Mr. Airplane Man return to Ottawa July 12th

CKCU 93.1 FM and the Dominion Tavern bring you live in concert:


Mr. Airplane Man are the duo of Margaret Garrett & Tara McManus that create a delicious blend of hypnotic delta blues and deadly garage rawk ‘n’ roll. They make their first appearance in Ottawa since the Birdman Stage at Bluesfest 14 years ago…. after a ten year hiatus and now sporting a brand new album, Mr. Airplane Man will rawk out and soothe your soul. In the past, Mr. Airplane Man have toured extensively with the Reigning Sound, White Stripes, Detroit Cobras, Holly GoLightly, Hot Snakes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blues Explosion, Dirtbombs and many more while releasing three albums and an EP on Sympathy for the Record Industry to tremendous critical acclaim. They are back with a vengeance, most recently recording with Greg Cartwright, expect a new single and LP soon!


Gravel Route are a psyche-blues trio from Montréal consisting of Patrick Bourbonnais (guitar and vocals), Fred Grenier (bass) and Brian Hildebrand (drums) ….members of Demons Claws and Chocolat among others, collectively recording albums and 45s on labels such as In the Red, Sub Pop, Telephone Explosion, Rob’s House, Hook or Crook, P-Trash, Norton…. so you know they are gonna rule!


Crunchy and catchy, Rosby, Thrill & Bash bring you subterranean pop melodies for you to get lost in, 3 to 5 minutes at a time.

Wednesday, July 12th at The Dominion Tavern (​33 York Street in the Byward Market)

9PM / $8.00 at the door / 19+

Summer Student Job at CKCU

CKCU Canada 150 Programming Coordinator

Within the context of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, CKCU wants to hire a programming coordinator. This limited term contractual position will have a duration of 14 weeks. The selected candidate will be entitled to an hourly rate of 11.40$ and will be required to work 30 hours a week. CKCU will give priority to candidates either from the Aboriginal communities or from visible minority communities. Education requirements are post-secondary studies in the fields of journalism or marketing. The expected result of this contract is the production of 6 radio shows. This production entails the following:

  • Travel throughout Ottawa using either public transportation or personal means
  • Arrange for press passes
  • Identify key local events part of the 150th anniversary
  •  Provide coverage of a minimum of 7 local 150th anniversary of events such as : The Juno Awards, Canada’s Table, the Sky Lounge, La Machine, Kontinuum, the Picnic on the Bridge, YOWOttawa, and Canada Scene, etc.
  • Interview community leaders and event organizers
  • Assist with live and remote access broadcasts at local 150th anniversary events
  • Develop and apply radio broadcasting skills
  • Broadcast produced radio content
  • Manage their own schedule and respect deadlines set by station and production managers

As the 150 programming coordinator, the selected candidate will be representing the station and will expected to act in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

Candidate must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment. The candidate must be registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year. The candidate must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2 and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Applications should include a resume and references, and will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Tuesday June 27 2017. Applications must be submitted electronically only to:

Matthew Crosier
CKCU Station Manager
(613) 520-2600×1625

Tinig Pinoy radio program is 25 years old! Come Celebrate with us!

Congratulations to the hosts and crew on 25 years of the Tinig Pinoy radio show!  We are doing a special live broadcast on Sunday June 11, from 1 PM – 4 PM, from the Philippine Independence Picnic at Vincent Massey Park (located at Riverside Drive and Heron Road)

In the morning there will be a parade of colours and speeches from The Philippine Ambassador to Canada, Mayor Jim Watson and others.

In the afternoon we can expect some great entertainment and a talent showcase featuring various Filipino artists and musicians, including a performance by Eddie Quotez who opened for Kanye West at Bluesfest!

listen back here:


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

Still several spots left for the first week (July 10th-14th), July 17th-21st is SOLD OUT, still several in most of the other weeks, so please register ASAP!

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: