After Midnight Snack
A choice late night dish of pop funk & r'n'b with a dash of hip hop, a la Soo. These music styles were incorporated into the Motown sound, born in 1959 in Detroit, and into the world's heartbeat of pop music. You can hear the respect for those early influences in these setlists. It's interesting how geography relates to musical roots, a few hours on the I-75 into Upper Michigan and across the border into Northern Ontario.
The Late Nighter
Steel meets rock, cranking it up with heavy music. Rock, blues, roots punk and any music with a harder edge, both sonically and lyrically, has always had a huge fan base in the north. The long winters may have something to do with that. Staying warm is easier when the speakers blast the heat late night.
The Sault Metal Scene
Pedal to the metal on the overnight shift. Inspired by the engine that revs the local economy and the night shift workers that are the driving force of Algoma Steel. Check out the saultmetalscene.blogspot.com for the absolute best information on the music and the artists that you hear on this program.
Night’s Early Dawn
Hard rockin' cafe music for getting ready to go or maybe for being up real late. Before the sun greets the day the workforce stirs, the coffee gets poured, and the lift a soul needs to get out of the dark is found in these chuggin' rhythms.
Serving up country and western music for the early-riser. We honour the Don Ramsay spirit in this hour. There was a time when Don Ramsay ruled the airwaves on Soo local radio promoting western, hillbilly and old-time - collectively calling it country music - and making it popular way before it became mainstream. This hour is dedicated to Mr. Ramsay and to those riding the range.
Over Easy Like Sunday Morning
A chill mix that stirs acoustic, jazz, folk, blues, country, gospel and instrumental music that make it feel like borderline heaven. The Soo and area musicians certainly have an expansive sonic palette, one that colours Sunday morning into an easy day of rest and relaxation. Enjoy.
The Weekend Jam Edition
We're jammin' in all genres here. The beauty of the jam is that there are no rules to follow, nothing arranged or scheduled, just let it fly. It's a place to gather and let it all hang out, from the well-known standards to covers to something new, all presented in cool sounding, improvised setlists.
Soo Wide Open Country
Features the very best in country and new country. The Soo loves country music and for good reason. From Debbie Lori Kaye to Dolly Parton, from Mike Case to Johnny Cash, our stages have been graced with celebrity and legendary performers playing to adoring audiences.
The Kitchen Party
Music from rootsy folk to jazz blues to power pop and alternative. If there is a 'Soo sound' it's safe to say that it is not in the form of a single genre or category. The Soo and area music makers cover a lot of musical ground. This party gets cooking with a kaleidoscope of sound. And smart people know the best parties are in the kitchen.
Dance Hall Days
It's rock'n'roll for bumpin' and dancing to a jazz‘n’blues pop funk mix. There's a rich history of live entertainment, clubs and bars in the twin Soo and area with packed dance floors. From the days of the Teen Centre to the Dondee Lanes to the Marconi Hall to Zak's to the Club Princess to the Backdoor to the Canadian Nite Club to The Downbeat to Loplops to the Gardens to the DreamMakers Theater at Kewadin Casino and to a hundred others.