Little Roy with 45
GREETINGS, SNAP CRACKLE POP FANS ...
I’ve had a couple of notes from regular SCP listeners wondering if Paul Grant and I will be doing our ‘traditional’ New Year’s Morning show on CBC Radio One. Unfortunately, the answer is ‘nope, not this year’.
Here’s the deal. After thirty-plus years with the CBC, my pal and SCP co-host Paul Grant retired last summer. He’s taking some well deserved time to do whatever the heck he wants and I know that all of us wish him well. We out here on the West Coast really miss his warm and knowledgeable presence on the CBC. He’s one of the good ‘uns!
Paul and I managed to slip in quite a few editions of Snap Crackle Pop over the past thirteen years. From our first national broadcast on Radio One in September, 1996, to the most recent show in January, 2009, the two of us spent many a happy hour spinning those records, unravelling the roots of today’s music and sharing our finds with all of you. I learned a lot about making radio from Paul during our run of ‘Snaps’ and I want to say ‘Thanks, buddy’.
As my good friend Bill Henderson wrote, back in the early 70s, ‘If there’s no audience, there just ain’t no show’. And, folks, you SCP fans have been the BEST audience a radio show could have. I treasure the e-mails I’ve received from you over the years, sharing your own musical finds, memories, information, mis-information corrections and tips for some great batches of records that have now become a part of my collection. And those supportive face-to-face comments in airport bookstores, restaurants, post-offices and coffee shops; at after-concert CD signing sessions and on street corners all across Canada – all have been much appreciated. Thanks for being there for SCP.
At this point, I can’t say what the future of Snap Crackle Pop will be with the CBC. If it’s meant to continue at some point, I’m in! If not, it’s been a great run.
Here's the link to CBC's 'Contact' page just in case you want to write the CBC and request another SCP! www.cbc.ca/contact
Paul Grant and Roy Forbes take a little break
while taping an episode of SCP in December 2003.
INFORMATION AND PLAYLISTS ABOUT PAST SHOWS
January 1st, 2009
January 1st, 2008
July 1st, 2007
January 1st, 2007
January 1st, 2006
January 1st, 2005
January 1st, 2004
January 1st, 2003
October 14th, 2002
October 11th, 2001