The Above Average Duckling

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  • Rock

Host: Tyler

Description: Consider this show to be “rock adjacent”. You may not headbang to these songs in a smoky garage, but these sorts of eclectic, often oddball artists inspire the bands you love. Maybe the lyrics won’t make sense. Maybe there’s some uncomfortably saccharine pop thrown in the mix. Maybe there’s an off-key bicycle horn. It’s all part of the magic.

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  • Friday - 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Thursday - 12:00 am - 2:00 am


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    Tell us what do you think.

    1. Robert says: December 5, 2019

      I was talking with my mother and she says that if Reverend Donnie’s gonna host his Rock n Roll Breakfast show, it’s gotta be in the morning, NOT AT LUNCHTIME!

    2. Mark O'Connor says: July 23, 2019

      Hi Tyler – I see you’re a Tom Waits fan from your playlists. You might very well enjoy Poor Old Thomas Knickle from my record Time Machine. I think it’s an Above Average Duckling but of course that may vary according to the ear of the beholder. New record Canadian artist.

    3. Richard says: May 6, 2019

      Hey guys the player doesn’t work anymore 🙁

      • programdirector says: May 9, 2019

        Hi there, I apologize there was an issue with our logger this week but everything is up and running again. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for letting us know.

    4. Sway says: November 16, 2018

      Wow, this morning has been hands down the best drive to work set ever. First time listening to this station before coffee. I’ll be back. You have amazing taste in music my friend! Thank-you

    5. Serena says: November 15, 2018

      What was the song playing around 7:41am on November 15?

    6. Sarah Jim says: January 19, 2018

      This is my favourite segment on CFUV! It’s all good, but I vibe with you guys.

    7. Albert says: November 18, 2017

      I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a below average duckling, but I’m cool with that.

    8. t c says: September 8, 2017

      Wow, was that “olifrofro” song in 5/4 time? Very different

    9. t c says: September 8, 2017

      ….the f no we won’t be found song? Who sings that please?

      • Tyler says: September 13, 2017

        I reeeeeeeeeally need to check this page more.

        That was a band out of Kelowna called D.F.Y. I think they’ve been defunct for a few years now.

    10. t c says: September 8, 2017

      What was that, like, perhaps the third song in, you played? After the song that said “it’s all coming down”, but after that song…in a minor key, something about “free”. Kinda heavy head banger?

    11. t c says: September 1, 2017

      Tanks again for always putting on a FAB show

    12. Tc says: August 11, 2017

      Tanks! Totoally loved this show. Even the stuff you played before you got there!

    13. Tc says: July 7, 2017

      Blasting your music helped scare a bear away!!!

      • Tyler says: July 29, 2017

        Aw man. I had hoped my show was bear-friendly.

    14. Tc says: July 7, 2017

      Tanks again, nice way to wake up
      Did you see the drummer’s hair?

    15. Graeme Cartwright says: June 16, 2017

      You played a really groovy funk tune at about 8:55 am today – Just wondering what the name was? It’s really too bad that CFUV doesn’t keep an updated track listing that is current with the show on air. It would make it a lot easier to find out such simple information. I phoned in to find out the name of the song but was 10 mins too late and the DJ of the next morning show could not pull up the information. Now I must drive through the day without the funk in my trunk…

      • programdirector says: June 19, 2017

        Howdy, fellow duckling!

        I ended Friday’s show with a real oddball Buckethead tune called Beaten with Sledges, then I threw in Them Changes by Thundercat as a bonus
        (read: I still had several minutes left). Thundercat is always reliable.

        So it would have been one of those, and based on the funk description, it was probably Thundercat.

    16. Tc says: June 11, 2017

      Wot’s YOUR secret handshake?

    17. Tc says: June 2, 2017


      • Lorne Hammond says: August 10, 2019

        Last Thursday or the thursday before you were playing a very atmospheric ominous but quiet synth drone piece with a woman who might have been English reading a very cool dream poem about deserts, resistance, lying down on the street with an old woman and feet walking over them. What was that,how do I find it. epic.

    18. Tc says: June 2, 2017

      Wtftiime is it anyway? Gremlims always f with it!!

    19. Shelby says: November 18, 2016

      What song did you just play at 819ish???

      • Tyler says: November 23, 2016

        Hey Shelby. Wowee. I guess I have to start checking this page now.

        That would appear to be May by Maggy France. Hope I got the right tune. Thanks for listening!

        • Tc says: June 2, 2017

          Wow you really have n incredible taste

        • Shelby says: June 17, 2019

          I hope you got all my messages from Alex cuz you made my day!!! Actually, you probably made my month, and possibly my year, so I thank you for that!!!


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