CHCR, Homegrown Community Radio


Posted in Concert by chcrmember on December 15, 2008
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On Saturday, December the 13, Dubvibe played at the Lions Hall in Killaloe. It was part of a craft fair and concert event. At six, the doors opened and people had the opportunity to shop local. Products included hand-made soaps and beeswax candles, jewellery and mosaics, and organic baked goods from all kinds of local farms and craftsmen.
It was a great night to listen to reggae. Dubvibe filled the hall with dancing tunes. Tk2000 a.k.a. Tanya Kornobis, singing and playing keyboard. She had Greg Zawidski on lead guitar, on a guitar he handcrafted, no less. Kevin Munroe played rhythm guitar. Jude was on bass. They had two drummers, both the Martel boys, keeping the beat. They played a lot of originals from Boogiewall Soundsystem, as well as newer songs written by Kevin Munroe. There were lots of Bob Marley covers, too, for what is a night of reggae without Bob Marley?
The show went until 1 o’clock and still people wanted more. It was a great time and hopefully they play again soon.


First Benefit Dance for Stanley Family a Success

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 14, 2008
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The first benefit dance held for the Stanley family who was burned out of their home on Thanksgiving Day was a great success. Many people came out and over $2500 was raised to assist them. Thanks to all who donated money and time for them. It is greatly appreciated and wonderful to know what a strong sense of community this area has. There is another benefit scheduled for early December and perhaps another in January. I will kepp you updated.

Dub Vibe at the Killaloe Lions Hall

Posted in Concert by chcrmember on November 10, 2008
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Saturday, December 13 will see Dub Vibe playing at the Killaloe Lions Hall as part of a larger event. The all ages event will feature local opening acts, belly dancing demonstrations and fine crafts. The show starts at 8:00, but come as early as 6:00. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. They are available at Grandma’s Pantry in Killaloe, Pickles and Quilts in Wilno, South of 60 Arts Centre in Barry’s Bay and Bob’s Music in Pembroke. For more information, email

Old Time Gospel Show and The Country Classic Show

Posted in Radio Shows by chcrmember on November 9, 2008
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Announcing a new DJ joing us at CHCR. Jerome Fabian has a few words to say:

Hi my name is Jerome Fabian.  I have just moved back to the Ottawa valley.  I had been away for many, many years.  Both of my parents where born in this area.  My mom in Tramore, and dad in the Bonnechere.  I have been a Lay Preacher, for over thirty five years.  My main desire is to help people understand the teaching’s of  Jesus.   Did you know, that Religion is man trying, to make himself good enough for God.  Christianity is God excepting man , just the way he is, and then changing them.  You are invited to listen in, and enjoy some good old country gospel  music, that is sung by some well known country artist’s.   listen to the Old Time Gospel Show, on CHCR Sundays from 5:00  to 6:00 PM. I hope that there are still listeners that share my love for the old country sound.  Some days you may hear, my wife, Elaine, and I playing the quitar, and singing a song or two also.  Come and visit us, every Sunday from 6:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.

Benefit Dance for Cheryl Stanley

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 8, 2008
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Looking to dance? Come out and have a good time for a good cause. Two benefit dances are scheduled to help out the Stanley family who lost their home on Thanksgiving Day. The first dance is Saturday, November 8 at 8 pm. The second is Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. Both will be held at the Combermere Community Centre. Tickets are $8 and a light lunch will be served. DJ Scott Mask will provide the tunes on November 8 and Vertigo and the Rock Hotel Co will have the other dance. Lots of dance prizes and raffles to be won. Come out and have a good time supporting a family in need.

Wilno Film Festival

Posted in Uncategorized by chcrmember on November 8, 2008
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The 5th Annual Wilno Film Festival was a great success. Held at the Wilno Station Inn, it brought together many independent films and musicians. Thursday night started it off with films and the Songwriter’s Showcase. Friday showed the TV pilot of Backwoods Gourmet, directed by Barry Goldie. On Saturday, the film Griefwalker was shown, with its creator presiding afterwards for discussion of it’s themes. The night was rounded off with Ian Tamblyn performing some of his songs and the 100 mile buffet feast prepared by the Red Canoe Café. On Sunday, it was wrapped up with the Dorothy Day story and a documentary of Madonna House. It was an insightful and enjoyable experience for all those who came out. I highly recommend marking it down on your calendars and attending this event in the future.

Interviewing with Ian Tamblyn, article

Posted in Interview by chcrmember on November 7, 2008
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Ian Tamblyn came to Wilno as part of the Wilno Film Festival to perform some of his great music.
He began playing music in 1967 in Thunder bay and then professionally in 1972. The first instrumnet he picked up was the ukelele, but that soon broadened out into the guitar, the piano, the Native American flute and the dulcimer.

36 years later, he has written between 1500 to 2000 songs. Approximately 600 of those songs were recorded, making up 29 albums. His most successful album, called “Over My Head”, sold over 100 000 copies.
His influences varies. At the moment, he is listening to Melissa McClelland’s Thumbelina Fantasy, Allyson Moorer, and Sudgan Stevens, Illinois. He listens to a lot of different music.
He recently played on a cruise ship for three weeks. Few of the songs were his own, but he took great pride in never repeating a single song while he played there. This time, he started off with a song called “Wind Through the Tucamore”. He went on to play many more, including “Black Spruce”. He finished off with “Ark of Dreams and Prayers”, “Tiger Lily Road”. As an encore, he played an amusing song called “Absolut Vodka and Wine”. He brought the audience from tears to laughter in two songs, as one of the audience put it. He really enjoys coming out to the Wilno Station Inn and will be there again, I am sure.

Drum Clinic hosted by Tommy Clufetos in Pembroke, CHCR was There!

Posted in Concert by chcrmember on October 24, 2008
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Alsandair O’Neill, a.k.a. Sandman and Peter Benner, a.k.a. Peanut Butter, represented CHCR at a drum clinic hosted by the drummer for Rob Zombie, Tommy Clufetos, at Bob’s Music in Pembroke, Thursday Oct 23. Only fitting that the ex-Headbangers Show DJ went to see this event. Still a Headbanger at heart, he jumped at the chance to see this guy perform for the small time crowd in Pembroke. He had a chat with Tommy and will be sharing his impressions on the next Something Else show next Wednesday at 8 o’clock, on 102.9, 104.5 FM or