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Band of the Month

June 2014: SONiC 102.9 Band Of The Month

SONic 1029’s Band of the Month.

SONiC 102.9 has been connected to the Edmonton and area music scene since the transmitter was turned on in 2005. In the fall of that year, the very first SONiC Band of the Month (BOTM) was introduced bringing the sounds of the city to the forefront.

SONiC Music Director Dave Sawchuk actively searches out the cream-of-the-crop from the Edmonton music scene and secures the best acts for upcoming Bands of the Month.

Band of the Month offers real support to established bands and musicians from Edmonton and the surrounding area. Each Month from September to April, the featured band receives airplay on SONiC and is highlighted in an audio bio that airs four times a day. On the final Friday of each month, SONiC hosts the Band of the Month Showcase at our sponsor venue. The Showcase features the BOTM headlining along with support acts. SONiC further supports each BOTM with a bio page and video on sonic1029.com and positioning on the Band of the Month Facebook Page. Each band also receives a year membership to the Alberta Music Industry Association.

The airplay these artists receive is critical in the support and development of the local scene and SONiC 102.9 is committed to providing this exposure. Bands launched during this SONiC exclusive promotion include Christian Hansen, Ten Second Epic and Zerbin.

How to Apply:
Submit a press kit and your music to Music Director, Dave Sawchuk.
Please include:

  • band biography
  • youtube and soundcloud links
  • a brief history of live shows


What is it?
SONiC 1029’s band of the month supports Edmonton area bands and musicians. Every month from September to May, SONiC highlights one local band on the air and on-line. Support includes: on-air radio play, on-air radio promotional announcements, dedicated pages at sonic1029.com and SONiC’s band of the month Facebook page, a year membership to the Alberta Music Industry Association and a headlining show at The Pawnshop on the last Friday of the month.

Who is eligible?
Bands and musicians based in the Edmonton area.

How do you choose the band?
Bands are chosen based on the quality of their music, the level of production and their status in the Edmonton music community.

How do I apply?
Submit a press kit and your music to Music Director, Dave Sawchuk:
5915 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, AB
T6H 2H3

What if I have more questions?
Email: Dave@sonic1029.com

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