A Playlist Blog for The Friday Buzz On CFCR 90.5 FM in Saskatoon. Tune in from 5-6 pm.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Darkness Bring the Light


This past Friday, I didn't have any guests, so featured newish music!

Playlist for Dec 7/18
I Know What It's Like - Jeff Tweedy
Monopoly Arp - Chad Van Gaalen
Lost in a Dream - Foxwarren
Celestial Manis - Daniel Ramano
Darkness Bring the Light - Elisapie
Nont for Sale - Sudan Archives
On the Sunshine - Spiritualized
Buffalo Tomato - Animal Collective
Dreamsong - Moonface

Join me Dec. 14 from 5-6 pm CST for more musical fun times. Tune in HERE or at 90.5 FM in #yxe.

Take care,


Monday, December 3, 2018

Now and Never Now

Hiya Hi!

The Nov. 30 edition of the Friday Buzz was another pretty cool one! I chatted with a couple lovely people about Got It Covered: Saskatchewan Musicians Cover Each Other’s Music Vol. 2Amber Goodwyn, Program Director from CJTR, Regina's community station, and Mike the drummer/singer from the Definitelays chatted about the process of this brilliant sharing and celebration of musical talent.

They came in ahead of Friday night's Saskatoon release party featuring the aforementioned Definitelays, Ellen Froese, Von Jumbo and the Garrys!

Here's the playlist for Nov. 30/18

Out of My Head - Begonia
Mélancolie - Patrick Watson and Sofia Nolin
Now and Never Now - Metric
Heart Killer - Dr. Dog
Out of My Skin - Said the Whale
Lonely Man of Winter - Sufjan Stevens
Rooftops - Definitelays (Steves cover)*
The Kletz - Garrys (Seahags cover)*
Tetherball - Ellen Froese (Karpinka Brothers cover)*
Hot Potato - Von Jumbo (Fancy Diamonds cover)*
Moonbase - Shirley and the Pyramids (Jeans Boots cover)*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Make sure to tune in this Friday, Dec. 7 for some new music and fun features! Remember to always keep an eye on our events page for upcoming shows and other cool stuffz.

take care,


Monday, November 26, 2018

Bright Sized Life

Hi there!

So the Nov. 23 of the Friday Buzz was another fun one! I had former-Texan, current Qu'Appelle Valley resident Brian Baggett on the show. He performed on Friday at McNally Robinson's Prairie Ink, and also did an in-studio performance as well. He's a unique musician and plays a 10-string, double-barrel guitar called a Chapman stick... look it up, it's cool!

Also, I was lucky enough to have a phone chat with Grant Lawrence, lead singer of the Smugglers. I was only able to play about 5 minutes during my live show, but you can check out the entire 10 minutes HERE!

The band was in town Saturday, Nov. 24 to help cap off a great month of 30th anniversary celebrations at Amigos Cantina. Also on the bill was Calgary's Chixdiggit and Saskatoon's sweet sisterly trio, the Garrys.

Here's a couple videos of the Smugglers from the Saturday show:

Playlist for November 23/18
The Castle - Flaming Lips
Bright Sized Life - Brian Baggett*
Wrens - Brian Baggett*
Hold Fast - Fortunate Ones
Soul of My Heart - Hey Ocean!
Kletz - The Garrys (Seahags cover)*
Small Talk - Courtney Barnett

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Tune in this coming Friday Nov. 30 from 5-6 p.m. CST for some more fun Buzz times! We'll be chattin' about the

Don't forget, you can listen to the Buzz (and many other awesome CFCR shows) from anywhere in the world. Click here!

take care,


Monday, November 19, 2018


Hiya hi!

So this past Friday's show was a busy one, but a blast!

I started the hour off with Alberta-based rapper/rancher OGR-Scintilla aka Shane and then budding and boisterous local band the Sex Geckos. Both had shows this weekend, and the SG's are opening for Seas tomorrow at the Black Cat Tavern.

Playlist for Nov. 16
Electrify - OGR Scintilla
Amour d'un soir - Coeur de pirate
Just here With my Friends - The Darcys and Leah Fay
Everything Apart - Foxwarren*
Untitled - Sex Geckos
Shake Yourself Down - Pop Pop Vernac (Checkerlad cover)*
Sermon - Mercury Rev/Margo Price
Just Enough - Hey Ocean!
Long Way from Home - Carmanah

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

This coming Friday, I'll be chatting with southern-Saskatchewanian Brian Baggett, who will be performing at McNally Robinson's Prairie Ink starting at 8 p.m.

Don't forget, you can listen to the Buzz (and many other awesome CFCR shows) from anywhere in the world. Click here!

Talk at ya on the 23rd,


Thursday, November 15, 2018

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Well, hello!

A year and a half later, I'm back!

I had a great career opportunity in the north part of the province, but another amazing one made me get on running back to Saskatoon.

