Station To Station With Joe Pavia



Everyone has a story to tell. The Station to Station podcast is a radio memoir featuring new and previously aired feature stories.


  • Ep 26: Abbie Hoffman, American political activist

    31/05/2020 Duração: 09min

    The flu and serious injuries from a car accident didn't stop Abbie Hoffman from talking for two-and-a-half-hours to an audience at the University of Guelph in September of 1988. The co-founder of the 1960s counter-culture group the Youth International Party, or Yippies as they were commonly known, had a lot to say.Abbie Hoffman was in southern Ontario that year for the Festival of Festivals in Toronto, now known as the Toronto International Film Festival. I was given 10 minutes backstage for an interview. Read the story on

  • Episode 25: Sid Sedunary, Titanic orphan

    18/04/2020 Duração: 15min

    Sid Sedunary, who lived all of his life in England, had known the story of the sinking of the Titanic from a very young age. His mother had told him about the ship and of his father Sid Sedunary Senior. He was a third class steward on the Titanic, and one of 1,500 passengers and crew who died on the ocean liner’s maiden voyage in April, 1912. Read more about Sid on my website:

  • Episode 24 Jean Little

    11/04/2020 Duração: 32min

    Canadian children's author Jean Little passed away on April 6, 2020 at the age of 88. She had published over 50 books since her 1962 novel Mine for Keeps. This interview with Jean Little was conducted in November of 1986 when she had released her 13th novel Different Dragons. There's more information about Jean Little on my website

  • Episode 23: Celia McBride

    19/05/2019 Duração: 33min

    Celia McBride is a Canadian playwright born in the Yukon and currently living in Port Hope, Ontario. She was the only female playwright to have her one-act play, Walk Right Up, performed at the inaugural season of the Stratford Festival’s newest venue, the Studio Theatre, in 2002. That play tells the story of the three adult children from the fictional Ruskin family, who need to make decisions about caring for their elderly parents. I first interviewed Celia McBride in the summer of 2002 after seeing the play. We catch up 17 years later and discuss other artistic projects she’s undertaken in the interim, as well as her latest writing project, a spiritual memoir. Photos, programs and the 2002 interview can be seen and hear at my website:

  • Episode 22-Panic/Anxiety/Agoraphobia

    09/12/2018 Duração: 26min

    My friend needed to talk!  They needed to explain the reasons why we hadn’t seen much of each other and why, when we did agree to get together for drinks or dinner, there would be a cancellation at the last minute.  For years, they explained they experienced panic and anxiety attacks which would physically paralyze them. Their story inspired me to do my own research and  produce a radio feature on the topic for a news magazine show I contributed to called CJEZ Newsweek.

  • Episode 21-Clarence Clemons from the E Street Band

    04/11/2018 Duração: 10min

    Episode 21 of Station to Station features my 1990 interview with Clarence Clemons, the original saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

  • Episode 20-David Cassidy part 2

    30/09/2018 Duração: 20min

    A group of fans wants David Cassidy inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they’ve been adding their names to a growing petition. They argue there’s more about the former teen idol than the four years he was on a TV sitcom in the early 1970s. In this episode, a follow-up to Episode 17:David Cassidy part 1, I’ll speak to Alison, a member of a group in England who launched a campaign to get Cassidy into the Rock Hall and to have his back catalog of music and concert films released. Read more at

  • Episode 19-John McKay

    22/07/2018 Duração: 43min

    Former network radio reporter John McKay was already in the second decade of his career in the late 1980s when he was assigned by Broadcast News (BN), now the Canadian Press,  to the Washington D.C. bureau. His job was to report the Canadian perspective on American issues including a free trade deal between Canada and the U.S. and acid rain legislation. But a few other high profile events occurred while he was there. Check out the story at :

  • Episode 18-Walter Gretzky

    02/06/2018 Duração: 05min

    The same day a rumour about hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's imminent retirement from the game of hockey, the station I worked at received a faxed news release that had his dad’s home number on it. Was it a joke? Would Wayne have told his dad about his retirement plans from hockey? Was that really the home number of the parents of number 99?

