Escape From the Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein I have to admit that I don’t like the genre of mystery. It’s not appealing to me to see someone solve a murder. Detective fiction seems too formulaic and improbable for me…

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Word is Bond Remembers Aretha Franklin

We pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who passed away last week in this edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio. We start out with a story about her iconic version of “Respect” and the history behind…

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Oliver Spitts – Summer Sessions Tour (London, ON)

The F.I.T.C.H. Academy Summer Sessions Tour (London, ON) Oliver Spitts is bringing his summer long tour to London, Ontario, Canada tomorrow night. After this show, there are only two stops left on this multiple city tour which has included dates…

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Justice League Stand-Alones

Aquaman – Vol. 1: The Drowning This is the start of a new era for Aquaman. He wants to work closely with the people of Earth and hopes that a new embassy will help him achieve peace between the land…

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Branded Moore Takes Over Word is Bond

Branded Moore takes over Word is Bond Rap Radio to celebrate the release of his new album with DJ Over, “Low Fidelity Broadcast” We play tunes from the project, premiere a few tracks from the vaults that no one has…

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Hip-Hop Has a Birthday? (Know Your History)

August 11th, 1973 is considered to be the birth of hip-hop culture. In this edition of Know Your History, we get to the bottom of how that can be. This was part of Radio Western’s Word Up 2018, the first…

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The Mars March Show

My daughter came with me to the radio station last night, just to hang out. But when we got there, it was eerily silent. The computer was not broadcasting the show that comes on before mine. Instead, there was the…

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Celebrating Hip-Hop’s Birthday on the Radio

94.9 CHRW Radio Western and Break North Radio Present: Word Up! A 24 Hour Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture. This is huge. We have never dedicated an entire day to hip-hop before on Radio Western. But what better day to do…

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Every Show Needs a DJ (WIB Rap Radio)

One of the lyrics in a song I played this week says, “Every show needs a DJ” and I couldn’t agree more. That’s why you get two hours of music mixed live on the radio every week here on Word…

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Port Gratiot Trail

Just across the border of Sarnia, Ontario is the small community of Port Gratiot. I decided to explore the nature preserve and walking trail because I like exploring new places to run and thought doing so in a different country…

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