Whether you're a music aficionado or just someone who enjoys a great story, you're in for a treat. Today we welcome Alan Cross to the podcast—a Canadian broadcasting legend, music historian, author and true connoisseur of all things audio. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he is best known nationally and internationally as host of the syndicated radio series The Ongoing History of New Music, which delves into various aspects of the music industry, including the evolution of genres, the influence of technology, and the stories behind significant bands and artists. Alan has interviewed some of the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters.
The voice of a generation, Alan began his radio career in 1980 at the University of Winnipeg and has watched the radio media industry evolve with the times into today's digital world. He is described as "the definitive Canadian curator and contextualizer of Alternative Rock" having had a significant impact on the Canadian music scene. Hosts Robin & Al delve into Alan's journey through the world of broadcasting, his experiences with iconic musicians, and the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry. He also gives us a glimpse into some unforgettable moments and a sneak peek into what's next for this music maven.