Tim Hecker + Grimes in conversation

Tune into New Shit today from 3-5pm

New Shit will be airing a conversation between Tim Hecker and Claire Boucher - Grimes - that took place on September 24, 2011 at last years Pop Montreal music festival. It’s an interesting and illuminating chat between two very different but equally intriguing artists.

As per always, you can find CKUT on the dial at 90.3FM in Montreal or listen along on-line at ckut.ca or play the show archive after the fact. New Shit is the music department’s radio program and you can listen to it every Monday from 3-5pm.

Tune in to All Things Mcgill

This week, a panel discussion reflecting on last month’s homophobic attacks on a queer student at MacDonald Campus.

Join our guests, Professor Carrie Rentschler - Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and Professor Victor Fan - Chair of the McGill Equity Subcommittee on Queer People for a focused analysis of schools response to the attacks.

listen on archive

Ecolibrium Radio Residency + Greening McGill present: Spring into Action!

This morning, CKUT was excited to present the results of Greening McGill’s Ecolibrium Radio Residency - a one hour show produced by members of Greening McGill, one of McGill’s oldest environmental groups.

Many of the people producing the show had no prior radio experience but, after a month of workshops, trainings, and hands-on practice they produced an hour of awesome programming. Greening McGill’s “Spring into Action” theme resulted in an inspiring collage of interviews, music and spoken word pieces - all of which highlight the work that Greening McGill does and the importance of environmental sustainability.

Be sure to listen to the archived show to hear an interview with Chris Barrington-Leigh (Assistant Professor, McGill School of Environment & Institute for Health and Social Policy) and learn more about sustainability projects on McGill campus.

Listen to the show here.

Many thanks to the Sustainability Projects Fund at McGill University for making this project possible.


SHARE THE LOVE: Arbutus Records shares their love for CKUT. Thanks Arbutus!

SHARE THE LOVE: Natalia Yanchak from The Dears on why CKUT (and campus-community radio in general) matters.


SHARE THE LOVE: Katie of BRAIDS. Thanks Katie!


Tune in to CKUT’s Off the Hour (Monday to Friday, 5 to 6pm) for regular audio updates on the Quebec Student Strike.

Listen! What’s that? The Quebec Student Strike is still happening? You bet it is. Tune in for the latest news from the student movement in Quebec!

CKUT’s Off the Hour: Red Square Report on Friday, April 20th is particularly worth listening to. Listen to CKUT’s Stéfanie Clermont’s on the ground coverage of the “Occupation du palais des congres en opposition au plan nord.” Find the audio here.

Visit Stéfanie Clermont’s Montreal Media Co-op page for more of her reporting on the Quebec Student Strike.


Katie Lee of BRAIDS will be hosting The Montreal Sessions for the month of March!

She’s/we’s calling it SERIE (aka BRAIDIO) and can expect great music and live performances by the likes of Purity Ring and other rad bands.

The Montreal Sessions is a monthly artist-in-residency program.

Each month a new local artist / DJ / musician / band / label / festival / promoter programs a month’s worth of live, weekly radio shows, which air every Tuesday from 3 to 5pm.

Check out the show’s audio archives and our previous blog entries about the sessions!

Montreal Life Stories

Tune in Thursday March 8th from 6 to 7 pm for the Montreal Life Stories Rencontres series.

The launch be aired live from the Oral History Museum of Montreal.

Be sure to tune in and listen to CKUT’s coverage of the events taking place at various locations throughout the city of Montreal during the month of March 2012.

The Rencontres will include: an international academic conference, a press conference, exhibitions, a multimedia installation, round table discussions, various artistic displays and performances and workshops.

Visit the Montreal Life Stories website for more information.

FEBRUARY 14TH, 17-19h: Special Live Broadcast from Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women

The CKUT News Collective and the Blue Print Radio Project invite you to tune in for Off the Hour and Native Solidarity News tomorrow for a special broadcast on the systemic violence facing Indigenous women in Canada.

Tune in for a special 2 hour broadcast from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, February 14th dedicated to sharing the realities faced by Indigenous women who have lost loved ones and highlighting the reslience and strength of initiatives to counter this gender based violence.

Interviewees include Bridget Tolley and Sue Martin of Families of Sisters in Spirit, Michele Audette of Quebec Native Women and Gladys Radek of Walk 4 Justice.

At 5:30 PM we will broadcast LIVE from the 3rd Annual March for Missing and Murdered Women at Cabot Square. Tune in for the voices of Missing Justice and the Girls Action Foundation, as well as live performances and updates from march-ers.

Listen online www.ckut.ca, on the dial at 90.3 fm or JOIN US at Cabot Square (St Catherine and Atwater, Montreal) at 5:30 PM

Visit Missing Justice for more information.


Tune in and participate!
February 22-23, 2012

14 hours of live radio programming on justice, not charity

TUNE IN all night long on CKUT, 90.3 FM, or online at www.ckut.ca

CALL in to our toll-free number from anywhere in Canada to participate and speak your mind: 1-866-594-7729

FOLLOW us on Facebook and Twitter:

CKUT-Homelessness-Marathon-des-sans-abri on Facebook

Twitter @ckut_marathon

Or, come down to the Native Friendship Centre (2001 St-Laurent, corner of Ontario) to participate - free food and coffee all night long!

What is the Homelessness Marathon?

Every year, the Homeless Marathon serves up 14 hours of people-powered radio, broadcasted on nearly 40 radio stations across Canada. With the goal of being a consciousness-raising event, the Marathon will provide an opportunity for homeless people and their allies to take to the airwaves, and allow a nationwide discussion on homelessness issues and possible solutions.

35 stations carrying the marathon from coast to coast to coast! To find the station nearest you broadcasting the marathon, visit:

Some highlights for this year include:

Open mic hour from midnight-1am (call in with your questions, comments, and rants, or bring an instrument down to the centre and play a song) - 1-866-594-7729

Other hourly topics and panels on gender and access to housing, police repression and the law, art in the streets, migration and housing, and more!

Segments of the marathon also being hosted live from the streets of Halifax by CKDU radio, and the streets of Vancouver by CJSF radio!

For the complete schedule, and for more info, visit:

Get involved!

We need help putting up posters, getting the word out, and also on the airwaves. Get in touch with marathon@ckut.ca, or call 514-448-4041 x.6788


Tune into The Montreal Sessions this month to check out the psych pop leanings of Jordan Robson Cramer.

Spectral Migration is the name of his radio residency which will feature lots of local music and live bands in studio!

The Montreal Sessions is a monthly artist-in-residency program.

Each month a new local artist / DJ / musician / band / label / festival / promoter programs a month’s worth of live, weekly radio shows, which air every Tuesday from 3 to 5pm.

Check out the show’s audio archives and our previous blog entries about the sessions! (http://music.ckut.ca/total-eclipse-music-series/the-montreal-sessions/)


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