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 – December 18, 2021

On this episode we go back to a time period we have visited often, late 1982 and early 1983. Here are random tunes selected: Brian Adams – This Time The Runaways – School Days Sammy Hagar – Your Love is Driving Me Crazy The Call – The Walls Came Down […]


Random Draw – December 11, 2021

On this program we visit the last part of 1982 and the early part of 1983 with this great collection of random music: The J. Geils Band – Love Stinks (Live) The Descendants – Suburban Home Rose Tattoo – Scarred for Life Neil Young – Mr. Soul Triumph – All […]


Random Draw – December 4, 2021

Today we go back once again to 1978 with the following tunes: The Moody Blues – Steppin’ in a Slide Zone Crane – Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad Derringer – Lawyers, Guns and Money Dennis Coffey Band – Gimme That Funk Gabriel – Ooo Wee Baby Fania […]


Random Draw – November 27, 2021

1983 is the year we travel back this week. Here is the music you hear: Devo – Theme from Doctor Detroit Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Yello – I Love You John Schneider – Are You Lonesome Tonight Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down to […]


Random Draw – November 20, 2021

We go all the way back to 1980 on today’s episode. Here are the tunes: Golden Earring – Long Blonde Animal Rory Gallagher – Brute Force and Ignorance (Live) The Specials – Do Nothing Jerry Lee Lewis – Save the Last Dance For Me Mickey Gilley – Don’t the Girls […]


Random Draw – November 13, 2021

Let’s go back to 1978 on this episode. Here are the songs: Aerosmith – Draw The Line (Live) Liar – Set The World On Fire Celebration – Almost Summer Leo Sayer – I Can’t Stop Loving You LTD – Holding On (When Love is Gone) Teddy Pendergrass – Close The […]


Random Draw – November 6, 2021

This week Random Draw grabs its records from the Uncatalogued Section of our record collection. Not only are these records random, but they don’t even come from the same year.


Random Draw – October 9, 2021

On this program we journey back to late 1987, early 1988 for our random music. Here is the playlist: The Church – Under The Milky Way Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work Wax UK – In Some Other World Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction – High Priest of Love […]


Random Draw – September 18, 2021

On this episode we go back to the great music year of 1981. Here are the songs: Joan Jett – Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) Jimmy Buffett – The Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful The English Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom (Live) Garland Jeffreys – […]