Operation Manatee #260 – Something in the Water

Winter must be setting in; people really seem to be getting grumpy and getting their knickers in a knot quicker than normal.

Or… there’s just something in the water making people angrier faster.

We have the cure for what ails you – a good hour of good music to calm your raging soul. Tune in at 11:00 on 91.3 FM in Regina or online at www.cjtr.ca

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Operation Manatee #259 – Start With Style

Here we are, 2019 – We made it!

Granted, you can say that about every year now. It really seems like we’re in uncharted territory now. With all the fears around the Y2K bug and numerous doomsday prognosticators, this show should have been a wrap YEARS ago now.

Plus, humans are doing everything in their power to really speed that up with no signs of stopping.

So let’s enjoy every year we can and do what we always do to pass the time and have some fun. 11:00 pm tonight we have the first official Operation Manatee of 2019 heading your way. Tune in and join the fun of community powered radio!

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Life has a way of making you postpone things you like doing, then Christmas came. Ah well, better late than never?

Because life’s been a little extra crazy this year, I didn’t get around to paring down the long list as much as I would have liked. As usual, I re-listened to all the albums/EPs I thought were half decent, keeping off the ones that just weren’t good enough, but I just didn’t have time for a final edit, and write-up for each album.

So this year, I’m keeping it pretty simple, because the long list is long, and it’s already late. This year, it’s just the list: no album covers, no write-ups, just a big, alphabetized list. Sorry.

To make up for it, I still plan on writing up the top five albums in full regalia, within the next week or so.

Per tradition,

Previous lists, for reference:
2017-long | 2017-top 5
2016-long | 2016-top 5
2015-long | 2015-top 5

Some rules to make it to this list:

  • Must be sonically interesting
  • No singles except full album-length/concept tracks; can be EPs
  • No compilations; can be solo artists, bands, collabs

And now… the 2018 Operation Manatee Music Prize Long List:


Operation Manatee #258 – Merry Metal Christmas

We had a special idea planned for next week, while everyone else was going to be carolling and ho-ho-ho’ing, we wanted to rip it up and play some great heavy songs. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the recording schedule worked out just right… … So we’re going to DO IT TONIGHT! Tune in at 11:00 pm on 91.3 FM in Regina to trash your seasonal music and just enjoy a loud, headbanging good time. Continue reading “Operation Manatee #258 – Merry Metal Christmas”

Operation Manatee #256 – Who Survived

Dec 4 will go down in infamy! Remember, remember the Fourth of December when power was gone and heat wouldn’t blow…

To be honest, there was a chunk of time during the day we didn’t even know if the show would be aired. But I’m sure a lot of folk could say that about whatever activities they were planning as well. But thanks to the fantastic efforts of some great repairmen and women, we all get to hang out and listen to us say silly things on the radio.. oh, and play music.

Tune in at 11:00 pm on 91.3 FM in Regina and listen to show that almost wasn’t!

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Operation Manatee #254 – Still Not Quite Right

Who would have thought that not having a regular schedule would still make one so busy?

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks since we last joined our listeners, but it’s hard to describe just how the time has been used. There’s been a little of this and a little of that… some sleeping… but the one constant would be some good music.

Join us at 11:00 pm on 91.3 FM in Regina as we get back to our regularly scheduled programming, with anything but regular music.

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Operation Manatee #252 – Boils and Ghouls

Gooooood eeeeeeeeeeeevening everyone… mwahahahahaha…

It’s that spooktacular time of year again, where all the ghouls and goblins come out and run rampant in the streets… and I’m not talking about American politics this time! The OTHER ghouls and goblins… the mini kind.

Maybe you’ve spent the last month wrapped up in blankets, watching horror movies on Netflix or maybe you’ve been too busy with the real horrors of the world, but tonight we toast the season with some spooky music and creepy tunes.

Hope you can join us. Just before the witching hour… 11 pm on 91.3 FM in Regina or online at www.cjtr.ca. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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Operation Manatee #251 – Weed o’ Clock

This is it… this is… uh…. wait, what are we doing again?

We’re kidding of course. We know perfectly well what’s going on. This is the last day before a new era of self-regulation and less wrist-slapping. This is a new age of tolerance and less negative stigma.

And we want to be there when the clock strikes midnight! Well… kind of. But we will be with you through the last hour before our country adopts a major social and legal change that will impact the world. We can brush it off, but let’s be fair; we will all be under a microscope of incredible scrutiny. So let’s not screw it up.

In the meantime, tune in tonight at 11 pm on 91.3 FM in Regina and listen to some great music to get you hyped (or chill you out) for the incoming legalization of cannabis! :tada:

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