- 1988-2006 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
103 optical discs : CD ; audio
7 audio cassette
1 audio cassette : DTR
4 optical discs : Mini Disc ; audio
694 audio cassettes : DAT
Name of creator
Orbyt Media, now a division of Bell Media, is Canada’s leading radio content syndication group. It provides a variety of programs and broadcast services to over 380 stations in 155 markets across Canada. Orbyt’s programs extend outside of radio to web, mobile, and other emerging technologies, although Orbyt is considered a world leader in integrated radio solutions, including productions, branding opportunities, media programming strategies, writing and production facilities, and nationally syndicated programs and online services. Some of Orbyt’s entertainment properties include: On Air with Ryan Seacrest, The Secret History of Rock with Alan Cross, The 80s Show with Stu Jeffries and “KCC”, and Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, amongst others. As well, Orbyt represents leading production and imaging brands, such as Wise Buddah, ReelWorld, and Production Vault.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated to the archive by Orbyt Media.
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Scope and content
Master recordings of radio programs. Contents include interviews and live performances by both Canadian and international artists. These recordings are professionally produced, with excellent sound quality.
Canadian artists include: Bryan Adams, The Tragically Hip, Jann Arden, Randy Bachman, The Band, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Cowboy Junkies, Burton Cummings, Celine Dion, Rik Emmett, Jeff Healey, Colin James, Rush, Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray, Nickelback, The Rankin Family, Ron Sexsmith, Buffy Saint-Marie, and Shania Twain
International artists include: Aerosmith, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Garth Brooks, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, The Dave Mathews Band, the Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, The Police, Radiohead, REM, and U2
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- Blue Rodeo (Subject)
- Healey, Jeff (Subject)
- Murray, Anne (Subject)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Created August 21, 2019.