"We thought it would be great to open the event to the public," says Tarek Al-Zand, CKDU's program director. "It would obviously be great exposure for the station to get more people in doing programming and becoming involved. There's local showcases happening throughout the week with local bands being promoted to the local crowd but also to staff and programmers at community stations across Canada."
Halifax experimental pop musician Rich Aucoin is performing at the final NCRC 2011 showcase. "Campus radio is one of the easiest ways for listeners to be introduced to new independent music and, more importantly, local independent music too," Aucoin says. "The internet is probably the best way to find out about new independent stuff that's getting popular everywhere but it's only on your local campus station that you'll find out about great music that you can go see live."
The public is encouraged to attend, learn about what community radio does and check out a mix of musical acts indicative of what's going on in the Halifax music scene and on community stations in Nova Scotia, particularly CKDU.
On Tuesday, June 7, the NCRC presents Shotgun Jimmie and Old Man Luedecke on a boat---delegates and fans are invited onto the Tall Ship Silva for this one-of-a-kind event. Advance tickets are $20 and available at CKDU. Jim Kilpatrick, AKA Shotgun Jimmie, says he's looking forward to this opportunity to play material from his newest album, Transistor Sister. "Ever since I was a young man," he says, "I've always wanted to play a rock show on a boat with an old man."
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