Remember that Sesame Street song, “These are the people in your neighbourhood?” Well, here’s a feature about the people at your community radio station! You like to party, and we like to party, so why don’t we party together? Join us for...
Get to Know a CFCR Volunteer!
Compared to our last featured-host, Curtis Tessmer, Daniel "Trash Can Dan" Mireault is a relative newbie to CFCR's airwaves, joining the station just over two years ago. But, he has taken to the early morning airwaves like a majestic downtown pigeon takes flight, starting off by filling in on Green Eggs & Ham and The Buzz before becoming a staple in our Green Eggs & Ham lineup, hosting every other Wednesday from 6-8am. Daniel has been an entusiasic volunteer off the air as well, and participates strongly in our annual FM-Phasis fundraising campaign.
How did you first come to learn about CFCR?
When I moved to Saskatoon, the first thing I did was look up the community radio station. By chance, my friend, Notorious B.I.B (former CFCR host Bibian Rajakumar), was a host for Green Eggs and told me all about the station.
Why do you volunteer? Why is CFCR important to the community?
It makes me happy. CFCR connects the community. It is truly a station by the people for the people. The folks at CFCR are lovely and the folks that listen are also wonderful.
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you on the air?
One time a couple called in because they were debating who sang "Wonderful Tonight." They said, "Hi, is this the radio? We need to settle a $5 bet on who sings a song." They were chuckling non-stop and we had a great little chat. (Editor's note: The singer of "Wonderful Tonight" is Eric Clapton.)
What’s your favourite CFCR show(s)?
There Goes That Song Again and Green Eggs & Ham are the ones I get to tune into the most.
Who is your favourite local band? Non-local band?
Favourite local band at the moment is The Garrys.
Favourite non-local band is Sylvan Esso.
Aside from radio, what else do you like to do?
Recycle and ride my bike.
What’s your favourite/least favourite pizza topping?
Favourite is sesame seeds on the crust, least favourite is anchovies.
What’s the best book you’ve read or movie/show you’ve seen recently?
Whatever bookclub is reading. Best book of recent is The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. It was pure bliss.
And now, have a gander at a short playlist of songs chosen by Daniel himself. It gives a bit of an audio picture of what you might hear on his episode of Green Eggs & Ham:
Big Thief - "Shark Smile"
Sylvan Esso - "Die Young"
Chastity Belt - "Joke"
Willie Dunn - "I Pity The Country"