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SurroundSound a new Radio Documentary Festival!

This July, ArtBreak on CKCU 93.1FM in Ottawa in partnership with CJSR 88.5FM in Edmonton bring you SurroundSound, a new radio documentary festival.

Our hope is to share interesting and compelling audio pieces with a wide audience. The festival takes place over four weeks in July 2015, beginning on Tuesday, July 7 and ending on Friday, July 31.

You can join the festival by tuning in to 93.1 FM on Tuesdays July 7, 14, 20 and 27 from 11am to 12pm or by streaming online at

Surround yourself with some of Canada's best audio stories! For more info, go to

Congrats Kristine St-Pierre, very nice work!

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Summer Radio Camp spots, going, going.......

Almost GONE! As of today (Thursday June 25th) Both July 6-10 and Aug 17-21st weeks are now FULL.
July 13-17th we have room for 3 kids, July 20-24th only 1, July 27-31st we have room for 3, and August 10-14th comes in as your best bet with still 5 spaces left. So if were thinking of registering your sons and/or daughters, now's the time don't delay!

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Special 6-Part Series on the Saturday Morning program

Musicians in Residence

Every Fourth Saturday morning at 9 AM
Next on: Saturday, August 8th 2015 with John Carroll

This special 6-part CKCU series is hosted by Birdie Whyte, the resident Sunday night musician at Ottawa's legendary Chateau Lafayette. Once a month Birdie presents, "Musicians in Residence" during the third hour of Stephen Neale’s edition of CKCU's Saturday Morning program.

On each episode, Birdie interviews a featured local musician who is currently holding down residence in one of many pubs across the city. Residents are also invited to play a few songs live on air from our studio!

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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 BPL, 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.

Join us in September as we sponsor Euro Qualifiers, World Cup Qualifiers, and much more on the big screen at Oliver's

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 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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Interactive This Island Earth
PeterB said: Welcome to today's theme wander! Hope you enjoy the ride. Your comments here...
Shelley Ann Morris said: Hi PeterB, Jazz Fest 2015 was fantabulous! Really enjoyed all the music, epecially Snarky Puppy, Ikebe Shakedown, Ranee Lee, War, Tri Def and Tower of Power to name but a few. Big kudos to John Cvetan and the OJF Volunteer Crew--I'll be volunteering again for sure. Lots of like-minded music enthusiasts and, one more thing not related to music--deep fried Oreos! Sinfully good!!!
Vincent said: Great start to a lovely sunny afternoon. Hi Shelley.
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Coming up Sun. Jul. 5
1:00 PM This Island Earth
This week's This Island Earth adventure features some 20-20 hind-sight on Ottawa JazzFest 2015. Some truly stunning performances, and the face of genius. Incredible new/old stuff from Brian Eno. Some groovin' Tuvan. And, plenty of tubas! What could go wrong?! PeterB hosts. Fasten your seat-belts, and join the fun!!
4:00 PM Swing Is In The Air
I hope you can join me, Ralph Hopper, as I host today and I’ll be airing 3 sets of great jazz starting with a newly acquired CD on Cory Weeds’ Cellar Live label featuring the tenor sax of Steve Kaldestad. The second set will be a feature on guitarist Emily Remler and we’ll finish the program with music by the Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra. It should be a great show. Such a great way to relax on a Sunday afternoon!!
9:00 PM Black And Blues
"Hawk Squat" - Chicago slide guitar blues from the late J.B. Hutto featuring sessions for Delmark Records. That is in the first hour of the show. The "new and reissued blues and rhythm and blues tracks on wax" in the second hour includes blues from Sugaray Rayford, soul-blues from Tad Robinson and the soul of Leon Bridges.
Coming up Mon. Jul. 6
12:30 PM Acoustic Frontiers
Mostly new music to the program today and partly from newly issued CDs or found on Soundcloud. I hope you can join me, Ralph Hopper, at 12.30 for some unusual sounds to tweak your ears.
Coming up Tue. Jul. 7
9:00 AM Welcome To My World
Today we have a very special guest live in studio--Lucas Haneman will be stopping by to perform live and tell us about his latest project, the Lucas Haneman Express.
Coming up Wed. Jul. 8
12:00 AM Noisy Yelly Music
The All Demo Tapes Episode! Cuts from metal, punk and hardcore demo tapes... some rare, some reissued, some new. Mostly lo-fi and noisy as hell!
8:00 PM Roots and Rhythms
Upon its release 45 years ago, Frank Sinatra's Watertown was considered a failed experiment by critics, fans and Sinatra himself. Tune in to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sinatra's birth and discover a conceptual masterpiece you never knew existed.
9:00 PM In A Mellow Tone
Co-Host Ron Steeds presents two hours of jazz recorded July 8 between 1927 and 2013. You'll hear the clarinet of Don Byron (as a member of Reggie Workman's ensemble) and John Carter (as a member of John Lindberg's ensemble)in one set, the tenor saxophone of John Coltrane, Junior Cook and Sonny Rollins in another set, the piano of Keith Jarrett and Stanley Cowell (in another set)and some vintage jazz from the Little Ramblers, Jelly Roll Morton and the Freddie Johnson-Arthur Briggs All-Star Orchestra. In other words, two hours of great jazz to enrich your Wednesday evening. Enjoy the show!
Coming up Fri. Jul. 10
3:00 PM Window of Opportunity
Chris White hosts
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