Office (Weekdays 8AM to 5PM) (613) 520-2898 info@ckcufm.com
Studios and Request Line (613) 520-CKCU
On Air Interview Line (613) 520-2759
Office Fax (613) 520-4060
Station Manager Matthew Crosier (613) 520-2600 ext 1625 manager@ckcufm.com
Program Director Dave Aardvark (613) 520-3533 programs@ckcufm.com
Production Manager Dylan Hunter (613) 520-2600 ext. 8276 production@ckcufm.com
Volunteer Coordinator  Lindsay Morrison (613) 520-2600 ext. 1622  volunteer@ckcufm.com
Media Hubs Coordinator Adella Khan (613) 520-2600 ext. 4469 adella@ckcufm.com

Studio Location and Mailing Address

Room 517 University Centre
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA K1S 5B6

Consult a street map or a campus map (we’re in building UC)

Submitting Music


CKCU accepts music physical music submissions in CD, 12″ 10″ or 7″ formats. You can even send a wax cylinder if you want ha ha! You can track if a physical submission has been entered into our library here


For digital releases, send a download link to your record, preferably archived as a ZIP file. All of the tracks must have proper metadata (id3 tags) for the artist, album and track title. Tagging the track number and release year is also nice. We accept both .mp3 and .WAV formats. Digital submission can be e-mailed to calendar@ckcufm.com


You can search our music library, or check our online playlists or consult our charts.

Submitting to our Calendars

For our entertainment calendar, please contact Dave Alburger at ckcumusiclistings@gmail.com.
For our arts and community calendars contact calendar@ckcufm.com.

CKCU Staff are represented by CUPE Local 1281

History of CKCU

dunton-tower-webOn November 14, 1975, Canadian radio history was made. When the strains of Joni Mitchell’s “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” transmitted over the airwaves at 93.1 FM, CKCU became the first campus-based community radio station in the country.

In the ensuing years, CKCU has continued to be a pioneer in community broadcasting, carrying out our mandate of providing an alternative to commercial radio and the CBC as a voice for the many Ottawa communities not served by the mainstream media.

CKCU is licensed by the CRTC as a community-based campus radio station. This is a uniquely Canadian model which means that we are an integral part of the Carleton University community, but also serve many other groups within our broadcast range.

CKCU is a Registered Charity funded by Donors like you, the students of Carleton University and members of the community, and by Program Sponsorships. In 1978, CKCU held its first annual Funding Drive, asking listeners to support community radio. Since then, Ottawans have pledged more than $1 million and helped make CKCU the largest listener-supported radio station in Ottawa-Carleton.