July Radio BVM Guests

These special guests will be interviewed at the BVM Radio broadcast booth in Stride Studios. Come be part of the studio audience.




Th, Jul 4 2-3pm Kevin Lee
The Evolution of Musical Recording
Th, Jul 11 11-12noon

Shushma Datt
Radio Broadcasting and the

South Asian Community

Th, Jul 18 2-3pm Adam Farson
Radio Design: Military Signals to Morse Code
Th, Jul 25 2-3pm

Kevin Lee

Canada: A Multi-Music Mosaic


Kevin Lee

Tenor Kevin Takahide Lee has a Bachelor's of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia and a Master's of Music in Voice Performance from The University of Western Ontario. Currently, Kevin is a chorus member of Vancouver Opera, and is involved in other musical and theatrical productions in the Lower Mainland. This interview is part of a four-part series on early Canadian classical and folk music.


Shushma Datt

Shushma Datt began her career in broadcasting at the BBC, interviewing some of the greatest musicians of all time—The Beatles, The Who, Jimmy Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones. In 1972, Shushma emigrated to Canada and settled in Vancouver. She began working as a radio operator for CHQM and as a host for Indian programming at CJVB, where she was the first announcer to broadcast in Hindi and Punjabi. In 1987, Shushma was responsible for broadcasting a 24-hour radio station called the "Rim Jhim" network. This was the first station in the world, outside of India, to produce dedicated programming around the clock for South Asians. Today, Shushma operates Radio Rim Jhim and RJ1200, located right here in Burnaby.


Adam Farson

Adam Farson was born in the UK and raised in South Africa. After earning a degree at the University of Cape Town, he worked as a radio frequency design engineer for Racal Electronics in South Africa and was involved in some interesting and advanced projects, including a VHF FM/SSB tactical ground radio system for the Ministry of Defence, solid-state man pack, and mobile ham frequency transceivers. After emigrating from South Africa in 1967, he worked as a radio frequency design engineer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, and in the commercial satcom field as a systems engineer on various international projects. Today, Adam enjoys ham frequency operating from his home station, as well radio frequency test and measurement (including lab testing of newly-released radios). He has been a licensed radio amateur since 1962 (first call sign ZS1ZG) with the Canadian Advanced Certificate (VA7OJ) and the US Extra Class License (AB4OJ).