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CKUT Radio 90.3 FM
3647, University St,
Montreal Quebec, H3A 2B3
Phone:  (514) 448-4041 ext. 2547
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Radio CKUT's Funding Drive is coming up!
For 10 days every year we go on air, over the internet, and by mail to ask listeners to support local, independent radio.
Radio CKUT is a non-profit, listener supported station.
We rely on your donations for a significant portion of our operating budget and every dollar we make goes directly back into making great radio.

Some facts:
-Every hour of radio at CKUT costs about $60
-It costs just over $400 000 per year to operate the station.
-This year our Funding Drive goal is $50 000.
-We offer gifts for every donation of $25 or more.
-For every $60 dononated, donors are entered into a Grand Prize Draw for fantastic prizes.

If you have tuned into CKUT this year, if you've liked what you've heard, please let us know: consider donating to our Funding Drive!

You don't need to wait until the 21st of October to donate; we're collecting pre-pledges already:

CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE

OR CALL 514-907-9424 to donate or learn more

We have Grand Prizes lined up from Suoni Per Il Popolo and VIA Rail. Learn more about 'em HERE

Keep checking back for details on gifts, prizes, and special programming.

SOCALLED ON SHTETL: OCT 1, 11AM




Tune in on October first when SOCALLEDguest hosts Shtetl on the Shortwave - CKUT's radio show about Jewish arts & culture.

Tune in every two weeks to hear great new music and interviews with rappers, rabbis, politicians, circus performers, cantors, artists, and much more!

Check out the Shtetlblog







MONTREAL SESSIONS SEPTEMBER: ISMISM


Tuesdays 3-5pm on Ckut will be hosted by locals Ismism in the month of September. Over the 4 episodes/broadcasts Ismism will trace the genesis of their music through the artists, styles and movements that have influenced them. In the later sessions, they will perform some of their own music on the air. Ismism consists of traditional rock instrumentation plus samples, but the music they will perform on the air will focus on the ambient, textural and electronic side .They will also be reaching out to musicians and promoters in the Montreal area who are producing and promoting experimental music for on-air interviews during the sessions. A general theme that Ismism hopes to explore through all the episodes will be the increasing intersection of experimentalism and accessibility in current 'alternative' musical styles and discussing whether popular music has space to integrate experimental styles or whether by virtue of being different from the norm, it will always remain on the fringe of mainstream music.

CKUT OPEN HOUSE : THURS SEPT 16, 3PM-8PM

Drop by the station, meet volunteers and staff, take a tour, or participate in a mini workshop.
Find out what CKUT is all about and how you can get involved.
There will be food and drinks, meet and greet from 5pm-7pm.

OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER AT CKUT RADIO!

GENERAL ORIENTATIONS EVERY THURSDAY IN SEPTEMBER AT NOON, 3PM, & 6PM





CKUT is constantly seeking volunteers to create on air programming and help behind the scenes. The first step to getting involved at CKUT Radio is to come to our general orientations, every third Thursday of the month at 12 noon, 3pm or 6pm at 3647 University Ave. No need to reserve a spot - just show up. For more information, email volunteering@ckut.ca.





VOLUNTEER TRAINING WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 24, 25 & 26

You must take part in a General Orientation and fill out a Volunteer Application Form before being invited back to a volunteer training weekend.
Here you can learn everything you need to know to begin producing radio with CKUT.
If you want to take part in this training weekend, please come to one of our General Orientations, happening at the station every Thursday in September at noon, 3pm, and 6pm.

IT'S BACK ... RADIO CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS ALIVE



It's fall 2010 and Thursdays (A)Live is back for a second year at Gerts Bar (basement of the Shatner Building on McTavish Street on the McGill campus).
Thursdays (A)Live will showcase talented McGill musicians hand-picked by CKUT as well as our own DJ's
Shows will take place every third Thursday of the month and are FREE to attend!
McGill performer interested in playing? Check out the details here
Looking to bring your Thursdays alive? Check out show updates and details here

SUSPENSION OF NOCTURNAL FREQUENCY MODULATION
SUSPENSION DE MODULATION DE FREQUENCE NOCTURNAL


Dear Listeners,
During the month of July, 2010, the CBC will be undertaking extensive work to the antenna mast on the top of mount royal. This is a result of the transition from analog to digital tv. CKUT will be off-air intermittently between midnight and 5:30am.Of course you can still listen to all your favorite programs live via this web site by clicking on listen tab or after the fact via our programming/archives grid. We are happy to announce that we are currently working on installing an emergency back up transmitter so that we will not be turned off by the man. Stay tuned!

