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Nadine Gelineau's Celebration of Life "After Party"

Good times. Great memories. On May 7th, at Carleton University's Oliver's Bar (not far from where Nadine launched herself on an unsuspecting world), we will celebrate the legacy of Nadine Gelineau, an irreplacable, irrepressible superstar who was a beacon of wit, wisdom and generosity. Please join the Gelineau family in raising a glass. All welcome. Oliver's Pub & Patio, University Centre, 1125 Colonel By Dr. starts at 7PM.

To Bloc Party, The Dears, The Killers, Echo and the Bunnymen and dozens more, she was the savvy muse behind The Musebox, a marketing agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles. To CBC Radio listeners, she was a groundbreaking former voice of Brave New Waves. To those of us who volunteered at CKCU during her decade-plus reign as program director, she was the bubbly music guru who taught us all we know about great radio. And much of what we know about great music.

But to all who have known her, Nadine Gelineau was a bona fide legend – a standard to which we can aspire but which we can never meet. At CKCU, she was the all-knowing music lover at a station full of would-be musical know-it-alls. During her years working with and in the music industry in Canada and the United States, she was an all-knowing oasis in an otherwise know-nothing business.

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The Saint Brigid’s Sessions on Saturday Morning

Tune in to Stephen Neale’s edition of the Saturday Morning program for the SAINT BRIGID'S SESSIONS. Recorded at the Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, located in Ottawa’s Lowertown, this former church, which was built in 1890, plays the ideal host to the sessions. The goal of the Saint Brigid’s Sessions is to capture live unplugged performances by artists in as technically minimal and unobtrusive manner as possible in order to capture a natural sound in what really is a magnificent sounding space.

The Saint Brigid’s Sessions are sponsored by Brigid’s Well, a pub located in the basement of the Centre. Brigid’s Well is open Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 4PM. The address is 310 St. Patrick Street.

The next session will be with CHRIS PAGE to be broadcast on Saturday, May 14 at 9 AM. Photo credit: Josée Robillard

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Radio Camp Counselor needed for Summer Camp!!

Job Position: Radio Camp Counselor
Dates: July 11th to August 26th
Salary: 6 weeks / $450/week
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

CKCU is hiring 2 Radio Camp Counselors to help run our popular Radio Camp for kids ages 10-14, over the summer. This camp contains a maximum of 12 children split into two groups. As a camp counsellor you will be responsible for the supervision and training of one group. Some of the camp activities include:
- How to write, record and edit a radio advertisement,
- How to write, record and edit a review of their favourite CD, Movie, Book or Video Game, etc…
- How to use a professional broadcast mixing board
- How to record voice
- How to mix music together like a real radio DJ
- How to speak like a real radio DJ
The Children will also record a radio play, edit their voices, and add music and sound effects. At the end of the week they will do a live 2 hour radio show and show off what they have done at camp all week.

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Win Tickets for Miles Ahead on In A Mellow Tone!

In A Mellow Tone will be giving away a pair of tickets to Miles Ahead on April 27 eligible for the entire run of the film (April 29 – May 5). Join Jean-Michel Labatut for two hours of jazz and a chance at two tickets to Miles Ahead on In A Mellow Tone April 27 between 9:00 and 11:00pm.

Miles Ahead is not a standard issue biopic. The film begins with an interview between Dave Brill (Ewan McGregor) and Miles Davis (Cheadle), and as soon as they start talking, Miles can’t resist poking at the entire idea of the formal interview. It’s clear that he hates the idea of sitting down and walking through each of his career accomplishments in order, and he mentions that stories should be told ‘with attitude.’
– Drew McSweeny, HitFix

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Reggae In The Fields is celebrating 40 years this summer!! As part of the celebration RITF host Junior Smith is inviting YOU to come up with a DESIGN to commemorate this milestone event! Your winning logo submission would appear on a T-SHIRT and all promotional material. The design should be black on a white background and must feature the number 40 and "Reggae In The Fields" The creator of the chosen design will receive a cash prize of $250 and the runner up will receive $100. Deadline for submissions is Friday April 15th. Either e-mail your design to, drop it by our offices or by mail to the address on our contact page.

