q: The Music

One-hour weekly program on arts and culture (ongoing) 


Brief Description: One-hour weekly program featuring musical performances and interviews of established and up-and-coming artists (ongoing)
Producer: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Feed schedule via Exchange:  Files delivered every Wednesday by 1200ET.
Length: 59:00
Number of programs: Ongoing, weekdays

Broadcast rights: PRI affiliate stations can air each program in this series two times per week after the feed. Series must be carried on a regular, weekly basis. Excerpting is permitted for promotional purposes only. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. See terms and conditions here on the InfoSite. Prior to carrying this series, stations must contact their PRI Client Relations Manager.

CBC Branding Requirement: Broadcaster shall include CBC's logo in all paper, electronic, graphic, online or otherwise written materials used for publicizing, marketing, and promoting the episodes and program. Go here to download logo.

Listener inquiries: Call 416.205.3700, e-mail q@cbc.ca or write Q: The Music, CBC Radio, P.O. Box 500 Station A, Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6. Also, visit http://www.cbc.ca/q/contact/.

Program Web site: www.cbc.ca/q


 What we’re working really hard at here is opening up the doors of access to various art forms, so that people can “get it.”

Tom Power, host of q from the CBC

Get ready to meet the artists you’re talking about, and the ones you’ll soon love. Whatever you’re into – be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy – q is there.


Tom Power is the award-winning broadcaster who hosts the national arts and entertainment program q from the CBC. He’s Smart. Funny. Curious. Genuine. Not to mention a great conversationalist.

Tom started his CBC career in 2008, at the age of 21, when he joined CBC as the host of the national folk music program Deep Roots. In 2011, Tom was announced as the permanent host of Radio 2 Morning, CBC’s flagship national music program. His creativity, warmth and sense of humor allowed him to maintain his core audience while attracting younger listeners.

As host of q, Tom has been praised for his in-depth conversations with such artists and entertainers as Dave Grohl, Anna Kendrick, Barry Jenkins, Zadie Smith, Colson Whitehead and Norm Macdonald. When he’s not behind the radio mic, Tom fronts The Dardanelles, an award-winning folk band, and is in demand as a session musician.


Michael Rosenberg (aka Passenger) performs “Heart’s On Fire” with Tom Power!
Come From Away cast & orchestra perform 'Welcome to the Rock'

Multi-grammy-winning jazz artist Diana Krallon reimagining classic jazz standards
k.d. lang reflects on platinum-selling
album turning 25


On q, arts and entertainment get personal. The show takes listeners up close to the creators making a mark, and shows them why their work matters.
Raising a rock star

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) was just a teenager when he dropped out of school to be in a punk band. In that moment, his mom Virginia had two options: to support him or say no.

Pop-superstar Nelly Furtado

Between frequent outbursts into song, Nelly Furtado reflects on “the carnival rides” of life, her humble roots as a maid and the certain naivety to her ubiquitous “I’m Like a Bird.”

Jordan Peele on Social Thriller, Get Out

Peele's latest movie may have a few jump scares in there but the real monster is not a physical manifestation. “It's a movie where the monster in question, the evil, is humanity and society.”

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