Augusta La Paix
Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, La Paix worked in Montreal as a freelance news reporter for CBC Radio and an occasional guest host of Morningside. She was given Brave New Waves in 1984 after submitting a demo tape for a show on avant garde culture, featuring music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Klaus Nomi and Nina Hagen. In an early interview with The Globe and Mail, she told the newspaper that she was only a recent convert to underground music, having previously been primarily a fan of country music.
She left Brave New Waves in 1985, after one season, and moved on to other roles with the CBC, including stints as host of Cross Country Checkup, Two New Hours, Arts National and Home Run, the network's local afternoon program in Montreal.
She also narrated a number of documentary films in the 1980s and 1990s, including Canada's First Woman MP, Adam's World, Just Before the Dawn, When the Day Comes and Latin America: The Thirsty Cities.
- Michael Barclay, Ian A.D. Jack and Jason Schneider, Have Not Been the Same: The Can-Rock Renaissance 1985-1995. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-55022-992-9.
- "Young nighthawks CBC's new quarry". The Globe and Mail, February 6, 1984.
- "Some who left their marks on 1983". The Globe and Mail, December 31, 1983.
- "Drainie and Lapaix quitting CBC Radio". The Globe and Mail, July 19, 1985.
- "Mr. Cool's a refreshing change". Toronto Star, August 27, 1987.
- "Augusta LaPaix takes over at CBC's Arts National". Financial Post, July 27, 1992.
- "It's decision time for Daybreak: Race heads into homestretch". The Gazette, July 9, 1996.
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