True Confessions of an All Nite Country DJ (Inspired By the Movie “Crazy Heart”)

This article goes out to Orville Henry, Terry Murray and the late great Norm Watson


For years Hollywood city slickers have been trying to exploit the deceptively large and wide demographic for whom country is more than just songs on the radio. It is a lifestyle and a passion.

Crazy Heart may be the first movie I’ve seen that  gets it right.

Now, I never claimed to be an authority on the subject.  I have never lived in Nashville or hung around the bars in Austin.

No, my opinion is based on five years of working the all night shift at a radio station in that hotbed of country music …. Victoria B.C.

Well, let me amend that remark. Cuz although CJVI-AM was based in Victoria the overwhelming majority of calls I got were from the satellite communities of the city … Langford, Colwood and Sooke, known better as the Western Communities or, as some city folks called it,  “Dogpatch.”

Okay, they may not have…

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Author: rixbitz

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