Monday, June 25, 2018


“Obsqure & Suz succeed to create a meandering but drifty piece about transition with their current song “Brave New World”. The powerful melancholic music settles into a sad sense of knowing with the voice appearing. “Brave New World“ is an unexpected forceful goodbye to past selves and lighthearted days.
This is the first single release from the upcoming album “Crossroads” on SPRINGSTOFF.

AH: A chill, layered track with good lyrics sung by a vocalist who captures your attention right away.

Sunday, June 24, 2018


1320 CFGM Toronto from 1982 recorded over a few days. Times given of 3:55 and 10:00. Profiles of George Hamilton IV, Charlie Rich and “Deliverance.” Anncr Dan Ryan beginning his shift and sending out a set of songs requested by Grace Marjetsing of Missisauga.

104.5 CHUM-FM Toronto from a Friday night in January 1979 with anncr playing AC/DC’s live album “If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It.” Commercials for Laura Ashley, RadioShack and Avant Electronics. Later, from the next day, a female anncr giving time of 3:33 and backselling songs.

1050 CHUM Toronto from the end of 1982 with Lee Marshall counting down the 100 biggest hits of the eighties so far; mention of the Stray Cats playing Massey Hall on March 28.

Friday, May 25, 2018


Drummer and producer Jörn Bielfeldt (aka JBXDR) is an artist between worlds. His work kaleidoscopes between electronic and acoustic music, New York and Berlin, farmlands and touring.
“Wave Talk”, his upcoming release as solo artist JBXDR, is a fusion of worlds and technologies in album form. The New York subway bounces off tractor sounds from farmlands, YouTube samples on breakbeats, fast-paced Berlin noise on Pacific waves and winds – fabricated by a Roland MS 20.
JBXDR curates an individual setup for every track: composed of hundreds of different samples and rhythms, which pave the way for his improvisation between jazz, techno, and hiphop. Through this technique he demonstrates wonderfully warm sound collages (Wave Talk, Surfing a Wave of Populism) on mechanical funk as well as floaty groovy beats (Accelerate Everything), which are always organically arranged during live shows.
For JBXDR, being a solo drummer means constantly expanding tonal boundaries and connecting musical traditions with the mainstream.

AH: Some of the most interesting stuff I've heard in a while. Perfect for chilling on a summer afternoon or dancing on a summer night.

Check him out on SoundCloud.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


The EP “A form of travel unknown to humans” is chasing us. Guiding and forcing a way simultaneously. The sound is harsh but has an immaculate precision to it –void of air- compelling the listener toward a light, seducing us to tear through the night.
We enter with „S.M.O.D. - STICKS” a deep and magnetic sound opening up slowly, starting to breathe and to merge into “S.M.O.D. - CELL CULTURE” which gives a much more metallic flavour but never the less beat driven - fast and strident- maybe even hasty, pushing to skip a beat of the heart. To finish off with “S.M.O.D - Pulse” carrying an unsettling almost disturbing quality, formulating a mechanical sound alienated from the human experience. The EP creates a seductive space outside our comfort zone, inviting to explore a space and travel unknown to humans. Gimme more.
S.M.O.D. is an exciting new project with the two friends Oliver Deutschmann & Smilla. The vinyl will be out in a few weeks and was mastered by Tim Xavier at ManMadeMastering.
The new Label TAKTSCHLEIFE was founded 2018 by Smilla and Rainer Scheerer. It stands for a straight Techno sound.

AH: More great summer party music. Check it out on SoundCloud.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


PROXIMITY is an a/v techno intervention by Berlin-based sonic artists HYENAZ. This damp and amphibious track extrapolates from field recordings of an immense network of stuttering frogs, which HYENAZ encountered on Yorta Yorta country in South-Eastern Australia. The frogs reacted to their presence and movement by altering the intensity and volume of their vocalizations, creating an organic techno. The singular texture of PROXIMITY is the result of this collaboration with wetland wildlife.
The frogs’ reaction to their sense of [in]security led HYENAZ to draw parallels to how physical and emotional proximity affect human societal relations, a concept they explore in the slime-covered video for PROXIMITY. Released by the poetry journal Interim, this visual artwork lurches and staggers across bodies in motion to ask the question, “Does our Proximity Bind Us?” It features movement artists Danilo Andrés, Tereza Silon, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Bishop Black and ROC and was filmed by cinematographers Jo Pollux and Raja de Luna, with direction and editing by HYENAZ themselves.
PROXIMITY is the first in a series of singles, mixed-reality performances and a/v installations entitled FOREIGN BODIES. The works surface from an ongoing practice of learning from the individuals and communities who move in resistance to, in spite of, and as a result of, the management and control of bodies by nation-states, corporations and other authoritarian actors.
PROXIMITY will be released on SPRINGSTOFF with five remixes by Dorninger, okpk, The Shredder, El Fulminador, and DFUMH on June 1st, 2018.

AH: This is music you'll for sure want at all your parties this summer. Check out Hyenaz on SoundCloud.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

DX LOG 5/16

88.5 WRUR Rochester with discussion about Kanye West's support of Donald Trump.

89.1 WHPT Brockport with pop music and female anncr.

Hot 89.9 Ottawa with female anncr and pop music.

92.5 WBEE Rochester with country music.

93.5 WBLK Buffalo with RandB.

95.1 WREO Rochester with commercials.

97.5 WFRY Watertown with commercial for Bedford Windows.

97.9 WPXY Rochester with top 40 music, anncr and commercials, including "13 WHAM News at 10:00 on Fox Rochester."

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Antichrist And The Rapture: Some people today have the idea that the falling away in 2 Thessalonians 2 3 refers to the rapture. Apparently they don’t realize things can’t fall up. These people should really go back to school and take grade 3 science.

Antichrist Is The Son Of Perdition: I never had that connected before. The son of perdition is referred to in 2 Thessalonians 2 and the only other time the Bible uses these words is in reference to Judas, which indicates the antichrist will come from inside the church.

