Radio Hits: Barry Taylor, Girl Talk and RHCP on The Edge

radioYou lucky bastards are getting three for one here. That's right, three radio hits in one entry.

See what I did there? I called them "hits" because "hits" are played on the radio. I could have called them "thoughts" or "points", but that wouldn't have been nearly as clever. Let's get to these hits, shall we?

1. Barry Taylor Returns to GTA Radio
I heard former CFNY / Edge 102 deejay Barry Taylor on Y108 this afternoon. He's got a weekend afternoon gig there, working Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6pm. Barry Taylor is a hero of sorts, because he called Edge 102 out on the mat and taught me that I really don't know shit about radio. It's good to hear his voice on the radio again.

2. Girl Talk Has Changed the Way I Hear Songs
Earlier this morning, while in the shower, I heard Nirvana's Lithium on Edge 102. Listening to Lithium, only one of my favourite songs of all-time, I heard Salt-N-Pepa's Push It in my head. Apparently I've listened to a lot of Girl Talk the past few years and I can't hear a song he sampled without hearing the rest of his mash-up. Same thing happened when I saw Heart this past summer.

3. Edge 102 Should Re-brand Themselves RHCP Radio
Almost every time I tune in 102.1 they're playing a Red Hot Chili Peppers song. It happened again this afternoon when I heard Give It Away. Seriously, they play a lot of RHCP and I'm betting RHCP gets more coverage than any other band right now.

That is all. Continue enjoying your weekend.

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Good to see Barry back, seems as soon as he started talking about infowars they kicked him to the curb. Unfortunately they let that air head cosmo personality Josie Dye stay.

Edge plays Eminem but ignores the new Everlast, a track with real instruments and an actual talented voice behind them. The station is dead.

September 25, 2011 @ 10:19 AM


Good to see Barry back on the radio.
RCHP is one thing, it's the unhealthy, creepy and never-ending obsession with Nirvana at CFNY that gets me.

September 25, 2011 @ 10:56 AM


I think they play just about as much Foo Fighters as RHCP. My new nickname for the Edge is 'FooPepper Radio".

September 25, 2011 @ 11:45 AM


Nirvana, RHCP, Foo Fighters. Toronto's New Rock. Minsk!

September 25, 2011 @ 5:31 PM


Aren't RHCP getting a little long in the tooth to be considered edge artists. How about Sail ( awol nation the artist...I think) they played the shit out of that and now I can't stand listening to it

September 25, 2011 @ 7:43 PM


So Barry Taylor calls out CFNY and ends up at a mainstream rock station whose playlist is like every other radio station in the country. How is that better?

September 25, 2011 @ 9:51 PM


@ Julia

Because after that long out of work a job is a job.

I am still Edge free since Aug 24, 2010!

September 26, 2011 @ 7:57 AM

Mighty Max

@ Julia,

Not to mention that Y108 is also a Corus Station.

But I'm with McNulty, a job is a job indeed! Welcome back Barry!

September 26, 2011 @ 9:14 AM


Does he (or anyone in similar shoes) return at his former Corus Employed pay scale? And would he need a three to six month probation period before dental benefits are made. How does that work?

September 26, 2011 @ 9:49 AM


I listened to Barry on Y this Saturday, he's more casual and "toned down" than he was on the Edge.

September 26, 2011 @ 4:37 PM

Mississauga Phil

While I don't disagree that the edge plays the same artists waaaay too much, the reason you heard so much RHCP last weekend is they were doing one of their "theme weekends" and this weekend was the Chilli's weekend.

September 27, 2011 @ 10:18 AM


Listen to radio the way CFNY used to be-

David Marsden is on Friday and Saturday nights 7 to midnite on 94.9 the Rock out of Oshawa,

September 28, 2011 @ 5:30 PM

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