Sunshine After Dark is a weekly disco radio show hosted by me, John Huck, and produced for CJSR radio in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I started the show in October, 2019.

Sunshine After Dark can also be heard on CKXU in Lethbridge, Alberta, and on CHMA in Sackville, New Brunswick.

CJSR broadcasts from Treaty Six Territory, CKXU broadcasts from Treaty Seven Territory, and CHMA broadcasts from the Unceded Traditional Territory of the Mi’kmaq, Siknikt District.

How to listen

How to get in touch

  • sunshineafterdark @ cjsr.com
  • Instagram (@jhuck8)

For the fan

  • Check out my Linktree for current links to streaming sources, past episodes, and other info.
  • Follow me on Instagram (@jhuck8) to see weekly posts about records on the show.
  • Follow me on Mixcloud to get email notifications when I share new episodes and posts.

My philosophy about the show

Sunshine After Dark tells the story of disco from its humble origins in the clubs and communities of New York City, through subsequent phases of international fame, commercial exploitation, icarian fall, and underground redemption. The spirit of disco never died and is celebrated on dance floors around the world today. On the show, I explore classic disco, Philly soul, jazz-funk, Euro disco, Canadian disco, Italo disco, post-disco, Hi-NRG, modern edits, and more.

Sunshine After Dark is like a spaceship on a journey to another time and place. I take the attitude that I am still learning what disco actually was and is and the show is a vehicle for that learning. Over the course of the past three years, I have become fascinated with the idea of playing sets of songs released in the same month or year, like a time capsule, which unlocks a unique listening experience and proves that the affective power of the music remains potent, given the right context.