Ten Thousand Villages “Shares The Fair” With CKCU!

Bob Ledrew who is currently the host of “Can I Have A Word?” on Wednesday afternoon, has organized a benefit in conjunction with Ten Thousand Villages in Westboro!

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Ten Thousand Villages Canada
371 Richmond Rd. (In Westboro in Ottawa since 1999)

Join us for an evening of shopping in support of CKCU FM during their annual Funding Drive. A percentage of all sales will be donated to this great community station.
Ten Thousand Villages is the oldest and largest fair trade organization in North America, selling hand made personal accessories, home decor and gift items from makers around the globe.
Their mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to market through long-term, fair trading relationships.

To get an idea of all the cool things that Ten Thousand Villages sells, check out the website: https://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/


Heavy Friends DJ night at Black Squirrel in support of CKCU!

Join the Heavy Friends crew for a night of music raising funds for CKCU annual Funding Drive!

The good folks that bring you dynamic radio every Saturday evening, will be hosting a fundraiser for CKCU again this year! The whole gang, #PinkVeil, #ChrisInternational, #JasNasty, #HeavyBen, #Lina #HeavyMikeV & #BRoy will be breaking out the wax and throwing down some great tunage all night long at Ottawa’s greatest Bookstore Café!

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9 PM – 1:30 AM
Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar 1073 Bank St. across from the Mayfair



Nightmare In The Courtyard/Halloween Night @ OZ Kafé

CKCU (In Tune/First Crush) and Oz Kafe present the 3rd edition of Nightmare In The Courtyard. Get your costume ready and come out for DJs, dancing, costume prizes and fun! Bring pocket cash for raffle draws, a Tarot reader and $5 pints of Beau’s, of which all proceeds go to CKCU. Happening Halloween night, October 31st at Oz Kafe, located at 10 York Street (in the courtyard), starting a 9pm. See you there ghosts and ghouls!



RADIO GAGA • Karaoke for Community Radio!

Erik Stolpmann from Curiocity has another fundraiser on the docket!

Join us at the Atomic Rooster (303 Bank St.) on Thursday, November 7th (10 PM – 2 AM) for a special CKCU-FM edition of “Rock Star Karaoke“, hosted by the one and only Jamie Douglas of The Powergoats!

Come and sing your favourite radio tunes as we celebrate the CKCU airwaves and raise money for the annual Funding Drive.

More information to come – hope to CK-see you getting your karaoke on at the Atomic Rooster!

Wonder which one(s) Erik is going to sing?! Turn up and find out.



Fundraising album art auction for CKCU & CHUO

Doug Hempstead: “I had 40+ blank Area Resident test pressings of the LP Echolette made available as blank canvasses. Come see what local artists of all stripes came up with — bid and support local campus radio. Take one home and hang it on your favourite wall. You could even spin the record inside!” Chime Of Wrens performing during event. Doors at 6, event at 7. FREE!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
The Record Centre 1099 Wellington St.



CKCU hosts Alternative Election (#AltElxn) Coverage 2019

2019 Election Night Coverage presented by CKCU-FM and aired nationally on various NCRA stations!
ELECTION DAY – October 21st, 9pm – Midnight Eastern Daylight Time (6-9pm Pacific)

LIVE from CKCU, the event will feature CKCU political host Brendan McLoughlin (co-host of “The Filibuster“) and Luke Smith (CanQueer: Canada’s LGBT Community Talk Show) along side panelists from different experiences and communities who will speak about the election from their perspective.

Each hour will feature three guests, three discussions on key ridings as well as local breaks so that the syndicated stations may cut into the program with their own local updates.

Other stations participating so far include:
CKVE-FM (Hubbards Cove, NS)
CFRO-FM (Vancouver, BC)
CHXL-FM 95.3 Creek FM (Balcarres, SK)
CICK-FM (Smithers, BC)
CJSF-FM 90.1 FM (Burnaby, BC)
CFRU-FM 93.3 (Guelph, ON)
CKAR-FM (Huntsville, ON)
CiTR-FM 101.9 FM (Vancouver, BC)

more info: https://www.ncra.ca/election-2019

A CKCU Fundraiser presented by Curiocity!

CKCU-FM and Curiocity present:
A Very Curious Funding Drive Show

Neha Sin
The Tackies (acoustic set)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8 – 11 PM
Bar Robo 692 Somerset W.

Erik Stolpmann who is host of “Curiocity” (every Monday from 10 – 11AM on CKCU) invites us to get “curious about community” by bringing us a night to celebrate some great local music at Bar Robo. These three very talented local artists who each have a special connection to the venue and the station, will be performing in support of the annual CKCU Funding Drive. There will also be door prizes supporting other local artists in the city.

Door: $10 / PWYC  ….All proceeds go directly to CKCU 📻

more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2585287234863001/

LIFEBOOGIE session at the Merc in support of CKCU!

LIFEBOOGIE with Resident Mercury Lounge DJ Trevor Walker (also host of “Friday Drive” Fridays, 4-5PM on CKCU)

With special guest JACSSEN (of Gemini Records) and other surprise DJ guests!

All proceeds will go the CKCU’s 2019 Funding Drive

Visuals by Andrew Pakuts (host of CKCU’s “Lost In Bass“)

Saturday, October 12th

Mercury Lounge 56 Byward

Doors at 10PM / $7 cover



Funding Drive Concert presented by Indie City Madness!

Indie City Madness, CKCU and LIVE on Elgin proudly present:

Mehdi Cayenne
(Ottawa post-punk, pop-funk)

Mia Kelly Music
(Ottawa-Gatineau indie folk, blues)

Siberian Breaks
(Ottawa indie folk rock)

Playing LIVE on Elgin on Saturday, October 12, 2019
In support of CKCU-FM’s 2019 Funding Drive

Doors: 8 p.m. Music: 9 p.m.

Door price: $10-$15 sliding scale / All Ages/Licensed


CKCU benefit: CU House and Techno Club Presents: Bathing In Tunes

Carleton University House and Techno Club Presents:
Bathing In Tunes – Volume 1

Prepare yourself for a night of bathing in tunes! Join us at Babylon Nightclub for Carleton University House and Techno Club‘s first ever official event featuring the likes of local legend, Stackhouse, plus Rlly B, Badi, Matt May & Dr. Shepard! This event will feature an immersive experience unlike any other student run experience to be found in Ottawa. Prepare your ears for some of the finest house music and techno on the market.

Entry is FREE before 11PM and 5$ after. A 19+ Event. Proceeds will be donated to CKCU-FM

Big thanks to the CU House and Techno Club for thinking of us!