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March Break Radio Camp, register your kids now!

Radio Camp
Still 5 spots left for this March Break's CKCU Radio Camp!
A great opportunity for kids aged 10 to 14 to garner some mad radio skills.
From March 16th to 20th, don't delay, register today!

For more info click the "Radio Camp" tab above,
or follow this link:

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Johnny Cash Birthday Bash 2015

Saturday Feb 28, Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street

It's the 5th annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, paying tribute to the man in black with Cash songs all night long.

Brought to you by The Record Centre, Spaceman Music, The Rainbow Bistro, Hipcrank, Steamwhistle Pilsner and CKCU 93.1FM!

This show is a CKCU fundraiser hosted by Ray and Lefty and the rest of The Whiskey Standards, with plenty of special guests:Johnny Cash

Jamie Oliver (Big Tobacco & The Pickers, Toronto)
Jill Zmud
John Allaire
Rey Sabatin Jr.
Jody Benjamin (Ball & Chain)
Johnny Vegas
Master Cameron Eric Leon
Uncle Sean
Shannon Rose
Trevor Alguire

The house band:
Lefty McRighty
Ray Harris
Standup Steve
Anastasios Basiliadis
John Cormier
Gary Schertzer

As a special treat, we will performing Cash's iconic album At Folsom Prison in its entirety!

This show is guaranteed to sell out so get there early for a good seat, and if you don't get in, stick around in the lineup. You'll get in eventually

Doors at 8, show starts at 9:30 sharp

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We have lost one of the very best

Hello,Mark Valcour

On January 7, I found out that long time CKCU host, Mark Valcour passed away. This news comes as a tremendous shock. Only a few weeks ago he was his usual vibrant self in my office asking about my holiday plans.

Mark was associated with the station right from the beginning. He was our Production Manager for several years and would later work at 54 Rock as an Assistant Engineer. In 1984 Mark was hired by Algonquin College to teach Advanced Production Techniques in their Radio Program. In 1986 Mark was hired as the full-time Radio Technologist for The Carleton School of Journalism. Positions he held until his death. Since 1984, he operated his own audio production company called Sound Output, he provided sound at 1000's of concerts in the Ottawa area. And he hosted a once a month radio show on CKCU where he played the many concerts he recorded.

He had a great ear. He worked hard. He helped people all the time. He was a really good person. He was racing from place to place, with a smile and a spring in his step. He was charging around hoisting heavy equipment at the end of a long night, after he had finished a full day job. He was the audio Energizer bunny. He loved what he did and he did it well.

If you were at any CKCU event: concerts. anniversaries etc, he was probably doing the sound. He always came through for us and went above and beyond anything we asked of him, He taught me and 100's if not 1000's of people everything about audio.

He taught me to hear, to listen to details. He was amazing.

I can't believe he is gone. He was one of the very best.

Matthew Crosier
CKCU Station Manager

click here for the Obituary and Celebration of Mark's Life.

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Sounds Simple Acoustic Music Series

The Sounds Simple Acoustic Music Series  Sounds Simple
launches on Thursday January 22nd 7-9PM.

Takes place at "A Thing For Chocolate" located at 1262 Wellington W.

Brought to you by the Ottawa Grassroots Festival, Red Leaf Music and CKCU 93.1 FM

Here is the list of upcoming performers:

Thursday, March 05, 2015 Dylan Watts
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Amanda Cottreau
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Tony Turner
Thursday, March 26, 2015 RW Haller
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Greg Kelly
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Tariq Anwar
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Shawn Tavenier
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Denis Turbide
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Gareth Auden-Hole
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Paul Spafford
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Kristine St. Pierre

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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.

Friday March 6: Super Rugby: Chiefs v Highlanders; Monday March 9: FA Cup Soccer: Manchester United v Arsenal

