Fuse (radio program)

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Fuse is a Canadian radio program, which aired on CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3. Premiering in 2005, each week the program paired two (and occasionally three or more) Canadian musicians for an hour-long concert in which the artists collaborated on a mix of material by all of the involved artists as well as cover songs.


Fuse first aired in 2005 as a summer program by the producers of Bandwidth, the network's regional arts and culture program in Ontario,[1] it aired following Vinyl Tap, taking over the final hour of Finkleman's 45s' timeslot.

The show completed its original run in October 2005, and was replaced by the weekend edition of The National Playlist. After National Playlist was cancelled, Fuse rejoined the CBC schedule in the spring of 2006.[2]

The program's original host, Amanda Putz,[1] moved with her husband to Hong Kong in the fall of 2006, she was replaced by former Ontario Today host Alan Neal.[3] Putz returned to the program in September 2007.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Songwriter show pushes the envelope". Ottawa Citizen, June 25, 2005.
  2. ^ a b "Days of the New". Edmonton Journal, January 22, 2006.
  3. ^ "Popular CBC host Neal moves to music shows". Ottawa Citizen, July 20, 2006.
  4. ^ "Great Lake Swimmers Dive In". Exclaim!, April 2007.
  5. ^ "Sackville songbird all over ECMAs". Telegraph-Journal, February 6, 2008.
  6. ^ "Sadies keep it electric". Regina Leader-Post, November 22, 2007.