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The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, every Wednesday morning airs live to about 1.5 million human beings, a few billion notable sea creatures, and literally trillions of bacterium. Yes, every one of these living organisms will be surrounded with the invisible frequency transmission of these songs via terrestrial radio giant CHLY 101.7 FM at 8am “pAcIfiC sTanDaRd tIMe”. Give generously if you can to the community-based media in your area. They’re probably broke! [sad smiling guy with the white beard, you know who I’m talking about]
Every week I screen albums and artists that seem like a good fit for The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour. Whenever I hear a song that catches me, I do whatever it takes to find out who it is, and mark it to be included in this week’s radio offering. Often a theme or a certain sound ends up dominating the hour. Once I have enough music, I fuss over which order they will play, and how I will shape the mood of the listener. Over the past ten years, I must have spent a thousand hours doing this. Even though my days are absolutely full to the brim managing children, a bustling farming/manufacturing business, and a household, I still spend the time to create The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour for no money.
This week I’ve included a snippet of some criticism levied against the corporate music machine (at 27 minutes), which illustrates some of the reasoning behind why this show is a part of my life and why I do it every week.
So, remember back when we were in elementary school and we made intentional mixtapes for our friends and crushes. Remember how much heart and mood was being translated through the music and remember that this is why so many of the volunteers at CHLY do what they do every week.
The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, every Wednesday morning airs live to about 1.5 million human beings, a few billion notable sea creatures, and literally trillions of bacterium. Yes, every one of these living organisms will be surrounded with the invisible frequency transmission of these songs via terrestrial radio giant CHLY 101.7 FM at 8am PST on Wednesday.
If you didn’t know it, CHLY is listener-funded and the hosts are volunteers. Listener-funded means that since we aren’t taking major media conglomerate money, we aren’t beholden to supporting a consumer-capitalist narrative like all the other radio stations in this area are.
Every now and then, we ask you to pitch in some dollars so we can keep bringing you the independent content a well-informed public deserves.
We’ve made it easy to set up online, it only takes a few minutes.
We cannot live in a world informed by the corporate media only. We need independant, critical-thinking views and reporting through a financially-healthy community-based media like CHLY.
Please consider setting up a small monthly gift at chly.ca/donate