The Album Drop



Phil Shirakawa

I’m a radio professional, award winning community radio programmer, music nerd, loving husband and father of two wonderful children. I’ve operated this blog since 2011, home to my musings about new music and for The Album Drop, an award-winning (recently retired) new music radio show for the community radio sector.


  • Graduate – Algonquin College Radio Broadcasting (2011)
  • Morning Show Host / Music Director, CKDJ-FM (2009-2011)
  • Content Producer, 580 CFRA (2011-2016)
  • Production Coordinator, CHUO-FM (2014-2018)
  • NCRA Award Winner – Music Programming – 2016
  • NCRA Award Honourable Mention – Music Programming – 2018 (Pop, Rock, or Dance), 2019 (Indie/Rock)

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Phil [at] TheAlbumDrop [dot] ca
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