The Archives at Trent Radio

recordsOur program director James Kerr may have introduced Trent Radio and its wonderful inner workings in the first three or four issues of Arthur this year, but I have more to say about Trent Radio!

I’d like to introduce myself first. My name is Calla Durose-Moya, and I’m the incoming music archivist at Trent Radio.

This is my second year both at Trent University and doing this job. The basic itinerary of my job is receiving and archiving the music we receive at Trent Radio, and everything that falls in between those duties.

This means that I know a fair bit about new music—specializing in local and regional Canadian music of many genres.

Although I try my best, I don’t know everything there is, and our archives are only limited to what we receive.

That is why I have started an initiative for this year: to ask our programmers and seek what else is out there.

Furthermore, in this position, I strive to promote this music. I want to reiterate what a big deal supporting local and Canadian artists is. Our archives provide a great opportunity for our programmers to encounter an assortment of sweet music.

The point I’m trying to convey with this article is that, even if you are not a programmer this year at Trent Radio, I think that you (yes, you!) should make an effort to check out and support local and independent Canadian music.

If you are a programmer at Trent Radio who might be mystified or are curious about anything archives related, I encourage you to get in touch with me.

I’ve been waiting for the day when someone will seek me out and ask me to give them a big archives spiel, or to give me some feedback on what they would like to see in our archives!

That’s all for now.

Don’t despair, though. You will also see my name on future Arthur articles, reviewing new albums we have received or going over local music shows.