Antichrist Is The Man Of Sin: Rather than hyperfocusing on which single man will be the antichrist or the man of sin, Christians should focus more on the false Christians and false teachings that are presently in the church.

Antichrist In The Temple Of God: Though the antichrist will arise from inside the church, the temple in Jerusalem will still be rebuilt.

Revelation 11 1-2 says, “and there was given me a reed like unto a rod and the angel stood saying rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and them that worship therein but the court which is without the temple leave out and measure it not for it is given unto the gentiles and the holy city shall they tread underfoot forty two months.”

This indicates that there will be an actual temple. Otherwise, what is the significance of the court of the Gentiles?

Antichrist And The Restrainer: The restrainer of the antichrist is not the Holy Spirit within the Christian church, but rather God Himself. We know from the book of Job that God is the one who restrains Satan from completely taking over the world.

How can the restrainer be the Roman empire? The Roman empire fell in AD476, but the Catholic church was started by the Roman emperor Constanteen in AD325.

Antichrist Revealed In His Time: How can the 1260 days be 1260 years when we’re still dealing with Daniel’s 70 weeks.

The first 69 weeks were 483 years from the rebuilding of the temple to when Jesus came. The seventieth week is divided in two. The first three and a half days are the three and a half years of Jesus’ ministry. Therefore, the rest of this period must be three and a half calendar years, not 1260 calendar years.

For more on the coming of antichrist, check out this article.

Monday, May 14, 2018


Picked up WDCX Buffalo this morning with J. Vernon Magee, Charles Price, Robbie Simons, and Jay Seculo.

What's Lindsey Heron doing back on 91x?

Caught a bit of that Amber Alert today. Don't you miss the days when there were live deejays in studio telling you information?

What happened to "Angler and Hunter Radio" on CJBQ?

Saturday, May 12, 2018

DX LOG 05/12

88.5 WRUR Rochester with interesting music.

90.1 WGMZ Greece with polka show.

92.5 WBEE Rochester with country.

93.5 WBLK Buffalo with RandB and rap.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with financial show.

Friday, May 11, 2018


Although I did get a kick out of when the one girl made a Caesar: some really good sound effects on that one.

However, it's just the same left-wing antifa like claptrap we're hearing way too much of these days. Even though wrong things were done under colonialism, Samuel Champlain ultimately helped found the country you call home. As far as residential schools, there's a whole other side to that, besides which they're going to have to bring them back if our mostly remote Native population ever hopes to get an education. Also, the colonialists did totally stupid and oppressive things like introduce hospitals, water and sewage treatment, stopped the various Indian tribes from warring with each other, etc.

As far as Christianity being a foreign religion, 2/3 of Native Canadians are Christians today, according to a segment on CBC's "The Current" so it can't have been that foreign to them.


Listened to "Biblical Perspectives" on WBCQ last night. It was interesting and worth tuning in again.

Picked up Voice of Turkey for the first time tonight.

Pastor Butch Pau appears to be on earlier, in Stan Monteath's old spot.

Goodbye to Canadian talk show host Wayne Maclean. For an ordained Baptist minister, he sure talked about a wide variety of things. I even remember one time he had a sex therapist who wrote erotic novels on his show.

Sucks WMLB Atlanta is going off the air.

Watched an episode of "Joyfully Big" on Shalom World (via YouTube.) It was kind of interesting. Wonder if that channel also has programs on parenting, green living and child development since they apparently want Catholics to start having lots of kids again.

EWTN has record scratching in their promos now.

Tuned into "KFB Radio Sermon Time" on WBCQ tonight. Some pretty good preaching.

Allan Weiner: "Here's my new wife, #4. Let's face it: except for the previous one, I haven't exactly been successful in the marriage department. I'm a man of God, even though she and I shacked up for the months before we got married. And, by the way, Brother Stair is a good man and I stick by my friends, even though Ralph's false prophecies, as well as his abusive behaviour, sexual and otherwise, is well documented on the internet. He's innocent until proven guilty, even though he has already been convicted. As far as his being a false prophet, you have no authority to say whether he is or not, even though the Bible clearly says if a man says the Lord told him something's going to happen and it doesn't, that makes that man a false prophet." And, Allan, the Bible also says in Proverbs "evil companions corrupt good morals." Besides, I thought Rod Hembree was your spiritual mentor, according to what you and your late previous wife Jennifer said on your show several years ago.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


I hope the PIRATE Act doesn't pass.

Picked up WPXY Rochester this afternoon.

Glad to be on "CSC Talk Radio" this morning.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Picked up 1210 WJML Travers City last night.

Enjoyed the item about Radio Scotland on WRMI's "Wavescan" this afternoon.

Starboard Communications should hire a couple more weekend people.


Was on "The Shift" with Drex over Global News Radio last night. He was talking about the United Conservative Party of Alberta allowing Gay Straight Alliances if elected.

I asked, kind of tongue-in-cheek, what these "Gay" Straight Alliances would do if a kid came to them who, for example, thought he was homosexual* because he wasn't as manly as some other guys. Drex responded with the ridiculous assertion that would never happen because most homosexuals know their homosexual by age 11.

I then attempted to reply with the reasonable response that at that age, with all the confusion and rushing hormones that comes with being a tween or a teenager, how could one possibly know they're homosexual.

He then replied "Trust me, they do" and moved on to his next caller. Can't have himself thinking his so-called lifestyle (which, statistically speaking, is really a deathstyle) was wrong. He, after all, has a large corporation to please by pushing a certain part of their agenda for money.

Let's see: There are only how many more chemicals in our bloodstreams than a few generations ago? There's only how much less nutrients in our food? There are only how many more broken and abusive homes where a child won't learn what it is to be a man or a woman, how to have proper relationships, or what to look for in a spouse? There's only how much propaganda, from talk shows like Drexs', to Marvel movies, to kids TV shows, to teen novels, etc., saying the LGBT deathstyle is a perfectly wonderful thing?

