Embracing the long format oft left by the wayside in these turbulent times, The Long and Short of It is a show of lengthy pieces of music and albums played in their entirety, interspersed with short written pieces read out loud. Listen in to hear some jazz, classical, blues, electronic, ambient, experimental, folk, jam, rock, or maybe some hip-hop! You could also catch a short story, poem, magazine article, political manifesto, philosophical essay, or perhaps a serialized novel, all read live by your host, Simon Dobri. Whatever you hear, you can be certain that you’ll hear the whole thing. Tune in Monday night/Tuesday morning from 4:00 to 7:00 every week.
Cabelli Présente emerged from the ashes of Entertainment Through Pain, Canada’s oldest harsh noise radio programme. Modestly named after host Nick Cabelli (Cheap Thrills record store/art history student/ex-music biz guy), Cabelli Présente investigates new sonic structures and aural juxtapositions to suggest imagined spaces of unreliable dimensionality. Sad disco, ambient field recordings, aural activism, youtube memes, electric buzz, nostalgia, mystery, accident & entropy.
L’Air(e) du Diable
Antérieurement associé à Entertainment Through Pain et Système Minuit.
Laboratoire radiophonique et création sonore en direct — entretiens et documentaires sur l’art et la vie.
La création radiophonique en tant — ou en temps — que — ou de — réalité, entraine une forme singulière de médiation entre êtres et non-êtres acousmatisés. Fictions pour faire dévier la Toute-Puissance radiophonique, participants anonymes, relations avec l’espace, inter-unités de présences, interstices dans des mélodies, ruptures de la mine, fusions des surfaces et autres phénomènes composent cette émission plutôt mal habillée, entre l’écoute des ondes et l’ubiquité des paysages sonores chez chacun des auditeurs. Des entretiens, avec des artistes, des musiciens, de même que des émissions réalisées par Mario Gauthier et Philémon Bézy ponctuent également notre programmation. Une émission d’André Éric Létourneau avec la participation occasionnelle d’Ana Tapia, Mario Gauthier, Éric Dorion, Catherine Lalonde Massecar, Jean-Luc Bonspiel, Marc-André Morin, Caroline Hébert, Alexandre Saint-Onge, Kristian Lehmann, François Létourneau Romain Gaudillière, Érika Dumaine and Benjamin Muon. Jeudi soir, 23h-1h en alternance avec Cabelli Présente.
Jeudi soir, 23h-1h en alternance avec Cabelli Présente
Please note, the archive for each show are split into its Thursday 23-24h half and its Friday 24-1h half
ALTERNATING PROGRAMMING FROM 11 TO MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAYS
EASY SONIC LIVING
Every second Tuesday from 11pm to midnight Easy Sonic Living brings you a live re-mixed sonic exploration into the depths of outer space, the human digestive system, and quirky found sounds from the interweb, etc. Featuring soundscapes, interviews, and sound art to a background of soul, old school hip-hop, ancient r’n’b, electronic music, and other musical gems. Sit back, relax, open your ears, and take it easy in our sonic living room.
Loosely inspired by evangelical radio formats, the Harvey Christ Radio Hour features storytelling, sermons and hymns – all performed live by Reverend Randy Peters, Reverend Norm, and Reverend Paco. Harvey Christians satirize dogmatic beliefs – across religion, politics, and pop culture —and mix the serious with the bizarre as an antidote to mainstream radio and religion. They’re a bunch of cockamamie, barn-burnin’ neo-compost-modern evangelical fools; divinely incomprehensible spiritual gurus (-neither beards nor rash); freaks in polyester & wool suits in high summer. Must be heard to be believed.
This program is intended to provide a space to both foster and showcase collective creative radio
production by both amateur and veteran CKUT volunteers in spoken word. The program will push
limits of experimental radio and play with the elements that made radio magical in the past to its
audience. The program is meant to push the bounds of the producer’s and the listener’s
imagination through radio drama, soundscapes, poetry, storytelling and documentary, including
CKUT’s wayback archives; production heavy and creative works are encouraged.
The Montreal Sessions is a monthly artist-in-residency program. Each month a new local artist / DJ / musician / label / festival / promotor programs a month’s worth of live, weekly radio shows, which air every Tuesday from 3-5pm.
The program dramatically increases community access to CKUT’s airwaves among local independent artists and musicians, and provides CKUT listeners with an opportunity to hear unique live performances and garner information about local musical subcultures and movements. Many of the sessions have been recorded and shared on the Free Music Archive, a curated repository of excellent, free recordings, of which CKUT is a curator.
Past artists have included Suoni Per Il Popolo, Pop Montreal, Stomp Records, Passovah Productions, Psychic Handshake, MUTEK, Crustaces Tapes, Kalmunity, Soundcentral, Katacombes, Pierre Kwenders, Blue Skies Turn Black, Nomadic Massive, and many, many more!
Spanning thirty years and many locations coast to coast, Vince has worked as a performance poet, audio artist, and writer. He was a volunteer music programmer for CKUT right around the time the station won it’s FM license in 1987-88. After a six year hiatus he returned in 1994 and has been spinning discs here ever since. What to expect: sound collage, indie rock, demos, musique actuelle, jazz, world music, post-rock, avant-garde 20th cen. composition, field recordings, theme sets, and selections from Montreal’s newest & hottest releases. Plus, interviews with local artists, culture creators, activists, and plenty more.
New Shit is a weekly voyage into the world of breaking sounds from Montreal and beyond. Let the CKUT Music Department team guide your ears through new music of all sorts, from the mellow to the strange to the LOUD, plus interviews and live performances galore. Open your ears and let your inner musical omnivore go wild. Mondays 3:00-5:00pm.
William Shatner’s Whiskey Tears is a program produced exclusively by McGill students. This program is free-form in terms of genre and musical tastes; Whiskey Tears provides a platform for McGill students to produce content and contribute to CKUT’s musical programming. Hosts may explore McGill’s perspectives on music and culture, upcoming shows, and what is going on musically and culturally in the hosts’ lives at McGill. You can catch William Shatner’s Whiskey Tears on Thursday mornings from 4:00-6:00am.