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Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
16 Aug, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

We start the show with memories of an American who was one of the first artists to record Newfoundland folk songs... Ed McCurdy. He passed away on Mar. 23, 2000. Tune in and hear McCurdy, who is best known for penning Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, sing a song written by Newfoundland’s Art Scammel. Then on to the...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
09 Aug, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

We roll back the clock 40 years to 1979. That`s the year that Frank Moore`s term as Premier of Newfoundland & Labrador ended, and Brian Peckford`s began. It was the year that the Hibernia oil field was discovered, and also in 1979 The Ode To Newfoundland officially became the provincial anthem! And when it come to new Newfoundland music, 1979...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
02 Aug, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Today we roll back the clock sixty years to 1959, the year that The Confederation Building replaced The Colonial Building as the home of Newfoundland & Labrador's House of Assembly. Musically, country & western band The Dipsydoodlers released their one and only LP and it was a doozy! Omar Blondahl returned from the ice fields and dropped his album The...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
26 Jul, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Throughout July, NFR has counted down the 40 most popular Newfoundland vinyl recordings of yesteryear. We've based our Top 40 on a readers' poll done by Downhome Magazine in 2006. Each week, we've spun 10 songs from the readers' favourites... ending last week with #11. Well July has raced by and we're now in the homestretch of our Countdown. In...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
19 Jul, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Throughout July, NFR counts down the 40 most popular Newfoundland vinyl recordings. We've based our Top 40 on a readers' poll done by Downhome Magazine in 2006. Each week, we'll spin 10 songs from the readers' favourites until we've reached #1... a grand bit of fun through the full month of July For Part Two, we pick up where we...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
12 Jul, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Throughout July, NFR counts down the 40 most popular Newfoundland vinyl recordings. We've based our Top 40 on a readers' poll done by Downhome Magazine in 2006. Each week, we'll spin 10 songs from the readers' favourites until we've reached #1... a grand bit of fun through the full month of July For Part Two, we pick up where we...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
05 Jul, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Throughout July, NFR counts down the 40 most popular Newfoundland vinyl recordings. We've based our Top 40 on a readers' poll done by Downhome Magazine in 2006. Each week, we'll spin 10 songs from the readers' favourites until we've reached #1... a grand bit of fun through the full month of July. For Part One, we'll will start the countdown...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
27 Jun, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Your weekly fix of NL vinyl obscurities features a fast-paced mix of tracks by Sandi Michael, The Business, George Rowsell, Dick Nolan, and Moral Support, Plus thought-provoking musical masterpieces by Dave Nicol and Jeff White. So sad to learn that Jeff, a brilliant singer-songwriter-musician from Corner Brook NL, passed away a few months ago! He left us much, much too...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
20 Jun, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Another random romp through the NL vinyl vaults on this episode. Tune in and groove to a variety of resurrected gems by The McNulty Family, Ray McLean & the boys from Bell Island, Gord Tracey & The Constellations, Grand Falls' rockers Choice, J. Terry Hynes, and Mr. Dick Nolan. And there's more too! You won't want to miss this week's...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
13 Jun, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Themeless June continues with a mix of pop, rock, blues, and a fantastic fairy tale that defies genrefication! On the platter, a track from NL's first LP comprised entirely of original compositions by the band members. Plus a number by NL's only blues artist to garner a Juno award. And a track from an ultra-rare cassette tape that one journalist...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
07 Jun, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Themeless June continues with another eclectic mix taylor-made for lovers of NL vintage vinyl. We will doff our caps in memory of accordion afficionado Wilf Doyle who passed away on June 8, 2012; and to drumming legend Rocky Wiseman who passed last year, also on June 8. Plus, we'll give a nod to World Oceans Day by spinning a few...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
31 May, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

No theme for this show! Instead a mixed bag of NL oldies, mostly 45 rpm singles, retrieved from the NFR vinyl deeps. Many tracks have not been previously aired in the ten year history of NFR Radio Hour. On the platter... a rare single by The Rising Sons. The label says it's from their vinyl LP, but to my delight...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
24 May, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

A mixed bag of angelic tracks for this episode of NFR... from winged spirits with their harps & halos to human angels filled with purity, beauty, kindness and all that is good. But beware! There are forces of evil lurking, cleverly disguised and eager to take what you have to fulfill their own wicked desires! On the platter are an...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
16 May, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Spring is here and migratory birds are returning to Newfoundland & Labrador from their winter vacation homes in warmer climes. And our feathered friends invade the NFR air waves for this episode! Swallows, eagles, sparrows, doves, hens, and blackbirds... we’ve got ‘em all and more besides! Featured artists include songbird Phyllis Noseworthy, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Dave Panting, The Grade 3 choristers...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
10 May, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

An episode full of songs appropriate for the Mother's Day weekend. The show features a mixed bag of motherly ditties retrieved from the depths of NFR's vinyl archives. The heartfelt songs reflect the unique bond between mama and her babies! Featured artists include Charile Mercer, Dave Nicol, The MacDonald Drive Elementary Choir, Dick Nolan, Ray Broderick, Loretta Cormier, Kevin Beanland...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
02 May, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

For this episode, NewFound Records bellies up to the bar… that ultimate think tank where nothing anybody says is ever true! There's no shortage of Newfoundland drinking songs and we've put together an intoxicating playlist featuring Dick Nolan's ode to Scotch... and John White's anthem to Screech. Plus, Rex Hemeon counts the bubbles in his beer, Peter Narvaez mixes blues...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
25 Apr, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

More than 40 years ago SIMANI, Sim Savory and Bud Davidge, took the stage for the first time in Belleoram, Fortune Bay, NL. Four decades later, Simani is still a household name throughout Newfoundland. Seems like everyone, old or young, knows their songs... classics like The Mummers Song, which helped revive interest in a dying Newfoundland Christmas tradition. And then...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
18 Apr, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

A variety of oldies music with a connection to Labrador... On the playlist are native Labradorian Harry Martin with a thought-provoking track from his only vinyl LP. Shirley Montague delivers a stellar rendition of Old Mokami, The Reverend Lester Bury speaks fondly of travelling with his dog team, The Labrador Balladeer, Gerald Mitchell, sings about the Province`s longest river, June...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
12 Apr, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Today, a mish-mash of ditties... a few wordy songs to mark Scrabble Day; and a few look-a-like ditties in honour of Look-a-like Day which is actually on April 20 but NFR has other plans for next week. And we round out the program with a motley bunch of recent adds to the NFR library of local oldies. On the platter...
Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists.
05 Apr, 2019 | 0:55:00 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | NewFound Records

Break out your kilt and bagpipes because April 6 is Tartan Day, a day for celebrating the contributions to our country of the more than four million Canadians who have Scottish ancestry. NFR celebrates by showcasing NL oldies music with a Scottish theme. On the platter are spins by Alan MacArthur, Walter J. MacIsaac, Minnie White, Sullivan`s Gypsies, Freeman Walters,...
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