I've been back since September, and have been busy settling back into the ToonTown groove. I've attended a great number of shows since, which is one of the many things I missed about living here.

Also, I'm back hosting, but in a different time slot. I feel lucky to have this opportunity as I am hosting the Friday Buzz, which allows me to interview bands who have gigs in Saskatoon over the weekend.

Friday, Nov. 9 was my first show, and I met several members of Winnipeg's JD and the Sunshine Band.

Playlist for Nov. 9/18
Winter Winds - JD and the Sunshine Band
On the Sunny Side of the Street - JD and the Sunshine Band
I'm Just Waiting for My Time - The Sheepdogs*
Are you With Me - Stars
Heart Attack - Tune-Yards/Sylvan Esso
Nobody's Home - Art D'Ecco
Come For Me - Sunflower Bean
Dead Flowers - PostScript

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

On this week's Friday Buzz, I'll be chatting with the Sex Geckos about their weekend show.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Out there, In the Wild

Well, today is my last official day as a host at CFCR 90.5 FM.

I am moving out of the city next week to start a new life chapter. I am happy for new opportunities and adventures, but will miss everything about CFCR. It enriched my life so much.

I could wax poetic and positive forever (and already have a bit through personal channels). So above is a collage I made of just some of the hundreds of pictures I have of CFCR-related endeavours.

Also, I want to truly express my sincere appreciation. Thank you to those who I've met, volunteered with, been trained by, those who I've trained, my fellow hosts, the staff, the board, the listeners, and my friends and family. It's been an amazing privilege and honour being a part of it all.

I hummed and hawwed about how best to honour my time in sexyxe (sexy YXE, ya know!?), and I thought -- how else but to play as many Saskatoon bands I could jam into a two hour time slot? There were so many more and I named a number that I wanted to fit in but simply couldn't. Like the awesome Man Meat, great pals o' mine who are going to raucously rock Sled Island this year. Also Shooting Guns, We Were Lovers, Caves, Chunder Buffet, and the list really goes on, because, Lord liftin' we have a vast array of talent here in Saskatoon.

We're loaded up with links, so check 'em all out, k?

Playlist for April 13, 2017

For the Sun - Close Talker
Forevermore (Wah? OH!) - Volcanoless in Canada
Sunfire Drug Haus - The Radiation Flowers
Hearts Like Bears - Maybe Smith
New Orbit - The Moas
Summer Sun - Slow Down, molasses
Mirrors - Acronyms
Rejoice, Remain - Junior Pantherz
Out there, In the Wild - Young Benjamins
Wanted, Needed, Loved - Dumb Angel
This Life of Mine - Jen Lane
Rosalee - The Garrys
Who Says Dreams Don't Come True - The Karpinka Brothers
A Million Little Things - Rosie and the Riveters
Wreckless - Little Criminals
Stuck On You - Ride Til Dawn
There's a Light - Kirby Criddle
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later
1984 - The Seahags
The Middle Road - The Sheepdogs
Delay our Time - Waitress
Renegades - Economics


Also, our membership drive is officially winding up tonight with Karaoke Thursday. (FYI: It was formerly coupled with the amazing podcast, This Night Will Change Your Life, which you should subscribe to and keep your eyes and ears open for because there's cool things to come, for sure.)


I will not lie, I thought I was gonna sap it up way more today, but I only cried at the end of my show. No tears right now, so that's good.

Much love and here's to awesome community radio! ❤️

much love,

kathy g

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Golden Days


Well. Life is funny, and interesting.

This is my second to last show with CFCR, I am all finished next week. It is certainly bittersweet. This station, its fine programming, and the stellar people I've gotten to know are amazing. CFCR's presence is the foundation of my life here in Saskatoon.

I have taken an employment opportunity in another city, and will be relocating mid-month.

Alas, the show will go on, with a new host, and I'll carry this station in my heart, for certain.

So, I've got some links about upcoming events, some as soon as this evening! Check it out.

Playlist for April 6, 2017

A New Name for Everything - The Weakerthans
You In Your Were - Kevin Drew
Miss My Friends - Zeus
Confused - Yukon Blonde
Reflektor - Arcade Fire
Truey Bluey - The Garrys*
Dark Dance - Little Scream
Golden Days - Whitney
Heartsigh - Purity Ring
There is XXXX - You Say Party!
Odessa - Caribou
Knight Moves - Chilly Gonzales
Step Into the Darkness - Said the Whale
Sign - Hush Pup
Reluctant Readers Make Reluctant Lovers - Library Voices*
Cascades - Metric
Dream Invader - We Were Lovers*
This is the Year - Hilary Grist
Oceans Brawl - Coeur de pirate
The Mama Papa - Plants and Animals
Pretty Please - Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

And don't forget - it's membership drive time!

Alright, talk to you on April 13. I'm going to try not to cry during next week's show, but I make no promises. (Read: I'm going to cry. For sure.)

Until next week,