Funding Drive finale: Peter Liu & the Pollcats on Swing Is In The Air, Live from the Record Centre

Our Funding Drive finale this year (which happens every year during Swing Is In The Air) will be a performance on the Radio Program LIVE from The Record Centre by Peter Liu & the Pollcats! Incidentally, Peter is also one of the hosts on Swing Is In The Air, so I guess you could say he's doing double-duty that afternoon ;) "Well known in Ottawa for his warm velvety voice, creative phrasing, and engaging presence, Peter Liu is passionate about singing jazz and connecting emotionally with audiences. Whether leading jazz combos, or as guest vocalist, he performs regularly at public and private events across the region, enhancing the mood, energy and atmosphere where he plays." Come celebrate, DANCE and help us us push to the finish line so to speak... Sunday, November 17,  from 4 PM – 6 PM @ The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St. W) There is no cover, but I bet the hat will get passed around!

First Spin Fest in support of CKCU Funding Drive!

The Tuesday Special Blend's Jeff Larocque and The Record Centre Present: FIRST SPIN FEST! Happening this Saturday, November 9 from 4-6pm at The Record Centre at 1099 Wellington St W. LIVE intimate sets by artists: Jillian Kerr Christophe Elie Silent Winters Entry is by donation or pay what you can. CKCU-FM swag for sale on site, a 50/50 Draw and raffle prizes including a $50 Gift Certificate to The Keg!

Incentives for Donation to CKCU:

The 2019 CKCU FM Funding Drive is in full swing! And while a supporting community radio is an incentive in itself, we nonetheless have some fantastic incentives offered up by some very generous local businesses! By donating above a certain amount, you’ll be automatically entered into a draw to win one of the following fantastic prizes from these ⇒ fine local institutions: ⇒ 10$ Donation: Coffee Coffee Coffee! From: Bridgehead Coffee Prizes to be won: 3 Everyone’s favourite morning pick-me-up! Includes some sweet sweet black gold as well as swag from Bridgehead! 25$ Donation: Concert Tickets! From: The Black Sheep Inn Prizes to be won: 6 An evening out on the beautiful Gatineau river! Includes two free tickets to an upcoming show at the Black Sheep in Wakefield, QC! Nov 23: Kaia Kater (2) Nov 30: Mackenzie Ryhthm Section (2) Dec 8: Craig Cardiff (2) Dec 13: Rebecca Noelle (2) Dec 21: Amos The Transparent (2) Jan 4: Brock Zeman (2) More Concert Tickets! From: The National Arts Centre (NAC) Prizes to be won: T.B.D. An evening out on Elgin Street! Includes two free tickets to an upcoming show at the NAC! A Night at the Movies! From: The Bytowne Cinema Prizes to be won: 4 An evening out on Rideau Street! Includes two free tickets, two drinks, and big bag o’ tasty popcorn to a film of your choice at The Bytowne. 40$ Donation: Community Radio Swag Pack! From: CKCU FM Prizes to be won: 30 Be our billboard all over town… and LOOK GOOD while doing it! This prize pack includes a bunch of CKCU swag, including a tote bag, toque, mug, t-shirt, stickers, and buttons! 50$ Donation: Edwards’ Apprentice Turntables From: The Record Centre Prizes to be won: 2 Fill your home or business with the beauty of analog sound! The Apprentice is a class leading performance turntable that sets new standards of performance for the money. It comes complete with EA101 arm and C50 cartridge and is ready to go out of the box, just push the counterweight on all the way, put a record on and away you go! 300$ Donation: A Private House Concert! From: Tulips & Devilships + Jumpin’ Joel Flash Prizes to be won: 1 Gather your family and friends for a comfy concert on your couch! One generous donator will receive a special intimate in-home acoustic show from Tulips & Devilships & Jumpin’ Joel Flash! You pick the time and place, we provide the tunes!

Clean up good at Kings Own Barbershop in support of CKCU!

Do you want your look to be less drab and more fab? On Saturday November 9th, Kings Own Barbershop are doing an exclusive fundraiser for CKCU at 483 Gladstone (near Lyon). Get your appointment now at or, give them a call at 613-581-6244. Christopher Lord, the 2019 Faces Winner of Ottawa's Favourite Barber will be on the scene to make you look great. It's a Funding Drive Special @ Kings Own Barbershop. Saturday, November 9th....By appointment only. Book at Brought to you by Tuesday Special Blend.

Reggae in the Fields Funding Drive – LIVE at Superette!

Join CKCU’s Junior Smith for a LIVE BROADCAST of Reggae in the Fields at Superette! Junior will spend the afternoon spinning Reggae, Ska, and Dancehall, interviewing guests, and reminding everyone of the importance of Community Radio in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and beyond! Come on down to show your support, make a donation, pick up some free CKCU swag, and have fun! NOTE: This event is 19+ only! Government-issued ID is required! No purchase at Superette is required to view the live broadcast. Saturday, November 16th, 3 – 5:30 PM ... Superette (1306 Wellington St W.) more info: Junior Smith is the host of Canada's longest running reggae radio program… running since 1976!. All the best music from Jamaica... everything from "oldies but goodies" to the latest chart toppers!

Congratulations David Dalle, 25 years on CKCU this FALL!

This fall marks 25 years of  "The David Dalle Show" every Thursday on CKCU. Such a treat to hear David share a world of eclectic musical paths and traditions with us all these years. Much has indeed changed in the past 25 years, but the depth, thought and quality put into David's program has remained consistent. In David's own words: "...the need for independent and free voices like we have on CKCU has if anything, grown in importance. With streaming and other digital options, there seems to be greater choice than ever before, but that choice is deceptive, guided by algorithms, music offerings are becoming ever more narrowly defined. You simply *will not* find any other program or AI algorithm which takes you on the extremely diverse musical journeys I take on my show, often with a logical thread tying it all together." Here's to 25 more! Check it out for yourself, a link to his show(s):

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:

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 #HeavyFriendsCKCU

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! #SupportCKCU #FundCKCU #DriveCKCU

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.