The media landscape is being gutted in Montreal and here at CKUT we are feeling it in a very personal way.
The surprising demise of the Montreal Mirror, conducted with all the ruthless charm of a media conglomerate and the equally brutal loss of Radio Canada International (RCI) has left us reeling. Members of CKUT have worked closely with both of these vital establishments.
Congratulations to Native Solidarity News!
At the 2012 NCRA Community Radio Awards, CKUT & Native Solidarity News were presented with the award for Aboriginal culture and affairs programming.
It’s hot outside but even hotter in our studios (seriously, it’s H-O-T in there). Adding to the heat is Tarrus Riley, headliner of this year’s Montreal Reggae Fest, who has been kind enough to grace CKUT with his presence twice in one week.
CKUT just won an NCRA award for our ad promoting local noise outfit AIDS Wolf’s last show ever. It was a bitter sweet win in that sense, as fans were sad to hear of the band’s demise.
This clip is unreal. Do yourself a favour and listen to this live performance by veteran member of Ill Groove Garden - Manchilde. He joined Ill Groove Garden in studio the day after opening for Mos Def in Montreal.This one’s free form live - free styling. Pull it up and bring it all back around!
For more Manchilde.
ART AS LUXURY //\//\ ART AS LABOUR
Today’s Radio is Dead will feature James Goddard’s experimental audio documentary which investigates the relationship between art and economy.
Presented by Pop Montreal, Suoni Per Il Popolo & CKUT http://vimeo.com/43853962
Tomorrow, Saturday June 16th at 7pm, Solar Year will be performing live at Memorial Pool for a unique underwater sound installation.
A fully submersed aquatic sensory experience, listen to the atmospheric sounds of Solar Year’s new album Waverly, floating and swimming through a quadrophonic underwater environment.
Can’t swim? No sweat.
Bleacher seating and above water speakers will be available for those without bathings suits.
06/12/2012Help us bust out the SILVER ANNIVERSARY BLING
There are a lot of ways that YOU can lend a hand:
• Help us re-connect with all our alumni. Tell us your name, the years you participated with CKUT, your show, etc.
• Send us any photos you may have relating to CKUT’s history. We can scan them if necessary.
From the Music Department:
Check out this neat collage-style video LouEase made for the Suoni Sessions ad that’s playing on our radio waves these days! Tune in to the Suoni Session this afternoon (3 to 5pm) to hear Maica chat up Jen Reimer and Max Stein after their performance at the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival yesterday.
This Monday, June 11th, join host Parker Mah for a special edition of World Skip the Beat!
This week’s clip is a choice moment from Radio Resistance on Off the Hour (May 31st).
Host Steve Duvalsaint talks with activist Wagner Pierre in Haiti about Haitian solidarity with the Quebec student strike.
From Haiti to Quebec - solidarity!
Radio Resistanz - Grassroots news and views on Haiti - airs on the last Thursday ofevery month from 5-6pm on CKUT.
Tune in today from 3-5pm for the first episode of the Suoni Sessions, Suoni Per Il Popolo’s June long residency on The Montreal Sessions with hosts Catherine and Maica of Maica Mia.
Today’s show will feature lots of local music, including many artists performing at this year’s Suoni fest, and a live performance by Maica herself. Don’t miss it!
This Tuesday CKUT is teaming up with the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival and Headless Goat Productions to present Old Time Radio Theatre.
Tune in to CKUT 90.3 FM on Tuesday June 5th at 8:30 PM to hear a classic episode of “Suspense” performed live on the air by a cast of talented actors replete with live sound effects.
May 22, 2012
Photo by Phil M - InstragramThe number of arrests at student demonstrations across Quebec continue to increase and CKUT wants to provide you with some recommendations.
What you should know if you get detained by the police at a student demonstration:
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.
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.
CKUT was voted #1 radio station in Montreal in the Montreal Mirror’s Best of Montreal readers’ poll.