The State of Independents

The Saturday, from 09:00 to 10:00

CIDI is proud to host the local program entitled The State of Independents. The host, Donald Finigan, has been a committee member of the Acoustic Village music series at the Star Café in Knowlton since its inception in February 2014.

The concept for the radio show grew as an extension of the concert series, and as such will be an hour-long radio program devoted entirely to independent music. It will consist predominantly of pre-recorded music but will also on occasion feature interviews with artists and in-studio performances. 

In this context, the term “independent music” applies to a musician not under contract with a major music label, typically those musicians who are self-published or supported by independent labels. The goal of this show is to provide exposure to such musicians since radio airplay is a commodity they rarely, if ever, have.

This curated program will be a mix of varying musical styles presented in three-song sets followed by commentary about the artists – their history, upcoming performances and any other relevant news. Although the artists are independent and, in many cases, amateur (in the sense that they are not full-time musicians), they will still be of a calibre to warrant airplay. 

While local musicians will often be featured, the intent is to provide exposure for musicians regardless of their geographical origin. Another goal of the show is to further contribute to putting Knowlton on the map as a location for independent artists seeking venues to play.

Show airs Saturday at 9am and repeats the following Tuesday at 3 pm, after which the podcast can be heard on our website. Musicians interested in submitting their music for airplay are welcome to contact us at info@cidi991.com.

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Host | The State of Independents