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'On the Mic with Rudy Blair' premieres on Rogers TV on Tuesday

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Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough is set to debut a new music show that features today’s biggest music stars and brings Toronto’s music scene to the forefront.

On the Mic with Rudy Blair is hosted by 680News’ award-winning music reporter Rudy Blair, alongside co-host Rogers TV’s Liz Stembridge.

It airs at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, and during the show, fans will also be able to ask artists questions.

Some of the guests include Hedley, Cher Lloyd, Classified, James Blunt, Nick Cannon, American Authors, Magic! and Jann Arden.

“The best way to describe On The Mic with Rudy Blair is EntCity meets the New Music,” Blair explains.

“It’s a half-hour show that highlights some of music’s biggest stars.”

It will also showcase the city’s vibrant music scene.

Blair said it will help to “promote some of Toronto’s top acts that have a great following but haven’t had that chance to be interviewed,” such as The Beaches, Daylight for Dead, Eyes and The Lovelocks.

The style of the interviews will be “grass roots,” and conducted in a laid back setting, which speaks to Blair’s personality and friendly rapport with artists.

“What you see is what you get with the artists,” he said.

The interviews will take place either backstage, at a club, in the studio or on the street.

“It’s as real and as urban as you can get,” Blair said.

Episode details

April 15

  • Hedley
  • Cher Lloyd
  • Karl Wolf

April 22

  • Magic!
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Kevin Drew

April 29

  • James Blunt
  • American Authors
  • The Beaches

May 6

  • City and Colour
  • Colbie Caillat
  • The Lovelocks

May 13

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • JRDN
  • Daylight for Deadeyes

May 20

  • Randy Bachman
  • Classified
  • Cory Miles

May 27

  • Phillip Phillips
  • Jann Arden
  • Skye Terminal

June 3

  • Nick Cannon and 4Count
  • DJ Cassidy
  • Maccie Paquette

June 10

  • Blue Rodeo
  • Danny Fernandes
  • Rob Tardick

June 17

  • Sheep Dogs
  • Matt Webb
  • Neverest

June 24

  • Naughty by Nature
  • Royal Wood
  • Madison Violet

July 1

  • The Trews
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Denosh Bennett

July 8

  • Paul Rodgers
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Justin Nozuka

Rogers is the parent company of 680News and 680News.com.