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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 – March 21, 2020

We go all the way back to the year 1974 in this episode of Random Draw. This episode features such diverse talents as Jackson Browne, Shirley Bassey, Grank Funk, Alvin Lee, Isaac Hayes and much more. All thanks to the gigantic WTBR-FM archive!

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Random Draw – March 14, 2020

This week we set the Random Draw machine back to the year 1982. You will hear from great musicians including Golden Earring, Yaz, Rick Springfield, George Harrion, Klymaxx and so many more in this fun filled hour of classic random chosen music. Just another great episode of music taken right […]

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Random Draw – March 7, 2020

The giant WTBR-FM vinyl archive is indeed vast, but it stops in 1990. So today’s episode takes us back to that final year in the archive. We are going to hear from some great artists of 1990 including The Sundays, The Lightning Seeds, Lisa Stansfield, Little Feat and many more. […]

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Random Draw – February 29, 2020

Let’s go back to 1980, the start of a brand new decade. The music of this new decade didn’t sound that much different from the previous. We still had new wave and disco and the sounds of the 70s were still seeping in to our culture. During this episode of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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