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Off the Dial was born of kMNR.ca (click here for the full story), a site dedicated to bringing music news, reviews, photos and interviews with some of the best independent and established rock artists around. When kMNR.ca began producing a podcast titled “Off the Dial“, a new idea emerged. Ditch the newsletter format, produce more podcasts and start bringing music news as soon as possible.
So, why the name change? Well, Off the Dial seems much easier to remember and catchier than kMNR. Sometimes people would ask what the acronym meant but I’m certain that when talking to random strangers and fellow music lovers at loud gigs, kMNR just didn’t stick in their brain. Besides, Off the Dial has that…je ne sais quois. The concept behind the name originally spoke to the podcast; playing music that you might not necessarily hear on conventional radio. But that can apply to the stories I write as you’re just as likely to read about the Fast Romantics on this site as your are Radiohead.
So I hope you enjoy what we have to offer. Feel free to make comments on any article and/or podcast. In fact, I encourage it! I look forward to telling you about all that is good in the world of music.
Make sure to check out the kMNR Archives in their new home, right here on Off the Dial!