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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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2:00 PM David Dalle
Looking at the 20th edition of the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. I will be joined by Permi Paull; violist with Canadian Ensemble Caprice who will be performing 5 concerts dedicated to Bach. We will hear Ensemble Caprice's own special juxtaposition of Shostakovich and Bach Brandenburg Concertos. Also, Portuguese composer Alvaro Cassuto's "Return to the Future", his 1985 composition for orchestra which was inspired by Bach's 6th Brandenburg Concerto.
6:00 PM Third World Players Present
Part 3 of a series on Mervyn Morris, recently appointed Poet Laureate of Jamaica. This episode includes tributes by Joy Mighty, Cyril Dabydeen and Ewart Walters.
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4:00 PM Swing Is In The Air
Hosted by Vince Rimbach, my guest will be musician Mark Ferguson. We will be talking about the upcoming Carleton U Jazz Camp on August 21 and listening to music from some of the artists that will be there which will include saxophonist Dave Liebman and from Montreal trumpet player/arranger Joe Sullivan.
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