Curtis Driedger at RadioMusic

Back in the early 1990s, I was Programme Director at Trent Radio, a campus-community radio station in Peterborough, Ontario. At the time, the station had a broadcast audio line running from Artspace, an artist-run centre downtown; this meant we could do live broadcasts of anything happening in Artspace’s performance hall.

On June 1, 1990, we organized an event called RadioMusic, and invited a wide variety of performers from the community to come and play for two audiences: people in the bleachers, and people listening in on their radios at home. John Muir did the sound, and Ron Gaskin was up in the studio acting as a virtual host and technical man. One of the highlights of the evening was this 25 minute set by Curtis Driedger.