Radio 2 Morning

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Radio 2 Morning, titled Radio 2 Weekend Morning on weekends, is the morning program on CBC Radio 2 in Canada, launched September 2, 2008. The program features a cross-genre selection of selected new and old Canadian and international singer/songwriter, rock and pop tracks. It also presents anecdotes, overnight news stories, and background information on the music.[1]

The program airs from 6 to 9 a.m. seven days a week. Tom Power, who also hosts Radio 2's folk music program Deep Roots, has been permanent weekday host since November 2011, after a successful stint as interim host following the departure of Bob Mackowycz in late July 2011. Tom Allen, current host of Radio 2's Shift, served as weekday host prior to Mackowycz.

The weekend editions were hosted by jazz singer Molly Johnson from the show's inception until December 2013. The following month, Talia Schlanger became the host.

The program's production staff is mostly based at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, although Power, who lives in St. John's, occasionally hosts from the CBC's facilities in that city.[2]

Under the Covers[edit]

Starting on March 25, 2012, a call was put out to seek great cover songs to be played once a day, around 6:30am.[3] This has become a popular segment, and continues to this day.

Covered Songs[edit]

Date Song Cover Artist Original Artist Video
2012-03-26 You're the One That I Want Angus & Julia Stone John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "Angus & Julia Stone - You're the one that I want / Canalchat - RCS #12" on YouTube
2012-03-28 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Gladys Knight & the Pips Marvin Gaye "I Heard It Through The Grapevine-Gladys Knight and the Pips" on YouTube
2012-03-29 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals Elvis Presley "Fine Young Cannibals -Suspicious Minds" on YouTube
2012-03-30 This Charming Man Stars The Smiths "This Charming Man (Stars Cover)" on YouTube
2012-04-02 Four Strong Winds Neil Young Ian and Sylvia
2012-04-04 Snowbird Catherine MacLellan and Jim Cuddy Anne Murray
2012-04-06 Across the Universe Fiona Apple The Beatles "Fiona Apple - Across The Universe (The Beatles Cover)" on YouTube
2012-04-09 Blowin' in the Wind Sam Cooke Bob Dylan "Sam Cooke - Blowing in the Wind" on YouTube
2012-04-10 Heart of Gold Charles Bradley Neil Young
2012-04-11 King of the Road Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson Roger Miller "Rufus Wainwright & Teddy Thompson - King of the Road" on YouTube
2012-04-12 Mountains o' Things The Duhks Tracy Chapman "The Duhks - Mountains of Things" on YouTube
2012-04-13 Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon Urge Overkill Neil Diamond "Urge Overkill - Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon" on YouTube
2014-06-02 One Aimee Mann Harry Nilsson
2014-06-03 Lovers in a Dangerous Time Frazey Ford Bruce Cockburn
2014-06-04 Islands in the Stream The Constantines & Feist Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
2014-06-05 Will You Love Me Tomorrow Amy Winehouse The Shirelles
2014-06-06 Young Americans Danny Michel David Bowie
2014-06-09 Suzanne (Leonard Cohen song) Nina Simone Leonard Cohen "Nina Simone "Suzanne" (1969)" on YouTube
2014-06-10 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Bob Dylan
2014-06-11 Simple Twist of Fate Jeff Tweedy Bob Dylan
2014-06-12 The Ballad of John and Yoko Widespread Panic The Beatles "The Ballad of John and Yoko performed by Widespread Panic" on YouTube
2014-06-13 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Kevin Fox[disambiguation needed] Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams - Kevin Fox (Eurythmics Cover) Cello" on YouTube
2014-06-16 Don't Stop the Music Jamie Cullum Rihanna "Don't Stop the Music - Jamie Cullum" music video on YouTube
2014-06-17 Happy John Butler Trio Pharrell Williams "John Butler Trio cover Pharrell Williams 'Happy' for Like A Version" music video on YouTube
2014-06-18 Womanizer Lily Allen Britney Spears "Lily Allen - Womanizer" music video on YouTube
2014-06-19 Crazy Shawn Colvin Gnarls Barkley
2014-06-20 Call Your Girlfriend Lucy Wainwright Roche Robyn "Call Your Girlfriend (The Making of a Robyn cover) - Lucy Wainwright Roche" music video on YouTube
2014-06-23 In the Backseat Ana Egge Arcade Fire
2014-06-24 Got My Mind Made Up Langhorne Slim Bob Dylan
2014-06-25 Just Like Heaven (song) The Watson Twins The Cure
2014-06-26 Rock the Casbah Rachid Taha The Clash
2014-06-27 Proud Mary Ike & Tina Turner Creedence Clearwater Revival
2014-06-30 Twist and Shout The Beatles Phil Medley and Bert Berns
2014-07-01 Only Love Can Break Your Heart Jenn Grant Neil Young
2014-07-02 Wake Up (Arcade Fire song) Paolo Nutini Arcade Fire
2014-07-03 Make You Feel My Love Adele Bob Dylan
2014-07-04 Everybody Knows Duhks Leonard Cohen
2014-07-07 Mother Natalie Maines Pink Floyd


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