Radio Camp for KIDS this SUMMER

Now accepting Registration for Summer!
Dates for the Summer Camps are as follows:
July 10th – 14th, July 17th – 21st, July 24th – 28th, July 31st – Aug 4th, 14th – 18th & Aug 21st – 25th

Hey Kids! Want to take over the airwaves?

Join us at CKCU 93.1 FM for a truly unique camp experience this SUMMER. CKCU’s Radio Camp is the only camp in Ottawa that teaches kids between the ages of 10 and 14 how to be a real live radio star. CKCU has presented this very unique week long march break camp to kids in the Ottawa area since 2001. Also, stay tuned for the dates for the 6 weeks of Radio Camp in the Summer…

For more info and how to register please check out:

Julie Corrigan and friends LIVE from the Record Centre on CKCU

CKCU and the Record Centre presents a CKCU sponsored Appreciation Night!
Music Provided by Julie Corrigan, Paul Anthony Roberto, Kelly Sloan and Curtis Chaffey
Doors at 6pm, Live remote broadcast on CKCU at 7pm to 8:30pm
at the Record Centre, 1099 Wellington St W…. Thurs May 18th
This is a Free event being presented by CKCU for all the Volunteers and Donors from our last Funding Drive.
Kelly and Curtis play at 7pm Julie, Paul and guests play 7:45-8:30
Our friend Luigi will be catering a healthy snack.
Record Centre events are dry, but there will be Espresso and various refreshments served.
More info:

photo of Julie Corrigan by Jen Squires

Blve Hills live on CKCU from House of Targ

CKCU presents a live concert and live broadcast of the program “OTTAWA LIVE MUSIC” from the House of Targ on Thursday April 20th!

This is the official release show for Blve Hills’ new EP “Come On In’. The first ten people through the door will get a free copy.

Doors are at 9:00 PM Cover is $10




link to the event:

Near Perfect Pitch reaches 25

perfect_pitch_logo_smA reminder to check out “Near Perfect Pitch” hosted by Dara Mottahed, recorded in the CKCU studios. A weekly, 3 hour, Music Podcast featuring the best in Indie, Alternative, BritPop, C86, Shoegaze, Punk, Post-Punk, New Wave, College, new releases, guest interviews and regular features. Near Perfect Pitch has now reached the 25 show tally! (80+ hours of music and 25 guest interviews!) Near Perfect Pitch has a brand new web site at


CKCU mourns the loss of Mary Mackinnon

heavy-friendsThis world just got a little darker as our very special “heavy” friend, CKCU volunteer & show host Lady Mary Mackinnon passed away Thursday morning (Dec.15th) after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her son Liam and her husband Régis Loreau, also a CKCU host. A staggering loss to our radio and music community, Mary’s light shone brighter than most, an amazing woman of tremendous passion, warmth and intelligence that we could all do well to aspire. Originator of the program Heavy Friends (every Saturday 8-10PM), Mary was challenging and thought-provoking in her approach to radio, always bringing something wildly unique and deep to the airwaves and beyond. She was also a fearless explorer of the globe, sometimes traveling far and wide to be immersed in music and culture that moved her. Mary was also an esteemed and accomplished  lawyer, practicing labour and employment law for over 20 years with a focus on helping those unfairly treated and marginalized in our community. She was truly one of a kind and will never be forgotten.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” that will take place on her birthday (Tuesday, February 21st, 2017) at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa and St. Anthony’s Hall. More details to follow… donations in her name/honour to Kidney Cancer Canada (where Mary was a board member) would be greatly appreciated.

Also, this past Saturday evening, a special show featuring words and music from Lady Mary… hosted by Bijon Roy, Chris Ikonomopoulos and Régis Loreau from the Heavy Friends crew.