**CKUT’s 30th Anniversary Oral History Project ** – because our history is your history.
In celebration of 30 years on the FM dial, CKUT will be hosting a number of oral history events exploring the CKUT community and the Montreal scene.
We are kicking it off with this one:
A Conversation With Rickey D, independent hip hop promoter and host of Sound of Soul (Sundays midnight - 1am), alongside host Malik Shaheed. This event will include a public interview and an audience Q&A with this Montreal legend.
Rickey began booking and promoting shows in 1985 with Run DMC, and the rest is history –
he has brought SO many acts to this city including the Fugees, LL Cool J, WuTang Clan,
A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and Yasiin Bey’s (Mos Def) farewell tour. He has promoted parties, comedy, gospel, and even a hard rock gig or two; but at the end of the day if it’s hip hop, Rickey is likely behind it. His website mentions the time he went to Plattsburg to bring the late great Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls) across the border. What happened next? You’ll have to come to this event to find out.
We’re going to dive into Rickey’s deep bank of memories and have him recount some of the highlights and struggles of his 32 years in the grind. How did he do it? What knowledge does he have to pass on? What are some of the more memorable experiences? He’ll be dishing about the big shows, the small shows, and all the logistics and crazy stories in between – plus much more.
Sunday October 15th - at Art Gang, 6524 Saint-Hubert
Doors 4pm - talk begins 4:30
Tunes spun by DJ Pro-V
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS WHO QUALIFY FOR McGILL WORK STUDY PROGRAM
15 Hours per week for 15 weeks $14.00 per hour
Working closely with the Music Department Coordinator, the Music Librarian and Music Volunteer Coordinator will work to promote local music and emerging artists both on-air and over the CKUT music blog, assist with the development of CKUT’s digital music library, and train new Music Department volunteers. Responsibilities of the coordinator include:
- Training and integrating new volunteers into the music department.
- Promoting local music and emerging Montreal artists.
- Assisting in the organization of music department fundraisers and other events.
- Overseeing the music department’s blog and improving online social media presence.
- Assisting with the operation and maintenance of CKUT’s digital and physical music libraries.
- Helping with a myriad of departmental administrative tasks (ie. mail logging and distribution, music labelling, filing, emails and calls).
- Covering duties of the Music Coordinator during absences and/or vacations.
We’re looking for someone with a wide knowledge of musical genres and a solid grasp of CKUT’s programming and mandate. The ideal candidate will be excited to work with a wide range of volunteers and help them develop skills as they contribute to the department. If you’re organized, good with people, and love music, consider joining our amazing crew!
CKUT prioritizes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply. We encourage ALL applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to CKUT in their cover letter or resume.