DIY or die. Winnipeg music and more.

Meet the hosts

  • Sam

    SAM co-created Witchpolice as an archive of local music back in 2009 and has been the primary host of the podcast/radio show since its inception in 2012. He was the frontman for cult noise-punks The Mouth-Boat and played guitar in '90s ska act Grandpa's Army, among other projects.Sam has written about music for various publications at home and abroad, was a founding committee member of the Winnipeg Ska and Reggae Festival (which ran from 2007-10) and is currently educating his two children about early dancehall records.

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  • Co-hosts and contributors

    RYAN (2015-present) joined the Witchpolice team in 2015. After putting in years of service with punk and hardcore bands such as Knifeinmyback and BSY, Ryan is currently best-known for his graffiti-style visual art with the Thieveswpg project. 

    JON (2012-2015) was one of the three original hosts of the podcast and remains heavily involved in the local music scene. As a musician, he has been primarily involved in boundary-pushing experimental projects, including The Mouth-Boat, Glen murray, Shoshaku Jushaku, and his own solo work. Jon's home studio, The Blanket Fort, served as a home base for Witchpolice Radio from late 2013 to the beginning of 2015.
    ROB (2012-2015) is an acclaimed songwriter and performer who co-founded the Witchpolice site in 2009 and has been involved with the podcast since its inception. He continues to make occasional appearances on the show, usually involving oral histories of iconic Winnipeg hip-hop acts. In addition to his solo work, Rob is known for his contributions as a songwriter and vocalist with groups such as Magnum KI and has released collaborative records with Canadian rap icons such as Pip Skid and Birdapres.
    ELLIOTT (occasional contributions) is a well-known figure in Winnipeg's hip-hop community and a long-time fixture on campus/community radio. His own excellent work as a rapper and singer, under the name Nestor Wynrush, is one of the most unique projects to come out of Winnipeg in decades.
    DWAYNE (2016- present) is a well-known concert photographer in Winnipeg who also operates the It's A Music Thing blog. He's a past guest on Witchpolice Radio and began contributing in late summer 2016.