Mar 9, 2013 | 7:21WAM WAM March 09-10 Roy Payne remembers Stompin' Connors Audio
WAM WAM March 09-10 Roy Payne remembers Stompin' Connors Mar 9, 2013 | 7:21Newfoundland singer-songwriter Roy Payne met Stompin' Tom Connors at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern more than 40 years ago. They played many of the same bars and clubs. They became friends. And they even tried writing a song together. We reached Roy Payne at his home in Mattawa, Ontario.
Oct 11, 2014 | 10:03WAM Russell Wangersky's newest novel is called WALT Audio
WAM Russell Wangersky's newest novel is called WALT Oct 11, 2014 | 10:03Russell Wangersky is a well know newspaper columnist in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was nominated for the Giller Prize and won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for his novel "Whirl Away". His non fiction book "Burning Down the House Fighting F
Sep 22, 2013 | 13:13WAM The Wonderful Dogfish Racket - Tom Dawe Audio
WAM The Wonderful Dogfish Racket - Tom Dawe Sep 22, 2013 | 13:13Tom Dawe is a godfather of Nfld letters. One of the co-founders of breakwater books, founding editor of the literary journal Tickleace. he's a lifetime member of the Writer's Alliance and part of the NLAC Hall of Honour. he's won provincial and national a
Feb 23, 2014 | 4:22WAM WAM Feb 22-Feb 23 - Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard Audio
WAM WAM Feb 22-Feb 23 - Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard Feb 23, 2014 | 4:22The arts community in Newfoundland and Labrador is grieving the loss of Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard. Louis was the much beloved son of Andy Jones and Mary Lynn Bernard and the brother of Marthe Bernard. All well known and well loved members of the th
Sep 23, 2012 | 10:08WAM Captain Cook symposium Audio
WAM Captain Cook symposium Sep 23, 2012 | 10:08A symposium dedicated to explorer James Cook marks the 250th anniversary of his arrival in Newfoundland. His work here laid the groundwork for his more famous explorations in the Pacific. Fred Smith is the Vice President of the Newfoundland Historical Society - and he's organizing a symposium to commemorate this 250th anniversary. He speaks with host Chris O'Neill Yates
Oct 17, 2012 | 9:04WAM WAM Oct 13-14 Ben Cox Audio
WAM WAM Oct 13-14 Ben Cox Oct 17, 2012 | 9:04Benjamin Cox has lived through a lot of turmoil in his life...
Much of it caused by his own behavior.
From a promising career as an ER nurse, Cox turned to drugs.
Even using his position to steal narcotics to keep his habit going.
But Cox wasn't finished falling yet.
He got caught.
Benjamin Cox tells his story in a self-published book called "My Name is Ben and I'm and Addict".
His book has sold out and now he's attracted a publisher.
Cox stopped by our studio to tell me about his descent to the depths of drug addition...
And the rude awakening that put him on the road to recovery.
Feb 24, 2013 | 7:38WAM WAM 23-24 Lori-Ann Campbell - Faceless Dolls Audio
WAM WAM 23-24 Lori-Ann Campbell - Faceless Dolls Feb 24, 2013 | 7:38An art exhibit that commemorates the lives of children and women from Newfoundland and Labrador who are missing or have been murdered - That's The Faceless Dolls Project, coming in March. The idea is to create a felt doll in the name of each and every one of the victims. They will be remembered, their lives honoured and their families respected. The project is sponsored by the St. John's Native Friendship centre and requires your knowledge and know-how to get things off the ground. Lori-Ann Campbell is the Women's Program Co-Ordinator for the St. John's Native Friendship Centre. She speaks with Mack.
Feb 24, 2013 | 13:29WAM WAM Feb23-24 Interview - The Freels Audio
WAM WAM Feb23-24 Interview - The Freels Feb 24, 2013 | 13:29Traditional music - the next generation! That's what the critics are saying about The Freels, an enthusiastic young group, with the emphasis on young - two of the members study at Memorial and the other two are still in high school. The Freels consists of Anthony Chafe, Maria Peddle, Danny Mills and Andrew Fitzgerald. Danny and Andrew join Mack for a chat.
Aug 2, 2013 | 20:37WAM WAM Aug 03-04 Liner Notes - Craig Young Audio
WAM WAM Aug 03-04 Liner Notes - Craig Young Aug 2, 2013 | 20:37Time for Liner Notes, and this morning on the Weekend AM we feature Craig Young with his new CD "Black Diamond Strings". Craig Young has been playing the guitar since the age of seven and started playing in his first band at the age of thirteen. Craig has
Aug 25, 2013 | 14:04WAM WAM Aug 24-25 Liner Notes - Don Brownrigg Audio
WAM WAM Aug 24-25 Liner Notes - Don Brownrigg Aug 25, 2013 | 14:04Don Brownrigg broke onto the music schene with his 2007 cd Wander Songs. A collection of radio friendly, melodic tunes with solid songwriting.
Brownrigg who grew up in the Codroy Valley is now based in Halifax - and his musical talent and collaboratio