Campus Mixtapes

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Outside of sharing one’s excellent taste in music, one of the main attractions of DJing is exploring the creative potential of mixing tunes together, you know, conceiving a flow that’s more than the sum of it’s parts. Our programmers do this all the time when they DJ for CKUT, and we want you to get in on this action by uploading tunes to our website Campus Mixtapes!

Campus Mixtapes is a music sharing project open to any member of CKUT or member of the McGill community (students, staff, profs…). Users are free to upload mixes of any genre – whether it’s experimental freeform stuff you’ve mixed yourself, or a straightforward compilation of Top 40 hits. So go to! Especially you new members of the station and the university - it’s a great way to share your musical loves with us.

via (((Total Eclipse))) CKUT Music Dept. blog!

Eric Hanson & Fruiting Bodies live on Radio is Dead

Listen back to Radio is Dead on Monday, September 10th at 2PM for Listening at Street Level.

On Monday, September 10th, Radio is Dead featured live performances from Montreal musician and cultural worker Eric Hanson and Montreal-based acapella group Fruiting Bodies.

Listen to past performances, live storytelling, and radio theatre on Radio is Dead here!

Clip of the Week: Off the Hook

You know what Off the Hook is? Award winning HIP HOP RADIO! You can’t go wrong with that, right?

This week’s Clip of the Week is coming to you courtesy of Off the Hook. The show’s been broadcasting on CKUT for over 10 years and usually features a live call-in freestyle half hour at 1 in the morning. This week they had House Shoes on the phone and Penzo Gritty Stem, Logik Johnson, Mehdi Cee and Urban Logix in studio. If you want to be part of their weekly freestyle sesh - call the on-air studio (514.448.4013) from 1-1:30am.

Be sure to check out the Off the Hook site, check out their archived shows here and tune in every Wednesday from midnight to 2am!

Election Results Roundtable on Wednesday Morning After 7-8AM!

As all of you are presumably aware, Parti Quebecois was elected with a minority. CKUT took an alternative look at these results and more direct forms of democracy in Montreal.

Listen back to the Wednesday Morning After show from 7-9AM for an election results roundtable.

The WMA hosts talked NOT with politicians but with participants in the direct democracy movement and members from different Popular, Autonomous, Neighbourhood Assemblies (APAQs)!

Autonomous neighbourhood organizing has been growing stronger and increasingly visible in Quebec over the last year and CKUT is excited to be chatting with people who have been directly involved in making this happen. Of course, this grassroots organizing has intensified due to Quebec’s student strike and the neighborhood casseroles protests that occured in protest against Loi 78 and other harsh measures taken against student organizing.

If you missed it, be sure to listen to the archived show here.

Pop Montreal Sessions: the September edition of the MTL Sessions!

Tune into September’s Montreal Sessions, the Pop Montreal Sessions, Tuesdays from 3-5pm! Curated by hosts Caroline Dutka, Noah Bick and James Goddard, the show will feature the best of the fest as viewed from a local perspective inlcuding special guests, live performances and insightful discussions about Pop Montreal’s place in the city.

Tune in every Tuesday in September from 3-5pm and if you miss the show be sure to check out the archives right here.

This Saturday: Nomadic Massive + Rae Spoon + Silent Bones + CKUT DJs!

Fall is a busy time of year at CKUT - aside from all of the usual, exciting programming, we’re also welcoming new students, doing countless radio station tours and workshops, DJing at campus events and gearing up for the annual Funding Drive and this year’s 25th Anniversary celebrations! But you know what? We’re busy and we LOVE IT!

This weekend CKUT is excited to be able to provide DJs for Radical Frosh’s benefit concert for the Immigrant Workers Centre / Centre des Travailleurs et Travailleuses Immigrants.

Various members of CKUT have worked closely with the IWC/CTI to produce programming such as Migrant Voices, and now we’re really happy to have the opportunity to support the great work done by the IWC/CTI in another way!

Performances by Nomadic Massive, Rae Spoon and Silent Bones, and hothot DJing from the William Shatner’s Whiskey Tears Collective. Event details here.


This weekend: The GOODS 10th Anniversary Brunch + Blowout Party!

Sala Rossa, The GOODS and CKUT are teaming up to bring you The GOODS 10th Anniversary Brunch!

Sala is bringing back its legendary brunch for one day only this Sunday, August 26th, featuring Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, Cod Cakes, Bacon and Eggs and the signature Sala sides, while DJs Scott C & Andy Williams broadcast THE GOODS radio show live from the restaurant from 1-4PM.

They’d love to have the GOODS extended family and friends come down for some good food and good music so come on out, why don’t ya? This’ll be the perfect book-end to a night of dancing - they’re throwing a partay on Saturday, August 25th, and a great way to mark 10 years.

SUNDAY AUGUST 26th 2012 1-4PM at La Sala Rossa Resto (4848 St. Laurent/coin St. Joseph)

See you(s) there!

Clip of the Week: Underground Sounds + CULT MTL!

This week’s chosen clip features Nick Schofield talking with Lorraine Carpenter and Erik Leijon about CultMTL, Quebecor, $$$, the scapegoating of the Montreal Mirror and music journalism on Underground Sounds.

Like what you hear? Check out past Underground Sounds shows here. Underground Sounds is Caroline Dutka and Nick Schofield spinning nothing but Canadian independent music every Monday from 8 to 10pm, with a special focus on the Montreal scene.


Drop by CKUT for a live story telling event on Radio is Dead on Monday, August 27 from 2 to 3 pm!

We are seeking personal stories–not professional storytellers (although we’re sure some of you may fancy yourselves professional storytellers, and that’s great too!).

Get this: there are no guidelines, no specific goals and no overarching themes. Each story will stand on its own. Contributors are free to remain anonymous, to take on characters, to tell a story in memory of someone else, etc. No previous radio experience is required.

All you’ve got to do is stop by CKUT from 2 to 3pm on Monday, August 27th!

If you’ve got any questions about participating contact us at

Live Tunes on Wednesday Morning After!

Tune into the Wednesday Morning After tomorow morning, August 22nd, from 7 to 9AM for live performances from Folk Hunger’s Daid Braverman and Streets & Kids (Max Lecours), plus an interview about Burrito Project and their upcoming fundraiser!


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