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:

4:20 Edition of LOST IN BASS at Mercury Lounge

Andrew Pakuts aka. T-23 and host of “LOST IN BASS” Tuesdays from 2-7AM has organized a special event: Get Lost and Free with this Historic Party on Thursday April 20th to celebrate the Canadian Legalization of Marijuana with a night of House and Techno music to groove it out with your Buddzz :O)

Visuals from VJ PARADISS

Thursday, April 20 at 9 PM – 3 AM
Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market)
for more info about the program and listen to curent & past episodes of LOST IN BASS:

link to the event:

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




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Namaashoum reaches 800 episodes!!

Congratulations to Mehdi Fallahi & the Ottawa Persian Radio – Namaashoum for reaching 800 episodes this past Monday! Among other things, they had some special guests such as Dr. Moridi minister of Research & Innovation And Minister of Colleges and Universities, and other dignitaries from Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. You can listen to this special landmark broadcast right here:

They will also be ringing in the Persian New Year with a TWO PART special broadcast Monday, March 20th 2017. They will start at 6:00 pm and run Part 1 from 6:00-8:30 and then Part 2 from 19:00 – 23:00. More details to follow, or more info here:

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.