Chers Auditeurs,
Pendant le mois de Juillet, Radio-Canada va entreprendre d'importants travaux sur le mât d'antenne sur le mont Royal. Ceci est le résultat de la transition à la télévision numérique. CKUT arretera sa diffusion par intermittence, entre minuit et 5h30. Vous pouvez toujours écouter CKUT en direct ou sur la page des archives Nous sommes également heureux d'annoncer que nous entrepnenons actuellement l'installation d'un émetteur de sauvegarde afin que nous puissions pas être désactivé par l'homme. Restez a l'ecoute!




RECENT PROGRAMMING & EVENTS

MONTREAL BASED MALHAYA ON WORLD SKIP THE BEAT


Tune in to World Skip the Beat at noon on Monday, September 20th on CKUT 90.3 FM where host Parker Mah will deliver a special spotlight on Mexican music - featuring traditional music in the Son Jarocho style from Montreal-based group Malhaya. Co-founder and jarana player Victor Zamudio, along with vocalist Isabel Tamés, will be playing live in studio and discussing the intriguing history of this rarely-heard subgenre, which originated in the eastern state of Veracruz. He'll also be bringing in some obscure mexican music from his own storied collection.

THURSDAYS (A)LIVE! : RUCKUS FOTET, CHERRY CHAPSTICK, & DJ SPORTS - SEPT 16

We are very very very very pleased to announce that Radio CKUT will once again be cranking out shows every third Thursday of the month, featuring the best of McGill's musical underground!

This Thursday, Sept 16, check out:
Cherry Chapstick
&
Ruckus Fotet

When: Thurs Sept 16, doors at 7pm, bands at 8:30pm (with DJ Sports before then)
Where:Gerts Bar, 3480 McTavish (basement of Shatner building on McGill campus)
How much: TOTALLY FREE

THE SPECIALS ON ROOTS ROCK REBEL



A Specials Special! UK 2-tone ska heroes The Specials on Roots Rock Rebel
Wednesday, September 8, 10pm-12am 31 years ago, a group of working class kids in the poverty-striken town of Coventry, England, were looking for something to do to break away from the racism, monotony, and boredom of everyday life in the UK. They took ska and reggae music from Jamaica, threw in a pinch of British punk, a dash of New Wave, and so became The Specials! The Specials would go on to kick off the 2-Tone ska craze, and change the face of popular music to come.

In 2009, 30 years after taking the world stage, The Specials reformed for a reunion tour, which included 6 of the original members of the band. And on August 27 and 28th, the band came back to Canada to play two shows in Toronto after many decades of absence.

CKUT's Aaron Lakoff was at the show, and caught up with The Specials guitarist Lynval Golding for an interview. Tune in to Roots Rock Rebel on Wednesday, September 8 from 10pm-12am for a two hour Special on the Specials which will feature the interview with Golding, plus live in studio appearances from members of Montreal ska bands such as The Kingpins, The Fundamentals, and Danny Rebel and the KGB who will select their favorite 2-Tone songs and reflect on the Specials concert in Toronto. Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think!

UNDERGROUND SOUNDS MONDAY SEPT 06

Tune into Underground Sounds with your brand new hosts Nick and Caroline on Monday September 06 8-10pm for interviews with Arbutus Recording artists Braids in Anticipation of their show at the Sala Rossa on the 09 of September Later on in the show Alien8 recording artists Black Feelings will be in the studio to promote their show at l'envers on the 11th of September

MONTREAL SESSIONS AUGUST: ZACHARY DEVEREUX FAIRBROTHER


Zachary Devereux Fairbrother is thrilled to be hosting the Montreal Sessions for August.
Tune in Tuesday afternoons 3pm - 5pm for an earfulof his desperately diverse styles of music and live in studio performances by

Dirty Beaches (August 03),
D'eon(August 10),
Cabral Jacobs + TBA (August 17),
Lantern (August 21)

As well as interviews with Halifax group and Divorce Records owner Darcy Spidel.

