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Randy Bachman to hang up 'Vinyl Tap' mic at CBC Radio

Postby radiofan » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:02 am

Randy Bachman to hang up 'Vinyl Tap' mic at CBC Radio on Canada Day
David Friend / The Canadian Press
MARCH 27, 2021 01:00 AM


TORONTO — Randy Bachman says he's taking his business elsewhere after leadership at CBC Radio told him they’re cancelling his "Vinyl Tap" music show.

The 77-year-old Winnipeg native says his long-running Saturday night program has become a casualty of CBC's latest programming changes.

Bachman will host a farewell special on Canada Day before shopping the show, and its catchy namesake, to other broadcasters or revamping it in a podcast format.

Since launching in 2005, "Vinyl Tap" became a defining feature of CBC’s weekend programming. Its broad strokes of musical exploration touched on classic rock, jazz and contemporary pop alongside Bachman’s reflections on his decades in the music industry.

Two-hour episodes aired on Saturdays, and repeated twice throughout the week, first on Sundays and again the following Friday.

CBC Music’s senior director Steve Jordan said the broadcaster regularly reviews its programming lineup to "make room for new voices and genres."

"As part of planning for the upcoming year, it was decided that this will be the final season of Vinyl Tap," Jordan added in a statement.

The show will run in repeats over the summer. There's no word yet on what will replace it.

Jordan said "there will be more to share later this year" about CBC Music programming.

But the former Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive member said it "was a shock" to first learn of the show’s cancellation from Jordan last year, since he’d frequently been told "Vinyl Tap" was one of CBC Radio's most popular programs.

"It’s like somebody saying… 'I like your new haircut,' and you go, 'Thanks,' and then he hits you over the head with a shovel," Bachman said in a phone interview from Sidney, B.C.

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Re: Randy Bachman to hang up 'Vinyl Tap' mic at CBC Radio

Postby beddows » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:29 pm

Dusty Street (veteran of KSAN in San Francisco) on Sirius-XM's Deep Tracks channel said the other night that it was moving to Sirius-XM. It is sort of already there since CBC is on channel 169. VinylTap would be a good fit for the Deep Tracks Channel which is much like free form FM radio was in the 60's & 70's. The channel is already a refuge for a number of well known corporate program director victims like Jim Ladd & Meg Griffin for example..
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