V.I.P. R.I.P. - C.O.T.W. (Clip of the Week) #2: AACK!

Not to be too maudlin or anything but this byte from yesterday’s episode of AACK (airs on CKUT Fridays 3 - 5pm) needs to be shared. First Donald Dunn, now dear Donna Summer. Butcher T’s Noon Time Cuts also did a great tribute to Donna at the top of his show.

Clip of the Week: Free Kick

Here’s a tasty sound byte from Free Kick’s most recent show (May 13th) featuring Booker T. & the M.G.’s. and kind words for renowned American bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn, who passed away this past Sunday.

Free Kick is a weekly freeform musical mix hosted by Swan & Dave. It airs on CKUT every Sunday from 11 am – 1 pm.

If you like what you hear, be sure to visit the Free Kick blog.

Autonomous Media Room, May 19th

CKUT will be at Montreal’s 2012 Anarchist Bookfair CEDA - 2515 Delisle Street (Metro Lionel Groulx), room #125 (wheelchair accessible) 11am to 5pm on Saturday, May 19th This room will include hands-on workshops that are bilingual and all-ages. The AUTONOMOUS MEDIA ROOM is dedicated to sharing the skills and knowledge of different mediums as deployed by anarchists - such as pirate radio, screen printing, secure communication, and more.

*Workshops presented in only one language will have whisper translation towards English and/or French.


Bloc 1 (11:00am-1:00pm)

FM Transmitter Building Workshop with CKUT Radio (EN/FR/SP)

Pull back the veil on radio transmission and mass communication by building your own FM radio transmitter. We will pull out our soldering irons and assemble all the parts necessary to start up a live broadcast.

Bloc 2 (12 noon-4:00pm)

Live Radio: Workshop by Radio CKUT (EN/FR)

This workshop will take place in the hall on the first floor. Part one will include training in live radio setup and production followed by a live radio show broadcast from the bookfair on CKUT from 2 to 4pm.

Bloc 3 (1:00-3:00pm)

Screenprinting for the Revolution - presented by The Ste. Emilie Skillshare (EN/FR)

Come to this screenprinting crash course and learn how you can use screenprinting as a tool for revolution. We’ll learn about screens, emulsion, image preparation, paper and fabric printing, basic image registration and all the rad projects you and your affinity group can do.

Bloc 4 (3:00-5:00pm)

Round table discussion: “Autonomous Media, A Decade After Indymedia”

With interventions from: Gretchen King (CKUT, Indymedia), Patrick Cadorette (CMAQ), Tim McSorley (Montreal Media Coop), and Laura Kneale (CUTV).

A co-presentation of CKUT Radio and the Montreal Media Co-op

More information can be found on the Autonomous Media Room’s facebook event. More information about the Anarchist Bookfair can be found here.

CKUT is #1! Thank you Montreal!

CKUT was voted #1 radio station in Montreal in the Montreal Mirror’s Best of Montreal readers’ poll.

Thanks to all who voted in our favour. This is a particularly welcome pat on the back as CKUT gears up to celebrate its 25th SILVER ANNIVERSARY this coming fall (are you excited? get excited!). Clearly the station has been doing something right for the past quarter of a century.

CKUT’s Music blog said it best: “Thank you to everyone who voted and to our 300 + talented and dedicated volunteers for making CKUT 90.3 FM Montreal’s favourite frequency! We here at CKUT pride ourselves on our excellent programming, but we never forget to remain humble.”

Keep it locked on people-powered, campus-community radio that brings you the voices and interests of a multitude of communities from all across the island of Montreal.


This week’s chosen clip aired live in the wee hours of Thursday night and needs little explaining.

Take a couple minutes out of your day to listen to the guys of Listen You Smell Something? expound on the wonders of human civilization, aliens, UFOs and, well, Mars Attacks.

Listen You Smell Something? is a late night, old-school funk show that airs on CKUT every Thursday night from 1-4 am.

Native Solidarity News & Radio NAHO in the month of may

Native Solidarity News will be airing Radio NAHO for three Tuesdays in a row - May 8th, May 15th and May 22nd. Tune in on those dates from 6 to 7 pm!

What is Radio NAHO? Radio NAHO is a six-part radio series on First Nations health created by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO).

Each episode focuses on health issues from a holistic perspective, with an emphasis on prevention.

Radio NAHO shares information and wisdom from well-known and inspiring First Nations leaders, artists, academics and athletes who will be focusing on six themes: traditional living, healthy living, youth, environmental health, children’s health and diabetes prevention. From hip hop to clean drinking water, from boxing to sexual health to child development resources - Radio NAHO finds a multitude of ways to talk about First Nations health.

Lisa Abel is the host of each episode of Radio NAHO. She is a member of the Anishinabek Nation and a graduate of the joint Journalism program at the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College. Lisa has worked and volunteered as a reporter, editor and videographer. She also hosted her own Aboriginal-themed radio program, The Circle, on Ottawa community radio station CHUO 89.1FM.

Visit Radio NAHO for more information.

May’s Montreal Sessions: MUTEK SESSIONS

May’s Montreal Sessions are brought to you by Cyan and Dan Melon!

We’re calling it MUTEK SESSIONS because the two will be focusing on the programming of this year’s MUTEK festival. Expect rad guests and music selected by two folks with excellent ear for the best in electronica every Tuesday in May from 3-5pm.

UPDATE: First guest was Patti Schmidt! Check out the archive.

UPDATE #2: MUTEK Sessions, part deux: an on-air hang out with Marie Davidson! Check out the Music blog for details.

Mayday: Occupy! Strike! Resist! Tune in to CKUT!

On Tuesday, May 1st, tune in to CKUT as we celebrate Mayday, International Workers Day, and a day marked around the world as a celebration of social struggles for dignity and liberation.

Programming Schedule

7-9am - Tuesday Morning After

Guests include David Fennario (local playwrite and activist), Marie-Eve Lamy (Anti-Capitalist Convergence, CLAC), and Dave Bleakney (Canadian Union of Postal Workers). We’ll also be featuring a labour poetry special for our literary report with Jeffrey Mackie, and Dragon Root Radio will be bringing us an interview with feminist labour activist Giuliana Fumagalli. All that plus plenty of revolutionary music!

11am-noon - Ecolibrium

Host Ryan Young will be speaking with Peter Brown from McGill about the upcoming Degrowth conference in Montreal, looking at the linkages between social, economic, and ecological justice.

Noon-2pm - Kitchen Bang Bang Law

Host Vince Tinguely brings you a 2 hour musical retrospective on the events of Paris ‹68! A collage of sound bytes and music of the era. Everything from Mai ‹68 Paris to the massacre of students in Mexico City to the Black Power Salute at the Olympics to Tet to MLK and Bobby shot to Trudeau and Levesque(founding the Parti Quebecois) to Mao’s cultural revolution to the Biafran war for independence.

5-6pm - Off the Hour

Our daily news program will bring you live reports from the Anti-Capitalist Mayday demo in Montreal, plus a round-up of Mayday actions and celebrations around the world.

What does gendered violence look like?

The next Blue Print radio show will take place on April 25th from 5-6 PM.

Be sure to tune in for an exploration of what gendered violence looks like in various communities and contexts in Montreal.

During this show, Blue Print will be featuring the perspectives of the youths at South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAY) and the Inter-Tribal Youth Centre (ITYC).

Visit the Blue Print facebook page or the Blue Print website for more information.

April's Ecolibrium Radio Residency with Animal Liberties

We’re excited to present the most recent Ecolibrium Radio Residency. This month the animal rights group Animal Liberties has been working hard to put together a episode on a variety of issues such as factory farming, phosphorous use in Canada, and more!

The archived show can be found here.

For more information about the Ecolibrium Radio Residency project, do visit the ERR blog.


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