Zachary DevereuxFairbrother is a musician from rural Nova Scotia, his music has touched many genres including psychedelic rock and folk, noise, drone, improvisation, and black metal.
He has written papers on Japanese Proto-Noise, Black Metal, is a contributor to Weird Canada, and keeps his own musings at a blog called Avant-Lard.
Read on...here

Listen to the August 3 broadcast featuring solo artists with a gospel bent and a live-in-studio performance by Dirty Beaches.

WILD IN THE STREETS : FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1-9PM
IN FRONT OF JAMES ADMIN BLDG ON MCGILL CAMPUS

CKUT and The Pirates of the Lachine Canal present:

A free all-day outdoor concert and BBQ from 1pm to 9pm in front of the JAMES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, located on the McGill campus at 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest (most accessible by the rue University / rue Milton campus entrance)

Performing throughout the course of the day are:

THE NYMPHETS (special guest headliners from NYC)
OMEGAS
PLUMAGE (feat ex-Demon's Claws / Sunday Sunners)
DRAINOLITH (feat mem of AIDS Wolf)
ULTRATHIN
FUTENSIL
INTERRACIAL LOVE TRIANGLE
MISS LADY SWAMP PUSSY
WICKED CRAFTS (members of Rape Faction)

There will be a raffle for giveaways from Santrapol, Cheap Thrills and Farmers Market of McGill, as well as a BBQ starting at 5pm with all profits from food and raffle tickets sold going directly towards CKUT's annual funding drive.

unFACT AND NOVELLER LIVE EN DIRECT on NEW SHIT



Monday August 30th from 3-5pm, turn your radio up for a special edition of New Shit hosted by Lorrie of Aack!!! For an earful of live in-studio performances by unFact (aka David wm. Sims of The Jesus Lizard/ Scatch Acid) and Noveller (aka Sarah Lipstate ex Parts & Labor, ex Cold Cave) Both artists will be playing a show at the Casa Del Popolo on the 29th of August.

Listen to the broadcast with live session (about an hour into programme) from Monday: HERE

AGATA DE SANTIS LEAVING UNDERGROUND SOUNDS



This month, I am celebrating 15 years as host and producer of CKUT's Underground Sounds. I started as a wide-eyed McGill University student discovering the world of Canadian independent music, grateful that there something better out there than Top 40. CKUT was in the basement of McGill's Student Union building then. Our studio was the size of a small closet, and we were playing ads off radio carts. There was no MySpace or Facebook. There were no iPods. Yes, it was THAT long ago.
And yet, it feels like just yesterday... After thousands of albums and hundreds of interviews, it's time to pass the torch to the next generation of wide-eyed music lovers. It's been an amazing run. Lots of great music, and lots of fun interviews.
August 30th will be my last show, and I will try to keep the tears to a minimum. It's been an honour and a privilege to be part of the CKUT family. Thanks for listening!


Mondays / lundis

En Profondeur: tous les lundis de 17h à 18h CKUT 90.3 fm
La version francophone de Off The Hour, En Profondeur est une émission hebdomadaire d'information d'actualités et d'analyses. Animées d'une rage anti-capitaliste et de l'espoir d'un monde anti-autoritaire, nous vous partageons chaque semaine un calendrier militant des activités de Montréal, des reportages et des chroniques venues des mouvements de résistance qui croisent nos chemins.  Pour nous envoyer vos commentaires, suggestions et proposition de collaboration, écrivez-nous à enprofondeur-at-ckut.ca.  Vous pouvez consulter les sujets de nos émissions sur le Centre des médias alternatifs du Québec.  Et retrouver nos meilleurs reportages @ www.radio4all.net.  

Tuesdays / mardis

Featuring regular contributions from The McGill Daily, Homeless Radio, and CKUT's Community News Collective.

Wednesdays / mecredis

The Avalanche hosts and techs each Wednesday (which often features lectures and Long Term Memory Radio) and every second Wednesday of the month, they produce their own show often focusing on issues of their disAbilitiy community.

Thursdays / jeudis

This time slot is reserved for magazines inlcuding No One Is Illegal RadioPrison RadioLabour Radio, and Radio Resistance.

