Podcast: Play in new window | Download
The Hip Story Podcast is presented by Transit Music Lounge — 4723 Transit Road in Depew, NY — the Hip-friendliest bar this side of the Canadian border.
When news of Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie’s terminal brain cancer was released on May 24, 2016, I decided to put together a series of podcasts commemorating Gord, The Hip, and what their music has meant to me and so many of my friends here in Buffalo, NY.
Each weekly episode will feature one or more Hip fans joining me as a guest to discuss The Tragically Hip, tell stories that have come out of their music, and share a favorite song.
There is no set number of episodes. As long as people remain interested in being a part of it, I’ll keep recording them and putting them out.
So far, all of the conversations I’ve recorded have been with people from Buffalo but it doesn’t have to stay that way. If you’re interested in being a part of a future episode, please get in touch with me via Twitter (@BradRiter) or leave a voicemail to be used in a future episode by calling (716) 462-4252.
Host: Brad Riter
Guests: Josh Gregory and Melanie McGovern, former Buffalo radio personalities
The Hip Story Podcast is a part of TrendingBuffalo.com and will be downloaded automatically as part of the general TB podcast feed.
A standalone Hip Story feed is available here and also on iTunes and Google Play.
If you’ve got a Hip story or just want to explain what you love about them, please leave a VM at (716) 462-4252.
— Brad Riter (@BradRiter) May 25, 2016
Brad this is just a wonderful idea having people talk with you about their hip memories. It is getting me so psyched for the Toronto show I’m going up to I’m hoping you do a couple or ten more of these Good job again and thanks
Thanks, Mike. Stay tuned… your voicemail is coming up soon.
Brad, I cannot thank you enough for these. The HIP mean so much to so many people, its important that memories like these get captured and shared.