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Sticky: Thanks for the memories…RTDS is off air for the foreseeable future…

we're closedDue to impending royalty rate hikes for the period 2016-2021, we have been forced to shut down.  We are a minor non-interactive music discovery service/internet radio service, and are being forced to pay the same rates as some of the largest internet streaming services.  They have millions of subscribers who pay $10 per month.  This is not, at the moment, a valid business model for us.  We feature quite a lot of new independent music, as well as lesser known tracks from more established artists. We do this because we want to be a valid destination for people with discriminating taste, and we want to give these artists a place to feature their music, as we all know terrestrial music rarely features new unsigned music.

We are NOT against artists being paid for their creative works, as many of us that work at RTDS are recording artists as well.  We ARE for a fair and balanced system that pays creators but also reflects the realities of the many micro and small broadcasters that are presenting options that are NOT hit based radio.

We will be silent until we can find a way to find funding to pay these increased royalties, or until the system is re-evaluated.

If you want more information on the consequences of removing choice, closed its doors this week, as they had thousands of stations that would be affected by these new royalties.  Many of these stations are small broadcasters who feature many types of music NOT featured on traditional radio and will now go silent.  Far few choices to listen to…very sad.

Copyright Royalty Board Raises Rates on Internet Broadcasters

We sincerely thank your for your patronage…and perhaps we’ll rise again…someday…

Todd Miller and the entire RTDS air staff

Michael Tearson’s “Mortality” debuts on today at 9a/3p/9p and 3a Wednesday!

warren zevonThis week’s show appearing on is the long awaited MORTALITY show in which Michael Tearson plays music from albums and sessions artists did knowing it would be their final work. The idea started with Warren Zevon, George Harrison and Jesse Winchester and grew to include Freddie Mercury, Mick Ronson, Steve Goodman, John Hartford, Eric Lowen of Lowen & Navarro, The Singing Brakeman Jimmie Rodgers in 1933, Townes Van Zandt, Dan Fogelberg, Pops Staples of the Staple Singers and a couple more. Instead of 60-70 minutes this one’s a double length show of 140 minutes. It really became a show MT is am most proud of.

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Debuts on RTDS stream Tuesday 9a/3p/9p/3a ET then to on demand and always free Wednesday.

#mortality, #finalalbum, #queen, #warrenzevon,

SONGS ABOUT CARS in this week’s “#ClassicFM”!

carsOk… SONGS ABOUT CARS in this week’s “Classic FM”!

–“I LOVE her… I NEED her… I SEE her!”

–“It’s the color of your skin… Your skin is black metallic…”

–“Sweet old racing car of mine… roarin’ down the broken line…”

EVERYONE will identify with one! Not the obvious choices either, but you expect that from Gene Godfrey. Wednesday in the live stream at 9a/3p/9p and 3a Thursday!

Did we miss your favourite?  Let Gene know so he can add it to a future Part 2!

#ClassicFM #Prog #Rock #diverse #music

Canadian Music Week (CMW), May 1 – 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Music, Film, Comedy they have it all, so get registered!






For our recap of LAST YEAR’S event click HERE ==>  It’s back and bigger than ever!

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May 1 – 10 2015, Canadian Music Week is happening again at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W. Toronto.

Whether you are a music fan, a music label, a media conglomerate or an artist, this is the place to be to make solid connections and advance your career!  Here are the details for all 3 festivals:

Music –

Film –

Comedy –

As well, the Conferences portion of the week is filled with amazing speakers, can’t miss information and plenty of opportunities to network with industry heavyweights!

Digital Media Summit

And don’t miss the Mentor’s Cafe, where you can book time one-on-one with producers, songwriters, labels, media, etc.  The Tradeshow is the place to find CD manufacturing/music placement, swag, books, gear, and more!

AppStay up to date with the CMW app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play:


Sticky: Alan Parsons enters The Vinyl Vault this Thursday to talk touring, music and life!

todd and alan parsonsAlan Parsons enters The Vinyl Vault this Thursday to talk #touring, #music and #life!

