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THE TWANGTRUST HOT 100
T O P . A L B U M S . 1 9 9 6 - 2 0 1 1
The hipster elite over at Pitchfork did this 15th Anniversary list dealie this year and we decided to play along. To see the TwangTrust's favourite 100 albums released over the last 15 years, click HERE. We put some thought and effort into the Top 30 or so, but after that it's pretty random.
TwangTrust FunDrive 2012
G R A N D T O T A L :
Once again, thanks to the good-hearted, generous listeners of TwangTrust, your ol' pal Stu
can reclaim the title of The $3,000.00 Man. Big thanks to The TwangTrust Mystery All-Stars:
Del Barber, Ridley Bent & Chris Dunn and J-Rod with extra special thanks with awesome sauce
on top to our house band, Hatcher-Briggs. Thanks for supporting campus/community radio!
"No Other Love"
Live at the StuDome
Chuck with the clover he
And I thought getting my name in bold print in Miss Lonelyhearts' gossip column was a big deal...
The TwangTrust Christmas Spectacular Collection
During Christmas seasons past, we have been fortunate to spend our holiday show with some very special guests. For your festive listening pleasure, here are some musically seasonal conversations, full of joy and triumph.
with Mark Browning
with Dan Gaarder
from Trailer Trash
with Chuck Prophet and
with Serge Bielanko
with Garry Tallent
from the E Street Band
STU REID IS THE BOSS ON E STREET RADIO!
Click here to listen to your ol' pal Stu as he takes over interstellar radio for a 1/2 hour!
The $3,000.00 Man presents
TWANGTRUST FUNDRIVE 2011!!!
W E D N E S D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 1 6
Our total keeps creeping upwards even after FunDrive has ended. THANKS FOLKS!!
Feel free to keep it coming! We'll take donations (and give out swag) all year long!
A few video highlights from our first ever live remote broadcast - The Hatcher-Briggs gang along with special guests Scott Nolan, Keri Latimer and Colin Bryce!
TwangTrust FunDrive 2010
|"I remember my first beer."
Steve Earle in Winnipeg - January 29, 2010
I had a feeling it was gonna be an ornery crowd even before we got to the venue, but nothing could have prepared us for this...
|Get To Know
Your Ol' Pal Stu
CKUWho - December 2009
Stylus Magazine Profile
Can you tell us about the origins of the TwangTrust?
|You're known as "The $3000 Man" because you consistently raise that amount of money during your FunDrive show. What's the secret to your success?
Bruce content! No one else on CKUW plays Springsteen as much as I do. Coincidence? I think not... Seriously though, while It's not a "my music is better than your music" kinda thing, I think the kind of music I play has a deeper personal connection to the people who enjoy it than that of most other genres. Also, I don't just throw together a bunch of songs that I like. Most everything I play gets played for a specific reason, whether it's a local gig preview, a set of music with a theme, be it conceptual, historical or a common musician, songwriter or whatever. There's something to learn on the show if you're prepared to pay attention and regular listeners appreciate the work I put into it.
What can you tell us about TwangTrust listeners? Who are they? Where are they?
Can you talk about the importance of Bruce Springsteen to the show, and to your life in general?
What is the StuDome?
Awhile back there was a memo on Facebook where people listed 50 acts they had seen live in concert. Your list was absolutely sick! (As in, good.) Is there any living artist you're still dying to see, or any dream lineup you'd want to see that you haven't already?
Do you ever see a day when you'll hand the reins of TwangTrust over to someone else, permanently? (Brittany, perhaps?
CKUW FUNDRIVE 2009 - February 11
It grows even after the show ended...
Another week on the TwangTrust, another new CKUW FunDrive record! CKUW's most downloaded, award-winning weekly show is yet again the leader of the pack. Vrooom! It's all for one and one for all at CKUW... the individual show totals are not a competition in any way... But I'd be fibbing if I didn't say this feels reeeeeal good. Thanks again, folks, for letting me know you appreciatte what happens each week on the TwangTrust and each day on CKUW. I don't take your support for granted and it means the world to me.
THE TWANGTRUST END-O-BRUCE-MAGIC
On the road with your ol' pal Stu in St. Louis and Kansas City
for the last two E Street shows of the Magic tour.
THE OFFICIAL 2008 TWANGTRUST
|CKUW FUNDRIVE 2008 - Feb.13
Hey - looks like we're up 5o bucks!
It's the second year in a row we've walked the path no local radio show has dared walk before. They say it's not a contest and they're right. CKUW is one big multi-headed, one-hearted organism and it's all for one and one for all. But that doesn't mean I don't have the coolest listeners of any show on any station in the city! You guys!!! Thanks for letting me know you're alive out there. Special thanks to Jeff Robson, David Briggs, Jeffrey Hatcher, Matt and the Geek Street Band, Garth Hardy and all the other lights at the end of my tunnel. I'm gonna let you shine.
That's what was in the coffers at the end of the TwangTrust's 2007 FunDrive show. Un-freakin-believable. And it's still trickling in! You people are insane. But in such a good way! The first show in CKUW fundrive history to crack the $3,000 mark. I am humbled, flabergasted and at least three other things I don't know how to spell.
Thanks to our red neck pals on the Black Mask, we were joined by Winnipeg's very own Bruce Springsteen tribute band, The Geek St. Band for a few boss tunes and as it turns out, it was probably the band's farewell performance (unless they get invited back to the Harvest Moon Festival, so keep that in mind, promoters).
Next up was a visit from the cutest and subversavist little roots combo in town, Nathan. A pair of gems from their new album Key Principles was only the beginning. Check out the Podcastin' Action at left to hear the gang joined on vocals by the lovely Brittany Magnolia.
It was a special love-filled Valentine's night - one we won't be forgetting anytime soon. Thank you one and all.
|July 19, 2006
Folk Fest Interview
The biggest delight at this year's Folk Fest was undoubtedly the first Winnipeg appearance of longtime TwangTrust fave, Amy Rigby. We had the lovely opportunity to sit down and chat with Amy too, unfortunately, the wind was really whipping down the boardwalk that afternoon, and as a result, the recording isn't up to broadcast snuff. It was such a nice chat though, that besides being written up for the August issue of Stylus Magazine, we have the recording here for your listening pleasure, if you don't mind putting up with a bit of wind distortion. I'm buying a new microphone next year, honest.
|February 22, 2006
|Though not unexpected, it was with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of one of the staples of the TwangTrust. Billy Cowsill of the legendary Cowsill family as well as the TwangTrust theme-song artists, The Blue Shadows, died on Friday, February 17, 2006. We celebrate the life and music of Billy on the Feb. 22 episode.|
|February 15, 2006
After all the smoke cleared, that's how much TwangTrust listeners managed to bring in during this year's fundrive on CKUW, setting a new fundrive record for a single show. Yet it was no surprise at all, really. Y'all have been an amazing bunch of folks from the get go. It was great to see so many familiar names on the list from fundrives past. I hope to hear from you during the rest of the year as usual too. Congratulations to all the folks who won prize packs.
A huge thanks to all the guys in the Hatcher/Briggs Bandtoo, for coming down to serenade us on one of the coldest nights of the year. The show is now up in the podcast section, so if you missed it, be sure to check out some great new tunes from Winnipeg's finest.
What'd I tell ya? The light at the end of the tunnel was you.
Your ol' pal,