Then, when they're in their forties, if they live that long, these so-called homosexuals and transgender (gender confused) individuals will realize how they've been manipulated, realize they've played around for all these years and haven't found romantic fulfillment, and now it's probably too late to meet a nice person of the opposite sex, settle down and have some kids. In fact, if they're trans "girls", they won't even be able to have kids because the surgeon made them a fake vagina by shoving their penis up inside their body.

Make no mistake: These GSA's are a covert way to increase the population of homosexuals. They won't truly give a boy whose not as manly as the other guys the advice he needs, and they won't help that girl who thinks she's a lesbian because she's attracted to her soccer coach whose the only example of a good female role model in her life.

*I don't use the word gay because we all know there's nothing happy about being a homosexual. As it says in the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, everything has to be reduced to verbiage. If homosexuals can get you to call it gay, that tacitly endorses homosexuality as perfectly natural and acceptable.

Monday, May 7, 2018


Glad I could catch "The Billy Detorio Sunday Morning Show" on Radio 95.1 Rochester yesterday morning.

Picked up WDCX yesterday afternoon with the rebroadcast of the previous day's "Christ Together Radio", then a preacher, then into ccm.

Glad I could be on WBZ with Marisa DeFranco again last night.

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Heard programming in an eastern-European language on CHIN 1540 the other night where there used to be Indian programming.

Glad to be on "Weekend Live" with Dean Johnson on WBZ last night.

Brian Ellis, don't tease your morning show with something I could Google right now.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Thank you, Harri Kujala, for all the great recordings.

Sad to hear about the death of Chuck Misler.

Was picking up that classic hits station from the Berkshires on 1110 last night.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Sorry about the death of Chuck Harder.

Glad Bruce Stevens is no longer on WBZ.

Also glad Chris Citorik appears to no longer be hosting on WBZ.

Speaking of which, glad I could be on "Weekend Live" Sunday morning with Morgan White, Jr., and Jack Harte, and then again Sunday evening with Marisa DeFranco.

Having said that, WBZ should really come up with a different name for their Sunday evening program as they're already using "Weekend Live" for their weekend overnight show.


About 15 years ago I attended the Transitional Training Centre, a program of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Though I learned valuable life skills and had many favourite staff, the purpose of this post is to list some of the problems with that program in case someone decides to start something similar.

There were people with cognitive and intellectual impairments in with people who didn’t have any such impairments. They should have been separated.

The age range of the TTC, 18-64, was too wide. An 18 year old just starting their life is different from a 64 year old losing their sight.

The food was, though good, served in old people portions. I felt hungry all the time as a 19 year old attending that place.

The program wasn’t uniform. You’d have a class on anger management one quarter and a class on dressing for success the next. One curriculum should have been devised to run year round so everybody would have learned everything they needed.

The program had no set time limit. The staff said I would be there anywhere from six months to two years, and there were people there who’d been there three years.

The centre’s psychologist was, in my opinion, a bimbo.

There was next to nothing with regards to socializing us in the surrounding community.

Other than a sheltered workshop, there was no real vocational training. The two “jobs” I had at the Transitional Training Centre were filling pop machines and delivering mail, both of which I did with a staff member who had some sight.

Over all, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s Transitional Training Centre was, in CNIB’s typically poorly-executed fashion, a place designed to teach blind people how to live on subsidized housing on disability pensions and not expect much in life. If anyone starts a program even remotely similar, it better be radically different.

Monday, April 23, 2018


The movie was a good adaptation of the book. It would have been difficult and unnecisary to go into Swoford's past. The movie got the basic story down.

Having said that, the book is still well worth reading.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


As much as he helped revitalize US AM radio, I am not sadder at the death of Art Bell.

Hey, Freedom Cheques, we know that other guy isn't on the phone; we can hear he's in the studio.

I hate that ford commercial with the teenager. First, if you want a teenager, get a teenager, not some adult trying to sound like a teenager. Second, there should be at least four teenagers in that spot, including at least a couple girls.


Back in 2016, the federal government offered to provide money so churches and other religious organizations could hire summer students to help these organizations out. Then, a scant two years later, the government said that, in order to qualify for funding, an organization could not oppose abortion, i.e. murdering babies in the womb.

Christians then contacted the government, the same people who implemented this agree-with-baby-killing policy in the first place, to change their minds. The issue was finally put to a vote in the House and the government did not back down.

This is what comes of partnering with the government. What did these churches think was going to happen?

We don't live in an age where people make it a priority to find a church when they move to a new town. Thus, so many churches are strapped for cash, with many even closing down.

If they'd reach the public in a manner that's relevant with the way most people live their lives these days, maybe they'd have the money to hire summer help.


Last summer, I was considering moving and was asking around about the best places in Ontario for blind people to live. I phoned the CCB, Canadian Counsel for the Blind, and was frankly disappointed with my interaction.

First, the woman who answered mainly seemed to be concerned about towns where I could easily get transportation to CCB meetings. I am not a joiner, first of all. Also, I don't see the good in joining a so-called advocacy organization for the blind as in order to advocate for a cause, you technically have to agree with and get along with people, which most blind people don't seem capable of doing.

Furthermore, I haven't heard, or been impacted by, one thing CCB has done for the blind, if they've actually done anything, so why would I want to join?

Also, this woman was a twit. She mentioned getting transportation to eye clinics, and was surprised when I told her my eye condition, retinopathy of prematurity, doesn't require eye doctor visits.

Also, when I suggested Bradford as a town to which to move, she said Bradford didn't have public transit. I spoke to my aunt who lives there and she says Bradford does have public transit, even a service that goes down to Toronto.

Will blind people ever get a holistic Canadian organization that actually does things to improve their lives?


About a year ago, I ordered three books from the CNIB Library. One came. I read it and sent it back. I called CELA back last fall and found out one of the other books had been removed from the system.

Yesterday, I called and found out, from the completely unfriendly woman I spoke to, that the third book had also been removed.

When I attempted to further inquire as to why this had happened and what CELA was planning to do about it, the woman replied the book had either been lost in the mail or destroyed and said, "It's unfortunate."

Now, let's go back to basic career training here, babe. If you're having problems at work or at home, you do not bring the feelings resulting from those problems into your interactions with the public. Got that!

Also, I expect better than to be dismissed the way you dismissed me. I want explanations as to what happened to those two books, as well as two other books I inquired into that had been removed, as well as whether or not, and when, you are going to re-transcribe the book into your system.

I'm telling you, CELA better hurry up and get the new system I posted about a few days ago in place before they lose their entire collection.

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Lot's going on recently with the Lord leading the way. Over the spring School Break my wife, Sue, and I accompanied our two sons, Adam and Joshua, and Josh's wife, Angela, to Arizona. We saw the Lord show up "big time" when we ran into what I truly thought was an impossible situation. We flew from Detroit to Las Vegas Saturday night to get as inexpensive a flight as possible. We then rented a white Dodge Grand Caravan vehicle Sunday morning at the Las Vegas airport and drove more than four hours to Flagstaff, Arizona, where we had an airB&B place rented.

Our first full day of sightseeing was Monday and we drove an hour south of Flagstaff to a place called Sedona. Adam and Josh rented high-end mountain bikes. (They are both expert riders.) While they took off on their mountain bikes, Sue, Angela and I went hiking for several hours. We agreed to meet back at the van around 4:00 p.m. Only my wife, Sue, and youngest son, Josh, had insurance to drive the van. Sue was the driver that first day we went to Sedona. Well, we all arrived back at the van around 4:00 p.m. only to discover that Sue had lost the only key for the van. (Although we were permitted two drivers, we were not issued two keys.) Sue had been carrying the key in a kind of combination money pouch/fanny pack strapped around her waist.

You've got to picture this. We're out in the middle of nowhere minimum one hour's drive from Flagstaff and more than four hours drive from the van rental place in Las Vegas. Furthermore, Sedona and the surrounding area were extremely busy with Spring Break tourists. So much so that all the parking lots near the various Sedona trails were positively jammed with vehicles. We ended up parking on the side of the road along with probably 75 to 100 other vehicles.

Now, I'm thinking we are really, really in a jam. We can't even unlock the van much less drive it. I got down on my hands and knees and began looking in the gravel around and under the van on the off chance Sue had dropped the key after locking the van. There was no key to be found. Then I started doing a search around the van covering an area approximately 25 feet in circumference. But there was still no key to be found and it's starting to get later and later. Sue did remember that she had gone to use a ladies' restroom near the end of our hike. Because there was no toilet paper, she opened her money pouch/fanny pack to get some Kleenex. Sue thought it was possible she might have lost the key in the restroom. So Adam and Angela start jogging back down the trail to the restroom.

I sat down on a rock. I must admit I was aware of God but I wasn't actually praying to Him about our predicament because I could not see any possible answer to our dilemma. After about five minutes, I look up from my seat on the rock and I watch Sue open the driver's side door of the van. This made no sense because the van had been locked up tight when we left it to go bike riding and hiking. Next, I see Sue open the sliding door on the driver's side of the van. Again, I'm completely mystified. I knew that door had been locked tight. About 15 seconds later a dark car pulled in behind our van. The front passenger's window goes down and a hand appears holding onto a key. Next, I hear a female voice say to my wife, Sue: "Did you lose your key?" Sue answers "Yes" and the key is placed in her hand. I then hear someone in the car say something about God. I went closer to the car and asked: "Are you Christians?" "Yes," answers the lady who had just given Sue the key. I then began to explain that I am an ordained pastor who serves the Lord as a chaplain and that we were also Christians. I had to crouch down even lower to be able to see that there was a man driving the car. As I peered into the car, I heard the man say, "We believe in being Spirit led."

For nearly seven or eight years now, I have really prayed a lot about me having a more intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. In fact, in the last year, I have pressed in even harder asking that I might truly know the Holy Spirit and that He would equip, enable and empower me. I often pray that the Holy Spirit will "lead me and feed me." There is literally nothing that man could have said that would have resonated more deeply with me than for him to mention the name of the Holy Spirit. It was so clear that God had intervened via his Holy Spirit to solve what to me was an impossible situation.

Here's what happened. The lady found our van key in the ladies' restroom. Then she and her husband began driving all around the various parking lots and along the roads lined with cars. The lady was pushing the lock release button on the key fob in hopes of identifying the vehicle the key belonged to. Because she had been pushing the lock release, that's why Sue had been able to suddenly open the two doors on the driver's side 10-15 seconds before the car pulled in behind our van. It's amazing that this couple would go to all that trouble instead of just taking the key to a ranger's station or perhaps a police station. However, the Spirit told them to drive around looking for the vehicle that fit the found key. Timing was everything. We could very easily still have been out on the biking/hiking trails when this couple drove by. But, God made sure we were there to connect with this Spirit-led Christian couple.

I tell you, I have seen the Lord do many amazing things in my 37 years of following Christ. But this incident with the van key in Sedona ranks right up there amongst the top three things I've had the unique privilege of watching the Lord do. It was highly significant that the lady placed the van key in my wife's hand because Sue was the one who was feeling awful about creating this impossible situation for all of us. And, secondly, it was highly significant that the man spoke those critical words: "We believe in being Spirit led."

God's grace and God's love were so evident. He did not abandon us at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. He did not leave us nor forsake us.

We began driving the van down the road in hopes of meeting up with Angela and Adam. Sue was concerned that they might go looking for the key on the maze of trails beyond the ladies' restroom. In fact, as we started down the road we met Angela and Adam jogging toward us. Angela and Adam could not figure out how we were able to drive the van when they realized it was us coming toward them. Amazing grace!

So that was our initial God-ordained adventure on our first day in Sedona, Arizona.

I hope you find this true story encouraging, Alex. God can and will do abundantly more than we can ever think or ask!


