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 – 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 – […]


Random Draw – September 11, 2021

On this episode we take a short trip back to 1986. Here are the songs: Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom Katrina & The Waves – Sun Street Phillip Bailey – State of the Heart The Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene Eric Johnson – Zap Prince & The Revolution – […]


Random Draw – September 4, 2021

This week we go grab a bunch of records from the 1983 shelf of the archive. Here are the songs: Wham! – Bad Boys Shell & The Crush – When You Look My Way Scandal – Love’s Got A Line On You Felony – The Fanatic Stan Bush – Fire […]


Random Draw – August 21, 2021

On this episode we go back to the future and visit 1985. Here are the songs: Fiona – Talk To Me Pat Travers – Boom Boom Out Go The Lights The Blasters – Trouble Bounds Rebecca DeMornay – Little Red Corvette Fleshtones – American Beat ’84 Sparks – Breaking Out […]


Random Draw – August 14, 2021

On this episode we go back to 1979. Here are the tunes: Roger Voudouris – Get Used to It The Rockets – Oh, Well Dwight Twilley – Out of My Hands Liner – Night Train Janne Schaffer – Happy Feet Michalski & Oosterveen – It’s A Rock n Roll World […]


Random Draw – August 7, 2021

On this episode we go back to 1987. Here are the songs: Timbuk3 – The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear ShadesConcrete Blonde – Still in Hollywoodk.d. Lang and the Reclines – Rose GardenPseudo Echo – Don’t GoDave Edmunds – I Knew The Bride (Live)Bruce Hornsby & The Range – […]


Random Draw – July 24, 2021

We go back to the totally tubular decade of the 80s and look at music from 1987. Age of Chance – KissOingo Boingo – Not My SlaveThe 77s – Do It For LoveMiles Davis – So WhatChick Corea – Light YearsAndy Taylor – ThunderGary Moore – Over The Hills and […]