Latest NewsRandy Bachman's 'Vinyl Tap' returns to radio

Randy Bachman’s ‘Vinyl Tap’ returns to radio

Randy Bachman’s long-running radio show, Vinyl Tap, is set to re-launch next month across Corus Entertainment’s Rock and Classic Hits stations.

Dropped by the CBC in early 2021 after a 16-year run, Orbyt Media is partnering with Corus to bring the eclectic show full of personal anecdotes from The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive alum and Trooper producer, whose music career has spanned six decades.

Starting Sunday, March 6 at 9 p.m. local time, Vinyl Tap will be heard on stations across Canada including Rock 101 (CFMI-FM) Vancouver, BIG 101.1 (CIQB-FM) Barrie, Q107 (CFGQ-FM) Calgary, boom 101.9 (CJSS-FM) Cornwall, The Chuck 92.5 (CKNG-FM) Edmonton, Y108 (CJXY-FM) Hamilton, BIG 96.3 (CFMK-FM) Kingston, 107.5 Dave Rocks (CJDV-FM) Kitchener, FM96 (CFPL-FM) London, 101.5 The Wolf (CKWF-FM) Peterborough, and Power 97 (CJKR-FM) Winnipeg.

In a release, Bachman called the show’s comeback “a dream come true.”

“One of my favourite things to do is play music and tell stories that people have not heard before. My own interactions with musicians and writers all over the world has given me a roomful of knowledge and memories that I treasure,” said Bachman. “Having my ‘Vinyl Tap’ show on Classic Rock Radio stations in Canada and sharing these stories with my fans is a dream come true. From the fan mail that I get, I know that we’ve got ‘Somethin’ Goin’ On’ and I want to keep ‘The Rock Rollin’ for many more years. Join me weekly for a free ride in the Rock and Roll Time Machine.” 

Accompanying Vinyl Tap’s relaunch is a tour that will kick off April 28 in Winnipeg.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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