Cousin Dave

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Received the following email from CELA, the Centre for Equitable Library Access, yesterday:

Dear CELA patron,
We are pleased to announce changes designed improve your braille service. Beginning in April, we will be embossing a fresh copy of each braille book we send. We will also begin mailing the books in boxes. You will no longer be required to mail the books or the packaging back. Instead, you may keep or recycle both. Books will be removed automatically from your account after 30 days. Please note these changes do not apply to printbraille children's books which must be returned.
We are making this change to provide more timely service to you, and to make our braille service more efficient. We will be able to offer as many copies of each book as needed, so you do not need to wait for others to return a book before you can  receive it. You will also be the only reader of each book and each copy you receive will be fresh.
The formatting of the books will be different. They will be split into parts of 100 pages each and staple-bound. Each part will generally be a bit smaller than the braille volumes we’ve sent in the past. There will be no plastic covers or binding, making them easy to recycle.
Newly transcribed books will be formatted as a single volume with continuous page numbers and the title will appear in the header as well as at the beginning of the book.
We hope you enjoy single-use braille. If you have any feedback or questions, please contact CELA at or call 1-855-655-2273.
CELA staff

Sunday, April 8, 2018


My FM Napanee, how can you be the designated radio station for people to turn to in an emergency when you were off the air the other day during the high winds?

CBC, the death of those hockey players in Saskatchewan, as tragic as it is, is not something worth devoting an entire edition of your 6:00 newscast to. Add in some totally false Canadian boosterism from Ron Maclean and that was last night's "The World This Weekend", folks.

Even though the channel has gone digital, I can still pick up CJOH-TV's Deseronto transmitter on 87.75 fm.

Saturday, April 7, 2018


By Charles Mulli. Lagoon City, ON: Castle Quay Books, 2016.

One of the best Christian books I've read in a long time.

Kenyan-born Mulli tells his story of going from being a street child to running successful businesses. Then, he tells how he left all that to start homes for East African street children, while all the while teaching the reader many important lessons about the God we serve and how to serve Him.

First of all, this book sparkles with Mulli's God-given wisdom, not only in the way Mulli approached setting up and running his children's homes but also with the way Mulli looks at life and gets things across to the reader.

Mulli takes a holistic approach to what he is doing for God, not just taking care of the children's spiritual needs but taking care of all manner of their mental, physical and emotional needs as well.

Unlike Western missionaries, Mulli doesn't spend several chapters whining on about all the difficulties he's faced for the Lord. In fact, there's no whining in this book whatsoever, rather a recognition of God's supremacy, control and intervention.

It's always great to read about what's being done for the Lord in other countries, and it's especially great to read "My Journey of Faith" which you can purchase here.

Friday, April 6, 2018


After a week of not doing so, CKOL appears to be broadcasting 24-7 again.

Tuned in tonight for a bit and enjoyed Paul Wagner and Josh Tolley calling the Blue Jay game. I'll always miss Jerry Howorth, though.

Picked up WTWW 5830 tonight for the first time in a long while

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


You shouldn't go shopping when you're hungry. Everyone knows that. Why, then, are neither the media, nor these teenagers' parents, or anyone else for that matter, politely telling these kids that calling for changes in gun laws, repeal of the U.S. second amendment, and organizing and leading protests a scant week or six after witnessing their schoolmates get gunned down isn't the best thing to do while their still traumatized, and that it won't bring their schoolmates back?


You would think that after something like that happened, school staff would corral the children into a safe place while other school staff called the children's parents to come pick them up. You would think that, then, the parents would either come get the children at the safe place and escort them to their car, or the school staff in charge of the children would lead the kids to their parents, after which the anxious moms and dads would bundle the tots into the car and take them home. Why, then, and for that matter, what school staff member in their right mind or in the type of mind one would surely have after going through something as horrific as that, would let reporters stick microphones in the children's faces and have them talk about what just happened.

Also, what parent, after losing a child, especially in as terrible a way as that, would be up for going on national television and debating gun control just a few weeks after it happened?


I will joine the #me too campaign when I see the following lead story in the world's news media:

Lola, a 32 year old waitress at the Greasy Spoon in Freezing Butt, Manitoba, called the police on her boss yesterday after enduring five years of sexual harrasment from him. Lola did this despite having fled her abusive husband five years ago, having few prospects of obtaining another job, and three young children to support.

Until then, this whole thing is just another one of the excuses you come up with for the public to rremain infatuated with celebrities.

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Contrary to the way most Christians interpret this verse today, it seems to me Paul couldn't have been talking about marriage. The reason I say this is due to that most important of rules when it comes to Biblical study: context.

Paul had spent the epistle up to this point refuting the claims of false apostles to whom the Corinthian believers had fallen prey. These false apostles were teaching what a lot of false teachers are today: that the Christian life is one of ease and accruing blessings for oneself.

From chapter 7 onward, Paul continues on this theme, rebuking the Corinthians for the lack of generosity engendered by these false brethren, rebuking the believers at Corinth for having listened to these silver-tongued devils in the first place, and standing up for himself against the false apostles' claim that Paul was the real false teacher in their midst.

Thus, it seems pretty clear that what Paul is saying in v14 and the rest of chapter 6 is that the Corinthians should kick out these false believers. Paul's true Christianity and the false Christianity described above were like a donkey and an ox trying to pull the same plow: it wasn't going to get anywhere.

This is the same as today. I have a real problem with so much of evangelical Christianity embracing Catholics in the name of "family values." Catholicism and true Christianity are indeed an ox and a donkey trying to pull the same plow. True Christianity is a relationship with Christ entered into through being born again (see Acts 2 38.) Catholicism, on the other hand, is a series of rituals, rules and traditions followed by their adherents and entered into through another series of rituals. (Though, I do realize there are some born-again Catholics.)

The church needs to start taking this contextual interpretation of 2 Corinthians 6 14 seriously.

Saturday, March 31, 2018


It appears CJBQ has shifted to a more classic hits-oriented format during parts of the day when they used to play country. Hopefully there's still some country programming on the schedule as it adds variety.

Imus is gone but I have a feeling he'll be back in some form or another.

Ben Shapiro's podcast will now be broadcast on some US AM stations; a probable foretaste of the way radio will be programmed in the not-too-distant future.

