Office (613) 520-2898 info@ckcufm.com
Studios and Request Line (613) 520-CKCU
On Air Interview Line (613) 520-2759
Executive Director Kwende Kefentse (613) 520-2600 x 1625 ed@ckcufm.com
Program Director Dave Aardvark (613) 520-3533 programs@ckcufm.com
Production Manager Dylan Hunter (613) 520-2600 x 8276 production@ckcufm.com
Volunteer & Community Coordinator Lindsay Morrison (613) 520-2600 x 1622 volunteer@ckcufm.com
Sponsorship & Communications Jordan David (613) 520-2600 x 2530 sponsors@ckcufm.com
Funding Drive Coordinator Emily D’Orazio funding@ckcufm.com

CKCU Staff are represented by CUPE Local 1281

CKCU Registered Charity Number 11910 8439 RR0001

CKCU Board of Directors

Chris Ikonomopoulos – Chair

Michael Houston – Treasurer

Members: Brendan McLoughlin, Kevin O’Meara, Régis Loreau, Pat Moore, Laurent Dondey, Jason Andersson

Anna Soros, Andrew Squires, Patrick Auguste, Zoe Argiropulos-Hunter, Zakaria Brahimi, Steve Neale

The CKCU Board Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in Room 517 Unicentre, Carleton University. 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)

Music Submissions


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 or streaming link to your record. For downloads, archived ZIP files are preferred. 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. Please state in your email that we may share copies of the download with show hosts, this is for copyright reasons. Copies will not be made for personal use. 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.

Events Calendar

Submit Arts, Community & Music listing requests, including a web url/FB link, to Candace Nelson at events@ckcufm.com.

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 several million dollars over the years to help make CKCU the largest listener-supported radio station in Ottawa-Carleton.