Random Draw

When Pittsfield Community Television inherited the 20k Album Collection from the Taconic High School Studio for WTBR-FM, Dave Cachat was inspired to produce Random Draw: Each week, Dave selects a random shelf in the expansive collection, and then selects several random albums from that shelf. The result is a chaotic, joyful exploration of the musical history that is a part of WTBR's 40+ year history!

Random Draw – February 22, 2020

Ah, the late eighties. Hair metal, power ballads, early rap making its way to radio, sappy love songs, teen pop music – can’t you hear it now. This week on Random Draw we head back to 1987 and dip into a lot of those categories. We hear from such artists […]


Random Draw – February 15, 2020

On this episode we travel back musically to the year 1972. We got some great rock, folk, and funk tracks to play from our WTBR-FM archives. Some of the artists that we randomly pulled from our shelves for this week’s episode are Arlo Guthrie, Pure Prairie League, Eddie Harris, Loudon […]


Random Draw – February 8, 2020

This week our needle hits the groove in 1977. Thanks to the wonderful vinyl archive of WTBR-FM we are able to play songs from such diverse artists at Elvis Presley, Rick Derringer, Average White Band, Lalo Schifrin, Ry Cooder and many more. Enjoy!


Random Draw – February 1, 2020

1984 – the year of Big Brother. Also the year for some really cool music. While Big Brother wasn’t watching over us, the WTBR-FM archive made sure we had a good time. This episode featured a who’s who of artists from 1984 including Public Image Limited, Jefferson Starship, Michael Hedges, […]


Random Draw – January 25, 2020

In this episode we hop in our shag carpeted van and travel back to 1973 to check out what music we could pull randomly off the shelves of the WTBR-FM archive. We hear some great music from Argent, Ray Charles, The Soul Children, Weather Report, The Strawbs and much, much […]


Random Draw – January 18, 2020

1981 was the year that MTV started and changed music forever. Or at least for most of the 80s. We go back to 1981 and listen to some artists that took off thanks to MTV, including Billy Idol and the Ramones. We also hear from Shalamar, the Joe Ely Band, […]


Random Draw – January 11, 2020

In this episode we go back in musical time to the 1975. This great year for music was also a great year for the WTBR-FM vinyl archive. We were able to pull some great musicians from the wall like The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Eric Clapton, The Who, REO Speedwagon, […]


Random Draw – January 4, 2020

This week we drop ourselves right in the middle of the 80’s, and will be listening to music from 1985. Some of the music heard during this show couldn’t so more like the 80s if they tried. We hear from such artists as Nile Rodgers, the Stanley Clarke Band, X, […]