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Black coffee, rambunctious radio: Edmonton AM broadcasts from Café Blackbird

Edmonton AM left the studio behind on Thursday morning for a live broadcast at Café​ Blackbird in the heart of the Crestwood neighbourhood.

Mark Connolly and crew hit the road Thursday morning

Café Blackbird owner Chris Hadyk happily served up free brew all morning. (CBC)

It was a morning fuelled by heaping cups of fresh-brewed coffee and a good helping of community spirit.

Edmonton AM left the studio behind on Thursday morning for a live broadcast from Café​ Blackbird in the heart of the Crestwood neighbourhood.

Host Mark Connolly hosted a slate of guests, including the famous Alfie Zappacosta who performs at the café regularly.

The café and music venue opened early just for the occasion and more than 100 people turned out to enjoy the live broadcast. 

The show will hit the road again next month for a special live broadcast from la Cité Francophone for a special holiday showcase for the CBC Turkey Drive in support of the Edmonton Food Bank.
 

Listen to Edmonton AM with host Mark Connolly, weekday mornings at CBC Radio One, 93.9 FM in Edmonton. Follow the morning crew on Twitter @EdmAMCBC. 

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