The Life of The Party: CHMR radio show showcases brand new stuff from local artists

Lauren Power profiles the busy, popular CHMR radioshow, The Party

College radio! Full of idealistic young audiophiles, cutting their teeth on a newly available treasury of music, for the first time seizing a platform to share their taste with a small but trusting audience.

From their studio on the second floor of Memorial’s University Centre, Warren Gordon and Chelsea Skanes co-host The Party, bringing local performers to the airwaves live, every Saturday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Gordon started the show in 2011, hosting solo and bringing a different friend each week to serve as guest. “At that point we mainly took requests and played some local selections here and there,”says Gordon. “It wasn’t until about early 2012 that we started to get local musicians in on a regular basis.”

Since then, Gordon welcomed Skanes as co-host, and sought to expand the show to reach a broader audience.

“We play host to many musicians from each and every genre, each and every week,”says Gordon. “We have entertained guests from local, national, and international backgrounds, and enjoy every minute doing so.”

In the month of June, The Party will be playing host to the following artists:

June 7th – Songwriters Circle #4 (Cassandra Abbott, Heather Nolan, Allie Duff, and Danika Drover) / Orchids Curse (Nova Scotia)

June 14th – Ian Foster / The Flatliners (Ontario)

June 21st – Kat McLevey / Mother Tusk

June 28th – Werewoman / The Brook (Ontario)

The Party is on every Saturday from 7-9pm on CHMR-FM (93.5 MHz, Rogers Digital Cable channel 942 and Aliant TV channel 825). The show can also be heard on Radio Bell Island (www.radiobellisland.com) on Wednesday nights for a repeat broadcast at 9pm, and on Bay of Islands Radio as a simulcast with the CHMR live show on Saturday nights.

Follow them on Twitter @ThePartyNL

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