We last caught up with Alan just before his whirlwind visit to Toronto in May of 2012, as the Art and Science of Sound Masterclass Training Session took over Noble Street Studios to record the David Barrett Trio, plus vocalist Paul Reid in a marathon 12 hour session!

Alan and the Alan Parsons Live Project are hitting the road for some selected North American dates before heading off to Europe!  The APP live project rolls into the Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts on March 13th and 14th.  His tour starts Jan 28th and continues into March.  Head over to for all the tour dates, as well as order yourself a copy of The Art and Science Of Sound – The Book.  Recently written by Alan and Julian Colbeck, it takes the ASS DVD series to the next level, providing greater details and depth than can be provided on video. ARt the book

Alan also gave us a sneak peek at the soon to be released “Fragile” 7″ #vinyl record single!  See the screen caps below.

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Bill Wood of The Woodies and ex-member of Eye Eye heads into The Vinyl Vault Nov 19th!

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The Vinyl Vault On Demand

Bill Wood, chief creative officer of Bill Wood & The Woodies and former lead singer/songwriter of Canadian Pop music sensation Eye Eye, decends into The Vinyl Vault with Todd Miller to chat about his brand new CD “Oh Look…” and his whirlwind time in Eye Eye.

From pop music sensation, to exiting the music industry, becoming a family man, overcoming addiction, and finally re-entering the music industry on his own terms, Bill has done it all and lived to tell the story!  Plus, we spin some tracks from the new disc and a choice cut from Eye Eye.

Bill also starred in a couple of videos which we chatted about as well, click the links below to take a trip back 🙂

Seagram’s Wildberry Vodka Cooler Ad

The Woodies have a monthly gig at Graffitis in Toronto, and are also appearing at Relish on The Danforth on November 22nd, 2014!


Todd Miller profiled in November’s Post City Magazine, North York Edition!

post cityIf the November 2014 issue of Post City Magazine arrived on your doorstep in the North York area of Toronto, you’ll find RTDS founder and Chief Creative Officer Todd Miller profiled inside!  And if you live outside the delivery area, feel free to read the article below or clicking on it for a larger version, and we’ll also publish a link to the article online when it’s available.

Todd was profiled as part of the Post’s ‘Graduates’ section, and talks about where his interest in radio began, how it’s changed over the years, and where it’s headed in the future.

Find out more about Post City Magazine HERE


Post City Article

Terry Bozzio, drummer with Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, UK and more joins Todd Miller in The Vinyl Vault, Sep 16th at 8p ET!

terry bozzioA special Tuesday presentation of The Vinyl Vault!  Drummer extraordinaire, composer, percussionist, vocalist, inventor, sideman, hired gun, painter/sketcher, interviewer…the list goes on and on for Terry Bozzio!  He was the man behind the kit and Frank Zappa’s foil onstage for 3 years, moved on to form the highly successful Missing Persons, joined the prog band UK for a few albums and tours, recorded with Tony Levin, Jeff Beck, Mike Portnoy, Alan Holdsworth…let’s just say he’s played with a few people and bands!  And he’s on tour…

missing personsComing to The Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Richmond Hill, Ontario on September 19th & 20th, he’ll be performing solo on a tuned drum kit like the pic above, triggering bass notes and textures in a captivating performance!  For other tour dates, visit and check out the itinerary.  Terry also sells his own line of signature drum sticks and drum heads that he invented!  And just for fun, check out the biography section, and see if you can read the whole thing in one sitting!!  The guy is busy!

We talk about the current tour; his inspirations on the drum kit; his inspirations in life; the profound impact working with Frank Zappa had on him; talked about politics, art, design…he’s opinionated!

