Get to Know Your Hosts! Q&A with Kerry Stratton, host of The Oasis and Conductor’s Choice

Get to Know Your Hosts! Q&A with Kerry Stratton, host of The Oasis and Conductor’s Choice

Interview with Maestro Kerry Stratton, host of The Oasis and Conductor’s Choice. 1. How did you get started in broadcasting? Years ago I had my first conducting post in British Columbia and the local community college asked me to teach a course in music history. I needed a few more hours of teaching time to meet my quota so we created a weekly radio programme that was sent on reel to reel tape by Greyhound to fort St John B.C. 2. What’s the best movie you’ve seen? I’ll give you my top three favourites…Zulu which introduced a young Michael Caine, A Man for All Seasons with Paul Scofield and the The Dead which was John Huston’s last effort and is a masterpiece of Joyce. 3. If you could only go to ONE more concert in your life, who would you see? Anything conducted by Leonard Bernstein 4. What would your wife say is your most annoying habit? Honey, have you seen my (fill in the blank with missing object. Usually my diary)? 5. Everybody has one thing they cook REALLY well. What’s your specialty? Elizabeth David’s French Country Cooking is a must for my celebrated coq au vin. I would add that it’s no small feat to make a breathtaking martini. 6. Coolest person in entertainment history – GO! It’s a tossup between Marlon Brando or George C Scott 7. Favorite gift you ever received? My son Connor Patrick was born on my birthday. Top that! 8. Fiction or non-fiction. Why? Fiction by all means for the same reason it is less interesting to ‘find yourself’ than it is...
The New Classical FM’s Pet of the Week: Elsa

The New Classical FM’s Pet of the Week: Elsa

Sweet and shy Elsa is ready to find her new forever home. She will need a patient caregiver who understands the needs of a house rabbit. Elsa would benefit from having a bonding partner in her new home, ideally a neutered male, close to her own age. Elsa loves to munch of veggies and greens, which is great because spring is just around the corner! To learn more about the adoption process visit The Humane...
Far From True

Far From True

From the Canadian king of suspense, Linwood Barclay, comes this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a startling twist. Far From True is the perfect read for fans of Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner and Tami Hoag. For more info...
Your Gemini Horoscope

Your Gemini Horoscope

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) First, let’s address the single biggest Gemini stereotype. Anyone born under this sign will be familiar with the following reaction: “You’re a Gemini?… So, you’re two-faced!” I know where people get this. It’s because the symbol for Gemini is the twins. While some elements of that image hold, such as being generally “multi-everything” — multi-talented, multi-lingual, multi-taskers, etc. — to really understand where the twins come in, it’s important to know the myth behind the symbol. The Gemini twins are the mythical brothers Castor and Pollux. Pollux was an immortal, but Castor was not, and when he was killed, the heartbroken Pollux asked Zeus to be allowed to share his mortality with his brother. In Greek mythological terms, this meant that each twin would spend one half of the year in Hades, the underworld, while the other was atop Mount Olympus. Rather than being “two-faced,” the twins-theme is more that Olympian ups and Hellish downs are an inherent part the Gemini experience; neither will last, but the challenge is for the Gemini to meet and embrace the lows as ably as the highs. It’s only when they don’t manage this well that you then meet your stereotypical “shallow” Gemini, and in this case some gifts of the sign may come into play in a negative way… But this is true of every sign. Even Libra. Gemini’s ruling planet is Mercury, the winged messenger. This tells you a lot about what makes this sign tick: Gemini’s prime directive is the collection and dissemination of information. Curiosity is a hallmark of this sign. Those born...
Doors Open 2016

Doors Open 2016

Everyone is welcome to come down to Liberty Village on Saturday and Sunday to visit to The ZoomerPlex, our state-of-the-art multi-media and live event complex Come tour our radio studios, meet our jocks, and watch us broadcast live! You may get a chance to be on air too! Then, check out Zoomer Hall where all of our live radio concerts take place Saturday is “Classical Day” in Zoomer Hall. At 11am and then again at 2pm, we’ll be welcoming acclaimed pianist Anastasia Rizikov to perform on our brand new Steinway  AND to top it off, check out Moses Znaimer’s MZTV Museum of Television, a must-see for pop culture fanatics, featuring the world’s largest collection of vintage television sets including the rarest TV in the world from the 1939 New York World Fair, and set owned by Marilyn Monroe & Elvis Presley. And for radio fans, also on display is a new exhibit on the history of RADIO – A Timeline from Tesla to Today PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING IS PERMITTED.  FREE PARKING ON SITE Follow us on Twitter @Classical963fm  for Doors Open updates and photos      ...