Music & Arts news from Southern New Brunswick

Month: July 2013

Local 107.3fm Job Posting: Spoken Word/News Coordinator

Spoken Word/News Coordinator
Anticipated Start Date: August 12, 2013
30/hours per week

Thanks to funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, Local 107.3fm is embarking on a project to improve and expand our delivery and production of spoken word and news programming. The main goal of the project is to increase our training capabilities and capacity to produce high quality programming and this includes hiring a dedicated Spoken Word/News Coordinator for 40 weeks. Some of the tasks to be undertaken by this individual include:

– coordinate and participate in the recording of the daily news broadcasts with the current volunteer;
– improving quality and quantity of spoken word programming and skills capacity to continue forward movement;
– promote and develop Public Service Announcements as a service to clubs, groups, and organizations both on- and off-campus;


– Strong written and verbal communication skills;
– Previous recording, editing, and radio experience or education;
– Strong understanding of the role of C/C radio in the community;

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and relevant work (audio or written) to Station Manager, Brian Cleveland at or (506) 648-5667.

Applications can also be sent by mail to:

100 Tucker Park Rd.
PO Box 5050
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 4L5

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Whitney Rose tonight at Taco Pica

I don’t tend to write about straight country on Giraffecycle, but I’m trying to turn over a new leaf and capture the variety of music that passes through our port city.

Cameron House Recording artist Whitney Rose performs Friday July 5th at Taco Pica in Saint John. Rose first arrived on the Toronto singer songwriter scene in 2011, charming everyone in her wake. Her alt-country style is influenced by those that broke the mould: Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Tom T. Hall, and George Jones, to name a few. As a wee tot, she was the star of her grandparent’s kitchen parties, as well as in their little PEI bar.

Her debut record made a splash in November 2012, sending Whitney Rose’s name coast to coast. She’s toured as co-headliner with The Devin Cuddy Band throughout most of this year, but she’s now on the road with label mates Jane’s Party for her east coast dates and then The Proclaimers when she heads west. The western tour also includes a date opening for Sam Roberts in Kelowna B.C. Rose is also slated to share festival bills with Dwight Yoakam, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, The Dixie Chicks, Michelle Wright, Doc Walker. In Toronto, she’ll be playing the main stage at the Canadian National Exhibition.

The east coast tour is highlighted by the return home to her native Prince Edward Island, where she will be playing at The Cavendish Beach Country Music Festival.

“Rose released her self-titled debut on Nov. 3 [2012] and while it’s definitely rooted in those sepia-toned classic country songs, she has a way of giving it a fresh burst of Technicolor. Whether she’s singing about summer love (“Daisies in Our Eyes”), prison love letters (“Send You Away”) or the very real pangs of being an East Coast woman whose partner has gone west for work (“East Coast Woman Blues”), Rose evokes the very best of her influences, such as Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells or Emmylou Harris, while at the same time sounding completely fresh.” – Jesse Kinos-Goodin (CBC music)

Whitney Rose
David R. Elliott feat. Ben Morgan on lead guitar
8:30 PM Taco Pica