UPDATE: November 23, 2015
It is with equal parts frustration and disappointment that I find myself being compelled to remove the CBC Nightlines and Brave New Waves archives I have hosted at this page since April 2012. In September 2015 I moved the growing archive of fan recordings to a subdomain of this site and started using Omeka to organize and share it. In doing this I also provided a means for fans to share their hometaped recordings – clearly this attracted the attention of the CBC Legal Department. I am hoping I may be able to receive permission from the CBC to re-open and continue this archive.
If you would like more information on this archive, please do contact me at potters4|at|gmail.com
UPDATE: September 26, 2015
I will be moving all of these archives over to audio.networkeffects.ca to better accommodate all the Brave New Waves and Nightlines submissions I have been receiving. If you have some recordings you would like to share, please consider adding them there – instructions on how you can do this can be found at http://networkeffects.ca/?p=2117
This page stores and organizes a collection of radio programs recovered from a large box of tapes I discovered in storage. They are mostly regional and national radio programs. They are part of a cherished period of my life – listening to them brings back great memories.
“When you’re broadcasting in the middle of the night, you get people who really do listen and really do care about music, other than casual listeners who might just have it on in the car. The time of the night is really important for that. I do think we played the best music available and found new stuff that other radio stations would never, never broadcast.” ~ David Wisdom on Nightlines
“I think it’s the same kind of life-altering thing that happened when I discovered the show libing in the crappy suburbs outside of Ottawa. It strikes a chord with a lot of people. It’s the idea of a borderless beyond. Most of the tone of the letters we get are about that: ‘Oh my god, there’s more!” – Patti Schmidt on Brave New Waves
“It was simply the desire to do something different, creative and fun. The tone came through because of the personalities involved, and a sense that the music should be as cutting edge as possible. I had a real sense of the space of the place, a place that people came to every night: bring the people in and let us sit around and let’s not be too serious. In fact, let’s not be serious at all. It was live. If you had seen our preliminary notes – if I can call them that – we were talking and finding [radio] series from the archives and other broadcasters from around the world and running them on the show. All of that dissolved after a week. We found the format we could afford, which involved technicians who were as crazy as everybody else, and a live studio where anything can happen.” – Augusta LaPaix on Brave New Waves