  • Episode 17-David Cassidy

    26/11/2017 Duração: 07min

    My 1991 interview with teen idol, David Cassidy When I spoke to him he had been living in the U.K, working in musical theatre and cut a record that was making waves on the radio charts in North America. It was long after the glamour shots in Tiger Beat magazine and the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, when we had our six minute conversation on the phone. Cassidy had just turned 40. The music station I was working at was playing a song from that album called “Lyin to Myself”. Our talk was one in a set of media interviews organized in Canada to promote the album, the song and an upcoming concert tour. There's more on my website

  • Episode 16-Ann Medina

    06/04/2017 Duração: 01h11min

    Ann Medina discusses her career as a national television reporter with ABC and NBC in the U.S, and in Canada on the CBC, where she worked as a foreign correspondent. Part history lesson, part journalism lecture Ann tells great stories about her life on the road. Check out photos and blogs on Joe's website:

  • Episode 15-Trudy Medcalf

    18/03/2017 Duração: 40min

    Meet Trudy Medcalf! At the age of 14 she asked about starting a fan club after seeing a band perform at a concert in Margate, England. That band was The Beatles. More info at:

  • Episode 14-The Toronto Blue Jays go digital in 1994

    23/10/2016 Duração: 09min

    Telecommunications company Motorola was marketing a really cool product in the early 1990s called SportsTrax that allowed you to receive real-time action from a Toronto Blue Jays game to wherever you were. In episode 14 of Station to Station, original early 90’s audio of the news conference Joe covered which introduced the product. As well the 1993 newscast he read the night the Jays won their second consecutive World Series. Check out photos and blogs on Joe's website:

  • Episode 13 - The Oral History Project

    06/07/2016 Duração: 48min

    Former history librarian Susan Hoffman described Oral History as:"the ultimate example of grass roots social history." This episode of Station to Station focuses on the voices from the past, preserved in the Oral History Tape Collection at the Kitchener Public Library. (KPL) The voices you hear share their every day life experiences in the community, while others share stories of international journeys. You will hear the stories of two women who were in the same room with former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill; another who describes starting her life as a writer in the 1930s; a former Mayor who made a deal with the South during the American Civil War; and another who fought in the Spanish Civil War. To guide you, are four individuals connected to the KPL program: history librarian, Karen Ball-Pyatt; former history librarian, Susan Hoffman; and former interviewers, Frances Hoffman and Dr. Andrew Thomson. Joe has posted a list of other oral history links that may interest you on my website www.joep

  • Episode 12 - The Gym

    09/05/2016 Duração: 17min

    All the workout but without the sweat; Joe hangs out at the gym and speaks with two of his ‘coaches’ who he met through wellness programs at the YMCA where I am a member. Joe has been a member of the same gym for a lot of years, but only recently did it click that there was more to the place than, weights, treadmills and stationary bikes. In this episode Joe explains his experience taking part in two wellness programs; Diabetes Fit and Live Smart. You’ll hear the voices of two instructors Amanda Serschen and Jamie Mathews. As well, the voices of two classmates Peggy and Michelle. Check out Joe's photos and blogs on his website:

  • Episode 11 - Publisher of the Philadelphia Media Network, Terrance Egger

    03/04/2016 Duração: 18min

    The Philadelphia Media Network is operating under a new business model. The owner of the newspapers, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and the web portal,, is a for profit company, owned by the non-profit Philadelphia Foundation. Joe speaks with Publisher, Terrance Egger about the organization's shift to: “keep journalism alive.” Check out Joe's website:

  • Episode 10 - Cooking For Frank Sinatra(English Version)

    20/03/2016 Duração: 10min

    Retired chef Luigi Pavia got the job of a lifetime in June of 1987 when he was hired to cook for Frank Sinatra. Sinatra was on a 7 city tour of Italy and would call a villa outside of Rome his home. How do people get jobs like this? In this episode of Station to Station Joe speaks with Luigi’s children Anna and Pino about the job, the food and the concert. Check out photos on Joe's website:

  • Episode 10 - Cucina Per Frank Sinatra (Versione Italiana)

    20/03/2016 Duração: 10min

    Cuoco in pensione Luigi Pavia ha ottenuto il lavoro di una vita , nel giugno del 1987 , quando è stato assunto per cucinare per Frank Sinatra . Sinatra era un giro di 7 città d'Italia e avrebbe chiamato una villa fuori Roma la sua casa . Come fanno le persone ottenere posti di lavoro come questo ? In questo episodio di Station to Station Joe parla con i figli di Luigi su il lavoro , il cibo e il concerto .

  • Episode 9 - How the Toronto Raptors were named

    14/02/2016 Duração: 05min

    In 1994, “The Raptors” was one of ten contenders, in a contest to name the newly formed, Toronto NBA team. The day the list of names was released, Joe was given the radio news assignment to ask people what their choice would be. The list included the names of animals like Hogs, Terriers and Beavers. Check out Joe's website:

  • Episode 8 - Physician-Assisted Dying

    31/01/2016 Duração: 27min

    Physician-assisted dying will become a reality in Canada this year. This episode deals with a town hall meeting I attended in Toronto. Ontario’s Ministry of Health wanted to hear from the community in person and through online surveys on this very emotional issue. If you’re interested in supplemental reading you’ll find the recommendations made by a Canadian advisory committee. Here is the link:final report and recommendations (PDF). As well you’ll find a link to the Death and Dignity Act from Oregon. Check out Joe's website:

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