Left on the dial

A little more than a year ago, the CBC geoblocked the Internet stream of our faded but still beloved Radio 3 and the blog ceased to be. The determined folks over at ourbasement.ca have been doing a fine job of keeping us informed about Canadian indie, but what about a radio replacement?

No surprise, it's taken more than one radio station to replace Radio 3. "Replace" is the wrong word, because nothing will replace it. But S2W has assembled a listening roster that gets him through the work day. In the car-- after canceling Sirius XM because of their horrendous business practices-- N2D has been mostly tuned in to Windsor's CJAM (99.1 FM). Favourite shows? Indie Guitar Swing and Steel Belted Radio.

S2W's recommendations:

Although we've listed frequencies where available, all stations are available via digitally.

CFCR 90.5 FM - Saskatoon Community Radio (shout out to former host Kathy Gallant, an R3 pal)

CFRU 93.3 FM - Campus and Community Radio in Guelph
  • Favourite show: Weird Waves
  • Tune in to former CBC Radio 3 host Vish Khanna's Kreative Kontrol on Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. ET.
CiTR 101.9 FM - University of British Columbia

CKCU 93.1 FM - Ottawa

  • Favorite shows: Friday Morning Cartunes, Dylan Hunter's Music for Pinheads, Auditory Hallucinations, Candyshop

CKUA Radio Network (different frequencies throughout Alberta) - Edmonton
  • Fact: CKUA has been around longer than CBC
  • Favourite show: Mid-Morning Mojo with Baba (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET)
We got to meet Baba on a trip to Edmonton in March
 to see The Wheat Pool five-year reunion show.

CKXU 88.3 FM - University of Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Where you can hear the syndicated !earshot Top 20

KEXP 90.3 FM - Seattle

Inside CKUA, Edmonton