More details about the events surrounding the Reggae In The Fields 40th Anniversary coming soon!

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Persian New Year Special episode for 2016

This year Persian New Year of 1395 will begin with spring on Sunday March 20th at 00:30:12 am, and the Namaashoum team will air their special episode from 10 PM Saturday March 19th until 2 AM Sunday March 20th! Thanks to O'Shea Adagio and Vintage Love for giving up his air time to accommodate the special broadcast!

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CKCU 40th Anniversary

Thank you to everyone who attended our 40th Anniversary events at Irene's and at Oliver's.

Thank you to all our listeners over the decades, there is no CKCU, without you. It was a great joy to see so many alumni and current CKCU volunteers all gathered together to celebrate this little station that could.

Here are photos from the night:

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40th anniversary T-Shirts!

Who isn't always in need of a crisp new T-shirt??

To celebrate our 40th anniversary here at CKCU, there is a limited run of Black & White T-Shirts. They will be available at many of the various concerts, shows, live remotes broadcasts and 40th anniversary activities that are happening over the course of the next bunch of weeks! They can also be purchased here at the station during office hours as well. Only 15 dollars each! Screened by humans at the Dirty Print House

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CKCU FM presents World Sports at Oliver's Pub

If you love soccer we encourage you to watch the matches at Oliver`s Pub. See all the mid week BPL, UEFA, Europa and Euro matches on the big screens. Bring your jerseys, scarfs and chants to support your side. CKCU is the sponsor of the matches at Oliver`s.

Head down to Oliver's to see the best in Footy, Rugby & Cricket from around the world.
Proudly presented by CKCU 93.1 FM

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CKCU Releases App for Android Phones

You can now get CKCU on your Android Phone using our cool new CKCU App! Check it out here: CKCU Android App Download Page

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Coming up Fri. May. 6
10:00 PM Friday Nite Truck Stop
Jeff Larocque - Filling In for Ray & Lefty. One night only!
Coming up Sat. May. 7
10:00 AM Canadian Spaces
Lynne Hanson joins Chris White to co-host show this week's edition of Canadian Spaces. Ian Tamblyn will be in the studio to chat and perform. He plays a concert with Lynn Miles at the Mill Road Community Space in Chelsea on Friday, May 13. As well, Greg Stone and friends will drop by prior to their launch of a new "Stone Age Man" album at the Black Sheep that evening. "Eco-folk singer-songwriter" Kyra Shaughnessy releases her "Waiting for the Light" album at Pressed Café on Tuesday, May 10th, and will drop by to give us a sneak preview. And in honour of Mother's Day, we talk with Shari Ulrich and her daughter Julia Graff from two different locations somewhere in Canada! Shari is heading to Ottawa to perform at Irene's Pub on Wednesday, May 11th.
12:00 PM The Back 40
Festival Director Melissa Sherman visits to preview/ showcase the "Quinte Isle Bluegrass Festival"from May 27-29 (early birds from May 26...) at Cherry Valley in Prince Edward County.
Coming up Sun. May. 8
8:00 AM Over My Head
L-A hosts
1:00 PM This Island Earth
Rob hosts this week's adventure, with 3 hours of planet-hopping treats!
Coming up Wed. May. 11
11:00 AM Permanent Waves
In motion with: ICONOCLAST
8:00 PM Roots and Rhythms
Fowl Play: The Chicken Rhythm! Poultry inspired roots music, from the Chicken Reel Stomp to the Chicken Bop. Jazz, R&B, Rockabilly & early country on this genre jumping edition of Roots & Rhythms.
Coming up Thu. May. 12
12:00 AM Cool Cuts
Tonight's show focuses on musicians and bands native to or based in the State of Missouri and features the music of Gene Clark, Fontella Bass, Chuck Berry and Brewer & Shipley among many others so you are invited to listen live or on demand at your leisure.
6:00 PM Third World Players Present
Heroes and Rebels of the Black World part 2 - Lloyd Stanford in conversation with Yves Antoine
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