Popular Toronto broadcaster Rudy Blair has partnered with RadioMogul by Mediazoic to launch a new radio program, Vinyl Avenue with Rudy Blair.
Presented by Casino Rama Resort, the show comprises a half-hour music conversation with Blair interviewing some influential performers and songwriters, recorded before broadcast in high-quality audio, at the Wanted! Sound + Picture studio in downtown Toronto. The artists will choose three career-spanning songs to be played during the show.
The first episode, airing today (June 29), features Canadian music legend Burton Cummings, who plays Casino Rama Resort on June 30 and July 1.
There is no set frequency for the show at present, but another edition is expected early next week. Artists coming to Casino Rama will be the focus.
“Vinyl Avenue is a dream come true,” says Rudy Blair. “For over 25 years I've interviewed some of the biggest recording artists on the planet but never in a format like this. This will be the first time I get to speak with the hit makers on how their music has influenced today's music scene. It will be fun and informal but most important it will be rockin!”
The show is streamed via RadioMogul, Mediazoic's unique digital radio “tuner”, one which allows listeners across Canada to tune in on any internet-connected device, including smartphone, tablet, personal computer or vehicle, without having to download an app or subscribe to any particular service.
The tuner allows for easy social media sharing and includes a direct link to buy tickets to each artist’s Casino Rama Resort show. Royalties are paid out as per Mediazoic's agreements with licensing agencies in Canada (Re:Sound, SOCAN, etc.).