Fridays / vendredis

Weekly headlines from CKUT's Community News Collective, plus thematic coverage featuring three or more stories.  Also features Radio Sanctuary once a month 

Community News @ CKUT 90.3 fm is FOR and PRODUCED by YOU
past programs |  special projects | links | homelessness marathon

:: ANNOUNCEMENTS ::

(!) 7th-annual Homelessness Marathon (coming Feb. 23rd)
(!) Calling ALL volunteers
(!) Calling FOR your support
(!) Prison Radio - 2nd Thursdays
(!) Labour Radio - 3rd Thursdays
(!) Seeking Your Headlines!

?? WANNA CONTRIBUTE ??

Collective workshops are held Thursdays 6-7pm in the Volunteer Rm. (3647 University) to pitch themes for coverage, research stories, and plan future focuses for news stories & documentaries.

Off the Hour can be downloaded daily at CKUTs MP3 Archive.  You can also search for OTH material at www.radio4all.net & ncra.ca/exchange or listen to these selections from our 2002 archive. Please contact us for any assistance with this archive or if you would like a CD copy of anything we have aired.

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:: Community News Opportunities ::
email news at ckut dot ca for more info!!

En Profondeur (la version francophone de Off The Hour - lundis 17h)

Daily in Review (tune-in for a radio review of the McGill Daily with staffers from McGill's independent press, Tuesdays 17h)

Homeless Radio (from HomelessNation.org - Street Radio Producers provide this regular report from the streets of Montreal, Tuesdays @ 17h40)

Radio Sanctuary (for 2-years CKUT has joined refugee and radio host Kader B in sanctuary once a month to produce this radio magazine)

Native Solidarity News (International Indigenous headlines and news features – Tuesdays 18h, broadcast live from the Inter-Tribal Youth Centre last Tuesdays)

Soul Perspectives (CKUTs news for MTLs black community – Tuesdays 19h)

Caravan (Community News for Arabs and Muslims in MTL – Wednesdays 14h, email caravan@ckut.ca)

Amandla (CKUTs Bi-lingual African News Program – Wednesdays 19h)

Under the Olive Tree (News for Canada's Palestinian Community – Thursdays 11h, email uot@ckut.ca)

Labour Radio (global coverage for workers and the unemployed - 3rd Thursdays/jeduis @ 17h)

Listening to Latin America (News in Spanish, English, and French covering all of Latin America – Fridays 19h)

The Morning After / lendemain de la veille  (CKUTs flagship morning magazine featuring news in french and english – Weekdays 7-9h)

Bike Traffic Reports (CKUT covers the alternative traffic concerns in the streets for self-powered commuters - Weekdays @ 08h20ish)

Weekly Headlines (Community News from across Canada in beyond, Wednesdays @ 08h30)

fist We believe mass media technology like radio should be accessible to the masses; We believe mass media targeting the public should be influenced by the public; We believe communities should produce media that reflects their issues (without unnecessary filters!); We provide news that blasts through the sensationalism and sound bites of the mainstream media; We document and reference communities misrepresented or underrepresented in private and public medias; We seek to challenge our listeners by not just informing them of issues, but by inspiring them to act; We implicate ourselves in the community through community projects; We affirm that radio is organized resistance and a tool to be used by social movements.

MANDATE

OFF THE HOUR is CKUT's news and information program. Its purpose is to provide an "alternative" focus on events, issues and current/public affairs in the greater Montreal community. It has been designed as a magazine for airing items of interest and concern in an interesting and informative manner, while providing the maximum opportunity for station and community involvement.

In addition, the program serves a secondary purpose of providing a learning environment (with an emphasis on skill sharing) for groups and individuals at CKUT.

PLAYERS

The program coordinator for OFF THE HOUR is the COMMUNITY NEWS AND PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, who oversees CKUT in-house news programming. The coordinator trains OTH staff (known affectionately as the CKUTs Community News Collective), facilitates and develops the program, and also functions as a senior producer. Got a problem, question or suggestion?  See the coordinator (11-18h weekdays).

