Archive for July 2015

As a young, vibrant twenty-something woman, Diane Therrien is skewing the traditional demographics of Peterborough's City Hall.  City Councillor, Trent Alumni Councillor, all 'round good person, Diane chats about politics, activism, and local beer.

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With tales that take us through an awkward Much Music debut with Bon Jovi to a strange encounter with Diana Ross' hair to a Robert Plant dinner that takes a turn to the strange, Christopher Ward offers an hour of entertaining talk.

Ward has written songs for Diana Ross, Hilary Duff, Wynonna Judd, The Backstreet Boys, Meredith Brooks, Tina Arena, Amanda Marshall, Roch Voisine and many others. His best-known song is the worldwide # 1 hit for Alannah Myles, ‘Black Velvet’.

Previously, Ward was a member of the ‘Second City Touring Company’, based in Toronto. In 1984, as Canada’s first ‘VJ’, he helped launch MuchMusic, where he interviewed artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Tina Turner.

During his time at Trent, Christopher helped launch Trent Radio.

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Former MuchMusic VJ/Billboard #1 songwriter Christopher Ward recounts the financial perils of dining with Robert Plant. The cast of characters includes Mike Myers, Alannah Myles, Robert Plant, and...  Don Rickles?

It's a teaser for the full length interview being played on Trent Radio (92.7FM), next Monday, July 6th, at 7pm.  It will also be posted right here on the Trent Talks Podbean page.

It's one heck of a good listen.  Be sure to tune in!

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