About Us

The Beginnings
During the late 80’s, Michael Bell had an idea. Since he’d just won Toronto’s Q107 Homegrown Music Contest with his band “Eye Eye”, he thought he’d pitch the same idea to his hometown radio station in Peterborough Ontario, CKPT. Thinking it was a great idea and with Michael’s help the station produced an LP with the cream of the local talent on it. After it’s release Mb found it difficult to get the word out about the talent and the record. While organizing the LP showcase, he produced a small program with band bios, pictures and sponsor’s ads, a booklet that was well received and actually made him a couple of dollars. By the decade’s end, he had the first issue of The Wire in his hands, featuring local guitarist Peter Cragg on the cover. Peter was one of the artists featured on the CD and a great help when networking the LP in the community. That was December 1989….