There are nine (9) positions which volunteers can be involved in on OFF THE HOUR:

  1. COMMUNITY NEWS COLLECTIVE MEMBER: The collective consist of members from the Montreal area who produce material or engineer for CKUTs community news program OFF THE HOUR. The News Collective is open to all members of the Montreal community who are committed to Off the Hour's mandate.  MEETINGS: Each Thursday from 6-7pm.
  2. PRODUCER: The producer is responsible for the entire production of any segment or any program or series of programs or segments. A producer is responsible for coming-up with his/her own idea, to do the research, voicing and editing with the assistance of the Community News Collective.
  3. CORRESPONDENT: The correspodent is responsible for the entire production of any segment or any program or series of programs or segments. A correspondent works in collaboration with the Community News Collective to develop and coordinate reports.  Correspondents have filed reports from world summits and occupied lands.
  4. COORDINATOR: Any producer may pitch focus programs, special broadcast, community discussions, or special presentations of OFF THE HOUR. The producer may work alone or in collaboration with others to build the program from its content line-up (creating the runsheet) to its promotion (producing fliers) and technical coordination (pre-recording the program or facilitating the on-air production). Past specials have included: Canada's first ever Homelessness Marathon - 14hours of consciousness-raising radio broadcast live from the streets of Montreal on a cold February night; Joe Beef: A History of Pointe Saint Charles - a radio drama from Montreal; community discussions on Islam, police relations, immigrations laws, and housing; plus numerous focus programs commemorating - World AIDS Day, Prisoner Justice Day (August 14th), and more.
  5. HOST(S): The on-air host provides continuity to the program. The host is responsible for keeping the listeners informed as to what the program is about, what is coming-up throughout the program, time and show I.D. checks, introducing the features, etc.. Each host is also expected to prepare at least one feature.
  6. RESEARCHER: The researcher provides context to the program. The researcher is responsible for compiling information on a topic or guests. The researcher may expected to prepare notes for intros and extros or compile a summary of news stories for leading into (headlining) a feature.
  7. ENGINEER: The engineer is responsible for operating the sound board during the live program. The engineer must be familiar with the line-up of the program and fill-out the CKUT on-air log and the socan sheet.
  8. TRAINER: Skill sharing is an essential part of OTHs existence. Producers and engineers are expected to share the skills they have with other Community News Collective members and CKUT volunteers. Lots of folk want to learn digital editing, or mini disc recording, interview technique, or some even want to learn how to edit using the reel to reels. Whatever skill or technique you have picked up or have brought to CKUT.
  9. PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: OFF THE HOUR has and continues to initiate projects within the Montreal area. In the past these projects have included bringing radio to classrooms and youth centers across this city, providing news research opportunities to local prisoners, hosting national broadcasts around critical issues, and holding panels and discussions within the community. We are always seeking opportunities for new projects.  YOUR IDEAS ARE WELCOME.
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RECRUITING Prison Radio and Labour Radio Contributors

CKUT's Community News Department is Recruiting new members for our monthly Magazines on Labour and Prison Issues.

Are you interested in producing news, interviews, and music featuring the voices of prisoners and their allies?  Join Prison Radio the first Friday morning of the month from 11:30am to Noon, and on the *second Thursday* of each month from 5 to 6pm on Off the Hour.  To get involved in Prison Radio, or for help finding past programs, e-mail news at ckut dot ca.

Labour Radio features the power of workers worldwide, airing news, views, interviews and reviews.  It's a collective show, so if there's anyone out there who'd like to get involved, contributing features or ideas for features, let us know. It's every *third Thursday* of the month on Off the Hour.  Reply to news at ckut dot ca or speak to Gretchen (514.448.4041 x6788) if you are interested in contributing in future shows.

SEEKING YOUR WEEKLY HEADLINES

CKUT's Community News Collective is producing and distributing weekly headlines.  Send in your 30-90second script (sources included) of grassroots news by Tuesday at 5pm for broadcast on the Wednesday Morning After to headlines at ckut dot ca.  These headlines are currently also airing on stations in KBOO (Portland), CKXU (Lethbridge), UMFM (Winnpeg), CFBU (St. Catharines), CHUO (Ottawa), and CFRC (Kingston) as well as archived online at http://ncra.ca/exchange and on CKUT's News Collective Blog.

SUPPORT ckut 90.3fm / CKUT 90.3fm a besoin de votre support

+++ En français ci-bas +++

Dear friends and collaborators,

Tune-in to Off the Hour and En Profondeur, 5-6pm during funding drive and pledge your support.

To pledge during CKUTs Annunal Funding Drive, call: 514-907-9424 Give online: https://secure.ckut.ca/fddb/donors/new

Why?

