Eddy Bonte, MA, °1949, Belgium
I’m involved in music as a writer and a broadcaster. The stress is on sixties, blues, free speech & poetry – particularly overlooked, forgotten, misjudged, banned, non-commercial, etc. Artists, genres and music. Plus anything I happen to fancy.
1 “My Generation”: a weekly show on Radio 68, with all the sounds and all the voices of the sixties, including ‘Blueside’ (www.radio68.be) ;
2 “Free Speech”: a weekly show on Radio 68, promoting real freedom of speech through songs, music, stories, poetry, speeches, interviews and more assorted types of Word and music – mixing eras, places, styles and languages (www.radio68.be);
3 “The Savage Tree”: an R&B show on the revived pirate station Radio Sutch, tracing the roots and branches of Screaming Lord Sutch and all his Savages (www.radiosutch.net);
4 “The Savage Tree Mixcloud”: listen again to The Savage Tree on https://www.mixcloud.com/TheSavageTree;
5 Radio 68 interviews: listen to exclusive Radio 68 interviews on mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/radio_68/;
6 “Dichters in de Lucht”: a two-weekly one-hour show of poetry in collaboration with “PoëzieCentrum” (usually in Dutch);
1 Blues Matters (UK): articles and reviews;
2 Keys and Chords: articles and reviews www.keysandchords.com (BE, in Dutch);
3 Back to the Roots magazine and its website www.backtotheroots.be: articles and reviews, member of the editorial board (BE, in Dutch);
4 De Wereld Morgen: an occasional music column related to Radio 68 for Flemish news website www.demorgen.be (in Dutch)
5 Eddy Bonte’s website www.eddybonte.be > : articles, reviews, audio (English, Dutch)
Communicatino, Promotion, Management
Facebook: 1,200+ contacts since June 2013 www.facebook.com/eddy.bonte.98;
Facebook groups Radio 68 and Radio 68 Woord;
Extensive emailing of several Newsletters related to Radio 68 and www.eddybonte.be
I am not involved in any type management, PR or promotion. Everything I do is a labour of love.
Between 1972 and 2012, I worked in higher education, journalism, PR and communication, specialising in higher education. I started writing about music as a labour of love in the 90s, contributing to various Rolling Stones fanzines in Canada, Germany, Spain, etc. Around the turn of the century, I submitted my first reviews and articles to Flemish magazine’ Back to the Roots’, slowly expanding my work to other publications and media thereafter.
When both my brother Dan and I retired in 2012, we started Radio 68.
My music journalism and broadcasting activities have always been and will remain a labour of love.