A Message To Students.
CKCU FM, Carleton University’s Campus Radio Station.
In the coming months you’ll have the choice to support student groups across campus or to opt-out of the levies that keep these organisations alive. Providing countless opportunities and services to Carleton students (as well as the Ottawa/Gatineau area), CKCU is your FM and online radio station here on campus!
Providing opportunities with hands on radio skills, podcasting, summer jobs, communications, journalism, music, live bands and more, CKCU is proud to support Carleton students. Your levy means a lot to CKCU FM. To continue to provide radio content 24/7/365, CKCU is asking you to opt-in during registration and take advantage of your campus station now, and into the future.
Your $14.25 once a year makes a big difference in what we do and the opportunities we can provide. Help us remain a part of the Carleton campus and continue to be a part of the student experience for years to come.
Opt In. CKCU-FM, 93.1 CKCUFM.com
The Ontario Government has launched the “Student Choice Initiative”. This involves student levies that support organizations and services on campus for groups such as: CKCU, The Charlatan, CUSA, GSA and the Sock’n Buskin Theatre. These levies have now been made optional with an “online opt-out option”. The student fees are the main source of revenue for us and these organizations, and a large loss of revenue will put us and these groups at risk. An “opt out” is not acceptable for organizations that have been around for decades and were created and funded by referendums supported by the majority of Carleton students. The Ontario Government has not done any studies on the value of services these groups provide.
CKCU provides students with training and opportunity to help them build for the future. Many of CKCU’s student volunteers have gone on to careers in the media. CKCU provides access to the airwaves for local musicians including Carleton University student musicians. This support by the radio station is a key part in the development and success of Ottawa’s music community. CKCU promotes grassroots events on and off campus, playing an important role in connecting the community.
Please let your MPP know that you support CKCU and object to the”Student Choice Initiative”.
This is Elly Laberge! She is an amazing co-host for the radio program, Indie City Madness here at CKCU.
Elly joined the CKCU team as an official volunteer in 2014 because of her passion for local music and her desire to showcase the breadth of talent in the Ottawa Gatineau region.
Elly’s love for music began on her 8th birthday when she received a yellow Sony Walkman and her first album was, Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo by MC Solaar.
Check out Indie City Madness, every Monday from 5-6PM!