Off The Hook Radio airs every Wednesday midnight - 2am since 1997. The current crew is DJ Budda Blaze, Flo and Pro-V. They still open up the mics for rappers to call in and freestyle or come down to the station and join in the cypher.
Ever wondered where that intro comes from? We dug around a bit and found this from Comedy Central’s - Insomniac.
Check out the rest of CKUT’s Time Capsule for other interesting nuggets.


THEY’RE BACK!! After a brief hiatus the rock and roll crazed hosts of the 27th Hour of Horror have returned to haunt the studios of CKUT once again. Just when you thought it was safe, those bad boys are back rattling their chains and howling into the microphones.

This is THE show for fans of Montreal punk, garage rock, psych, hardcore, and other noise from the loud side of the spectrum… They killed it in a late night slot for many-a-year, took a hiatus, and now they’re back to stir up the airwaves every Monday night from 11pm – midnight. Listen if you dare….


Rapping in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, Nomadic Massive is Montreal Hip-Hop’s best kept secret. Spreading their sound across borders and cultures, the group has captivated audiences and critics worldwide. Sharing a message of universal understanding and social justice, the live power-house has released two LP’s & two EP’s. Having toured North & South America, the Caribbean and Europe and shared the stage with the likes of Deltron 3030, Charles Bradley, K’Naan and Julian Marley, they are currently recording their new album which is set to be released in 2015. Tune in every Tues. thru Jan. 3pm - 5pm

Ground Breaking Arabs on Caravan

Premiering this coming Wednsday January 21st, Al Ruwad (The Groundbreakers). A new radio show on CKUT 90.3 fm featuring groundbreaking artists of “other” origins. Showcasing musical and multimedia cultural pioneers, The Groundbreakers will focus on cross-generational cultural production from the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region and worldwide, with an emphasis on music and exclusive artist features. Tune in this wednsday from 2 to 3 pm!

Off the Hour / Jan. 21, 5-6pm / Roma Family Resists Deportation to Hungary

To download this program from the CKUT archives, click here

-A Roma refuge family that moved to Canada three years ago to escape racial discrimination are facing deportation to Hungary on January 28th this year. If deported the Nemeth family, comprised of parents Anasztazia and Dezso, their ten-year old daughter, and two adult children, will be separated, forcing the parents and young daughter to leave behind the country they’ve made their home. If deported the family also faces the danger of increasing racial violence in Hungary.

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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.

Wake up with the CKUT Morning Afters, Mon-Fri 7-9AM!

The Morning After Show is an arts, culture, news and music magazine show airing 7h-9h every weekday morning. L’émission est en français tous les jeudis avec l’équipe du Lendemain de la veille.

This week on the Wednesday Morning After (January 28, 2015), you’ve heard of Hip-Hop, but what about Krip-Hop? That’s the name for the international movement of disabled artists, poets, musicians, and MCs. We bring you this short documentary from Making Contact Radio. Bimo brings us B-sides science with recent discoveries and interesting delves into the scientific realm.

In the second hour, news from Democracy Now!, international reggae pop musician Auresia is in studio and Moving Picture Radio we speak with Nicolas Paquet, the director of Ceux Comme la Terre, a doc on the Dene peoples in northen Quebec, their history of evangelical colonization and their fight to preserve their culture. The film is screening this week at Excentris theatre. Don’t miss this packed show!

Check out CKUT’s Arts and Culture blog here.

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 the culture blog, James Oscar reviews Dana Michel’s The Yellow Towel at MAI Theatre, December 6, 2014.

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

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