Friday, March 30, 2018


2 Corinthians by Michael Baughen: A good commentary on this book of the Bible that reminds one what the Christian life is all about.

All Things Weird and Wonderful by D. Stuart Briscoe: A good commentary on the Book of Ezekeel where the author does a good job of applying the Biblical text to today.

Chained to the Gospel by Michael Baughen: An excellent and worthwhile commentary on Paul's second epistle to Timothy, emphasizing that the Gosple will always be true, no matter what man thinks.

Doctor in the Orient by Stuart Harverson: Captivating biography of an English missionary to Vietnam who stayed there throughout the war.

Evolution: fact or fiction by John Blanchard: The best book on the subject of creation I've ever read. Blanchard manages to do in this little book what others who teach on this subject can't do in much thicker books or extensive video presentation series.

Ezra and Nehemiah by David Cave: Study guide for these two Old Testament books. Thorough, yet concise and not dry.

Crazy Love by Francis Chan: A Biblicaly sound book that will cause the reader to look afresh at just who God is.

Something Worth Living For by Noel Davidson: The inspiring autobiography of a blind Irish girl and how she overcame negative emotions associated with her disability.


By Adam Shoaltz. Toronto: Penguin Random House, 2015.

One of the best books I've read in a while!

In the late 00s and early 2010s, young writer, outdoorsman and adventurer Adam Shoaltz sets out to explore two unexplored rivers in the Hudson Bay lowlands. He recounts aborted attempts to do so and his adventures during his failed and successful expeditions.

This is a good all-round book. From the descriptions of Shoaltz's surrounding environment and the information about nature, to the spellbinding and informative passages about other explorers past and present, to the immersive experience of the text itself, this is a book worth picking up for numerous kinds of people, whether outdoorsy or otherwise.

Purchase it here.


96.3 CFMK-FM Kingston from March 1987 with Christian contemporary music show, mention of Connie Scott coming to Senteniel Secondary School in Belleville on the 21st. Then into Kix104 Syracuse, then into jazz show on unid. Station hosted by female anncr.

102.1 CFNY-FM Toronto from the turn of the year in the mid-eighties, “The Best Damn Music of All Time” presented by Molson, counting the best alternative rock songs of all time up to that point. Then into soaka program on CKLN-FM, then back to aforementioned program on CFNY.

102.5 WBEN-FM Buffalo with unid. Anncr promoting classic album feature that night at 11:00. Then into CFMK-FM Kingston with unid. Anncr giving time of 1:12 and introducing “Country Chapel” feature. Then, into “Two New Hours” on CBC Stereo.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


V1-2: Following on from chapter 12, Paul tells the Corinthians that if they have all the spiritual gifts previously discussed but lack love, they have nothing.

V3: This verse shows that just because someone makes a donation to charity or does something good for someone, that doesn’t mean the good deed is done out of a pure motive.

In these next couple verses, I’ll just hit some characteristics of love on which I needed clarification, and thus, someone else probably does, too.

V4: Love is patient with people.

V5: Love is not rude, love isn’t selfish and doesn’t devise evil things against someone.

V6: Despite the ways this verse is translated, I think what it really means is that if you love someone, you won’t rejoice when they commit sin, but will rejoice as they come closer to receiving Christ, and after that as they grow in Him.

V7: Love bears and endures troubles from the world in general for the Gospel, the way Paul and the other apostles did. This verse is not teaching that we should continue relationships with dangerous or abusive people.

Love also has hope and faith (faith being the substance of things hoped for) that God’s promises for us and the world will be realized.

V8: This verse is not teaching secession. When we’re in Heaven, we won’t need prophecy because all the prophecies will have been fulfilled, we won’t need tongues because we’ll be able to communicate perfectly with God and each other, and whatever we thought we knew about God that was actually false will have been proven so.

V9-12: Paul is making the analogy that we are like children, knowing and understanding God only a little bit here on Earth. However, when we get to Heaven, we will have a fuller knowledge and understanding, as if we have matured into adults.

V13: In Heaven, we won’t need faith or hope because all the things we’ve had faith in and hoped for will have come to pass. However, love will be needed and will be present throughout all eternity.


Listen to KAPA-FM.

Picked up 1610 Radio Hunsifar Montreal last night.

Picked up AM 1410 Montreal last night as well.

Believe I picked up 1450 WNBP Newberryport last night.

Glad the quality of CHCR's web stream has improved since the last time I tried to listen.

Picked up WMUZ-AM Detroit Tuesday night.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


101.9 CFRC-FM Kingston from at least 1992 with “House of Rock” show; host playing local and other alternative rock bands. The aircheck ended near the end of side 2, then there was heard the end of a motivational tape produced by Listen and Learn and voiced by Debbie Van Kiekebelt.

101.9 CHEQ-FM Smiths Falls-Ottawa from sometime between 1986-1990 with “Saturday Night Dance Tracks.”

107.1 CILQ-FM Toronto from 1984, commercial for Toronto’s “Assault and Flattery” album, ID mentioning “Labatt Blue six packs of songs.”

Saturday, February 24, 2018


CBC Stereo from 1982 or 1983, promo for Metropolitan Opera broadcast, then “Jazzland” with Don Warner.

98.3 CFLY-FM from 1988, Don Neil giving time of 6:47 and telling us to stay tuned for “Focus” with Tony Orr.

105.1 CKQM-FM Peterborough with Cindy Clegg hosting a tribute to Buddy Holly on “Star Tracks”, then CFMK-FM Kingston, a little girl sending out a request to her mother, Joan Wallace, and an ID mentioning Belleville, Madoc and Yarker.

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Best wishes to Fred Jodry in his recovery from cancer.

Listen to "Live is Where it Lives" Sundays at noon on 91x Belleville.

I like the programming CBC Radio One has Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 11:00.

Thursday, February 1, 2018



Hello, I’m Aleks Squeezd, and this is “The Hart.” Today we have a brand new documentary for you, “Evidence That Goes to 11.” Here is where I should insert a trigger warning. This documentary is about childhood sexual abuse, so if you have gone through something similar and want to be retraumatized, then have we got a show for ya, baby!

