...You can listen to the SPARC Broadcast program over the internet. Go to the SPARC Home Page . Under RADIO MATTERS select Internet Radio Broadcasts. Use the Listen Now link there. Use that page to find out more about SPARC. Here is the direct link to the Listen Now link on that page.
A special note: The SPARC server is now on a fiber facility, and the good news is that it's working again! (as of 20 December)
We continue to broadcast our vintage radio programs over the Internet. You can hear music favourites from the hit decades of big bands, rock and roll, and pop favourites from the 30s to the 60s. Also, listen for historical programs, commercials, and old network radio shows - music, comedy, and drama.
More information about our broadcast facilities can be found on the link to our Net Broadcast Page (the link button is above).
- posted 15 December, 2018
Merry Christmas from the SPARC Vintage Radio Museum floor!
For the next while, a program of Christmas music will be playing. It will make a background of seasonal music, unless we're running any scheduled Specials; see below.
The selection in this program is a pleasing mixture of tradional tunes, with some of it in a classical vein, and some of it leaning to cool jazz, plus with some numbers even with a bit of a "pop" sound. Enjoy!
(The air-dates and times will appear, in GREEN, as they as are scheduled.)
"A SPARC Christmas Broadcast" - Recorded LIVE from our 50s studio on the Museum floor, the 20th of December, 2009!
This is a six-hour repeating program that features vintage Christmas music from the artists that were performing decades ago. If you enjoy Rosemary Clooney, Nat Cole, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and others such as those, this is your show to listen to leading up to Christmas eve. Your hosts are Peter "at the Mike", and the late Jack Watson. Peter and Jack are pictured here in the SPARC control room.
"The Nissan Night Before Christmas." (Likely will air December 24th.)
This program was produced in 1983, and was featured on CKNW (Vancouver, B.C.) over the holidays back then. Many well-known Vancouver actors, artists and musicians contributed to this show. Among them are Miles Ramsay (your Chevron man), Jane Mortifee (gifted and versatile entertainer), Bill Reiter (famous voice and face from many TV commercials), Norm Grohmann (well-known Vancouver stage personality and weatherman), and Joani Taylor.
It's a fun and heart-warming show for parents and children, especially when they listen to it together! The show lasts one hour, followed by Christmas music until the next show.
"A SPARC Yule Log" (Likely will air starting December 25th.)
This is a collection of Seasonal Music. It was originally a DVD playing music as a background to a picture on your TV of a perpetual fireplace. We're sorry that we can't stream the video part.