August 2018

  • 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 to truly get into the story. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library sounded like a great […]

  • 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 the tune. Then work our way through 30 minutes of tunes that sampled her music, […]

  • 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 in the U.S.A. and all across Canada. He brings with them the following acts Budd […]

  • 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 and the sea. Of course, there are those on both sides that don’t want to […]

  • 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 ever heard before, take a live caller, and have an in-depth discussion about all things […]

  • 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 annual day-long celebration of hip-hop music and culture. This is Episode 78 of Know Your […]

  • 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 dreaded thing that sometimes happens in radio – dead air. I quickly threw on a […]

  • 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 it than August 11th, the official birthday of hip-hop. There will be mixshows by live […]

  • 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 is Bond Rap Radio. And hire a DJ if you are putting on a rap […]

  • 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 would be a nice change of pace. The trail had regular distance markings along it, […]