In our quest to make Bach In The Saddle Again the most successful concert series in the world, the Gala String Quartet (or at least two of them) and Whiskey Jack (or at least 5 of them) visited Steve Fruitman, host of Back to the Sugar Camp on CIUT-FM, 89.5.
As you can see from the photos, the confines were "old time radio" style in their decrepitude (is that a word) and their drabness. Many of us there last night had many experiences with the old CBC Jarvis Street studios and we shared fond memories of our times with Peter Gzowsky, Don Harron, Vicki Gabereau, Joe Cote and the like.
We learned last night that CIUT is relocating to the top floor of Hart House where the studios will be clean and modern with up to date technology. All in all, the station should operate more efficiently.
Seven of us (actually 8 if you include the cello) crowded into this tiny room and belted out a few tunes to the listening audience. To hear the damage, the pod cast is available here.
Whiskey Jack was interviewed by all of the famous CBC broadcasters I mentioned and much of it is fresh in my mind. Gzowsky for example was barely visible through the cigarette smoke. Harron on the other hand was visible. I just wasn't sure he was awake.