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For more info on is work with Frank, go to

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Larry Green’s “Out Of The Blue” returns to the airwaves on RTDS! Coming September 8th…

larrygreenHeeeeeeeeeee’s baaaaaaaaack!  The highest rated jazz host is now on RTDS!  Larry Green, formerly of JAZZ-FM in Toronto now hosts “Out Of The Blue” heard Mondays from 1-3 pm on RTDS, starting September 8th, and will be re-rolled Tuesday – Friday in the same time slot.  The sprit of jazz. A touch of everything and then some…”  Once broadcast from the top of the CN Tower, Larry will now be heard from the top of Willowdale 🙂

It seems that doing a Jazz radio show was meant to be part of Larry Green’s life. Growing up in Toronto’s multi-cultural Kensington Market area, music was part of the culture and community.

After many years of studying music, including Toronto’s Oakwood Collegiate, Larry began working delivering mail at CBC Toronto. Del Mott, a CBC host of many national radio shows, had befriended Larry at the corporation as well as hearing him play at various venues. He helped this fledgling radio voice get hired at CHVC- Niagara Falls, Ontario, his first radio job. This rude radio awakening was followed by on-air performances in Guelph Ontario; Vancouver and Penticton, British Columbia; and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Toronto and several other Canadian stations.

Larry eventually ended up doing the afternoon drive show on the then experimental CHUM-FM in Toronto. During his stay at  CHUM, he was also appointed creative director of the entire group of CHUM stations at that time, and was the first Canadian recipient of the coveted Armstrong Award, “for excellence in FM broadcasting”, given out by Columbia University.

Larry hosted the first music show on Toronto’s CITY-TV, and co-hosted a national children’s show on CBC-TV (After Four), with Jan Tennant.

Eventually, Larry moved into the music business as the marketing director for GRT Records, and then the National Promotion Manager for WEA Music ( Warner Bros. Elektra and Atlantic Records ).

He was approached by CFNY-FM Toronto, and asked to do their weekly jazz show. That show produced great ratings for the station, and soon after, Larry syndicated his Out of The Blue show nationwide with the same results.

Always expanding his horizons, Larry moved into program management for Telemedia Broadcasting. He assumed the responsibilities of Program Director/Operations Manager, and was a front-line contributor at their CRTC FM hearing.

Larry continued his association with CBC radio, firstly as the jazz host of Catherine O’Hara’s Later The Same Day, and later on, producing and hosting a 13-week national series using the Blindfold Test theme.  All of his work was celebrated and well-accepted by audience and management alike. Some of the shows included musicians like Ahmad Jamal, Ernestine Anderson, Chuck Mangione, Joey DeFrancesco, Oliver Jones, Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell and others.

An international opportunity also arose, and Larry created, produced and voiced a successful jazz show on the web at

Although Larry has consistently acted as a mentor, and consultant, he augmented that part of his career by creating a program for the Learning Annex called Putting Your Voice To Work. This very successful program ran for two years, and was designed to teach techniques for developing voice talent for commercials, animation and announcing.

He also was an instructor for Humber College’s Broadcasting Program.

Larry joined JAZZ FM91 April 1st, 2002, and could be heard Monday – Friday, 2 – 6pm. Larry was consistently at the top of the stations ratings, continued to interview dozens of international and Canadian  celebrities and  was the Winner of The National Jazz Broadcaster of the year, .( 2006 ), and was nominated for this same award in 2007.

As part of his duties at JAZZ FM 91, Larry took a program idea, named it JAZZOLOGY, and developed a format for this extremely successful, accredited program that incorporates jazz students from four Toronto area Colleges and Universities. Larry hosted, produced and directed this show. As a result of the success of Jazzology, Larry was nominated for an honourary degree at the University of Toronto.

To get in touch with Larry or find out what he played, email him: larrygreen AT

Out Of The Blue can be heard live Mondays from 1 – 3 pm, and previously enjoyed on Tuesday – Friday from 1 – 3 pm, or heard on demand at anytime below:
Out Of The Blue On Demand


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