Canadian Spaces live from the Black Irish Pub January 6th

Canadian Spaces will be broadcast live  from the Black Irish Pub on Saturday, January 6 from 10:00 am to noon. CKCU is proud to partner with the Black Irish Pub in broadcasting Canadian Spaces “live on location” from the pub several times per year.  These events bring together CKCU hosts, listeners, musicians, fans, photographers, journalists and music industry professionals in a comfortable, entertaining environment where they can experience first-hand the performances, interviews and camaraderie that are part of the Canadian Spaces tradition. Musical guests on January 6 will include Greg Kelly who organizes and hosts the “Tunes After Noon” concert series and “open mic” session at the Black Irish each Saturday afternoon.  Come on down and help Greg celebrate his birthday!

The Black Irish Pub is located at 15 Selkirk Street in Vanier (near River Road and Montreal Road, in the Eastview Mall).  There is plenty of free parking.  Website:  Phone: 613-747-0517.  The pub has a variety of  “hot and cold brown drinks” available, as well as excellent food, thanks to pub owner Derek Marcotte‘s qualifications as a gourmet chef!

Canadian Spaces is Canada’s longest-running folk radio program.  Founded by Chopper McKinnon in 1980, the show has been produced and hosted since March 2013 by Chris White with help from more than 80 co-hosts!  Past broadcasts and playlists are archived at

(pictured from left to right: Derek Marcotte Geoff Johnson and Greg Kelly)

CKCU Funding Drive incentive PRIZE WINNERS!

2017 Paid Pledge Draw
Thank you so much to the donors of this year’s fabulous prizes!

The Record Centre, 1097 Wellington St. W. – Two turntable packages from The Record Centre
The National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St. – Four tickets to performances at The National Arts Centre
The Black Sheep Inn, 753 Riverside, Wakefield QC – Thirty-six tickets to concerts at The Black Sheep Inn
The ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. – Three gift packs to The Bytowne Cinema
Bridgehead Coffee, 130 Anderson St. (at Preston) – Coffee package from Bridgehead Coffee
CKCU-FM 93.1 – Go Pro Camera

Here are the 2017 prize winners:
Alan T., Alex M., Andrea Y., Antonio M., Arthur K., Brian W., Caroline C., Charles S., Daniel R., Desma G., Eileen R., Girish S., James B., John C., Louis C., Murli R., Naresh S., Neil B., Peter E., Sarah P., Sean B., Shaz T., Sheri V., Sherif L., Shirine E., Sligo N. & Susan J.

Thank you to everyone who donated to CKCU-FM’s Annual Funding Drive! Winners will receive a letter in the mail.


We have made the goal for The Annual CKCU Funding Drive of $135,000! If you have not donated, there is still time. Click on the “Donate Now” button on this page to support CKCU. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. There is no CKCU without you. Tax receipts have gone out. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for supporting CKCU.

Carleton Ravens Women’s hockey and basketball to broadcast on CKCU!

CKCU 93.1 FM will be broadcasting two Carleton Ravens sporting events this fall! Commentating and play-by-play will be done by Courtney Trim and Alyson Duffy (Duff & Trim), both Carleton students and hosts of CKCU’s program “On The Sidelines” that currently airs weekly on Tuesday afternoons. The first broadcast will be the women’s hockey Home Opener on Friday October 13th from 7-10PM at the Icehouse, in which the Ravens will host the Université de Montréal Carabins. The second broadcast will be a women’s basketball game at the Raven’s Nest dubbed “Shoot for Cure”, which will see the Ravens hosting the U of Ottawa Gee Gees. on Tuesday November 14th 6-8PM. More information about Carleton Ravens and their game schedules can be found at (photo by Marc Lafleur)

listen to the broadcast for the women’s hockey home opener here:


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

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: