist....Neil Conway. This past Friday, Conway launched his album with a full compliment of well-known local musicians, at a release party at Rocket. This week, Angela delves in the mind of
Sep 15, 2012 | 8:19WAM Jonathan Butler - New book Audio
WAM Jonathan Butler - New book Sep 15, 2012 | 8:19Jonathan Butler is back with his second novel. Jonathan was here a couple years ago with The Return of the Native, a tale of a Newfoundlander coming home and confronting history in more ways than one. History also plays a role in Jonathan's new book, The Shah of Shea Heights. Family history. Jonathan tells the tale of Billy Tucker, a loquacious local thug, who tells us the tale that his father, an even more loquacious thug, tells him. Jonathan tells Mack what The Shah of Shea Heights is all about.
Sep 23, 2012 | 8:56WAM Bill Rose - Johnny Bower Portrait Audio
WAM Bill Rose - Johnny Bower Portrait Sep 23, 2012 | 8:56Bill Rose - like many among us - has fond memories of the old NHL. Maple Leafs goalie Johnny Bower played 11 years with the Leafs and won three consecutive Stanley Cups. Bill Rose has painted a portrait of Johnny Bower. It's 2 metres high. The portrait and Bill himself are off to Toronto to meet Bower and to show him the portrait. Host Chris O'Neill Yates chatted with Bill at his home in St. John's.
Oct 3, 2012 | 7:59WAM wam sEPT 29-30 Jeff Hutchings Audio
WAM wam sEPT 29-30 Jeff Hutchings Oct 3, 2012 | 7:59Trophy trout. Turs. Moose, rabbits.
These have been part of Jeff Hutchings' life since he was a boy growing up in Central Newfoundland.
For 15 years he's been regaling readers.... taking them along on his oudoors advenutures between the covers of Newfoundland Sportsman Magazine.
Now he's compiled those stories into a book called "Early Rise".
Jeff Hutchings stopped by to talk with me about his book and the outdoors that inspired it.
Oct 19, 2012 | 3:08WAM WFF: Midnight's Children Audio
WAM WFF: Midnight's Children Oct 19, 2012 | 3:08The 23rd St. John's International Film Festival opened on Tuesday night with a screening of Deepa Mehta's epic, Midnight's Children. It is based on the Booker Award Winning novel by Salman Rushdie, who also wrote the screenplay. This was the Atlantic Canada premiere of the film. Host Chris O'Neill-Yates caught up with Director Deepa Mehta on the red carpet at opening night.
Oct 19, 2012 | 9:46WAM Women in films: the numbers Audio
WAM Women in films: the numbers Oct 19, 2012 | 9:46Numbers released this week during the St. John's Women's International Film Festival paint a dismal picture for women directors. Host Chris O'Neil Yates speaks with: Noreen Golfman, chair of the St. John's International Women's Film Festival; Emerging filmmaker Jordan Canning; documentary and feature filmmaker Barbara Doran, and Rina Fraticelli from Women in View
Oct 27, 2012 | 10:08WAM WAM oCT 27-28 Twilight Zone Audio
WAM WAM oCT 27-28 Twilight Zone Oct 27, 2012 | 10:08The televison series Twilight Zone was a commercial and critical success in the US in the 1950's.
It's spawned many a remake with it's fantasy, thriller science fiction, horror appeal.
Even a Steven Speilberg movie.
The Twilight Zone has entrenched itself in popular culture.
School Zone Productions of The Twilight Zone is attempting to capture the the flavor of the original television show with three adaptations by local writer Christopher Tobin.
Oct 28, 2012 | 6:41WAM WAM Ghosts of Violence Audio
WAM WAM Ghosts of Violence Oct 28, 2012 | 6:41The headlines are full of examples. Violence perpetrated against women and girls is an undenaible social problem that touches so many people. Sexual abuse, murder, physical violence. A topic that will being explored on stage in the framework of a ballet on tour of the Arts and Culture Centres across the island.... Beginning tomorrow night in St. John's. Earlier in the week I spoke to Susan Chalmers-Gauvin is the CEO of the Atlantic Ballet Theatre.
Nov 2, 2012 | 9:48WAM WAM Nov 3-4 Bellows and Bows Audio
WAM WAM Nov 3-4 Bellows and Bows Nov 2, 2012 | 9:48Dr. Sherry Johnson studies the confluence of music and dance in the traditions that spread across our country and she has guest-produced a set of dance music for MMaP, the Research Centre of Music Media and Place at Memorial University.
The cds come with a booklet that details the history of the music and dancing from our ten provinces and three territories. It includes recording information and artist biographies. There are photographs of the performers and histories of the instruments in Canada.
Nov 11, 2012 | 22:18WAM Liner Notes: Sabrina Whyatt Audio
WAM Liner Notes: Sabrina Whyatt Nov 11, 2012 | 22:18Sabrina Whyatt is just as comfortable swinging a crab trap from the Atlantic Ocean on the provinces north coast as she is swinging to the beat of one of her new songs in a Toronto recording studio.
She's always had her finger in a musical pie and has been working aboard a fishing boat since a chance summer job provided an opportunity for some quick needed cash.
Now with one foot firmly planted in the crab fishing industry and the other in the music business, Sabrina has just released her lastest CD," Home In A Song".
And she'll be the first to tell you that her music has a definite country rock sound but you'll definitley hear her Newfoundland roots playing through.....like this origional song," Raisw Your Hands"....
Nov 16, 2012 | 21:02WAM WAM Nov17-18 Liner Notes Great Big Sea Audio
WAM WAM Nov17-18 Liner Notes Great Big Sea Nov 16, 2012 | 21:02Time now for Liner Notes....
Twenty years ago they started out with a vision to build a career by playing the music of their ancestors for anyone who would listen.
Since then they have toured the world, collected wallfuls of gold and platinum records and rubbed shoulders with a who's who on the international music scene.
Now with the release of their 20th anniversary box set,"XX" which has gone gold, Great Big Sea can safely say,"mission accomplished".
But GBS are not ready to rest on their royalties just yet. Collectively they are booked on a cross country tour due to start in the new year while pursuing individual projects.
One could say that they were," Born To Believe".