Programmer Spotlight: Tim Woolvett

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Every week this summer, CJSW takes you behind the mic in the booth to spotlight one of our amazing programmers. This week’s spotlight programmer is Tim Woolvett, host of Wooly Bully on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on CJSW 90.9 FM. Tim spoke about curating rock n’ roll and the CJSW community. Interview by Melanie Woods.

What is your show and what does it focus on?

My show is Wooly Bully and it’s on at 3:00 p.m. every Saturday. And the concept is a pretty raw rock n’ roll show. When I made my show proposal, I just used the lyrics of Jonathan Richmond’s “Fender Stratocaster” to get the show. Really, I try to go for — it’s not just rock n’ roll. Really anything that’s just kind of a little bit badass.

How do you decide what you’re going to play?

Throughout the week I just kind of get ideas, and then by Saturday I wake up early and start putting it all together. Once in awhile I do theme shows so maybe based on soundtracks or just rock n’ roll history and just kind of put it together that way. One example was I did a whole show on “outsider music,” which is artists that are way outside the fray and are really really different from their contemporaries and peers and show a compilation of all the outsider music, and it was very bizarre.

How long have you been doing the show?

Two years.

What is your favourite part about CJSW?

I like the community — the people, mostly and the support. They set really great parameters for excellent programming but they also give you your freedom as well. You make it your own show. I think that’s my favourite part.

Most important question — what is your favourite sandwich?

A taco. A fish taco.

Check out Wooly Bully from 3:00–4:00 p.m. on Saturday on CJSW 90.9 FM, or online anytime at