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Monday, December 12, 2005
# 12:20:00 PM:

First Podsafe for Peace radio play?

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UPDATE: Craig from CBC called me back to let me know they've postponed this segment, and will be playing Podsafe for Peace later in the week, so I'll let you know when that happens. In the meantime, the U.S.-based Westwood One radio network (home of Jon Stewart's radio version of The Daily Show) will be the first to play it. Their website doesn't seem to let you find your local station, I notice, which is odd.

I just got a call from a producer for CBC Radio's "On the Coast" here in Vancouver (one of our leading afternoon radio shows on the public broadcaster, heard throughout British Columbia in drive-time).

Their theme for today is Christmas benefit music, and since I out sent a few links to the Podsafe for Peace press release last night, he figured "If Every Day Were Christmas" would be a good candidate, as a totally new type of benefit tune.

So I'll be speaking briefly (maybe 60 sec) on the "On the Coast" show this afternoon at 3 p.m. PST to introduce the tune and my small role in it, and we'll get some actual SOCAN-licensed radio play. Since project producer Slau and Orlando Pagan, who wrote the track, are donating their automatically-collected publishing royalties to UNICEF, that's a good thing. I'm not sure if it's the first mainstream radio play for (Slau is doing interviews and sending out copies to various radio networks in the States too), but it might be. It should also encourage some online purchase revenue (all of which goes to UNICEF as well), I hope.

If you happen to have a way to tape or otherwise record CBC Radio in Vancouver (AM 690) or elsewhere in B.C. when "On the Coast" comes on, I'd appreciate getting a copy of the broadcast if I can't manage to record it here myself.


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