Radio is Dead with Olivia, Gau, Tamara, and Bert!

Did you miss Monday, June 16thh’s Radio is Dead (or did you love it so much that you wanna re-listen)?

Well, as promised, we’re going to post links to the content we air on the show. It is often the case that we can’t air every piece in its entirety, but this stuff is worth a full-on listen!

Firstly, check the work of Felix Kubin, German sound artist.

Then you best check out Glenn Gould’s full radio documentary, ‘The Idea of the North.’

Finally, listen to the sounds of the ‘Night.’

Make sure to tune in next Monday (and every Monday thereafter, indefinitely) to be charmed by the likes of Bert, Gau, Tamara, and Olivia.

TRANZISTER RADIO 2.0

Tune in Tuesday, June 11th from 5 to 6PM for the next edition of TRANZISTER RADIO.

CKUT is excited to present the second edition of TRANZISTER RADIO - a show created for and by trans people.

For the past few months CKUT has been teaming up with ASTT(e)Q to conduct radio trainings and workshops. TRANZISTER RADIO is the exciting result of this collaboration.

ASTT(e)Q is Action Santé Travesties et Transsexuelles du Québec. Visit the Cactus Montreal website for more information about the services provided, and work done by ASTT(e)Q.

All Things McGill April 16 2012

Interview with Professor Anthony Paré

Photo by Victor Tangermann

Today on All Things McGill we heard Anthony Paré, Professor at the Faculty of Eduction, being interviewed about the repressive actions of the police against peaceful protesters on Novemebr 10th, 2011 at the James Administration building. To listen to the full interview click here

Tune in to Off the Hour Friday, April 13th for the latest on Bill C-31

Off the Hour

Friday, April 13th

On this edition of Off the Hour David Tacium interviews Ed Lee on the effects the Refugee Exclusion Act / Bill C-31 will have on the LGBTQ community in Canada.

CKUT’s News Collective also brings you extensive coverage of the student strike, with strikers discussing recent protests and strike events.

Listen here!

CKUT IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE QUEBEC STUDENT GENERAL STRIKE

Radio CKUT 90.3FM condemns the repressive actions of the police and university administrators in response to the Quebec student strike.

Since the beginning of the student strike, university administrators as well as the police have used repressive tactics to silence student dissent. From locking-out students on strike, to injunctions, to banning student activists from campuses, to police brutality and arrests, university administrators and the police have made it clear that they will not tolerate political dissent, and the mass arrest of over 70 protesters at a Montreal protest against tuition hikes on April 4th , 2012 serves to prove that repression is on the rise.

Freedom of the press is also under attack. Among the protesters arrested on April 4th, a CUTV producer, Laith Marouf, was arrested, while other members of his crew were intimidated and violently pushed by the police. University administrators are also infringing on the freedom of the press. McGill University has blocked campus access to external media during student protests, and has recently prescribed disciplinary charges on two McGill Daily reporters covering the James Administration Building occupation.

As a campus-community based radio station, we must take a stand for freedom of the press, and against police brutality and political repression. Illegal arrests of members of the press cannot be tolerated. Journalists must feel safe to do their jobs, to report freely on public mobilizations without fear of university and police repression, or threat of arrest. It is a sad day for freedom of the press when members of student media are prevented from covering student events and detained.

In addition, CKUT wholeheartedly supports the Quebec Student General Strike and its demands for accessible education. CKUT stands in solidarity with all student organizers and supporters engaged in this mobilization for social justice. We applaud the students’ tireless fight against one of many austerity measures that the Quebec Government is imposing on our society. As a campus-community radio station, we support the resistance against attempts to worsen students’ and community members’ living conditions.

Don't Cut Katimavik!

Scores of youth participating in the Katimavik program have passed through Radio CKUT’s doors. Like hundreds of community organizations across the country, CKUT has strong ties to Katimavik.

Radio CKUT is a non-profit, campus-community radio station based out of McGill University. CKUT’s mandate is to provide an essential educational and information service to those in the Montreal community whose needs are not met by mainstream commercial radio.

The closure of the Katimavik program does not only hurt thousands of Canadian youths, it also negatively impacts community organizations, educational centres, etc. across the nation. Katimavik is a volunteer-service program that gives youth a chance to invest in Canadian communities, and to grow into engaged citizens. Not-for-profit organizations, such as CKUT, benefit from the enthusiasm, energy and hard work of Katimavik volunteers. It is through programs such as Katimavik that we can build a united, diverse, and engaged nation.

CKUT is deeply concerned that Harper’s Conservative government has decided to cut funding to a program which offers significant support to vulnerable and marginalized groups with a focus on social services, arts and culture, sports and leisure, and poverty reduction.

All of the Katimavik participants who have spent time at CKUT have gained valuable experience – whether it be learning how to host a news show and conduct interviews, providing technical support for a radio program, or doing outreach for a project which focuses on gender and radio technology.

Funding for the Katimavik program does not make up a significant part of the government budget yet the total defunding of Katimavik is sure to have detrimental effects across Canada.

CKUT hopes to continue benefiting from the Katimavik program, and to continue offering crucial educational and training services for young Canadian volunteers invested in improving their communities and their country.

ROAD TRIPPIN' with TOTAL ECLIPSE

Needless to say, folks around the station are getting pretty excited about our upcoming Total Eclipse Music Series.

Total Eclipse Poster!

Don’t forget to join the Total Eclipse facebook event for regular updates!

Support the Native Friendship Centre & Inter-Tribal Youth Centre

Funding for the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal and the Inter-tribal Youth Centre has been revoked.

Radio CKUT has partnered with the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal on a number of projects, including the Homelessness Marathon, Aboriginal Celebrations Day, concerts, radio training and radio programming with the Inter-Tribal Youth Centre, Anti-Colonial Thanksgiving, and many more. CKUT believes that the NFCM and the ITYC are of crucial importance to the urban Aboriginal community in Montreal and is deeply concerned at this loss of funding.

Native Solidarity News addresses the importance of the Inter-Tribal Youth Centre here!

For more information, read the APTN’s coverage of the issue.

Make a difference! Here are some ways you can show your support for the NFCM and ITYC.

There will be a Day of Action Planning and Mobilization on April 5th, 2012 from 6 to 9PM at the Native Friendship Centre (St. Laurent, corner Ontario. Metro St. Laurent).

Radio CKUT’s Letter of Support

To Whom This May Concern:

Radio CKUT is a non-profit, campus-community radio station based out of McGill University. CKUT’s mandate is to provide an essential educational and information service to those in the Montreal community whose needs are not met by mainstream commercial radio. CKUT functions as a viable community resource, as does the Native Friendship Centre Montreal (NFCM).

April's Montreal Sessions: Good Musics with Mikey Heppner

Tune into the first edition of Mikey Heppner’s - Uncle Bad Touch, Priestess, Brothers of Invention/Heppner does Zappa - Montreal Sessions radio residency today from 3-5pm!

He’s calling it Good Musics and you can expect, well, good musics and live bands.

Find out more about the Montreal Sessions here!

CKUT AND THE IMMIGRANT WORKERS CENTRE PRESENT: MIGRANT VOICES!

Migrant Voices is a continuing series in which CKUT teams up with the Immigrant Workers Centre to bring the stories and voices of migrant workers to the airwaves.

Past broadcasts have included:

Migrant Voices on World Skip the Beat: music and stories of workplace struggle

On Monday, March 26th the Immigrant Workers Centre hosted World Skip the Beat.

The program featured musical selections chosen by a worker of Mexican origin, and his stories of workplace struggle in Montreal. His identity is confidential due to the threat of employer retaliation.

LISTEN!

Testimony of a former temporary agency worker

LISTEN!

The Immigrant Workers’ Centre presents the story of a Filipino machinist who came to Canada through the temporary foreign worker (TFW) program.

He agreed to share his story with us, from working as a machinist in a “free trade” (militarized) zone in the Philippines with a “no unions, no strikes” policy, to working as a TFW during the graveyard shift at an aerospace factory just outside of Montreal. His identity is confidential due to the precarity of his status and the threat of retribution by employers.

LISTEN!

About the Immigrant Workers Centre: The Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC) defends the rights of immigrants in their places of work and fights for dignity, respect and justice. The IWC provides resources and referrals for immigrant workers in several languages (English, French, Spanish, Persian, Hindi, Arabic, etc). For more information visit their website.

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