Originally, when “The Hart” conceived of doing a project on this subject, we were going to reach out to our audience. Much more childhood sexual abuse occurs than anyone wants to believe, and its believed only a small number of victims ever come forward. We thought we’d find one of those victims, someone who didn’t have a voice, and give them one. Then I lost a hair fight to my documentarian friend Kentucky Williams and decided to tell her story instead.

Kentucky Williams: Growing up in the Woodchip-Williams household was awesome. There were Che Guivera posters on every inch of bare wall, I was allowed to call my parents by their first names and we only ever went to protest marches with play areas.

My parents were on welfare because they both maintained that, as enlightened liberals, work was beneath them. They always told me, “If you see something, say something.”

Well, at the age of six, I definitely saw something because that something happened to me and the room had good lighting.

I first thought about coming forward as an adult one night at a dance party. My LGBT activist group and I had just returned from burning a church and we were throwin it down in celebration. Then, a song came on that I’d last heard in my gymnastics classes as a kid. I considered telling Rebecca, one of my then six current sexual partners, but decided against it.

Gymnastics classes were taught by a Colonel Nassir Isis. He went by Colonel because he said he liked Elvis, and also because of some things he’d done in his homeland he wouldn’t talk about.

Col. Isis said I was doing so well in gymnastics classes he wanted to give me private lessons. My Dad agreed to this because Col. Isis offered to let Dad use the gym free of charge while I had my lessons.

The gym was separate from the gymnastics area, and one day Col. Isis touched me. I told my Dad as soon as we got on the road back home that day, but he just said, “It doesn’t matter if he did. Col. Isis is an Arab-American. That means he is oppressed by the white majority and deserves sympathy and respect. Also, we are on welfare and I need to work on my abs.”

In Grade 2 we had the standard talk about good touches and bad touches. A classmate said someone had touched them in a bad way. All the rest of the class said they had been, too. The teacher believed them and various men in our town got sent to jail on the strength of what my schoolmates had said in class alone, but I just stayed silent.

When I was a teenager, I considered telling my mom about what Col. Isis had done, but Mom always said it was more important to her to have a career rather than be a mother so the thought passed.

Finally, recently, while paving over a Civil War battlefield in the dead of night with my fellow activist and one of my ten current sexual partners Adam, I tell him and he encourages me to come forward. I later learn he meant skootch forward on the seat so I could help him steer.

After learning Col. Isis is still operating his gymnastics facility, where he’s molested goodness knows how many girls by this time, I decide against going to the police.

Firstly, police officers are blue collar people who don’t make very much money and did not have the good fortune to become professional students like myself.

The second reason is that a lot of police officers are men and, thus, probably don’t even know what the word vagina means.

Instead, I decide to turn my experiences into several performance art pieces, tour the country and make a boatload of money. There’s the one where I perform gymnastics in a leotard and nothing else, the one were I dance completely naked, the one were I get guys to touch me while yelling and crying, “Go ahead, this is all I’m good for anyway”, and the one where I get rolled up in a carpet and kicked down a flight of stairs for some reason. The more money I make, the more healed I feel.

One day when I’m bored, I learn from the internet that bad things that happen to you in childhood can have long-term effects, even into adulthood . I think about this for a few minutes, just trying to absorb this new information. Then I order a pizza.

The next thing I consider doing is staging a silent sit-in at Col. Isis’ gym with my female friends. We’ll trespass his gym like he trespassed my body. Sure, he might just take this as an opportunity to rub all our asses for hours on end, but I feel it’s worth it. I ask my dad what he thinks of this plan.

Bill Williams: I think it’s bloody stupid. Now get me another beer.

Kentucky: Having abandoned that idea, my next plan is to interview Col. Isis. By the way, Col. Isis also works with children with developmental disabilities. Oh yeah, baby, waita up that cry factor.

I decide to pose as a journalist doing an interview with Col. Isis.

(Phone rings. Kentucky picks it up)
Kentucky: Hello.
Col. Isis: Is this Miss Williams.
Kentucky: Look, you stupid paki, I already told you I’m not interested in whatever scam you and your telemarketing company are trying to pull on me today. Got that, sandnigger.
Col. Isis: This is Col. Isis from Isis Gym.
Kentucky: Oh, I’m sorry. Yes, about the interview.
Col. Isis: Yes, the interview. Here is what my schedule looks like for the next few days.

Kentucky: I set up a time to meet with Col. Isis. I bring along my friend Sam. Sam is gender neutral, and will fit nicely into this story, I decide. Plus, Sam works the Friday night sshift on the counter at Gugliamo’s pizza, so you know they’re superawesome in a crisis.

After leaving Sam in the car, I go into Col. Isis’ gym. We walk to his office and he shuts the door. We chat about mundane things, and as the conversation goes on I inch closer and closer toward him. He starts touching me, then we end up having sex on his office floor.

Col. Isis: Thank you, come again.
(Kentucky exits Col. Isis’ office, exits the building, walks to her car, and opens the door.)
Kentucky: (To Sam) Boy, that was awkward.

Kentucky: After months of failing to sell the tape of the interview to cable sex channels, I decide I can’t deal with this anymore. I spend the next several months in a village in Maine that has the highest NPR listenership of any community of its size in the state. I fail at working a series of minimum wage jobs and steal other girls’ boyfriends.

Then, one day, I decide to try to take this to the police after all.

Surprisingly, I find out there are female police officers these days, and that, just because they make less money than actual people, they are actually kind of smart.

A female police officer and I try to get Col. Isis to admit to what he did over the phone, but he won’t. Then, the officer manages to convince the county prosecutor to take my case. Other victims are found, and slowly but surely, this case is headed to trial. The local TV station even sends one of its interns down to the gym after Col. Isis is arrested, and they show commercials no less.

One of Kentucky’s Current Sexual Partners: I don’ like courtrooms because all judges are white and the only people who ever get prosecuted be niggers who never done nothing.

