80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ The End of an Era ~ 5-15-12

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this last entry for Retrospect. Ed-FM is moving far from the CFRC broadcast booth for a work-related position. It’s a wonderful event for him, and a sad one for his listeners. We wish Ed-FM all the very best after giving more than 12 years to … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 5-8-12

Tonight was a nice mix of old friends and new – music we’ve been made aware of along with some lesser-known tunes. It was all good and made for two hours of absolute bliss. Thank you Ed-FM for all that you do to make the world disappear for 120 minutes. It’s greatly appreciated. Tune in … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 5-1-12

Another exceptional night with Ed-FM and Retrospect.No matter what the world throws at you, there is a song that will help heal your soul. Ed-FM has a way of finding just the right tunes to make all your troubles and worries fade away. Tune in to Ed and his “there’s a song for that” 80’s … Continue reading

80’s (and sometimes 00’s) Music Rules – Independent Music Productions

One thing I’ve learned from David Marsden and Ed (Ed-FM) Cooke: some of the best music in the industry has been overlooked because the stuffed suits in the record company/radio station boardrooms have given themselves the power to determine what us members of the poor, unwashed masses should listen to.  I have been a rebel … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 4-24-12

Ed promised to make up last week’s absence to us, and he never goes back on a promise! Tonight’s show was extra-hot, showcasing special tracks he purchased at The Record Vault while in Toronto last week. As always, his treasures are our pleasures! Lucky we are that Ed-FM was taught at an early age to … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 4-10-12

Ed-FM was sharing the extended love tonight with several tunes topping the 6-minute mark (some even easily doubling it). That’s what’s so great about Ed-FM’s Retrospect show–even though you may have previously heard a song Ed plays, chances are you may never have heard the longer mix because commercial radio tends to frown on such … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 4-3-12

Still feeling the affects of Ed-FM’s epic shopping trip, we were all treated to more jaw-droppingly brilliant tunes tonight. Keep ’em spinning Ed, and we’ll keep chair-dancing for joy! Tune in to Ed and his “the music’s so bright I’ve gotta wear shades” 80’s Retrospect show on CFRC-FM from 8 pm until 10 pm on … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 3-27-12

When Ed-FM goes shopping, we all benefit. This week, he came home with armfuls of obscure treasures from a bin-diving trip up north that he plans to share with us over the next few broadcasts. Feels like Christmas in March, it does! Tune in to Ed and his “shop ’til I drop” 80’s Retrospect show … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 3-20-12

Hallelujah! Ed-FM is back. It’s been a long dry spell without our weekly fix of 80s obscurity, but Ed followed the crumb-trail back to the station, and cheerfully filled our ears with the overlooked, but fabulous 80s music we crave. Thank you Ed for all that you do…now stay put for a while! Tune in … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 2-28-12

Tuesday night’s as good as any to get a little crazy. Obscurely crazy, that is. Ed was spinning obscurity out of control, vinyl flying everywhere! But, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Don’t believe it? Check out the playlist, then join us in three weeks – Ed’s going on a well-deserved break. We’ll be … Continue reading