From The CKCU Mailbag: Extremely Lost Water Bottle

I found this green (?) Nalgene water bottle in Hearst, ON while tree planting this past spring. When I saw it in town on a day off, and I thought it might have belonged to one of my crew members so I grabbed it. No one from my crew claimed it and for the last 6 months, I have been in the possession of someone else’s water bottle. There are at least three tree planting companies that operate out of Hearst and the bottle likely belonged to one of their planters. Based on the wear, and the vast amount of stickers, I imagine that it’s pretty special to them and they miss it very much. This beautiful bottle may even have a name, but if it does, it’s a name I do not know. Seeing as this isn’t my bottle I’d like to get it back to its rightful owner and I think that there is a possibility that you guys may be able to help. The most identifiable and significant sticker on the bottle is a CKCU sticker. Do you know who the owner of this bottle is? Do you have any way of finding out? If you do, I’d love to send it home for Christmas.

Let me know,
Merry Christmas from the University of Waterloo,

IS [..bottle name here..] YOURS? feel free to get in touch:

London Calling 40th anniversary PARTY in support of CKCU!

The Clash‘s 3rd studio album LONDON CALLING left a huge mark on the world of music. To celebrate, we invite you to come on down for the 40th anniversary celebration (to the day) of the “best album of all time” at the 27th Club!.

London Calling performed front to back by Police and Thieves (ex-Furnace Face/The Skatterbrains), Ready Steady Go (ex-Jimmy George), Radicals (ex-Rude Boy), John Carroll and Juice with the proceeds benefiting CKCU-FM!

Also, David Yazbeck host of Thursday Special Blend ( will be the MC for the proceedings!

Saturday December 14 @ The 27 Club Ottawa (27 York St)  licensed 19+ – 8pm doors – $10 advance + service charges

tickets available at Vertigo Records and online…. more info here:

Radio Gaga ENCORE at Shanghai Restaurant!

Fresh off a very positive and successful event at The Atomic Rooster earlier this month, Erik Stolpmann host of the CKCU program “Curiocity” (Mondays, 10 to 11:30 AM) is pleased to be reprising Radio Gaga Karaoke for another edition! 🎤

Back by popular demand! Join Erik, China Doll and the rest of the karaoke-loving community at Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset Street West) on Saturday, November 23rd as we celebrate CKCU-FM – and it is actually Erik’s birthday to boot! Should be a real blast!!

Come sing your favourite tunes while we raise money funds for the Mighty 93.1! Can’t wait to CK-see you there.

SPINNIN’ FOR CKCU at the Ottawa Triathlon Club!

Do you love local radio? Do you also love to keep in shape? Then head down to SPINNIN’ FOR CKCU at the Ottawa Triathlon Club!

This indoor cycling workout will be led by a coach who will take you on a challenging adventure set to the soundtrack of the oldest campus station in all of Canada, CKCUFM!  Your $20 admission will go directly to CKCU’s Funding Drive!

Lace up those shoes and hit the pedals at SPINNIN’ FOR CKCU, Friday November 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Ottawa Triathlon Club!

For more information and to register, contact Shelley Ann Morris, co-host of Welcome To My World at

Join us to change the conversation about disability and cycle for the Mighty 93.1!

CKCU host Shelley Ann Morris to receive award this Sunday!

The Spirit of Tony Turner Award (the “SofTTie“) was originated by Chris White, Ottawa singer-songwriter, broadcaster, festival organizer and music enthusiast. It is presented to an individual who has devoted his or her time and talent to creating opportunities for Ottawa musicians, and is named for Tony Turner, who is just such a person.

The new SofTTie winner is accessibility activist and co-host of CKCU’s program “Welcome To My WorldShelley Ann Morris, who will receive the award at the Spirit of Tony Turner Award Concert on November 17 at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall. More info:

Continuous Play Music: DJ Wig @ Robo in support of CKCU!

Long-suffering (Allan’s words, not ours!) friend of CKCU Allan Wigney (DJ “Relax Ay Voo”) turns the tables at Bar Robo for your entertainment. There is no cover, but your donations to CKCU will be accepted and appreciated. Funding drive may be over, but the need for funds continues. Have a mug of your favourite cold amber drink, listen to a selection of tunes and help to keep community radio alive in Ottawa.

