New CKCU T-shirts in the house!

CKCU has new Ts!!!  Available in charcoal grey and light military green with a variety of ink colour options, from sizes x-small to 3x-large. These sweet Ts are soft, hand screened and only $20! Colours vary depending on size because they’re going quick!  So if you don’t have one yet and want one drop us a line at or stop in during office hours. Much thanks to local artist Eightyaday and The Dirty Printhouse for their hand in these awesome creations! Click on images below to enlarge

Whatever’s Cool With Me celebrates 20 years of great radio!

We are celebrating 20 years of Whatever’s Cool With Me hosted by Ryan Bresee at CKCU 93.1 FM! Over that time Ryan has presented a tremendous selection of local and non-local, new releases and great older songs in an eclectic mix that challenges the listener in one moment and reminds them of great songs from the past in the next moment. Many Ottawa musicians have had their first air play ever on his program and their first interviews. Some of the evidence can be found here:

Ryan’s easy going, thoughtful and fun presentation attracts a strong audience every Thursday morning (9:30 – noon). He has become a recognized member on the Ottawa music community due to the quality of his program. He has hosted stages at music festivals and been a juror on music prizes like the Polaris Music Prize.

To mark the occasion, we’re going to have a little party at The House of Targ. Kalle Mattson will be performing an intimate solo set and admission is only $5 at the door. Remember when shows were only $5? Mostly 20 years ago I’d reckon!

There will be great door prizes and a chance to socialize with fellow music lovers while you play pinball and eat perogies. Come help us celebrate 20 years of WCWM on the radio!

Wednesday, August 9 at 9 PM, Kalle will play at 10 PM
House of TARG 1077 Bank Street, Ottawa

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: