Vote now for Vintage Love & Gospel Express nominated for the Caribbean Music & Entertainment Awards

Hosted by O’shea Adagio every Saturday night here on CKCU for over 12 years now, VINTAGE LOVE creates a virtual environment of peace and a sense of “home” through its focus on classic lovers music within the genre of Reggae as well as other genres that relate to Reggae music. Vintage Love aims to spread a little joy and peace around the world through positive music that celebrates life and love.We hope you enjoy Vintage Love and can return the favour for all O’shea’s hard work by voting and supporting Vintage Love for the Top Radio Program – Reggae – For the 2017 Caribbean Music & Entertainment Awards:

The GOSPEL EXPRESS Radio show has been on the air at CKCU 93.1 for over 20 years. The goal of the show is to bring a good mix of gospel music to the community. The Gospel Express radio show plays the best and most popular Traditional and Contemporary Black Gospel music. Hosted by Paul “Picasso” Wilson, the show is also nominated for a 2017 Caribbean Music & Entertainment Award:

Best of Luck O’shea & Picasso 🙂

New CKCU T-shirts in the house!

CKCU has new Ts!!!  Available in charcoal grey and light military green with a variety of ink colour options, from sizes x-small to 3x-large. These sweet Ts are soft, hand screened and only $20! Colours vary depending on size because they’re going quick!  So if you don’t have one yet and want one drop us a line at or stop in during office hours. Much thanks to local artist Eightyaday and The Dirty Printhouse for their hand in these awesome creations! Click on images below to enlarge

Whatever’s Cool With Me celebrates 20 years of great radio!

We are celebrating 20 years of Whatever’s Cool With Me hosted by Ryan Bresee at CKCU 93.1 FM! Over that time Ryan has presented a tremendous selection of local and non-local, new releases and great older songs in an eclectic mix that challenges the listener in one moment and reminds them of great songs from the past in the next moment. Many Ottawa musicians have had their first air play ever on his program and their first interviews. Some of the evidence can be found here:

Ryan’s easy going, thoughtful and fun presentation attracts a strong audience every Thursday morning (9:30 – noon). He has become a recognized member on the Ottawa music community due to the quality of his program. He has hosted stages at music festivals and been a juror on music prizes like the Polaris Music Prize.

To mark the occasion, we’re going to have a little party at The House of Targ. Kalle Mattson will be performing an intimate solo set and admission is only $5 at the door. Remember when shows were only $5? Mostly 20 years ago I’d reckon!

There will be great door prizes and a chance to socialize with fellow music lovers while you play pinball and eat perogies. Come help us celebrate 20 years of WCWM on the radio!

Wednesday, August 9 at 9 PM, Kalle will play at 10 PM
House of TARG 1077 Bank Street, Ottawa

Barnstorm 18 coming soon… August 26th!!!

Barnstorm is an inspiring music festival held in an absolutely breath-taking setting in Finch Ontario. It is brought to you by “tic” (host of Wednesday Morning Special Blend  who is super pleased to present a great line-up this year featuring:

Arms Of The Girl

Slo’ Tom and the Handsome Devils


The Peptides

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol

Leslie Rohonczy Band

$30.00 advance / $40.00 (at the gate) Tickets available online on facebook, and at
Free camping is available and encouraged! Please bring your own food, beverages, camping stuff, lawn chairs, bug spray, onion powder, flashlights etc…
Gate opens at 9AM, bands start at 5PM. Indoor venue, rain or shine.
15328 Concession 3-4, Finch ON

Saint Brigid’s Sessions

Recorded at the Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, located in Ottawa’s Lowertown, this former church, which was built in 1890, plays the ideal host to the sessions. The goal of the Saint Brigid’s Sessions is to capture live unplugged performances by artists in as technically minimal and unobtrusive manner as possible in order to capture a natural sound in what really is a magnificent sounding space.” Sponsored by CKCU , hosted and produced by CKCU’s Steve Neale

Past performers have included Lucky Ron, Kaleigh Watts, Chris Page, Jim Bryson, Irish Airs and Laments, Lynn Miles, Craig Cardiff & Kelly Sloan. Check it out here:

SurroundSound Radio doc Festival is back in July!

CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa and CJSR 99.5 FM in Edmonton are proud to present the 2017 edition of the SurroundSound Radio Documentary Festival! This year’s festival will air throughout July starting Tuesday the 4th. Each week  will feature both compelling and thought-provoking radio documentaries. The stories you will hear explore topics of love, recovery, Taino culture, Argentinian rock, music and healing, and much more.

This year’s festival will air on four community radios across Canada – here on CKCU 93.1 FM as well as Edmonton on CJSR FM88, in Regina on CJTR 91.3 FM, and in Halifax on CKDU 88.1 FM.

Specific airing times are as follows:

OTTAWA: Tuesdays July 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 2pm – 3pm ET

EDMONTON: Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26 @  11am – 12pm MT

REGINA: Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 9am – 10am CST

HALIFAX: Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 3pm – 4pm AST

We hope you will join us for the third edition of the SurroundSound Radio Documentary Festival! For more information, visit our website at

If you miss any of them, they will of course be available here once aired live:

Congrats Kristine St-Pierre on putting together another great series!

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 MontrĂ©al 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! Continue reading

Tinig Pinoy Picnic and talent show this past Saturday as 25th anniversary celebrations continue

Silver Anniversary celebration begins! Tinig Pinoy is 25 years old this year. We thank YOU all for your support.
You are invited to join Tinig Pinoy Radio, CKCU 93.1 FM.

Picnic. Fun Games, Prizes, and Showcase your talents
Picnic from 8am to 5pm.
Come early and save your spot. Its FREE.
Bring your own food or simply drop by to say hello to your Tinig Pinoy hosts & friends.

Tinig Pinoy Got Talent 3 from 2pm to 5pm.
Win $1000CAD.,open for all ages. Winner takes it all.

Visit for more information

Congratulations to the hosts and crew on 25 years of the Tinig Pinoy radio show!  ou can still listen back to the show show live from the park that took place in June: