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)

Gram Parsons Day @ The Record Centre in support of CKCU!

Friday Nite Truck Stop and CKCU present:


In honour of what would have been Gram’s 71st birthday, had this country rock pioneer not tragically died in 1973. Fun Gram Parsons fact: the Gram is for Ingram, neato.

Featuring original and Gram Parsons-related music from Slo’ Tom, Birdie White, Jason Andersson and The Truck Stop’s own Ray Harris and Lefty, with Ray and Lefty spinning some of their favourite records throughout the day!

This is a fundraiser for CKCU’s 2017 funding drive. Sunday Nov. 5th from 2-4 PM @ The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St.)

This is a pay-what-you-can event, so come on by and listen to some records, buy some other records and throw the change at the band on your way out!
More info here:

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.

Nightmare In The Courtyard!

Presented by CKCU FM & OZ KAFE / 19+ / NO COVER

Come join us at the new Oz Kafe location (10 York St.) in the Byward Market in benefit of the CKCU funding drive! There’ll be DJs, a Tarot reader, lots of great raffle and costume prizes and fun! Come out and show your support for local independent community radio and have a spooky time!
Beau’s beer will be specially priced for the night! Proceeds from Beau’s sales and raffle ticket sales will be contributed to the CKCU funding drive

Disco Lab “Inferno Halloween Edition” on Saturday!!

Mercury Lounge, CKCU & lifeboogie present
Disco Lab “Inferno Halloween Edition”

Special guests Elorious Cain (The Groove/CKCU)
& Chris International (Heavy Friends/CKCU)
along side resident Trevor Walker (Mercury/Friday Drive/CKCU)
Visuals by Matt Cameron

Saturday, October 28th
10pm…  $8 until 11pm,  $10 after

Wear your best Halloween DISCO costumes, shinny, sequence, bell bottoms, Scary Disco, Hot Disco, Crazy Disco hair and more
(This is a CKCU funding event with a portion of the door proceeds going to Funding Drive)

Barrio Latino vs. Friday Drive at Mercury Lounge Oct. 26th!!

DJ Pedro Mendez (host of Barrio Latino, Fridays from 6-8PM) and DJ Trevor Walker (host of Friday Drive, Fridays 5-6PM) will go head to head at the Mercury Lounge on Thursday October 26th in support of CKCU’s Annual Funding Drive… spinning some of the best in Funk, Afro, Soul, Latin, Reggae, Disco and House music…. MC Emilio Lara (also host of Barrio Latino will also be in full effect… NOT to be missed!


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:


Vote now for Vintage Love & Gospel Express nominated for the Caribbean Music & Entertainment Awards

Hosted by O’shea Adagio every Saturday night here on CKCU for over 12 years now, VINTAGE LOVE creates a virtual environment of peace and a sense of “home” through its focus on classic lovers music within the genre of Reggae as well as other genres that relate to Reggae music. Vintage Love aims to spread a little joy and peace around the world through positive music that celebrates life and love.We hope you enjoy Vintage Love and can return the favour for all O’shea’s hard work by voting and supporting Vintage Love for the Top Radio Program – Reggae – For the 2017 Caribbean Music & Entertainment Awards:

The GOSPEL EXPRESS Radio show has been on the air at CKCU 93.1 for over 20 years. The goal of the show is to bring a good mix of gospel music to the community. The Gospel Express radio show plays the best and most popular Traditional and Contemporary Black Gospel music. Hosted by Paul “Picasso” Wilson, the show is also nominated for a 2017 Caribbean Music & Entertainment Award:

Best of Luck O’shea & Picasso 🙂

UPDATE: Congrats to O’shea Adagio on winning in the top Reggae Radio Program category!

check it out here: