CKC-YOU: Meet Rob Ambrose-Audu

I’d like to introduce you to Robert Ambrose-Audu. Rob is a second year Film Studies student at Carleton University. Aside from his passion for film, he also enjoys drawing, video games and working on his guitar virtuosity. He is about to start hosting a new program on the station called One Shot which will explore and profile the work of a different musician/band every episode. It airs every second Wednesday from 10-11AM. Rob discovered CKCU from seeing a CKCU street team booth on campus and is glad he did, as he has always been interested in media production including radio and figured it was a good place to learn more and get some hands on experience.

Rob credits CKCU in helping him identify what career paths he might like to pursue, and giving him more confidence in terms of creative expression and public speaking. He would also like to encourage his fellow students to consider the value of the volunteer opportunities in programming and production, and the chance to share some of their favourite music on the airwaves and beyond, while developing new skills. Whether exploring options for a new career, or simply indulging a hobby, there are many ways and reasons to participate and enjoy CKCU’s community offerings! Be sure to check out Rob next time he hits the air!

…or listen to him On Demand!

CKCU & “Student Choice Initiative”

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”.

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Three O’Clock Train live at Irene’s Pub March 1st!!

Yes you heard me right, Three O’clock Train will be performing one night only, at the intimate setting of Irene’s on March 1st! Whether you know it yet or not, Mack Mackenzie, Three O’Clock Train’s consummate leader is a brilliant songwriter and Canadian music legend, and it is no exaggeration that the bio on the TOT website starts out with: “….is the last of his breed: a singer-songwriter with an author’s depth and a Rock’n’Roll heart…”  There should be no question that you wouldn’t want to miss this performance, but if you don’t believe me look it up and read more, listen in, find out more about the Train!

Three O’Clock Train will be playing in support of a killer new “Cuatro de Los Ángeles” E.P., in which all proceeds go to to help Tony Kinman’s widow, Kristie White. Tony Kinman was the founding member with brother Chip Kinman of 70’s California punk rock The Dils and 80’s Texas cowpunk Rank and File. Tony recently passed due to an aggressive cancer, and being close friends and collaborators, Mack and band naturally wanted to help! More info on how you can too:

Three O’Clock Train w/ special guests Lone Pig & The Rhythm Sucklers LIVE at Irene’s Pub (885 Bank St.) Friday March 1st. $20 dollars at the door. Come early to avoid disappointment! Brought to you in part by CKCU FM of course…..

CKCU and Megaphono team up to present this Punk rawk and roll thriller!


Bad Waitress (T.O.)

w/ special guests:



Liquid Assets

Friday, Feb. 8th… Doors at 10:00 pm / 19+
at The Dominion Tavern (33 York St.)

12$ at doors /  Free with MEGA, FO’SHOWS or FO’ SHOWS+ passes.
Festival passes available here:

Part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull, February 7-9, 2019
more info: megaphono #MEGAPHONO2019

FemmeVox: Debut event at GCTC with Lynne Hanson and guests!

CKCU is super pleased to be part of FemmeVox‘s debut event which will be taking place at the Great Canadian Theatre Company on Sunday, February 24th 2019. FemmeVox is a series of concerts and artist-led workshops celebrating established and emerging talent, and promoting mentor-ship among its artists.

Back from a whirlwind tour of Europe, the spectacular and award-winning Canadian music legend Lynne Hanson headlines the event. She will be joined by Ottawa’s Tara Holloway, Malak Sound and Sam Steel!

Advance tickets for the concert are $10 or $15 at the door. Prior to the event from 2:30-4PM, you can also join an exclusive songwriting workshop led by Lynne earlier in the day for only $15. The workshop will be facilitated by CKCU’s own Tonya Price. Don’t delay though, as seating is limited!

For tickets:

More info:

CKC-You: Meet Elly Laberge

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!