Know Your Rights on Moving Day! Housing Rights Call-in Special on Off the Hour (June 30, 5-6pm)

Tune in to a Housing Rights special on Off the Hour, Tuesday June 30 from 5-6pm! Call in with your housing rights questions to our panel of tenant organizing experts in studio, 514-448-4013! Tweet your questions to us @CKUTnews, or email

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It’s Jump Up time - and 90.3 is hitting the road. Tune into your favorite West Indian programming on CKUT for the lowdown on this year Carifiesta activities, events reviews of Taste of the Caribbean and information on the upcoming Montreal International Reggae Fest. AND - on Sunday July 5th an extended version of Bhum Bhum Time will be airing live and direct from Mackenzie King Park in Cote Des Neiges for the Montreal International Steelpan Festival. Members of Salah & Family SteelPan will also be performing at Marche des Possibles for CKUT’s musical presentation Frid. July 10th 6 - 10pm.


Saturn Returns is a queer feminist collective of musicians and artists working to build welcoming spaces for accessible music creation, distribution, and performance in occupied Kanien’kehá:ka territory (Montréal). We are committed to mutual support in these areas, through shared labour around logistics, finances, and promotion. We seek to spread queer noise in order to ground ourselves and others in times of prolonged upheaval and change. We are guided by anti-oppressive and anti-capitalist frameworks. We aim to encourage each other to experiment, take creative risks, and have fun.

Saturn Returns is Doilies, Heathers, and Loosestrife.


Kohlenstoff is a Montreal-based artists collective and a label. It featuring young composers and artists who explored the uncharted territories of experimental music -including noise, ambient, acousmatic and electroacoustic music. The formation of Kohlenstoff arose out of a necessity: to create a fresh new structure and context for composers of new music. This structure principally serves as a platform for promotion and dissemination. It also encourages the emergence of a dynamic scene that reflects the artists’ unique artistic visions. Kohlenstoff performs its function in two parts: the first as a collective and the second as a music label.

Off the Hour / June 19th, 5-6 pm / Legislative Elections in Mexico

Today on the show, we go to Mexico. CKUT’s Emma Nouradounkian will bring us a report on the country’s recent legislative elections.

Then, Retail janitors in Minnesota went on a 24 hour strike, starting 6 a.m. on June 9, to protest the unfair working conditions and low pay wages of their industry. The strike was the fifth (and biggest) retail janitor strike in the last two and a half years. We’ll go to CKUT’s correspondent in Minnesota, Jill Bachelder to bring us more.

Finally, we bring you voices from the Allied Media Conference, happening right now in Detroit. CKUT’s Hera Chan and Carolin Huang led a workshop on community radio production earlier today, and we’ll bring you clips from one of the most dynamic media activist gatherings in North America.

Music department blog

Want the full scoop on what’s happening in CKUT’s musical headquarters? Visit the Music Department blog for news, projects, and music we’re excited about on the regular: TOTAL ECLIPSE

If you’re looking for some live music (and other cool happenings), check our EVENT LISTINGS.

The Total Eclipse Compilation of live recordings from the CKUT studios including tracks by White Cube, Andy Boay, Maica Mia, Zs and many more is NOW available. Get it here!

They’ll also be available at Atom Heart, Phonopolis, Cheap Thrills, and L’Oblique.


The Montreal Sessions is hosted by Suoni Per Il Popolo for the month of June 2015. In celebration of the 15th edition of the festival your host Mos Puella of Island Frequencies will be giving us a taste of what to expect at this year’s festival. The 15th edition may be officially over but Suoni programmes shows throughout the year. The Tues June 23rd edition of the Montreal Sessions will feature a phone interview with Thor Harris (Swans, Angels of Light) and Echo Beach in anticipation of their upcoming show Sunday June 28th at La Vitrola

Art and Culture Department Blog

Want to be kept in the know about Montreal’s rich offering of local culture? Dig deep into CKUT’s Art & Culture Blog Deep Kuts.

Take in all of our excellent volunteer-generated content, including reviews, previews, videos and audio excerpts from CKUT Spoken Word programming.

Today on Deep Kuts, the Tuesday Morning After crew interviews Liana Finck about her graphic novel called A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York (Ecco, April 2014) She presented it here in Montreal this past Sunday on the last day of the Blue Metropolis literary festival.. Listen to the audio post right here.

Plus, check out our About Town section for local art and culture event listings.

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