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This Friday is a big day for me. April 20th is the due date for not one - but two - babies in my life.

The first will be fleshy. Our little girl is expected to come into the world Friday. The second will be digital. CBC Radio 3's new video podcast launches at the very same time.

I'm extremely proud to be the father of both bouncing babies. Not sure which one I will grow to love more...so I will do the proper thing and let them compete for my love and affection.

Because it's the video child you'll all be visiting more often, let me tell you how happy I am that this thing is being added to Radio 3's already-successful line-up of entertaining podcasts.

R3TV is anything but radio with pictures. It's more of an eccentric little world that revolves around the DJs at CBC Radio3, recurring weirdos, and the kick-ass population of Canadian bands in our arsenal.

Oh yeah...and you know how television music channels have kind of stopped playing...um, music? Look no further - because each week we're hand-picking the most creative music videos from all the Canadian artists you guys love and support.

My partner in crime Ahmed Khalil (the very guy who makes this website look so good) and I have just put the finishing touches on Episode #1: Growing Up. In the inaugural podcast, go behind-the-scenes as Radio 3 moves into a new ‘adult' office space; Calgary band The Dudes go back to High School with their video Do The Right Thing; and Grant Lawrence makes a shocking discovery under the rubble of the old office (hint: it smells like Ben Gay and meat).

Hope you enjoy it. Your cigar is in the mail.

Jordan "Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar" Kawchuk is Radio 3's video podcast producer.

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Here We Grow Again! Announcing R3TV

This Friday is a big day for me. April 20th is the due date for not one - but two - babies in my life…

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Chris Kelly
#1 posted by
Chris Kelly
on Apr 18, 2007
When you say our, do you mean Radio 3 is getting its very own baby to share cause that would be wicked.

I get it on Thursdays. I am going to teach it how to play wicked guitar solos and enjoy beer in cans.
John Paolozzi
#2 posted by
John Paolozzi
on Apr 18, 2007
Lisa has it on Thursdays. We have a block on Sunday morning that's wide open.
tb3
#3 posted by
tb3
on Apr 19, 2007
Congratulations on two counts:

1. I am excited about this video podcast – with the talent and charisma you people roll with, I am sure it will be nothing short of entertaining to say the least. I will add though, it's about fricken time ;)

2. The daughter… not sure if it's your first, but as the proud poppa of a 12 week old daughter myself, my first, I can only relay the joy that you are about to experience becoming a parent – there's no high quite like it (say it's like 1 times better than having someone add you in Facebook… times a hundredty-jillion). Sure it's an exhausting thankless job, but worth it on so many levels that I can't begin to expound upon such that you'd understand – you just have to experience it first hand. Congratulations!!

You think this R3TV is big news… just you wait.

Thank you for giving me justification for my Apple TV though!
Mark MacArthur
#4 posted by
Mark MacArthur
on Apr 19, 2007
1) Awesome, I can't wait to watch it on my Shuffle.

2) Here in Canada we drink beer out of bottles Chris. Don't make me take away your parenting privileges.
Doppelganger
#5 posted by
Doppelganger
on Apr 19, 2007
Jordan, wait till the first time your little miracle sticks a hand down the back of her diaper and then proceeds to wipe it on her shirt, her hair, and the cats. It makes it all worthwhile, somehow.

Hopefully the video podcast will be somewhat better behaved.
tb3
#6 posted by
tb3
on Apr 19, 2007
Mark,
Actually we drink our beer from taps, straight from the Maple trees from whence it came…
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John
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