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 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

Production Manager | Dylan Hunter | dylan.hunter@ckcufm.com

Program Director | David Aardvark | programs@ckcufm.com

Volunteer & Community Manager | Lindsay Morrison | lindsay.morrison@ckcufm.com

Office Administrator + Executive Assistant | Jordan David | jordan.david@ckcufm.com

Programming Assistant | Eli Sliwa | elijah.sliwa@ckcufm.com

Programming Assistant | Allison Tod | allison.tod@ckcufm.com

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 Trustees

CKCU is a non-profit corporation, and its Board of Trustees supervises the management of the station in the interest of listeners, volunteers, staff and the public. This page includes information provided by the board for station staff and volunteers.

Studio Location and Mailing Address

Room 517 Nideyinàn
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA K1S 5B6

Consult a street map or a campus map 

Office hours: Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm

Music Submissions

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. If they don’t, you can reach them at SHOWNAME @ ckcufm.com


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.