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Bar Robo (Chinatown) 692 Somerset St. W. events/581073879327919/ 


Funding Drive finale: Peter Liu & the Pollcats on Swing Is In The Air, Live from the Record Centre

Our Funding Drive finale this year (which happens every year during Swing Is In The Air) will be a performance on the Radio Program LIVE from The Record Centre by Peter Liu & the Pollcats!
Incidentally, Peter is also one of the hosts on Swing Is In The Air, so I guess you could say he’s doing double-duty that afternoon ;)

“Well known in Ottawa for his warm velvety voice, creative phrasing, and engaging presence, Peter Liu is passionate about singing jazz and connecting emotionally with audiences. Whether leading jazz combos, or as guest vocalist, he performs regularly at public and private events across the region, enhancing the mood, energy and atmosphere where he plays.”

Come celebrate, DANCE and help us us push to the finish line so to speak… Sunday, November 17,  from 4 PM – 6 PM @ The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St. W) There is no cover, but I bet the hat will get passed around!

First Spin Fest in support of CKCU Funding Drive!

The Tuesday Special Blend‘s Jeff Larocque and The Record Centre Present: FIRST SPIN FEST!

Happening this Saturday, November 9 from 4-6pm at The Record Centre at 1099 Wellington St W.

LIVE intimate sets by artists:
Jillian Kerr
Christophe Elie
Silent Winters

Entry is by donation or pay what you can. CKCU-FM swag for sale on site, a 50/50 Draw and raffle prizes including a $50 Gift Certificate to The Keg!

Incentives for Donation to CKCU:

The 2019 CKCU FM Funding Drive is in full swing! And while a supporting community radio is an incentive in itself, we nonetheless have some fantastic incentives offered up by some very generous local businesses! By donating above a certain amount, you’ll be automatically entered into a draw to win one of the following fantastic prizes from these ⇒ fine local institutions: ⇒

10$ Donation:

Coffee Coffee Coffee! From: Bridgehead Coffee
Prizes to be won: 3
Everyone’s favourite morning pick-me-up! Includes some sweet sweet black gold as well as swag from Bridgehead!

25$ Donation:

Concert Tickets! From: The Black Sheep Inn
Prizes to be won: 6
An evening out on the beautiful Gatineau river! Includes two free tickets to an upcoming show at the Black Sheep in Wakefield, QC!
Nov 23: Kaia Kater (2)
Nov 30: Mackenzie Ryhthm Section (2)
Dec 8: Craig Cardiff (2)
Dec 13: Rebecca Noelle (2)
Dec 21: Amos The Transparent (2)
Jan 4: Brock Zeman (2)

More Concert Tickets! From: The National Arts Centre (NAC)
Prizes to be won: T.B.D.
An evening out on Elgin Street! Includes two free tickets to an upcoming show at the NAC!

A Night at the Movies! From: The Bytowne Cinema
Prizes to be won: 4
An evening out on Rideau Street! Includes two free tickets, two drinks, and big bag o’ tasty popcorn to a film of your choice at The Bytowne.

40$ Donation:

Community Radio Swag Pack! From: CKCU FM
Prizes to be won: 30
Be our billboard all over town… and LOOK GOOD while doing it! This prize pack includes a bunch of CKCU swag, including a tote bag, toque, mug, t-shirt, stickers, and buttons!

50$ Donation:

Edwards’ Apprentice Turntables From: The Record Centre
Prizes to be won: 2
Fill your home or business with the beauty of analog sound! The Apprentice is a class leading performance turntable that sets new standards of performance for the money. It comes complete with EA101 arm and C50 cartridge and is ready to go out of the box, just push the counterweight on all the way, put a record on and away you go!

300$ Donation:

A Private House Concert! From: Tulips & Devilships + Jumpin’ Joel Flash
Prizes to be won: 1
Gather your family and friends for a comfy concert on your couch! One generous donator will receive a special intimate in-home acoustic show from Tulips & Devilships & Jumpin’ Joel Flash! You pick the time and place, we provide the tunes!

Clean up good at Kings Own Barbershop in support of CKCU!

Do you want your look to be less drab and more fab?
On Saturday November 9th, Kings Own Barbershop are doing an exclusive fundraiser for CKCU at 483 Gladstone (near Lyon).

Get your appointment now at or, give them a call at 613-581-6244.
Christopher Lord, the 2019 Faces Winner of Ottawa’s Favourite Barber will be on the scene to make you look great.

It’s a Funding Drive Special @ Kings Own Barbershop. Saturday, November 9th….By appointment only. Book at Brought to you by Tuesday Special Blend.