All posts by Coral Andrews

Coral Andrews is a Kitchener, Ontario based writer whose by line has appeared in many publications... for over three decades including national magazines – 
Saturday Night, Take One, Graffiti, The New Quarterly, Canplay,Performing Arts and Entertainment in Canada, and Harrowsmith. Regional Publications include: Grand Magazine, Most Magazine, Green Magazine, Taste Magazine, Own Magazine, Proud Magazine and many others, in addition to digital publications - Start Arts and Culture, Suite and Favourite interviews include: Lynn Redgrave, Phyllis Diller, Cynthia Lennon, and Graham Chapman from Monty Python. She recently won the 2012 Special Jury Award from the Waterloo Reion Arts Awards Currrently Coral contributes to weekly art magazine Nightlife for Waterloo Region Record. Coral is the host of Interzone on CKMS-FM.

Stephen Preece from The Jazz Room on its Inaugural Season

The Jazz Room

The Jazz Room is a sizzling night club dedicated to the best in jazz music presentation. Home to the Grand River Jazz Society (GRJS), the club has a dual mandate—to support exceptional musicians from our own community and to invite talent from elsewhere for local audiences to hear.

Located at the Huether Hotel in Uptown Waterloo, the Jazz Room presents live music on Friday and Saturday nights on a continuous rotation of professional musicians.

Now in its third season, The Jazz Room is a hot commodity in Waterloo Region as it continues to bring in acclaimed Canadian jazz players and some of the hottest new players from the States including landmark jazz spot, Smalls in New York City.

For more info on their 3rd season go to

Here is a podcast from Coral featuring Jazz Room instigator Stephen Preece and some of featured artists from this great new venue during its inaugural season.


Finny McConnell and Michael O’Grady Coral Fm podcast

Here is an excerpt from an interview I did recently backstage at Waterloo’s Starlight with Finny McConnell and Michael O’Grady from Canadian Celtic Punk / Paddy Rock Band The Mahones. They speak about their latest release The Black Irish, song Paint the Town Red being in the movie The Fighter, and more filmtrax to come!
It was a Great Night on the Lash – Slainte! Coral FM.

Coral FM playlist for 12/02/2011

I am so happy, as I have now mastered Audacity! I featured a Vancouver hip hop band called Byg Country on Coral FM and have just sent them today’s Coral FM segment with their latest track Wise Wondering. I think that might have been their radio debut with this brand new track.
On today’s show I also featured the eclectic brilliance of Laurie Anderson who is coming to the Perimeter Institute Jan 19 with her show Pushing the Perimeters. check out under Arts and Culture for Full Details.
HERE IS THE PLAYLIST FOR DEC 7 2011. Not sure where Dec 31 1969 is coming from. BUT I am sure one The Fabulous Tech Guys will assist me :)))

Author Lauren B Davis on Coral FM

Lauren B. Davis was here in support of her latest novel Our Daily Bread. She, husband Ron,and Dave from Wordsworth Books dropped by the Sound FM studios, and I had a chance to interview Lauren about her latest novel Our Daily Bread. This is a potent and addictive read, based on Nova Scotia’s Goler Clan.
Lauren who lived in Nova Scotia at one time, said she had heard about them and the horrors on South Mountain. So after doing some research on the Golers she decided to write Our Daily Bread…
It is definitely one of my favorite books this year, and it is the kind of book that stays with you long after you have read the final few chapters.
It was great to have Lauren in the studios as my guest chatting about Our Daily Bread, her other award winning works including Radiant City, and The Stubborn Season, and her creative process.
Lauren is currently in Switzerland working on her next novel.
She sent me pics from our studio session. And I hope to make this a podcast soon.
I was thrilled when I heard recently that Our Daily Bread made The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2011.
And writer to writer, Lauren has this to say about being in this profession of deadlines.

“Writing is like having a six hundred pound St Bernard in the house, and the weather is much like it is today, it’s raining and it is sleek and it is windy and it is dreadful. And all you really want to do is sit in the front of the fire and read your book, but there is a six hundred pound St Bernard that is standing there with its leash in its mouth demanding that you walk it. And the more you ignore it, the more likely it is to pee on your carpet and eat your couch. Ultimately it just becomes easier to walk the damn dog, than it does to ignore it, and that for me is the way writing is. It’s a nagging, it’s an urging..”

I have to say I readily agree….Coral FM

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Coral FM – Interviews, Outerviews… Any Music I Feel Like….

Coral FM is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.

