Radio Camp counselors needed for March Break!

Job Position: Radio Camp Counselor
Dates: March 12-16, 2018
Salary: $560.00
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M – F

CKCU is hiring a Radio Camp Counselor to help run our popular Radio Camp for kids ages 10-14. This camp contains a maximum of 12 children split into two groups. As a camp counselor you will be responsible for the supervision and training of one group. Some of the camp activities include:

– How to write, record and edit a radio advertisement,
– How to write, record and edit a review of their favourite CD, Movie, Book or Video Game, etc…
– How to use a professional broadcast mixing board
– How to record voice
– How to mix music together like a real radio DJ
– How to speak like a real radio DJ

The Children will also record a radio play, edit their voices, and add music and sound effects. At the end of the week they will do a live 2 hour radio show and show off what they have done at camp all week.

Job Description:

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Johnny Cash Birthday Bash special edition!

This year’s Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is a real humdinger, with an ALL-FEMALE guest roster in honour of what would have been Johnny and June’s 50th wedding anniversary! Proceeds go to CKCU 93.1 FM, Ottawa’s longest-running community radio station! ☆

Join  ☆ The Whiskey Standards  ☆ (Ray and Lefty from CKCU’s Friday Nite Truck Stop, with their pals ☆ Steve Donnelly, Anastasios Basiliadis, John Cormier, Gary Schertzer and Jim McDowell) ☆ as they pay tribute to Johnny and June with an all-star guest list:

Ginger St. James (Hamilton Music Award winner)! ☆  ☆ Danielle Allard! ☆  ☆ KJ Thomas! ☆  ☆ Sarah McClurg! ☆  ☆ Kristine St. Pierre! ☆   ☆ Eniid Goodman! ☆  ☆ Sherri Harding! ☆  ☆ and featuring guest band Ball & Chain! ☆

All Johnny and/or June songs, all night long!
Saturday February 24th
The Rainbow Bistro (76 Murray St.)
Doors at 8 – Music at 9 – Tickets $12 advance, $15 door
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Hot Knives premiere and post screening party!

**UPDATE** Hot Knives – Back by Popular Demand! A Special Encore Screening, Thursday Feb. 15th at 9:15 PM – 11:15 PM Mayfair Theatre

The world premiere of “Hot Knives” takes place at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St. Ottawa, ON) Saturday January 27th, 2018 at 9pm. Presented in collaboration with Collective Arts Brewing and Smoque Shack Movie Night.

Post screening party in the Tap Room of The Clocktower Brew Pub in the Glebe. Brought to you in part by CKCU-FM.
DJ Chris International (host of Turn Up The Radio, Mondays 4-5PM & Heavy Friends, Saturdays 8-10PM) will be spinning the tunes!

“Hot Knives” is a modern day slacker odyssey starring Phil Caracas (Harry Knuckles, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter) as Stan, a bumbling slacker who despite approaching middle age, continues to be a popular party animal with no apparent responsibilities. His next-door neighbour (Gabriela Svoboda) loses her dog and the hapless Stan suddenly has purpose in his life. Find the missing pooch! His mission becomes an existential journey into the self and the dangerous world around him. His investigations uncover a labyrinth of conspiracies and skullduggery that blow his mind and will most certainly blow yours. Be prepared for the wild ride that is Hot Knives!

“Hot Knives” (77 min.) is the culmination of a 5 year effort on the part of a rag tag group of film buffs from Ottawa. Filmed entirely in and around the Ottawa area, this project was truly a community effort. Featuring the music of local bands – Cloud of Rock, The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol, New Swears, Tindervox, Birdie Whyte, Big Moan, Crab Boat, Andrew Vincent, Durs Coeurs, The Hammerheads, Porcelain Forehead and a special song appearance by David Hess.

Listen to the promo below!

The Future Is Now : Crab Boat LIVE on CKCU FM 93.1 NYE/Day 11PM – 2AM

“Ring” in the NEW YEAR that will be 2018 with members of Crab Boat for a very special Live On Air New Years Eve performance on 93.1 CKCUFM with your gracious host Regis Loreau. Presented by CKCU / Crab Boat / Sunday Night Mind Melt & The Night Watch.

Tune your local FM Dial to 93.1 starting at 11PM December 31st or WORLDWIDE listen here:

LISTEN BACK to it here:

~All the best for 2018 to all our listeners from CKCU volunteers and staff! 😀

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)

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:


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: