CBC Radio 3 Canadian Indie Music


What You'll Hear: The place to discover the best in new Canadian indie music first.


Regular Channel Programming

Lana Gay

Lana Gay
Mondays to Thursdays 8 am - noon ET

Lana Gay is a host and content contributor on CBC Music. Her 4 hour radio show airs twice daily, at 5am and 5pm, on SiriusXM 162 and CBCMusic.ca. She hosts the weekly R3-30 podcast, showcasing the Top 30 Indie Canadian songs in the nation. Lana is fixated on independent Canadian music and also enjoys writing and tweeting about oddities, technology, food culture and anything to do with Dolly Parton.

She got her start in radio at 102.1 the Edge in Toronto, then traveled west to become Indie Music Director at Vancouver’s 99.3 The Fox and joined CBC Radio 3 in 2007.

Lana is proud to hail from Leamington, Ontario where she was raised on Motown music and Hungarian food (an underrated combo, really.) She won the ‘Most Likely to Save the World Award’ in high school and knows the value of a cold beer, an old record and a sassy pair of boots. Once, she tried to chase a rainbow and ended up in Blenheim, Ontario.

Grant Lawrence

Grant Lawrence
Weekdays noon – 4 pm ET

Grant Lawrence has long been a leading voice for Canadian arts and culture. For years, the gregarious and encyclopedic Lawrence has hosted the CBC Radio 3 Podcast, a weekly showcase of Canadian independent music. Grant also hosts a live and interactive daily program on CBC Radio 3’s popular web radio station, also airing on SiriusXM 162.

Grant can be heard throughout the week on various CBC Radio One programs such as The Wild Side, DNTO, On The Coast, Mainstreet, All In A Day, and All Points West, and hosts many major music events, such as the Polaris Music Prize Gala, the Western Canadian Music Awards, and various festivals around North America. Prior to his work at CBC, Grant Lawrence was the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed Vancouver garage band The Smugglers.

Grant's first book, Adventures In Solitude, published in the fall of 2010.

The R3-30 with Lana Gay

The R3-30 with Lana Gay
Fridays 9 am - noon ET
Rebroadcasts Saturdays 2 pm – 5 pm, and Sundays 10 am – 1 pm ET

Every week, host Lana Gay counts down the very best in new Canadian music, according to CBC Radio 3 and you. In addition to the Top 30, you'll also hear special weekly countdowns and the most popular music with users of cbcradio3.com.