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Final Peaceful Journey show Friday July 25 8-10pm

This will be the final ‪#‎PeacefulJourney‬ show.
Do not miss it, this will be one for the record books!
The entire Peaceful Journey Crew from the last 18 years will be in the building.

"Dj Ducats , so many great shows. From late night to prime time. So many good memories. Our door is always open for you to do a show with us. A long strange trip it has been. Glad you chose to take it here with us on the 5th floor of the Unicentre, Our world is a better place because of you."

Matthew Crosier - CKCU Station Manager

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Picnic in the Park to Celebrate Vintage Love 10th Anniversary

Vintage Love is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and invites you to share in this amazing milestone by joining us on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 from 2 - 4pm for a "Picnic In The Park".

This event will take place at Bate Island with free food catered by Tropical Heat Restaurant.

Music will be provided by CHUO's Mikey Wizdom Papa Richie and Vintage Love's O'shea Adagio.

Bate Island is located just off of the Champlain Bridge.

From Ottawa, take Island Park Drive north to the Champlain Bridge. Continue north and the exit will be on your right, approximately halfway across the bridge.
From Gatineau, take the Champlain Bridge south towards Ottawa and the exit will be approximately halfway across the bridge on your right.

RSVP is required by Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 to: or call (613) 520-2898.

Hope to see you there!!

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CKCU Radio Camp is on the air - Friday July 25 1-3pm EST

Our second summer radio camp 2014 is on the air, Friday July 25 1-3pm EST

Tune in for radio plays, interviews, pocket reviews, and music presented by these amazing 10-14 year olds !!! Interested in coming to radio camp yourself? There is space in July and August. Register now

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Celebrating 30 Years of the 60's Radio Show on CKCU

This week marks the Sixties 30th anniversary on the air on CKCU-FM. On July 7th we presented a 3 hour special to celebrate the occasion. Here is the audio

Launched officially Tuesday, July 3rd 1984 at 11pm - original host Steve Schijns helped to bring a broader perspective of that decade in music to Ottawa's airwaves. Roch Parisien, Ian McLeish & Chris Lyne were handed the reins in November of '85 and each took their own unique perspective to the program. With Chris' departure in the summer of '86 - Dave Sampson was brought in as fill in host - and became full time host in 1991.
Join Roch, Ian, Dave and original host Steve for a look back at 30 years of the Sixties on CKCU and the decade of music that saw rock & roll come of age and blossom.

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CKCU's Joe Reilly pays tribute to Don Lahey

On Monday night Joe Reilly presented a tribute to Don Lahey.

Sadly Don died in a car accident yesterday (June 22), on Highway 15 near Selley's Bay. He was 60 years old. In the 1980s Don helped to shape the jazz community in Ottawa as a programmer here on CKCU-FM producing an influential show called Rabble Without a Cause with his great friend James Hale. It was fun, funny and always spot on providing insight into great jazz music. Don was also the first manager of the Ottawa Jazz Festival, as he managed the event from some point in the early 1980s until 1986. At that point Don encouraged me to apply to be the manager of the Ottawa Jazz Festival and my life changed forever. Don had a profound impact on my life in many, many ways - from helping me to develop an interest and love for many and varied styles of music to helping me to take my life to the next level by guiding me in my years as the managing director of the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. He was always patient and open-minded in guiding me and as a mentor he helped shape who I am today. We could all learn from the great spirit of Don Lahey notably how to treat others with respect, caring and kindness. Don continued to work with the Festival as a volunteer into the 1990s as a member of the programming committe and working on the With An Edge Series. Don will be missed by many people and I hope I pay tribute to his love of people and music on this program tonight. Rest in peace Don. With love... Joe.

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Audio from radio camp for blind adults radio presented July 4 from 1-3pm est

Here is the audio from our first ever program by our blind adults radio camp participants.

Well done everyone !!!

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Vinyl Night at Raw Sugar, Celebrating 30 years of the 60's Radio Show on CKCU !!!

On Monday July 7 from 7-10pm at Raw Sugar 692 Somerset West we are celebrating 30 years of the Sixties Radio show with a Vinyl Night featuring CKCU DJ's spinning 60's music !!! Come out and meet the hosts who made the radio magic happen. Admission is free

See you there !!!

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CKCU Presents World Sports at Oliver's Pub

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 On Demand is Here!

CKCU is proud to announce that our programming is now available for on demand listening. That means you can listen to your favourite program at the time of your choosing, alert others to a great broadcast you heard, or just sample our extensive program guide to test-drive shows that you may not have been able to catch before.

Audio will be linked to your favourite program's playlist within minutes after the conclusion of the broadcast, and will be available for on demand listening for 30 days. Click a show in the program guide, or click the Playlists link above to get started.

The ability to listen to CKCU programs on demand is one of the most common requests that we receive. With 111 shows currently airing, we are thrilled to offer this new way to enjoy the richness of CKCU's programming. Let us know what you think!

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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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12:00 PM Femme Fatale
Today, Jim will be interviewing Carleton MA student Nasreen Rajani who is researching online feminism and feminist media blogs like Jezebel, Ms. Magazine Online, Bitch Media, and Feministing. She is exploring the changing perceptions about feminism of young readers at Carleton after they started reading these types of blogs.
12:30 PM Acoustic Frontiers
Mostly new music today from a newly received cd and from Soundcloud and the CMC audio archive. Please join me, Ralph Hopper, at 12.30.
9:00 PM Joe Reilly
No worries. Joe will be back next week. For now, The Wig gives it one more go, with two hours of songs and stories.
Coming up Tue. Jul. 29
9:30 AM Welcome To My World
500 Hearts: One race, one km, one child at a time--tune in and find out more!
Coming up Wed. Jul. 30
7:00 AM Wednesday Special Blend
Show #538. The Wednesday (Hump Day) version of Special blend is 3 hours of non-stop, non-commercial entertainment with opinions, thought provoking discussions and music tracks from professional local musicians. Your Host: 'tic'- a 28 year veteran of CKCU and a maverick within his own mind, provides his inherited ideas on public affairs and current events through his weekly rants, special guests, and 'things you should know but probably don't. For your 'Hump Day' weekly injection of forgotten realities, the absurd and the ridiculous, tune-in to CKCU's Wednesday Special Blend.
1:30 PM Both Kinds Of Music
There be Crimes Against Both Kinds of Music as the one and only Bill Guererro hosts.
8:00 PM Roots and Rhythms
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Okeh Records label. 2014 is also the chameleonic imprint's 63rd anniversay, and its 96th. Oh, and Okeh celebrated its first birthday in January. Guest host Allan Wigney sorts through the label's rises and falls with vintage recordings by Major Lance, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Alberta Hunter, Louis Armstrong and Butterbeans and Susie. You might even hear an excerpt from The OKeh Laughing Record.
9:00 PM In A Mellow Tone
Dorothy Donegan & Buddy Tate: A double header featuring pianist/composer Dorothy Donegan and saxophonist/composer Buddy Tate.
Coming up Thu. Jul. 31
12:00 AM Electronic Meditation
Thieves' Kitchen. With five albums from 2000's "Head" to last year's "One for sorrow, two for joy", England's Thieves' Kitchen have combined melody and complexity into an enviable body of work while never remaining in one place too long. This week will feature the band's music, and an interview with guitarist and founding member Phil Mercy.
2:00 PM David Dalle
Looking at Canadian composers at the 20th edition of the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival with guest, pianist Christina Petrowska-Quilico, who will be performing works by Ann Southam and a premiere by Constantine Caravassilis. We will hear works by both these composers including Petrowska-Quilico's latest release of Ann Southam's music.
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