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Radio School was so embarrassing!

There are a bunch of “Radio Adventures” on my website candicekradio.com. We all had to work our way up these are my stories. I even DJ’d for strippers at one point. My first job was in The Pas MB and this is the broadcasting school demo that got me in the biz.

Many of you are probably familiar with Western Academy Broadcasting College in Saskatoon. Do you remember those awful commercial beds?

I also took the TV course at WABC. Check out those bangs!


We did have some fun doing fake late night talk shows and stuff. Sadly this day did not go as planned when one of the guys in my class decided to tell me I was “chunky” while taping.

Well, I think I have embarrassed myself enough for one day. So send me your old radio demo’s and let me embarrass you on Airchecker. Email your mp3 to candicek@q107.com and I will post them on a future blog. Radio is fun times!

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More than country artists come out of Alberta!

This week on The Candice Rock Blog I am featuring a few artists from Alberta. With the upcoming election and all I thought you could use a little break. Colleen Brown is from Edmonton but currently resides in Toronto. She has the most unique voice I think I have ever heard and I was super excited when she said she wanted to cover Heart’s Barracuda for a Classic Rock Indie Invasion Session on Q107.com. I never thought it would sound like this! Love it.


Eamon McGrath is also from Edmonton and making serious noise here in Toronto. He just released the album Young Canadians with Whitewhale Records. I love the raw, rough, grumbly voice he has. And finally Bigger Fish Than Guns out of Calgary. They recently won $25000 from X92.9 in Calgary and have been playing their butts off ever since. Kevin Dorin was in Toronto for Canada Music Week and I have to admit, I was impressed with his performance on day 5 of CMW. The whole week is bands, bars, drinks and socializing. After 5 days straight I thought he would be exhausted but his passion for what he does perservered and he blew me away with this tune.

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Welcome to The Candice Rock Blog

My name is Candice Knihnitski. I produce The Kim Mitchell Show on Q107, host The Candice Rock Blog on Q107.com and guest host on The Edge. I have worked in four provinces during my twelve year career and you can read all about my radio adventures including my stripper DJ days on candicekradio.com.

I have always been passionate about indie music and that is what led me to start The Candice Rock Blog. Working at a classic rock station I wanted to blend the two and the Classic Rock Indie Invasion Sessions were born. On this blog, you will be introduced to some of the best unknown talent this country has to offer. So let’s get started.

First off is the Vancouver based band Sidney York. This is not your typical band with guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Sidney York boasts an oboe, bassoon and french horn too.

This is an acoustic version of their new single Cold In Here.

Also check out the video for Dick & Jane. You might recognize the whistling stylings of Ryan from Mother Mother in this track.

Next up is Jane’s Party out of Toronto. During the Classic Rock Indie Invasion Sessions I get bands to cover their favorite classic rock tune. Here is Jane’s Party covering Mother by Pink Floyd.

Check out their live performance on Balcony TV.

If you know a band that might be interested in participating please email me candicek@q107.com. Thanks again to Airchecker for inviting me to guest blog. Check back next week for two more awesome bands you have probably never heard of but will want to hear again. Thanks-CK.

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