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Funding Drive Incentives

...not that they are necessary, but can't hurt right?!?  CKCU iPad

For donations of $20 or more you will be entered into a draw for 2 tickets to an NAC concert

For donations of $40 or more, you will be entered into a draw for an iPod

For donations of $60 or more, you will be entered into a draw for an iPad

For donations of $80 or more you will be entered into a draw for a GoPro Camera

For donations of $100 or more you will know that you totally RULE!

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CKCU celebrates 20 years of the DAVID DALLE show

David Dalle celebrated 20 YEARS on CKCU with a program featuring all 1994 releases. Congrats Dave and here's to 20 more!

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Every week Dave presents a radio program of the highest quality. The best of music from around the world. European Classical. Balkan, African, South Asian, etc, etc. He presents a well researched program that ties in with local concerts and world events like World Cup.

His show has changed my life, I have seen at least 30 concerts I heard about on his show. They are among the best concerts I have been to, I have in recent years brought at least one of my kids with me to the concerts and the Dave Dalle show is affecting their lives as well. What a thrill to sit in a small concert hall with the best musicians in the world playing solo Tabla or Oud. My troubles are briefly lifted off my shoulders and my heart soars. I look over beside me and my daughters eyes are shining, they are also captured in the moment. The joy of music is universal.

Dave has conducted some of the most informative and thoughtful interviews I have ever heard. He has explored the creative process with many of the great musicians of our time.

In my music room I have an entire Dave Dalle section. Literally hundreds of discs I have heard on the Dave Dalle show. Music that has transported me from my box in the burbs to the market places, trade routes, festivals and houses of worship around the world.

Over the last 20 years, I have had the chance to get to know Dave. He is a kind, thoughtful, intelligent person. Along with doing his program he also did a lengthy stint as a valuable member of our Board of Directors.

Thank you so much Dave !!!!

Matthew Crosier CKCU Station Manager

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CKCU Concert Series for Funding Drive


**band names in bold***

• Saturday November 1st - Fryquency & Debaser presents: A CKCU fundraiser w/
Organ Eyes, Paterson Hall, V Infernalis @ Mugshots
75 Nicholas (In the Arts Court complex)
more info

• Friday November 7th – Thee Upstairs Neighbour presents a CKCU fundraiser:
Banditas, Neck, Dead Wrestler @ Dominion Tavern
33 York St. (In the Byward Market)
more info

• Saturday November 8th - CKCU presents:
Evil Farm Children, Tongue Fu (members of Teenage Head, Purple Toads, The Killjoys etc...) @ House of TARG
more info

• Saturday November 8th – Couch Assassin and Indie City Madness present: CKCU fundraiser, 1 NIGHT ALL RAWK 6 w/
Tall Trees, Bull Domino, Tomb Dream, Hello Hello @ Avant Garde Bar
135 Besserer St. @ Dalhousie
more info

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Ved Mohan R.I.P.

This month I was given the sad news that Mr. Ved Mohan co-host of
Aap Ki Farmaish and a dedicated member of the CKCU family for over 20
years passed on Oct 5.

He fought the battle with cancer for over a year with the hope of
coming out of it. Unfortunately, it was not to be meant that way. He
is survived by his wife and three sons , and 4 grandchildren.

Our thoughts go out to him and to his family at this sad time.

Matthew Crosier
CKCU Station Manager

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Hear the Somerset Ward All Candidates Debate

Recorded on September 23rd by our Tuesday Special Blend host,
Mike Powell.

Listen to the candidates for Somerset Ward discuss the issues at a recent all-candidates debate hosted by the Dalhousie Community Association, Preston BIA, Chinatown BIA and CKCU FM. The debate was held at the St. Luke's church and included Martin Canning, Edward Conway, Catherine McKenney, Thomas McVeigh, Conor Meade, Jeff Morrison, Silviu Riley, Denis Schryburt and Lili Weemen.

