Aug 28, 2017

New music programs AFTERDARK with Odario Williams and SATURDAY NIGHT JAZZ with Laila Biali debut on CBC Radio 2 the week of September 4

CBC Audio builds on podcasting success with ALONE: A LOVE STORY, THE FRIDGE LIGHT and fresh cold cases from breakout hit podcast SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING

CBC Radio One's THE SUNDAY EDITION with Michael Enright extended to a longer broadcast time

OUT IN THE OPEN with Piya Chattopadhyay moves to 12 noon Sundays on CBC Radio One

CBC Radio and Audio today announced air dates for new fall programs and original podcasts in addition to schedule changes. Beginning the week of Sept. 4, CBC Radio 2 will debut two new music programs: AFTERDARK with host Odario Williams on weekday evenings and SATURDAY NIGHT JAZZ with host Laila Biali.

With more than 200 million downloads*, CBC Radio and Audio builds on its podcasting success with the launch of new original podcasts ALONE: A LOVE STORY , a memoir about love, loss and loneliness from Michelle Parise, beginning Sept. 19; THE FRIDGE LIGHT , a fascinating look at the hidden stories of food with ‎ Chris Nuttall-Smith, debuting Sept. 27; and two cold cases from breakout hit SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING, MISSISSIPPI COLD CASE launching November 6, and THE BOMB, launching Dec. 11. Podcast series will be available to stream or download at cbc.ca/podcasts .

As of Sept. 10, CBC Radio One’s THE SUNDAY EDITION with Michael Enright ‎will expand from two hours to three and WHITE COAT, BLACK ART with Dr. Brian Goldman will now continue year round for an extended season. OUT IN THE OPEN with host Piya Chattopadhyay moves from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Sundays.


Beginning Sept. 4 on CBC Radio 2, new music program AFTERDARK will showcase a mix of contemporary hits and ambient late-night music, Monday to Friday from 8 p.m.–12 midnight. Host Odario Williams is no stranger to CBC Radio: he has served as guest host for THE SIGNAL, RADIO 2 TOP 20, WEEKEND MORNING and has been a regular guest on q. Williams has a broad range of knowledge from the arts world, with experience as an actor, songwriter, producer, poet and as the lead vocalist for the award-winning hip-hop collective Grand Analog.

Saturdays on CBC Radio 2 starting Sept. 9, jazz fans can tune into SATURDAY NIGHT JAZZ Saturdays from 8 p.m. – 12 midnight, where Laila Biali will lead listeners through a soundtrack of new discoveries and much-loved classics. Currently the guest host forTONIC, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Biali joins SATURDAY NIGHT JAZZ following career milestones that include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year awards at Canada’s National Jazz Awards as well as a JUNO nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year(2011).


Launching Sept. 19, ALONE: A LOVE STORY(10 x 20-30) is a memoir about love, loss and loneliness. Michelle Parise believes she was sold a dream and she bought it. But one day, nine years in, she woke to an empty bed. In 10 episodes, Parise tells the story of her journey.‎

Launching Sept. 20, THE FRIDGE LIGHT (13 x 30) offers a fascinating look at the hidden stories of food with top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith. Each episode is devoted to exploring one story, with all its twists and turns. 

SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING: MISSISSIPPI COLD CASE (6 x 45-60) launches Nov. 6. In 1964 Mississippi, the bodies of two black teenagers — Charles Moore and Henry Dee — were pulled from the Mississippi River. They’d been murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. But no one was ever convicted. In his first and most successful cold case investigation, SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING host David Ridgen joins Thomas Moore, the brother of one of the victims, as he returns to Mississippi 40 years later to reopen the case and confront the Klansmen involved.

SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING: THE BOMB (4 x 45-60) launches Dec. 11. It seemed like an early Christmas present with a note attached, “May you never have to buy another flashlight.” But when Wayne Greavette turned it on, the flashlight exploded, killing him instantly. Over 20 years later, police still have no idea who sent the bomb that killed Wayne Greavette. David Ridgen revisits the Greavette cold case, and tracks down the latest leads.

*Source: Sumo Logic (April 2016 – August 2017)

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