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July 7, 2024 7:07 am  #1

The Best Kept Secret In Early Morning Weekend Radio

You can go almost anywhere for what is undoubtedly automated music on the dial, but if you're looking for actual talk radio - even more rare, actual live talk radio - on early weekend mornings, the best kept secret has to be on CKTB St. Catharines. Karl Dockstater and his producer do what they call a "Secret Hour" on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 6 AM.

The premise is they supposedly can do or say whatever they want, since supposedly management isn't aware they're on at the time, no record is kept of the show, and the bosses are asleep and unaware of what they're doing. It's not true, of course, but it's a fun concept that lets them just yammer on about anything and everything. 

Unlike most shows, it's not usually about what's going on in the news or anything political. Instead, they talk about topics that can be all over the map, from old music and new trends to this Sunday morning's 15 minute discussion about the history of the White House Of Talk, the famous building on Yates St. where the station is located. 

According to the duo, the place is supposed to be haunted and a medium told them the spirit hanging around the headquarters is named "Booger." Dumb, yes. But entertaining, too. 

And in a time slot where everything else is endless rerolls, it's kind of fun to listen to this Seinfeldian "show about nothing." If you're an early riser and looking for something different, it may be worth a listen.