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Summer Jobs with CKCU Radio Camp

Job Position: Radio Camp Counsellor
Dates: July 7-25th, and August 11-29th, 2014
Salary: $450/week
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm

CKCU is hiring 2 Radio Camp Counsellors to help run our popular Radio Camp for kids ages 10-14. This camp contains a maximum of 12 individuals 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, 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 Campers 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.

Job Description:
As a radio camp counsellor you will be responsible for:

Conducting camp workshops
Training campers in the recording editing and mixing of audio
Teaching campers to operate mixing boards, microphones and headphones.
Assist campers in preparing scripts
Assist in planning a 2-hour live radio show that includes the week’s pre-recorded content
Supervise campers during a portion of the lunch break


Experience working with or supervising children/youngsters
A lively and energetic personality
Knowledge of audio recording and digital editing
Ability to assist campers with creative writing

Applications should be received by April 15th. Please direct applications to:

Dave Aardvark
CKCU Radio
Room 517 - University Center
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Phone: 613-520-3533

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Part Time Position at CKCU !!!

Wanted - Part Time Youth Community Coordinator

With a grant from the CFRC “Radio Talent Development Program – Youth Internship Program” CKCU is looking to hire a part time Community Coordinator to assist us in developing and strengthening ties with local Community Groups. We want this Coordinator to assist CKCU in increasing its role as a hub which Community groups can utilize to share information, gain skills and let the greater community know about their organizations and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reach out to the current Community Groups in the Ottawa area who do engagement with CKCU to further increase these ties and to promote knowledge of, and engagement with, the station with their members and let our listeners know about their Community Group in more detail.

Actively recruit Community Groups that are new to CKCU in order to build ties, and encourage them to promote their organizations on the airwaves with CKCU and to promote CKCU to their members.

Create 2-3 minute information spots about these Community Groups that will be aired at different times in the weekly CKCU schedule. The content will be provided by the Community Group and the Community Coordinator will supervise the content development and production of these spots.


a) Outgoing candidates, who are creative and energetic

b) Strong interpersonal skills and have ability to work independently and/or as part of a team

c) Experience working in a volunteer environment is an asset

Skill Development:

Part of the purpose of this position is to train Youth to develop the Broadcast skills needed to present high quality spoken word programming on the radio. This includes developing skills related to outreach, content development, and production skills.

Duration of Position:

This position will run for 18 weeks from May 20 2014 – Sept 19 2014.


Please supply resume and references by Friday April 11 at 4pm EST :

Matthew Crosier

CKCU Station Manager
613) 520-2600x1625

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Persian New Year Special - March 20

From noon till 2:30 on Thursday March 20th. CKCU presented a Persian New Year Special hosted by: Mehdi Fallahi. It featured wonderful music, poetry, and much more as well as greeting messages from:

Dr. Reza Moridi - Minister of Research and Innovation, Ontario government

Mr. Jim Watson - Mayor of Ottawa

Mr. John McCollum - The Liberal Party of Canada

Mr. Stephen Harper - Prime Minister of Canada

Here is the audio link. Enjoy !!!

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Listen to the CKCU Radio Camp show recorded on Friday March 14

March Break Radio Camp for kids went great! Thanks to the great kids who attended and thanks to our counsellors Zoe and Vivian

You can listen to the kids presenting amazing radio here:

Summer Radio camps are already starting to fill up! To reserve your space

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Hello CKCU this is Dave Aardvark

Hi CKCU members and volunteers,

My name is David Aardvark and am excited to be your new CKCU Program Director. I have a background in event planning, concert promotion, graphic design, and of course music and Community Radio. I was a professional club DJ and worked in Music retail, distribution and promotion for many years, but my roots have always remained in "REAL" radio as I like to call it, having been a volunteer and/or staff member or on the Board of Directors at CKUT (Montréal), CHUO (U of Ottawa) and of course CKCU where I originally got started. I had some great mentors at CKCU and have had the pleasure of returning the favour to some, and hopefully many others as I embark on this new journey with you.

I am passionate about CKCU, its rich history and what it brings to our community, as well as the endless possibilities there are to pursue in the constantly evolving world of community broadcasting and outreach. CKCU is in a healthy and highly regarded place and together we will remain even more relevant, valuable and mighty than ever! I am ready to help give you the tools, resources and training needed to maintain that high standard, while making sure we fulfill our mandate and are in compliance with our promise of performance and broadcasting regulations and all that good stuff!

I will look forward to meeting and working with you all soon

Dave Aardvark

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Carleton's Battle of the Bands - Tuned In

CKCU and CUSA Presented Tuned In, Sponsored by the GSA on Friday March 14th

I want to say thank you to everyone who came out to CKCU's TunedIn event last night. What a success it was with just about 100 people enjoying local bands in Olivers and over $300 raised for charity, and none of it would have been possible without our amazing volunteer team.
Thank you to: Josh Bates, Radiyah Chowdhury, Vincent, Trish, Peter, Michael

Our judges: Jim , Tegan, Neal

And everyone else who helped out during the night and came to support CKCU and our finalists bands. Electric Ruin rocked our socks off and got us started right with mind blowing rifts, Bitter Tree took us on a tour of ambiance, post-doom and extreme experimentalist music with some metal to finish it off. Moonfruits brought that folk element we were craving with heartfelt and fun songs that got people up dancing and wanting to hug each other as they listened. King Swan kept us up and made us want to head bang to an inch of our lives and ultimately because of their mad skills took home to FanFavorite prize. Next we had The Brook who got us to fall in love with their alternative folk music which had amazing violin mixed in with fantastic vocals and even better stage presence and musicality, which got them named the Grand Prize Winner. Vyc Vypyr brought us heavy speed metal songs with obvious passion and even more obvious skills which had metal heads, folk lovers and everyone else loving their music and how they ended our evening
Again Thank you to everyone for their amazing support throughout the process of planning this event and the night of. Its been a truly humbling experience to have been able to bring this to Carleton and for there to have been such a positive response back.
Thank you.

Alexandria Nuttal

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Johnny Cash Bash was amazing !!!!

on Saturday February 22, 9:30pm, at the Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street. We presented
the 4th annual Cash Bash! Hosted by Ray and Lefty, with plenty of special guests, and some amazeballs raffle prizes! It was a night long tribute to Johnny Cash with performances by The Whiskey Standards ( Lefty McRighty, Ray Harris, Standup Steve, John Cormier and Anastasios Basiliadis.

Huge congrats to Greg (aka Lefty) and Ray Harris for the amazing show. The place was packed, the music was non-stop, door prizes were incredible, music was superb! What a night! That was one of the best CKCU Fundraiser shows I have ever been to. So well done !!! Thank you Greg and Ray !!!!

Matthew Crosier
CKCU Station Manager

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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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