Tuesday, 25 October 2016

CJSW's Funding Drive 2016 is now LIVE!

It's that magical time of year when 

CJSW holds their annual Funding Drive

October 21st-28th 2016!!!

Please pledge your support to Calgary's Campus & Community Radio Station

Join The Nocturntable's DJedi Christine
in celebrating 20 years on the airwaves
& CJSW in celebrating 30 years on FM!

This year's theme is: Forever Radio ~ Radio Forever! And we've got loads of amazing Illuminatiesque swag to share with you our loyal listeners! So head on over to: www.fundingdrive.ca to view what we've got on tap 
and join our Secret Radio Society today! 

*And don't forget to tell 'em your fav radio program,
The Nocturntable, sent ya!

You can also CALL in 24/7 during our drive at: 
+1 (403) 220-5000  
Let our operators guide you 
through the donation process!

Did someone say “CJSW Secret Society pins made by the Freemason’s own craftsman?” Yes, please! 
HOW DO YOU RAISE $250,000 IN JUST ONE WEEK IN THIS ECONOMY?The same way we do it every year ---
one $30 pledge at a time!*


1. Visit our mobile-enabled website: www.FundingDrive.ca  to get a glimpse of this year’s exclusive Forever Radio Secret Society swag. If you opt to PLEDGE ONLINE please indicate it’s for “The Nocturntable”!!!

2. CALL into our Funding Drive Hotline at (403) 220-5000 & tell them you want to pledge to The Nocturntable!

~ ~ ~

Any pledge of $30 or more receives the FRIENDS OF CJSW CARD
featuring discounts at 175 businesses!

We accept multiple forms of payment & pledges of over $100 can utilize our easy peasyMonthly Installment Plan.

Pick-up The Nocturntable's sensational
  "20 for 20: Anniversary Mix" or
"Saturday Nocturntable Live" CD 

(featuring live in-studio performances by Shooting Guns, Chron Goblin, Woodhawk, Solid Brown, Nosis, The Electric Revival, Mammoth Grove and George R. R. Martin!) 
Yours for a donation of 
$100 each or $150 for both!!

* * *

Questions? Visit: http://cjsw.com/faq/

Grand Prize

The CJSW Funding Drive is proudly sponsored by Big Rock Brewery

For each $30 you pledge to the CJSW Funding Drive, your name will be entered into a draw for the ultimate Big Rock party pack. The prize includes over 200 beer, Big Rock swag, and a Spolumbos sausage picnic for 50 people!

Pledge now to be entered into the draw by calling 403-220-5000 from October 21-28, or online NOW, right here, at fundingdrive.ca

The winner will be announced on-air November 18th between 4-6pm on Road Pops!

Thanks to your continued support, 2016 has been a stellar year at CJSW; we introduced podcasting for all of our programs on CJSW.com our newly revamped website and have made our shows available via  iTunes (subscribe to The Nocturntable today!), we purchased a mobile radio unit and broadcast live from locations like Folk Fest, we launched the immensely popular Local Music Library in collaboration with Calgary Public Library, we wrote a 30th Anniversary on the FM dial book about the station called "We Make Radio" and much, much more!

Thank-you for joining the CJSW family!

Turn it up! Keep it up!

Yours truly,DJediChristine o’ The Nocturntable

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Nocturntable on iTunes! Subscribe today!

What in the actual heck?!  
Your weekly indulgence of 
the long-running
rock 'n' roll radio show:

is now available for your listening pleasure through iTunes !!!

Join the revolution!

Take advantage of this exciting new development SUBSCRIBE to The Nocturntable on iTunes today!!!

Rate and Review THE NOCTURNTABLE and other fantastic podcasts from CJSW 90.9FM

Thanks and happy listening!

The Nocturntable
By CJSW | Calgary's Independent Radio 90.9FM
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Join The D~Jedi Master Christine for your weekly indulgence of The Nocturntable rawkin’ ‘em dead on 90.9fm for over two decades!!! Turn on and tune in for two hours of radical rebel radio. World, dub, funk, punk, rock, prog, metal… The Nocturntable will introduce you to that fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning!


Tune-in and Turn-on! Listen to The Nocturntable's Podcasts!


 Did you know that you can 

listen to previous episodes of 

The Nocturntable at your leisure 

thanks to PODCASTING

available via 

CJSW 90.9FM's fabulous website?