Recent Episodes

Bob Blue’s Playlist – One Coooolomundo Truck       Bob Blue and his very good friend Bryan Charles Peter decided to put together a playlist and I had a wee chat with Bryan and Bob who are promoting a very special event at Rhapsody Barrel Bar. Bob is going people a ride around the area as part of a silent auction … Continue reading Bob Blue’s Playlist – One Coooolomundo Truck
A Christmas Coral 2015 I am sorry this is a wee bit late this year. I am behind my time. I was Making Rather Merry these past few days. This podcast is for all of my family here in Canada  and also my cousins Mary and Jane and their families in England. And for all of my amazing friends!!! … Continue reading A Christmas Coral 2015
Coral’s FM’s Crazy Christmas Show 2015! Here is my 2015  Christmas Show with Songs, and Sounds, of the Season  ….. and my very  special guests Bev Finnegan, of The Blue Moon Resturant, Rai Madge, of the KW Boathouse,  Glimmer Twin/Partner in Creative Crime,  Joyce Domingo,  plus Musicians Extraordinare – Lynn Jackson, Jesse Webber, Cory Williams and Mike McDonald.  Plus Mr. Hankey! … Continue reading Coral’s FM’s Crazy Christmas Show 2015!
“One Act – Rage Against Violence” – This is probably one of the most important podcasts I have ever done. November is Woman Abuse Awareness Month and on Monday Nov 30,  playwrights Dwight Storring and Gary Kirkham in conjunction with Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region present  “One Act – Rage Against Violence” in a theatrical performance featuring local leaders and artists. … Continue reading “One Act – Rage Against Violence” –
Rosedale aka Mike Liorti – A One Man DIY Machine Rosedale is playing Maxwell’s Concerts and Events Sun Nov 8. Have Hope Presents: Indie Night w/ Pin Up, ROSEDALE, Time&Distance, Hell, Goldfinch, and Josh Gaulton. Here is a wee chat that I did Mike Liorti aka Rosedale on Coral FM. The podcast also includes Rosedale songs “Grey”, “To My Father”, “Taylor Shift” and his very … Continue reading Rosedale aka Mike Liorti – A One Man DIY Machine
Coral FM’s Aural Halloween Salon! BOO! Here is my Movie and Music and Mix of all Things Halloween dedicated to my pals Zoe and Mo… and  Paddy and Sam – Love and Screams –  – Magenta   Halloween Music and Movie Mix – Part 1, 2 and 3
Sonic Halloween Hijinks with Musicians Cory Williams, Mike McDonald, Jack Pender and Jeese Webber What fun was had by all. Tune in and find out what happens when one Jeese is late and three Jesses take over.Here is the Coral FM Halloween Aural Salon with very special guest musicians  Cory Williams,  with Mike McDonald, of  The Beggar’s Banquet joined by Jack Pender and Jesse Webber of The Crazy Diamonds! … Continue reading Sonic Halloween Hijinks with Musicians Cory Williams, Mike McDonald, Jack Pender and Jeese Webber
Robert Reid – “Reid Between the Lines” discusses The 2015 Stratford Festival Season Arts Writer Robert Reid recently retired from The Waterloo Region Record. He has transcended into Blogger Extraordinaire writing about all of his “creative passions and everything in between” be it the latest fly fishing antics through Armchair Fly Angler, Books and Literature, Visual Arts, Celtic Spirituality, Music  (from preferred Blues, Roots, Folk) and of course, … Continue reading Robert Reid – “Reid Between the Lines” discusses The 2015 Stratford Festival Season
The Grand Rivers Blues Camp – 2015! “This show is remarkable and it really is what kicks off the Bluesfest. Families are there. People who getting started at the Festival are there. And it is a packed house. What a great experience it is to witness this.” – Claude Cloutier, Artistic Director,TD Kitchener Blues Festvial.  The Grand River Blues Society has adopted a mandate … Continue reading The Grand Rivers Blues Camp – 2015!
TD Kitchener Bluesfest Artistic Director Claude Cloutier profiles the 2015 Bluesfest Line-Up! Yowser!   From August 6 to 9 Waterloo Region will be resonating with the Blues from Rock and Roll, Roots, Americana, Vintage Blues, Chicago’s West Side Blues, Rockabilly, R&B, plus Soul, Gospel, and the young players of tomorrow through the Grand River Blues Camp and The Youth Legacy Winners. It was my great pleasure to have … Continue reading TD Kitchener Bluesfest Artistic Director Claude Cloutier profiles the 2015 Bluesfest Line-Up! Yowser!

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