Category Archives: General

Spring Funding Drive 2021

  • The Bad Lovers – Good Man/Love Shine
  • The Bad Lovers – Freaks
  • The Bad Lovers – Actin’ Strange
  • Sheer Mag – Fan the Flames
  • Sheer Mag – Button Up
  • Sheer Mag – Point Breeze
  • Betrayers – Love Rat
  • Vulfpeck – Outro
  • Mieke Maimi – In The Old Forest
  • John Wizards – Musizenberg
  • Radiation City – Juicy
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Shakedown Stre
  • Vulfpeck – Back Pocket
  • Future Islands – Time on Her Side
  • Banzai Florist – Penguins
  • Babe Rainbow – Peace Blossom Boogy
  • Khruangbin – Evan Finds the Third Room
  • The Arsenic Lovers – Coma Town

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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

As a reward for your generous spirit, here is a photo of me relishing in the possibility of doing my show for another 9 years on CHLY 101.7FM

Spring Equinox Sounds

It’s another week of Sweet and Sour Variety Hour-ness. Who knows where we’ll go, but at least you know it won’t suck*. At the end, I give pooing advice?!! HA!! What?? What even is this world anymore idk.

Just, here, take this file.

*you might think it sucks. I cannot protect you

  • Hey Cowboy!, Freckles
  • Palehound, Cinnamon
  • Deerhoof/Awkwafina, Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You
  • Caroline Rose, Jeannie Becomes a Mom
  • Stef Chura, Spotted Gold
  • Dianna Lopez, So I Don’t Feel Useless
  • Luna Li, Baby Shred
  • Habibi, Siin
  • Melody’s Echo Chamber, Shirim
  • Little Dragon, Where You Belong
  • KMD, Peachfuzz
  • A Tribe Called Quest, Excursions
  • MF DOOM, Licorice
  • MF DOOM, Saffron
  • MF DOOM, Benzoin Gum
  • MF DOOM, Sarsaparilla
  • MF DOOM, Coffin Nails,
  • Christian Rowell – Rapp Snitch Knishes
  • Bass Fury, Nada

Topsy Turvy

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omg lol brb file

  • Charles Bradley ,Changes
  • Washed Out , Feel It All Around
  • Kim Jung Mi, Haenim
  • The Durutti Column, Otis
  • Fleet Foxes, Fool’s Errand
  • Sean Nichols Savage , Let Me Out
  • The Durutti Column , Sketch for a Summer
  • Benjamin Gibbard, Something’s Rattling
  • Javelin,Cowpoke
  • Jack Stauber, Buttercup
  • Jack Stauber,Dead Weight
  • Galt MacDermot , Tap Your Foot
  • Hercules & Love Affair , Raise Me Up
  • Skookum Sound System , Heyoka Crisis (Csetkwe Remix) with added words from Freda Huson

The Discourse

This week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, lots of great music and an article about Nanaimo’s derelict centerpiece buildings from The Discourse.

This amazing publication is vying for a permanent place in the Nanaimo media landscape, and all they need is a show of hands. Click here to enter your email address and you will be counted as a voice in favour of community-driven journalism in Nanaimo.

Another cool opportunity is to secure a place for CHLY as a founding partner for this initiative! The Discourse is offering a place in their publication for CHLY and The Radio Malaspina Society (the non-profit that runs the station). All we need to do is raise some cash. Go to if you’d like to contribute.

This is the file, which airs live to 40 coastal communities at 8am PST on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 via badass terrestrial radio station 101.7CHLY-FM

  • Fat White Family – Tastes Good With the Money
  • Fat White Family – Kim’s Sunsets
  • Fat White Family – Fringe Runner
  • Fat White Family – Rock Fishes
  • Toubab Krewe – Hang Tan
  • Dope Lemon – Home Soon
  • Mike Nyoni and Born Free – Mad Man
  • Dan Reader – Havana Burning
  • Vulfpeck – Rango II
  • Willie Mitchell – Windy
  • Jenny Lewis – Little White Dove
  • The Discourse: Plans to Revitalize Old A&B Sound Building in Downtown Nanaimo, By Julie Chadwick. Read by Ashta. Music: Ludovico Einaudi – Canzone Africana IV
  • Caribou – Odessa