For more information, please visit"

Listen to the debate here

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An interview with Lilith (aka Alexandria Nuttal), host and creator of the program, “Femme Fatale.”
Airs every Monday from noon-12:30 pm on CKCU FM.

(Interviewed by Bernice Martin Delcorde)

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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 EPL, 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.

See you back on November 3rd after Fall Break

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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Coming up Sat. Nov. 1
7:00 AM Saturday Morning
Stephen Neale is host this Saturday and he will be, like all of our other volunteers, seeking your financial support for CKCU-FM. The Saturday Morning program, which is collectively hosted by Pat Moore, Bruce Walton, Alan Surmachynski features an incredible range and depth of music from the very new to the very covering reggae, blues, soul, jazz, gospel, latin, cajun, celtic, country, folk, old-time, bluegrass, world and more; and, it all mixes and mingles with a healthy staple of local music. And this Saturday it will too; but, it will also, by necessity, feature a little more, or, depending on your perspective, a lot more talking than usual. In between songs, Stephen will describe that for almost 39 years CKCU-FM broadcasts to and with not only the various music communities but also to and with a large number of the ethnic communities that enriches our city. What you see in Ottawa is what you hear on CKCU-FM.
10:00 AM Canadian Spaces
Lynne Hanson and Jody Benjamin will be in the studio to help Chris White "beg for bucks" in this year's CKCU Funding Drive!
3:00 PM Reggae In The Fields
Today, RITF asks you to support Reggae music on CKCU. Reggae in the Fields celebrates its 38th year this month as Canada's longest running Reggae program. The program is quite diverse featuring music, interviews, reviews, social and political commentary, and just about everything else that is of interest to the community! This is week two of funding drive for RITF. Please make your financial support known this week. I will be happy to hear from YOU. Let me read YOUR name as a supporter of RITF and CKCU. Dial and donate (613) 520-3920 or anywhere in North America at 1 (877) 520-3920. Donate also at on our secure website. Keep RITF in your ears for another year.
8:00 PM Heavy Friends
Son of Funding Drive! Calling on all Heavy Friends, near and far, who've not yet made your pledge: now's your chance!
Coming up Sun. Nov. 2
8:00 AM Over My Head
Tony Copple hosts Papa's Friends, and special guest Richard Long of Love Ottawa - week 2 of Funding Drive
1:00 PM This Island Earth
CKCU Funding Drive 2014, This Island Earth Episode 2. With music from all over the pan-galactic N-dimensional map! Rob and PeterB are your begging and pleading hosts today. DONATE NOW! 613-520-3920 / 1-877-520-3920 /
4:00 PM Swing Is In The Air
Funding Drive program #2, with Vince Rimbach dropping by with music from some local groups. I'll have music from a few favourties including David Braid, Christine Jensen, Alternate Takes and Freeflight. More talking that usual given our request for you to financially support CKCU but a few great tracks to listen to as well. Please join me, Ralph Hopper at 4pm.
9:00 PM Black And Blues
"Sweet Poison" - New and vintage Chicago blues tracks from the Delmark vaults all specially chosen to get you to dial 613-520-3920 during the last funding drive edition of the show. It is your chance to get on board and help to keep this show on on the air for another year. In the first hour songs from the new Mississippi Heat disc as well as numbers from Studebaker John, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Sharon Lewis, Linsey Alexander, Otis Rush and many others. In the second hour I'll spin some "live blues and rhythm and blues for a Sunday night" all selected to motivate you to dial and pledge!
Coming up Mon. Nov. 3
12:30 PM Acoustic Frontiers
Our annual broadcast of the winning works from the Jeu De Temps/Times Play [JTTP] competition held by the CEC. Six winning works from 2014 on the program today. A great day to tune in.
Coming up Wed. Nov. 5
5:00 PM The Upstairs Neighbour
Part 1 of the Iggy Pop Story, originally broadcast in March 1982. Interviewed by my guest for this series Roch Parisien after Iggy's performance at Carleton University Dec. 5, 1981. Turn on, tune in, and Donate
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