Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Horizons #27 Mobile Studio Live To Air 02-23-2015


You know the mobile studio has been moving around Guelph to go where the stories are right?


In this final show, live to air from Evergreen Senior's Community Centre, we hear an excerpt of Ross Coulter's interview with Maryann Willford about safety for seniors.  We also hear raw audio of two seniors in discussion on the topic of family (intended for last week's show), that never did get edited, before finally making it to air.  We also had a live guest, that Ross interviewed and then we played an excerpt of when Jack Long of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments stopped by.  You can listen back in the archive if you missed it!  And stay tuned to CFRU in general, to hear where the mobile studio will be set up next!

all photos Ross Knechtel


Ambre McLean's music played during our farewell/best off epsiode, including a minute of Track 8,
9:00-9:01, Wish I Could, Me,
912:47, 2:44, Jumpstart
941:02, 3:54, Butterfly
858:40-10:00, Run Rabbit,


Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Family Day!


Do you have 15 minutes?

Many will already know about Jack Long's history as a music pioneer, and recent appointment to the Order of Canada.  And, they have probably already heard, in the Toronto Biographies show of yore, how Jack Long got hooked on concert bands and wind instruments in grade 9...




But, have you heard how Jack thinks music makes people's lives better?  Or, if he has heard of the word retirement?!  I hope you will check out this audio of a great story teller, who recently visited in Guelph (revealing his connections to it), when he stopped in at Evergreen Senior's Community Centre,  to chat about the Power of Music -- at CFRU's mobile studio.  

The segment was excerpted from New Horizons The Power of Music Ep 11 09--29-2014, a radio show for senior adults in our area., The interview was co-hosted by a new CFRU volunteer.  Unfortunately, our volunteer photographer couldn't attend that day, and also alas, I did the editing and recording tech on my own, ha.  Do you think the segment is still too Guelph-centric, to be of interest elsewhere, or is it the better for it?

To hear the interview, in the context of the whole show, you can check out these links:
Blog Guelph  
Hoofbeats Radio - like the horse business, the music industry is vast and diverse.  The longstanding, volunteer driven horse talk radio went on hiatus with this "finale" broadcast.






For sure Jack's comments about 3 and a half minutes in, in the audio posted above, inspired the New Horizons Band features on New Horizons Radio episodes that followed.  His recap was quite the shout out!  You can check those out at the band radio feature at New Horizons Band Guelph and New Horizons Band Bloor links...


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Horizons Radio The Pre-Valentine's Episode/Love Issue 02-09-2015



Are you lonesome tonite? Live from Arbour Trails, on New Horizons this morning, we hear a parody of the Elvis tune, and a GWSA segment about skating and a good suggested "date night", some senior's dating tips, a seniors love store and music from Frank Sinatra and Anne Murray.  The content was pre-planned by the on-air host Doug Blackwood.

We also read some quotes on the topic of love, and we want to thank Ross and Hillia for their participation.  About 53 minutes in, I dedicated a nice quote to Peter,  who I had forgot to remind to attend...

After these festivities, we moved CFRU's mobile studio to Evergreen Centre.

Next week, the theme is Family, for Family Day.  We've already recorded about 20 minutes with Senior's at the mobile studio...  will you tune in?

Will we see you there for the farewell broadcast Feb 23?

If you like, you can listen back to today's show at cfru in the archives.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Show Outline: Music & Memories or GWSA stuff or WHAT WOULD WE TALK ABOUT??? #


Welcome to our Feb. 2 program - Today the Mobile recording studio will move to Evergreen (after a final live broadcast at Arbour Trails), with a launch inviting media and community planned at Evergreen for 12pm


[ ] i wish we had instrumental theme music for our intro, and that i had a printed script of our usual intro ha
[ ] i think we will start with the snow angel segment, i think its about 10 min?
[ ] i think i will reiterate on-air, my last night's social media plea:
By any chance are you going to be at Arbour Trails on Monday morning?  We are broadcasting from 9-10 and you would be welcome to participate...Doug Blackwood is hosting, and I'm welcoming seniors to volunteer their voices for our final "Live To Air" broadcasts...  Please do feel welcome to stop by! Also, I would welcome any surprise visitors you can send my way.  Won't there be many GWSA members planning to be there by 10am anyway?  I am hoping we will re-broadcast some previously aired segments that feature GWSA groups, at our live to air that morning...  

Our show host has said "I listened to the astrology interview.  The segment tied in the seniors angle 3 times, and is about 27 minutes.  I think we should go with it."  Meanwhile another co-worker who pre-listened said: "there's practically nothing in the interview that specifically mentions seniors!"  Will we play it?  Our host will have Peter and Ross at the studio again.... we are engaging with seniors so that they produce media. What do you think?

You should know that another volunteer has submitted a full one hour mixdown and playlist, Music & Memory - including about 14 min of material produced at the mobile studio on the theme, as well as excerpts of a very moving documentary.  And, a Queen's University professor who has done research on the topic of music, memory, aging, and Alzheimer's has indicated that she is available to be an interview guest on the program.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Five photos of The Cannon

Giraffe Cannon
Giraffe Cannon by Cheryl Q

Old Jeremiah
Old Jeremiah by James M

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Untitled by Chris Hesselden Boon

Seaway 1 - Old Jeremiah
Seaway 1 - Old Jeremiah by James M

Old Jeremiah
Old Jeremiah by James M

The cannon at the University of Guelph is considered one of Guelph's highly visible landmarks. Located in Branion Plaza Old Jeremiah receives regular makeovers from students. Painting the cannon, like dressing the begging bear, is a campus tradition.

In 2010, the cannon got a makeunder - stripped down to bare metal and concrete. There were so many layers of paint! I suspect it didn't remain bare for long though.

Want to see more makeovers? Check out the Painting Old Jeremiah board on Pinterest. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Big News Regarding New Horizons #24 - 30 (Jan/Feb 2015)



Hello there,
I just wanted to let you know that CFRU is planning to broadcast the final six New Horizons radio episodes, live to air, from the mobile studio, Monday mornings 9-10am.

For the rest of January our remote location is in the hobby shop at Arbour Trails and in February we expect to be broadcasting from the book nook at Evergreen Centre.

You should stop by sometime! Here is a little more information on our plans:


Themes for shows
Jan. 19 - Nutrition
Jan. 26 - Stress
Feb. 2 - Music/Memory OR Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) theme with our move
- Mobile recording studio will move to Evergreen on Mon. Feb. 2nd (after a final live broadcast at Arbour Trails) with a launch inviting media and community planned at Evergreen for 12pm

Feb. 9 - Love (for Valentines Day)
Feb. 16 - Families (pre-produced for Family Day holiday)
Feb. 23 - Goodbye and leaving a legacy wrap-up

New Horizons Recording Notes:

photos Ross Knechtel
This photo was taken at CFRU's mobile studio, while Arun was producing a segment for a future New Horizons radio show. Cynthia K was there to tell us about the upcoming term of the Royal City Ukulele Ensemble program that started Tuesday, January 13th -- with meetings at Arbour Trails! What better way to warm up these cold winter nights than making music with a great group of people?

New Horizons wanted to hear all about the sessions that have been running at Arbour Trails, especially,
how involved are the seniors in the music program?  Do you think there are any benefits of the ukulele for seniors?  When we asked anything else about ukulele our senior listeners might want to know, she offered to do some popular tunes like Five Foot Two, live on the radio!
We'll keep you posted when it's going to air.

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.