Anarchist Bookfair Live Radio: workshop by CKUT News Collective // Diffusion en direct: Radio CKUT atelier avec le collectif des nouvelles A team from CKUT will be live at the Anarchist Bookfair. From 12:30-4pm this hands-on learning opportunity gives you the chance to learn how to set-up equipment for a live radio show, find guests, do live interviews and more. CKUT’s Community News Collective wages radio resistance in the Montreal community and on the FM dial at 90.3FM. We have broadcasted live from the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair for nearly a decade.
GROUNDWIRE NATIONAL COORDINATOR: DEADLINE TO APPLY JUNE 1st
Unique Six-month Volunteer Opportunity in National Community Radio News with the National Campus and Community Radio Association
The GroundWire Project is Canada’s national campus and community news program. The 29-minute radio show features headlines, reports, features and short documentaries from independent and community radio journalists. Produced biweekly, GroundWire is a high-quality newscast, dedicated to grassroots coverage offering progressive perspectives on issues that engage a national audience. GroundWire’s priority is to connect diverse communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast and encourage self-representation by focusing on content that shares in the ethics of human rights activism, equity, labour rights, democratic communication, information exchange and progressive political and social policy.
With this volunteer position, the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) and GroundWire offer an excellent opportunity to network at a national level with community media journalists across Canada. Community radio journalists have gone on to work in not-for-profit management, public policy, public relations and GroundWire alumni have been published in forums such as The Dominion Paper; Broken Pencil, Our Times, Briarpatch, and Democracy Now. GroundWire’s partners include Accessible Media Inc and the Canadian University Press.
GROUNDWIRE NATIONAL COORDINATOR (Hours: 288 total/6 months)
As you may have heard, CKUT had a pretty great party to celebrate our 25 years on air. One of the highlights was a unique rap written & performed live by Logic Johnson, host of Listen You Smell Something. It was a one-time only performance but it’s too good to not share. Check it out!
CKUT Youth Radio Camp (YRC) Workshop Facilitator
Dates: June 4 – August 24, 2012 (12 weeks)
Application deadline: Friday, May 24th 2013, 5pm.
Applicants must be bilingual in French and English
Radio CKUT, in partnership with McGill Conservatory Daycamps, is offering a unique opportunity for youth between the ages of 10 to 17 to learn the ins-and-outs of radio broadcasting at our Youth Radio Camp. Over a week long session campers will write, produce and act in a radio play, will conduct interviews and create short documentaries, learn to dj, and at the end of the week will produce and host a live radio show on CKUT!
Radio CKUT is seeking a camp facilitator to work with our youth campers over the summer. This is a great opportunity for students with a background in communication studies, sound production, journalism, education or related fields or with a practical background in campus/community radio to practice and share their skills while working in a fully bilingual environment. All sessions will be conducted in French and English.
• Participate in CKUT orientations, equipment and production trainings (weeks 1 & 2)
• Attend specialized training for first aid and working with youth (week 1)
• Produce segments for CKUT’s daily news shows Off the Hour and The Morning After and host one edition of Off the Hour per week with the Community New Coordinator in order to practice radio skills (weeks 2, 3)
• Provide equipment and production trainings to new CKUT volunteers to practice teaching skills (weeks 2, 3)
• With the YRC Coordinator prepare technical trainings on portable recording devices, audio editing software, operating the on-air broadcasting studio and the production studio for CKUT?s YRC (weeks 1, 2, 3)
• With the YRC Coordinator prepare workshops focusing on the history of radio, on interviewing, producing reports and documentaries for the radio, producing and hosting a radio show, and creative and artistic sound production for CKUT’s YRC (weeks 1, 2, 3)
• Facilitate the above workshops for the YRC (weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)
• Act as the executive producer and provide technical support for the weekly live YRC broadcasts (end of weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)
• Provide radio training, and technical and creative support to youth from 10 to 17 years old (weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)
• Maintain weekly reports of activities and keep archives for each session of camp (throughout)
• Prepare a final report outlining successes and difficulties of KRC and provide recommendations for future camps (week 12)
• Create an “Audio Scrapbook” for each session of campers (week 12)
• English and french spoken
• Age 18 years or older
• Experience in radio and/or sound production
• Knowledge of multitrack editing software (specifically adobe audition and audacity)
• Knowledge of audio recording techniques and parameters
• Knowledge of digital live-to-air production systems and standards
• Experience in day camps and/or in teaching to teenagers is an asset
• Good conflict management and judgement in decision making
• Approaches unforeseen situations in a good-humoured way
• Good communication skills and outgoing personality; works well in groups
• Students majoring in sound art and production, communications, or journalism are encouraged to apply as well as those with practical experience in sound production or broadcast journalism
• Selected applicants will be required to obtain a first aid certificate
Additional Requirements for Canada Summer Jobs:
• are between 15 and 30 years of age;
• have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• are Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible);
• are legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Please send resumes and cover letters to email@example.com
School’s out soon! What are you doing this summer? CKUT once again is offering our awesome Youth Summer Camp! Learn how to DJ! Host a live radio show! Produce your own radio documentary! And more!
One Week Radio Camp 10-13 yrs old June 24 to 28 // July 15 to 26 // August 12 to 16
Two Week Specialized Camps for 14-17yrs old July 2 to 12 // July 29 to August 9
Register here now at the McGill Conservatory Camp website
Department news, projects and music we’re excited about on the regular:
If you’re looking for some live music (and other cool happenings), check our EVENT LISTINGS.
If you’re a McGIll student and want to share what you’re listening to these days, check out CAMPUS MIXTAPES. Or just check it to hear what McGill students are listening to these days.
Tune in to Friday Morning After (May 24, 7-9 am) as we delve into the role of women’s work in the economy, with a focus on the recent disaster at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. In addition, we speak with an activist on the ground in Syria about all things revolution and civil war. Local indie band Chair Warriors will be in studio to lighten the mood with an interview and live performance. And as always, international headlines from Democracy Now! and municipal headlines from CKUT’s Ken McMurray.
Check CKUT’s website daily for regular updates on programming from The Morning After Shows. The Morning After Show is an arts, culture, news and music magazine show airing 7-9AM every weekday morning. The Morning After crews also do their best to keep their blog regularly updated, pay it a visit!
CKUT’s been on the FM dial for a whole 25 years and we’re celebrating years of exciting programming in as many different ways as possible.
We’re pretty proud of our online TIME CAPSULE filled with tasty time capsule gems from the last 25 years!
Along with a selection of audio archives, we compiled a little year-to-year-to-year book showcasing our charts and top 20 lists (from New Order to Human League - our charts have got it all) from the 1980’s and beyond. Check it out.
- Tune into 90.3FM now until 4pm, broadcasting LIVE from @BookfairAnarMTL, interviews on art activism, anarchy & more! t.co/GXhJd7C6gF
- Come down to @BookfairAnarMTL, learn hands-on radio making skills with @CKUTNews from 12:30-4pm! Tons of others workshops goin on all day!
- @CamuzMontreal , @CHOQFM et @ckut partenaires du festival @nuitsdafrique! Très fière de représenter ces 3 médias au lancement!
- Tune into CKUT's hiphop, r&b, funk & soul programming starting tmrw at noon till next weds for a chance to win tix to #DAngelo show, May 30!
- We're live on the air now! Tune in for an interview with Buck from @TheToasters! Listen at @ckut! @MegalithRecords #ska #reggae
- Les Momies de Palerme are playing live right now @ckut. Lock in! t.co/JT9HOz9w1K