Well, NOW you can!

Read & Review PLAYLISTS 

LISTEN to & enjoy
past broadcasts

stay up-to-date with all of

The Nocturntable's 

incomparable programming here:

Build your stream ~ Pick your genres!!

"The Nocturntable"
8pm - 10pm
Hosted By: DJedi Christine
Join The D~Jedi Master Christine for your weekly indulgence of The Nocturntable rawkin’ ‘em dead on 90.9fm for over two decades!!! Turn on and tune in for two hours of radical rebel radio every Saturday night from 8-10pm MST!

World, dub, funk, punk, rock, prog, metal…

The Nocturntable will introduce you to that fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning!

*Psychic Request Line in effect ~ 
Just put your hands on the radio and think real hard!*

    Twart: @Nocturntable

About --

CJSW 90.9FM is Calgary’s community radio station, based at the University of Calgary. CJSW is a non-profit society maintained and operated by a group of seven staff members and over 200 volunteers drawn from both the University of Calgary student body and the wider city of Calgary population. CJSW broadcasts music, spoken word and multicultural programming on 90.9FM and streaming right here at cjsw.com!

We've got the Beat(Route)!

Read the latest writing from
 The Nocturntable's own DJedi Christine
every month in 

June 2016 cover story with illustration by TomB

Follow the link below to engage with 
Western Canada's consumate 
Arts & Culture Monthly:

BeatRoute Magazine is a monthly arts and entertainment paper with a predominant focus on music – local, independent or otherwise. The paper started in June 2004 and continues to provide a healthy dose of perversity while exercising rock ‘n’ roll ethics.

Currently BeatRoute’s AB edition is distributed in Calgary, Edmonton (by S*A*R*G*E), Banff and Canmore. The BC edition is distributed in Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo.

BeatRoute Magazine: Western Canada’s Indie Arts & Entertainment Monthly

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Move on up! Read original articles & interviews from the twisted mind of The Nocturntable!

Looking for great interviews with musicians, artists, authors, creators, movers, shakers and hit-makers???

Just slide on over to DJedi Christine's journalism blog: The Born Interviewer 

Read entertaining one-on-one interviews, industry reviews & informative articles about 

Music, Film, Art, Literature and More!

Click below to visit: THE BORN INTERVIEWER  

Friday, 1 January 2016

BEST OF 2015

Best of 2015: BeatRoute Alberta editors and writers’ lists

Thursday 10th, December 2015 / 02:07

Christine Leonard, Writer

Photo: Sarah Kitteringham
Photo: Sarah Kitteringham
Best Music Released in 2015
  1. Torche, Restarter, Relapse Records
  2. Solid Brown, Our Rich Heritage, Independent
  3. Chron Goblin, Backwater, Ripple Music
  4. Iron Maiden, Book of Souls, Parlophone/Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG
  5. Shooting Guns / Hawkeyes, Brothers of the Nod, SunMask Records + Shooting Guns / ZAUM, Himalaya to Mesopotamia, Sunmask Records

2015 proved to be a calendar year of facemeltingly good live musical performances bookended by timely assessments by comedians Amy Schumer and Joe Rogan. Highlights from 2015 run the gambit from backstage hair-gel banter over red wine with Death From Above 1979 to slow-pitch and Rainer off-sales with The Pygmies, The Shiverettes and No River in the ghost town of Wayne, Alberta. Sled Island offered its perennial delights in the form of a tasty Fu Manchu double-header and a nostalgic visit from Netherland punks The Ex. We also bid farewell to the Republik over Arlen’s roast pork and an infected-earful of Technical Kidman. Having been mesmorized by the intensity of Sled guests Old Man Gloom and Lightning Bolt the year seemed destined for doom as dates with Dead Meadow, Yob, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Bison, and Earthless rumbled through town to glowing receptions. Glorious Rush celebrated 40 years in business at the Saddledome while Foo Fighters’ dope guitar-throne and Primus’s Chocolate Factory left a lasting impression. Aside from the thrill of gifting Billy Boyd’s band Beecake with Brentwood honey and grinning like an idiot through a Suicidal Tendencies revival, my favourite moments definitely revolved around the abundance of burgeoning Calgary talent including break-through releases from The Electric Revival, Chron Goblin, MANcub and Mammoth Grove.