Fifteen years of This Great White North

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We broadcast our debut episode all the way back on Monday, May 15, 2006. This week—15 years later—we celebrate the adolescence of our one-of-a-kind radio show with an unprecedented, uninterrupted 90 minutes of independent Canadian music from the earliest days of This Great White North. We’re replaying our first three playlists, since it’s music just as fresh today as it was 15 years ago. We’ve got tracks spanning the genres, and the decades—from 1977 through… 2014?!

Did we have a time machine in 2006? Tune in to find out… and to hear tracks by Amy Millan, Chixdiggit, The Deadly Snakes, Decomposure, Great Lake Swimmers, Greg MacPherson, The High Dials, Memphis, Nathan, The New Pornographers, The Paperbacks, Petkau, Rheostatics, Rival Boys, Rush, The Russian Futurists, Shadowy Men On a Shadowy Planet, Stars, The Stills, The Weakerthans, and Winter Equinox!

Join Justin the Canuck Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at!