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!

CKCU’s Annual FUNDING DRIVE: October 20th to November 5th!!!

The annual CKCU Funding Drive runs until Nov 5. This is the time of the year where we ask you to please support your campus community radio station! Since 1975 we have been providing the best in music, spoken word and multicultural programs. We are an important part of the Ottawa/Carleton community and we need your support to continue our community building work. There is no CKCU without you. For your donation you get our deepest appreciation and a tax receipt. Donations can be made at or by calling in to (613) 520-3920. Our goal this year is $135,000. This money is necessary to help us pay our expenses such as: rent, utilities, insurance, equipment, etc

Keep the mighty 93.1 mighty indeed!

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)


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:


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: