The Radio Tales

. . . a musical memoir

To Contact Elaine Margaret Roach  (E.M. Roach)

The Radio Tales are personal narratives with lyrics woven throughout - that reflect the teller's lived experience. As woven lyrics are reflective of lived experience and memory fragments (within particular radio tales), lyrics become an extension of the writer's voice (LaBelle, 2006).

This collection of radio talesInstallment #1: The Collection of 27, were written and recorded as research for my graduate thesis* - and chronologically spans my life. These tales were broadcast on The Arts Edge (2015-2020).

* To access my thesis, Performing Identity at The Arts Edge: Developing Radio Memoir Through the Excavation of Living Inquiry (includes Radio Tales),

* To access article about my thesis, my process, my work in radio, by SFU Communication Associate, Allen M. Quinn, Signalling Resilience: Living Inquiry Through Radio Memoir




Installment #1: The Collection of 27     (To listen to a radio tale, click on hyperlink below)

Radio Tale #1: The Ledge Tales-edge-playlist-07112020

Radio Tale #2: You’re a Song Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-0

Radio Tale #3: Bloodlines, Leylines & the Luck of the Irish Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-1

Radio Tale #4: Downtown, The Great Escape Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-2

Radio Tale #5: Loser’s Weep Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-3

Radio Tale #6: David Cassidy, I Think I Loved You Tales-edge-playlist-07182020

Radio Tale #7: Riding the Prairie Airwaves Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-0

Radio Tale #8: Pardon Me if I’m Sentimental Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-1

Radio Tale #9: Sixteen Candles & Four Girls on a Saturday Night Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-2 

Radio Tale #10: Who are You? Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-3

Radio Tale #11: Rumors, Surprises & Little White Lies Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-4

Radio Tale #12: On the Cover of Musical Influence Tales-edge-playlist-07232020

Radio Tale #13: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-0

Radio Tale #14: He Called Me a Writer Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-1

 Radio Tale #15: Fries & Gravy and Three Songs for a Quarter Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-2

 Radio Tale #16: I Was Just Bad at Math Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-3

Radio Tale #17: Boyfriends, Boxes and Books Tales-edge-playlist-07252020

Radio Tale #18: Finding the Truth in Comedy Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-2

Radio Tale #19: Settling or Settling Down Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-0

Radio Tale #20: Just Until I Get My Bearings Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-1

Radio Tale #21: Facebook, Fiction and the Trouble with Fame Tales-edge-playlist-08022020

Radio Tale #22: Revisiting the Prairie Homestead Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-0

Radio Tale #23: Me & Huckelberry Finn Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-1

Radio Tale #24: The Last Days of Country Music Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-2

Radio Tale #25: My Dad, the Story of a Life Tales-edge-playlist-08152020

Radio Tale #25B: Eggs on Toast Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-0

Radio Tale #26: Waking Up in Grad School Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-2

Radio Tale #27: The Path Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-1



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  • Posted on: 14 August 2020
  • By: cjsfprog