Hip Hop Throwback

Some favourite old school hip hop tracks laid down on a live session in the CHLY downtown studios. Brought to life once more for this weeks Sweet and Sour’ness

Here is the track, decipherable on the 101.7FM frequency of terrestrial radio CHLY-FM at 8am PST on Wednesday July 8th 2020


  • People Under the Stairs – Graffiti on a High School Wall
  • People Under the Stairs – Montego Slay
  • Pete Rock – Back on da Block
  • Pete Rock – The Boss
  • Camp Lo – Luchini AKA This is It
  • A Tribe Called Quest – Melatonin
  • Q-Tip – ManWomenBoogie
  • Jurassic 5 – If You Only Knew
  • Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick
  • Digable Planets – Where I’m From
  • Blackalicious – Swan Lake
  • Blackalicious – Shallow Days
  • Del the Funky Homosapien – Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo
  • KRS-One – A Friend

Requests, Onyeabor, & Decomposed on Beethoven

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour; we take a couple of special requests, and then we hear a ten-minute long 1980’s Nigerian rhythm from William Onyeabor. After that, an episode of Decomposed, a show from American Public Media.

Here is the file

The Tracks

  • ESG – Six Pack
  • Tortoise – Hot Coffee
  • Brian Eno – Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
  • XL- The Looking Glass
  • The Seshen – Distant Heart
  • Ry Cooder, Manuel Galban – Drume Negrita
  • Willian Onyeabor – The Moon and the Sun
  • Decomposed – “There is Only One Beethoven”

Longest Days

This Wednesday on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, another week of straight up tunage and nothing else.

Here is the file, transmitting upon every living thing in a 5000 km radius around CHLY 101.7FM at 8 on the morning of June 24th 2020

  • Pokey LaFarge – Going to the Country
  • Angel Olsen – Sweet Dreams
  • The Raincoats – Lola
  • The Bats – Made Up In Blue
  • Podington Bear – Lip Gloss
  • Greg Phillinganes – Lazy Nina
  • Tanto Faz feat. Tamy (Quantic Remix) – Maga Bo
  • Labi Siffre – I Got The
  • Kamasi Washington – Clair de Lune
  • R. Stevie Moore – Another No Answer
  • Dungen – Alberto Balsam
  • The Abbie Hoffman Society – Beaver Fever

All Music, No Interruptions

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour has been broadcasting on CHLY 101.7fm since December 2011. It’s a program initially created to give community members the chance to perform radio. It has been host to many different segments produced by many different people and groups.

The program this week features 16 tracks of non-stop music.

Here is the file, broadcasting to 40 coastal communities on CHLY 101.7FM


  • The Glimmers – Esta Si Estra No
  • The Glimmers – Physical
  • Soulwax – Goodnight Transmission
  • Jerry Paper – A Moment
  • Fruit Bats – Gold Past Life
  • Jarvis Cocker – Black Magic
  • Francois de Roubaix – Les Amis (Actual Magic Mix)
  • Francois de Roubaix – Les Dunes d’ostende
  • Francois de Roubaix – La Scoumoune
  • Francois de Roubaix – Operation FR1
  • Francois de Roubaix – Piti piti pas
  • Francois de Roubaix – Xavier a la masion d’arret
  • Phosphorescent – The Quotidian Beasts
  • Maximum Balloon – Communion
  • Fugees – How Many Mics
  • Rage Against The Machine – Renegades of Funk