On 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.
Since our creation, CKCU has continued to be a pioneer in community broadcasting, carrying out our mandate of providing an alternative to commercial radio as a voice for the many Ottawa identities and communities not served by the mainstream media. We are volunteer-driven in our content, programming, and operation. We pride ourselves on our values of diversity, inclusion, alternative content, innovation, and accessibility.
OUR MISSION & VISION
Our mission is to amplify, connect, and champion access to the best in broadcast media for and by communities beyond the mainstream.
Our vision is for community radio to be a competitive player in the broadcast industry, by way of increased accessibility and opportunities.
CKCU is a Registered Charity funded by generous donors, Carleton University students, program sponsorships, and residents of Ottawa-Gatineau. In 1978, CKCU held its first annual Funding Drive, asking listeners to support community radio. Since then, Ottawans have pledged several million dollars over the years to help make CKCU the largest listener-supported radio station in Ottawa-Carleton.
Staff & Team Directory
Executive Director | Kwende Kefentse | email@example.com
Production Manager | Dylan Hunter | firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director | David Aardvark | email@example.com
Volunteer & Community Manager | Lindsay Morrison | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Administrator + Executive Assistant | Jordan David | email@example.com
Social Media Coordinator | Jess Gabla | firstname.lastname@example.org
Philanthropy + Sponsorship Lead | Tara Henderson | email@example.com
Programming Assistant | Eli Sliwa | firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Contact: 613 903 8389 and follow the directory
CKCU Staff are represented by CUPE Local 1281
CKCU Registered Charity Number 11910 8439 RR0001
Board of Directors
Stephen Neale – Chair
Michael Houston – Treasurer
Members: Anna Soros, Andrew Squires, Patrick Auguste, Zoe Argiropulos-Hunter, Zakaria Brahimi, George Brown, Eva Oloumi
The CKCU Board Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. Meetings are open to CKCU volunteers
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)
Want your music on our airwaves?
Your best bet for getting coverage on the station is to check out our program grid on the website (under Programs at the top menu) and identify shows that play similar music. Once you’ve done that, you can reach out to the show hosts directly as most of them have contact information listed on their program pages.
Because we’re volunteer-powered, we depend on our volunteers to program their shows.
Good luck with your upcoming releases!
Check our online playlists or consult our charts. We currently don’t do tracking by phone or e-mail.
Events Calendar (still on hold)
Submit Arts, Community & Music listing requests, including a web url/FB link to email@example.com.