Autumnal Listening: CD & Vinyl Sale this Thursday!

Volunteers and Music Department Interns going through CKUT’s billions of sonic goodies

This Thursday, September 20th we’ll be selling HUNDREDS of CDs and Vinyl Records!

We’ll be set up outside of McConnell Engineering Building on McGill Campus.

Come hang anytime between 11AM-5PM.

Not that we’re encouraging entering hibernation season anytime soon but it doesn’t hurt to pick up a couple gems & start planning a music library to get you through the chillier months.


Live Broadcast from Depanneur Le Pick Up +CKUT x POP Montreal!

The last CKUT remote at Depanneur Le Pick Up, featuring the ladies of VENUS!

You’re all aware that POP Montreal is nearly upon us and we’re teaming up with them in a big way right now.

We promise not to inundate you with information. There’s plenty happening at POP this week, but we thought we’d highlight the stuff CKUT is involved with. Plus, we kept it real organized. Visit the CKUT Music Blog for the full rundown.

Also in the news

CKUT will be broadcasting live from Depanneur Le Pick Up next Wednesday, September 19th from approximately 11AM-3PM. The broadcast will feature Venus DJs, Lynne T, Malcolm aka The World Provider, lots o’ Queer POP DJs. Gen Heistek will also join the crew to give listeners the skip on Kids POP!

Thanks to LouEase for the vid-ee-yo!

IT ISN’T ALL POP THOUGH - there’s loads of other stuff going on around town. Check out the Music Department’s latest show recommendations here.

Off the Hour features Street Beat: Homelessness and Housing at Street Level

Tonight on Off The Hour, 5-6pm:

The first edition of STREET BEAT: a weekly look at issues of homelessness and the realities facing people living on the street. Street Beat is a project of the 2012 Homelessness Marathon happening in late February on streets of Montreal and on airwaves across the country.

Listen back to the first episode: What does the Parti Quebecois offer people living on the street and facing issues of poverty and housing?

Tuesday, September 11 Street Beat featured a round table discussion in french with Margeline Dépars, co-director of RAPSIM, Aurore Larkin, a case worker from Maison Marguerite women’s shelter, and Adrienne Campbell, director of Projet Autochtones du Québec about the current needs of their organizations and the newly elected provincial government’s action plan on homelessness and affordable housing.

As always, you can find the archived show here!

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Campus Mixtapes

Image via I Heart Noise

Outside of sharing one’s excellent taste in music, one of the main attractions of DJing is exploring the creative potential of mixing tunes together, you know, conceiving a flow that’s more than the sum of it’s parts. Our programmers do this all the time when they DJ for CKUT, and we want you to get in on this action by uploading tunes to our website Campus Mixtapes!

Campus Mixtapes is a music sharing project open to any member of CKUT or member of the McGill community (students, staff, profs…). Users are free to upload mixes of any genre – whether it’s experimental freeform stuff you’ve mixed yourself, or a straightforward compilation of Top 40 hits. So go to! Especially you new members of the station and the university - it’s a great way to share your musical loves with us.

via (((Total Eclipse))) CKUT Music Dept. blog!

Eric Hanson & Fruiting Bodies live on Radio is Dead

Listen back to Radio is Dead on Monday, September 10th at 2PM for Listening at Street Level.

On Monday, September 10th, Radio is Dead featured live performances from Montreal musician and cultural worker Eric Hanson and Montreal-based acapella group Fruiting Bodies.

Listen to past performances, live storytelling, and radio theatre on Radio is Dead here!

Clip of the Week: Off the Hook

You know what Off the Hook is? Award winning HIP HOP RADIO! You can’t go wrong with that, right?

This week’s Clip of the Week is coming to you courtesy of Off the Hook. The show’s been broadcasting on CKUT for over 10 years and usually features a live call-in freestyle half hour at 1 in the morning. This week they had House Shoes on the phone and Penzo Gritty Stem, Logik Johnson, Mehdi Cee and Urban Logix in studio. If you want to be part of their weekly freestyle sesh - call the on-air studio (514.448.4013) from 1-1:30am.

Be sure to check out the Off the Hook site, check out their archived shows here and tune in every Wednesday from midnight to 2am!

Election Results Roundtable on Wednesday Morning After 7-8AM!

As all of you are presumably aware, Parti Quebecois was elected with a minority. CKUT took an alternative look at these results and more direct forms of democracy in Montreal.

Listen back to the Wednesday Morning After show from 7-9AM for an election results roundtable.

The WMA hosts talked NOT with politicians but with participants in the direct democracy movement and members from different Popular, Autonomous, Neighbourhood Assemblies (APAQs)!

Autonomous neighbourhood organizing has been growing stronger and increasingly visible in Quebec over the last year and CKUT is excited to be chatting with people who have been directly involved in making this happen. Of course, this grassroots organizing has intensified due to Quebec’s student strike and the neighborhood casseroles protests that occured in protest against Loi 78 and other harsh measures taken against student organizing.

If you missed it, be sure to listen to the archived show here.

Pop Montreal Sessions: the September edition of the MTL Sessions!

Tune into September’s Montreal Sessions, the Pop Montreal Sessions, Tuesdays from 3-5pm! Curated by hosts Caroline Dutka, Noah Bick and James Goddard, the show will feature the best of the fest as viewed from a local perspective inlcuding special guests, live performances and insightful discussions about Pop Montreal›s place in the city.

Tune in every Tuesday in September from 3-5pm and if you miss the show be sure to check out the archives right here.

This Saturday: Nomadic Massive + Rae Spoon + Silent Bones + CKUT DJs!

Fall is a busy time of year at CKUT - aside from all of the usual, exciting programming, we’re also welcoming new students, doing countless radio station tours and workshops, DJing at campus events and gearing up for the annual Funding Drive and this year’s 25th Anniversary celebrations! But you know what? We’re busy and we LOVE IT!

This weekend CKUT is excited to be able to provide DJs for Radical Frosh’s benefit concert for the Immigrant Workers Centre / Centre des Travailleurs et Travailleuses Immigrants.

Various members of CKUT have worked closely with the IWC/CTI to produce programming such as Migrant Voices, and now we’re really happy to have the opportunity to support the great work done by the IWC/CTI in another way!

Performances by Nomadic Massive, Rae Spoon and Silent Bones, and hothot DJing from the William Shatner’s Whiskey Tears Collective. Event details here.


This weekend: The GOODS 10th Anniversary Brunch + Blowout Party!

Sala Rossa, The GOODS and CKUT are teaming up to bring you The GOODS 10th Anniversary Brunch!

Sala is bringing back its legendary brunch for one day only this Sunday, August 26th, featuring Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, Cod Cakes, Bacon and Eggs and the signature Sala sides, while DJs Scott C & Andy Williams broadcast THE GOODS radio show live from the restaurant from 1-4PM.

They’d love to have the GOODS extended family and friends come down for some good food and good music so come on out, why don’t ya? This’ll be the perfect book-end to a night of dancing - they’re throwing a partay on Saturday, August 25th, and a great way to mark 10 years.

SUNDAY AUGUST 26th 2012 1-4PM at La Sala Rossa Resto (4848 St. Laurent/coin St. Joseph)

See you(s) there!


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