Tune in to CiTR this weekend for a whole heap of special programming to celebrate 75 years of Student Radio at UBC! This Saturday I thought I was going to be reduced to a 3 hour show, but I just found out it will be the usual four hours from 8am to noon – with an unusual theme: “1937 and all that!”
1937 was a memorable year in music and history, but lost amidst news of the terrible massacre perpetrated by Franco and the Luftwaffe in Guernica, the disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, the coronation of King George VI, publication of The Hobbit, and the deaths of George Gershwin, Bessie Smith and the inventor of radio itself – Guglielmo Marconi – was the debut of UBC’s Radio Society. I’ll be marking the anniversary with a special edition of the Saturday Edge, looking back at 1937 and some of the intervening years, spotlighting significant moments in recording and broadcasting history – and interlacing them with snippets of news about CiTR and other history – from a personal perspective.
Please join me this Saturday from 8am to noon, Pacific Time on CiTR fm 101.9 in Vancouver and streamed live – and preserved as a Podcast or two – on www.citr.ca