B Radio: a series of radio shows mashing b-list genres with radio art. Each B Radio episode features a theme to structure the improvisational nature of the shows, though tangents are frequent and encouraged. It’s live radio, streamed, with special guests and live audience. The core group of performers play live instruments and electronics, sample wildly, speculate broadly, and have been known to sing. Show are long form, generally between 2-5 hours in length.
NRRF is a collaborative effort to make unlicensed neighborhood radio art. For the B Radio iteration, the core group of noisemakers consists of Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Steve Germana, Jeff Kolar, Peter Speer, with Sarah Knudtson (documentation and props wrangling).
January 17, 2013: Art’s Birthday
May 1, 2013: Voyage to the Forbidden Planet (special short version for Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art, Toronto)
June 13, 2013: Landfall on the Forbidden Planet
July 3, 2013; Pirate Picnic in the Bermuda Triangle
July 17, 2013: The Occult: I Think Up Demons
July 31, 2013: The Brood II: Insect Invasion
January 3, 2014: Wint’ry Mix: Escape Pod to Snowland
April 16, 2014: The Electric Earth
Earlier incarnations of NRRF include street radio in Montreal (Anna Friz and Richard Williams, 2001), the NRRF Radio Roadshow (Chantal Dumas, Anna Friz, and Emmanuel Madan, 2004), and Radio Free Parkdale in Toronto (Anna Friz and friends, 2005-2007).