Kentucky: As the trial date approaches, I feel nervous and excited. I also start to change my mind. At first, I wanted Col. Isis to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Now, I’m starting to think differently.

Finally, it’s the day of the trial.

Shift to a courtroom. Judge Sourmush is presiding.
Judge Sourmush: Colonel Nassir Isis, I find you guilty of pedophilia and sentence you to---
(Kentucky runs onto the stand)
Kentucky: Your Honour, a minute of the court’s time, please.
Judge Sourmush: Well, seeing as you are one of Col. Isis’ victims, I’ll grant it. Proceed.
Kentucky: Thank you, Your Honour. Ladies and gentlemen, over the past few months, I’ve thought a lot about what happened to me all those years ago, my role in this trial taking place here today, all the victims of sexual abuse who never come forward, maybe even victims of the very man about to be sentenced today. Ladies and gentlemen, though I did not like it when Col. Isis touched me at his gym when I was a little girl, I’ve come to a few conclusions. First, statistically speaking, Col. Isis was likely inappropriately touched as a little boy himself. Thus, he is a victim and thus disenfranchised. Second, if this is what Col. Isis is into, his alternative lifestyle if you will, then who are we who do not share in that lifestyle to say what he did was wrong. In fact, being a sexual minority makes Col. Isis a marginalized person. Thus, Your Honour, I urge you to let Colonel Nassir Isis go.
Judge Sourmush: Well, as you were starting to speak, I vehemently disagreed with what you were saying. But, over the course of your speech, I’ve gotten well into my third bottle of whisky for the day. Thus I find the defendant not guilty. You’re free to go, Colonel. Court is ajurned.

Aleks: Now for the best part of the program, the part when you get to hear from me again and I ask the subject of the documentary you’ve just viewed the kind of brilliant questions that only my mind could come up with. Welcome to the studio, Kentucky.
Kentucky: Nice to be here.
Aleks: Of course it is. Now, do you feel you’re ability to speak up about what happened to you for so long is largely a result of the fact you are female and thus not encouraged to speak up for or defend yourself in any way?
Kentucky: Yes I do, Aleks. We’re told that from the time we’re little girls.
Aleks: Then what about the fact many male victims of sexual abuse also don’t feel like they can speak up?
Kentucky: Facts like that aren’t relevant to my agenda so I don’t bother to pay attention to them.
Aleks: Now, those out there in radio land, first let me say I have permission to tell this story. One day while driving home from working with “The Hart” on this documentary, Kentucky decided to go get a massage. During the course of that massage, she was sexually assaulted. However, unlike many women, as soon as she left the massage parlour, she called the cops. You’re becoming such a strong, empowered woman, Kentucky.
Kentucky: Well, thanks, Aleks. I must say, though, I’d look like a right dicky- doo-dah if I got assaulted while making a documentary about having been violated previously and didn’t do anything about it for 25 years the second time.

Funding for this program has been made possible by the Ry Bread Fund for Non-white Non-male Journalists.

Closing credits.

Based on podcast “The Heart” and its mini-season “Silent Evidence.”

Sunday, January 28, 2018


91.1 CJRT-FM Toronto Glen Woodcock “The Big Band Program”, continuation of previous aircheck of the same station, from after 11:00 p.m. to after 12:30 a.m.

1320 CFGM Toronto from 1980, various anncrs including Bill Nelson and shows such as “Country Concert”, “Country Showcase”, “Country Countdown”, and a country countdown weekend. Also an exerpt from a news story by John Elston about teenage runaways on drugs.

105.1 CKQM-FM Peterborough, ID “This is QM FM, Country 105”, exerpt from a show called “Big Country.”

Saturday, January 20, 2018


96.9 WGRQ Buffalo with Todd Tiberius jocking block party weekend, then introducing “The Album Sixpack” at midnight.

CBC Radio from the last Saturday in either 1985 or 1986, Danny Finkleman telling his audience to stay tuned for “Parka Patrol” with Gary Dunford.

98.3 CFLY-FM Kingston from either 1986 or 1987 with Neil Kirby teeing up songs for the 3:00 hour.

1320 CFGM Toronto from late 1980, some time after 10:00 a.m. till after 11:00, anncr Gord Ambrose with”Country Concert” featuring Lefty Frizzell, a woman phoning in a tribute to Dave Johnson, then into CHOO Ajax and unidentified anncr, then back to CFGM and unidentified anncr.

Friday, January 19, 2018


Picked up 98.9 The Drive twice in two days a couple weeks ago.

I like that Suberu commercial with the grandmother and grandson.

Lana Gay is doing a good job on Indie 88.5.

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Sad to hear of the death of Milt Rosenberg.

Glad Michael Herzog is back on RBN.

Glad Brother Stair is mostly gone from the airwaves. Let's hope it stays this way..


101.5 CFMP-FM Peterborough with promo for “Dick Cavett’s Comedy Show” and Comedy Spot feature; later anncr giving time of 3:45.

98.3 CFLY-FM Kingston from 1986 or 1987 with Neil Kirby giving temperature, times of 3:12 and 3:19 and promoting “Nightcap” and another show coming on that night after it. Later on the tape, an ID “Quality rock and roll in Syracuse is found on the new 104.7 Kiss FM.”

92.5 CISS-FM Toronto from spring 1999, Darren Jones with guest Paul Maguire from YTV, mentions of TTC going on strike the next day and call to a friend who’d just turned 30. Commercials for Sleep Country, Splash/The Deep End, and The Old Spaghetti Factory.

98.3 CFLY-FM Kingston with Don Robinson “All That Jazz”, read commercial for events taking place at the Prince George Hotel. Then, Neil Kirby giving time of just before 2:00 and teeing up next hour’s songs.

97.9 WPXY-FM Rochester from early March 1987 with anncr giving away tickets to a Rochester Americans game. Then, into WNTQ Syracuse from just after 3:30 to well after 4:00, jingle “Today’s hot hits, 93Q.” Anncr Bob Brown giving weather forecast, then promo for syndicated show “On the Radio.” Later, Bob Brown doing liner for chicken supper at a church.