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. Mar. 7
10:00 AM Canadian Spaces
Ottawa Grassroots Festival producer Bob Nesbitt joins Chris White to co-host this week's show. Three Canadian folk music legends – Sneezy Waters, Ron Hynes and Connie Kaldor – will share their songs and stories and talk about their upcoming Ottawa concerts. Sneezy Waters plays the NAC Fourth Stage on March 12 and 13 ( Ron Hynes plays the Westboro Masonic Hall on March 14, a presentation of the Spirit of Rasputin's Arts Society ( And Connie Kaldor headlines the Grassroots Festival on Saturday evening, April 25 (
3:00 PM Reggae In The Fields
WEEK 3 of RITF's search for the TOP Caribbean DJ in Ottawa. This week Nebula Sound versus DJ Blaize. The contest starts at 3:30 pm. Join in the search and score each DJ based on the following criteria: Criteria for each DJ Originality/creativity/uniqueness (30 points) Transitions between tracks (mixing) (30 points) Variety in music selection (30 points Vocal presentation (10 points) Total 100 points Scoring 1. Send your score after 4:15 pm AFTER listening to DJs. Scores sent before this time will not count. 2. Score is out of 100 points for each DJ/Sound. It is NOT a vote. It’s a score. Votes will not count. Example, “I vote for DJ x” does not count. You need to send a score based on the criteria. Example: DJx=85, DJy=75, or the reverse based on the criteria. If you like, you can also send the breakdown of your score. This gives the DJ more information but the breakdown of your score is optional. Score like DJx=100, DJy=0 will not count. Please consider the criteria carefully, then assign a score to each DJ. 3. You can also send your comments (positive, negative or both) for each DJ based on criteria. 4. You can listen to the recorded program on demand at Go to programs, schedule, click on Reggae in the Fields, select the appropriate date, listen to the contest, then send your score. The recorded program will be available by 6:00 pm Saturday 5. Send your score by 6:00 pm Sunday Several ways to send your score (use only one method) 1. Email: 2. Facebook: Post your score in my chat box or email box NOT by posting on my page. Postings on my page will not count. You may have to send me a friend request before posting in my chat box. If so, send me the request, I will respond so that you can send your score. 3. On my “on demand” page at, you can leave your score in the chat box on the upper right. 4. Text: 613-707-3731.
10:00 PM Vintage Love
Another episode of VL for you tonight on CKCU 93.1FM. Featuring artists such as Horace Andy, Sugar Minott, Alton Ellis, The Cool Ruler, Chris Martin, Lukie D.... the Song Of The Week from last week and of course your requests. All packed into the last 2 hours of Saturday, March the 7th. Hoping you will tune in to join me, your host, O'shea Adagio for Vintage Love on CKCUFM.COM, CKCU 93.1FM and Rogers 944. If you cant check out the show live, you can always come back and listen to it via our On Demand feature which is available here: If you enjoy the VL show, please send a Friend request on Facebook and/or follow Vintage Love on Twitter: vintageloveckcu Hope you will tune in on Saturday night. O'shea Adagio Vintage Love CKCU 93.1FM
Coming up Sun. Mar. 8
8:00 AM Over My Head
L-A Copple hosts
1:00 PM This Island Earth
Manmohan hosts today, with 3 hours of planet-hopping treats!
4:00 PM Swing Is In The Air
Vince Rimbach hosting this week. Jazz Fusion is the theme this week. Music by Miles Davis, Weather Report, Pat Metheny, the Yellowjackets and much more. Hope you can tune in.
9:00 PM Black And Blues
"You'll Lose A Good Thing" - Blues and soul from legendary Texas singer, songwriter and guitarist with recordings on the Jamie, Tribe, Atlantic, Antone's, and Dialtone labels. That is in the first hour of a special International Women's Day program. In the second hour some "live blues and rhythm and blues for a Sunday night" including songs from Ruthie Foster, Lavelle White, Angela Strehli and others.
Coming up Mon. Mar. 9
2:00 AM Night Trax
Good Morning, Afternoon and Evening and another fun edition of Night Trax comes your way at 2:00am Monday morning and this week's episode is titled March Break Madness: Part 1 and as always loads of fun in store and your questions, comments and suggestions are always welcome and hope you can tune in live for a 5 hour trip to the years 1970-1989 Monday March 9, 2015 starting at 2:00am
Coming up Thu. Mar. 12
2:00 PM David Dalle
The debut album from the BKO Quintet. Comprised of a quartet of Malian musicians, Fassara Sacko, Nfaly Diakite, Ibrahima Sarr, Abdoulaye Konoe along with French percussionist Aymeric Krol. This is a heavy percussion-driven album with the dunun khassonke and djembe drums with the percussion of Aymeric Krol, mixed with the different stringed n'gonis from Bambara griot tradition and Bambara hunter tradition and forceful vocals from Sacko and Diakite. A tremendous new addition to a rich Malian discography.
6:00 PM Third World Players Present
Reflections on the work of Aimé Césaire part 3 (originally broadcast June 2008)
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