*for 20-years CKUT has broadcast independent news programming;

*CKUT was the first station in Canada to carry Alternative Radio, airing the program weekly for two decades;

*for seven years CKUT has coordinated the Annual Homelessness Marathon, a 14-hour national radio program on poverty in Canada;

*over the past 13-years CKUT has produced Native Solidarity News and for 18-years CKUT has aired Amandla with a focus on news from Africa;

*for more than a decade CKUT has produced a daily Community News magazine called Off the Hour, including En Profondeur Monday's edition in French;

*for nearly a decade CKUT has broadcast a weekly Community News program for the Arab and Muslim community and a Palestinian radio program for six years;

*CKUT airs headlines from the award-winning program Democracy Now! weekdays at 8am with journalist Amy Goodman;

For these reasons (and more), please pledge your support today... CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal is currently running it's 21st annual funding drive from Nov. 13th-23rd.  CKUTs community news department is requesting your solidarity.  Our Goal is $50,000.

Thank You!

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CherEs amiEs et collaboratrices, collaborateurs,

Soyez à l'écoute de Off the Hour et En Profondeur entre 17h et 18h durant la campagne de financement, et faites un don!

Pour faire une promesse de don durant la campagne de financement, appellez CKUT au 514-907-9424 ou faites un don en ligne: https://secure.ckut.ca/fddb/donors/new

Pourquoi?

*Depuis 20 ans, CKUT produit et diffuse des nouvelles de façon indépendante;

*CKUT est le premier diffuseur canadien de Alternative Radio. Le programme a été diffusé chaque semaine pendant deux décennies;

*Depuis 7 ans, CKUT a coordonné le marathon annuel des sans-abris, 14h de programmation en direct sur la pauvreté au Canada;

*Depuis 13 ans, CKUT produit Native Solidarity News et diffuse depuis 18 ans l'émission Amandla, nouvelles de l'Afrique;

*CKUT produit aussi, depuis plus de 10 ans, une émission de nouvelles communautaire quotidienne. Off the Hour a une édition francophone, En profondeur, tous les lundis;

*Il y a près de 10 ans que CKUT diffuse une émission de nouvelles communautaire pour la communauté arabe et musulmane, et un programme de radio palestinien (depuis 6 ans);

*tous les matins dès 8h, en semaine, vous pouvez entendre les manchettes de Democracy Now!, un programme de nouvelles ayant reçu plusieurs prix, avec la journaliste Amy Goodman;

Pour toutes ces raisons....  Entre le 13-23 novembre, le collectif de nouvelles de CKUT a besoin de votre support, à l'occasion de la 21ème campagne de financement annuelle. Pour ces raisons, et bien d'autres, soyez solidaires et faites un don pour une radio indépendante communautaire de qualité.  Notre objectif : 50 000$

Merci!

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Announcing ... WINTER 2009: CKUT& the Native Friendship Center of Montreal hosted Canada's 7th annual Homelessness Marathon.
(Please visit http://www.ckut.ca/homeless.html for archived info.)

Radio Station for a Day: An Educational Outreach Project.  In May 2002, CKUT initiated a hands on educational radio project for schools in the Montreal community.  In May CKUT visited Mackay Center - a Montreal school for deaf and differently-abled youth - to assist in the production of a radio script that the students of Rick Vann's fifth grade class had written.  The students had selected songs and practiced their script for a half-hour radio show.  When CKUT arrived at Mackay Center, we brought along recording equipment and a one-watt transmitter, so that the students could actually broadcast their script on the FM dial.  The show that the students produced is linked here.  Included is the students discussion with CKUT about the workings of radio and the magic of transistors.  Any teacher (or student) who is interested in having CKUT assist in the production of a working radio station at their school should contact CKUTs Spoken Word department at 514.448.4041 ext. 2593.

  • Mackay Center - MCC3 104fm (MP3, Length: 37:32), produced by youth from Rick Vann's fifth grade class. Thanks to Noel Thomas for production assistance and a BIG shout out to all the students, Rick, Tim, and Principal Dan Faghan.

The Long Term Memory Radio Project (LTMR) was initiated in January 2002 with a four-part series on State Sponsored Terrorism.  In the post-September 11th atmosphere, the mainstream media glaringly demonstrated a dependency on short-term memory.  Much of the reporting by Canadian journalists mirrors the current political climate of the elite, effectively producing content which lacks any broad historical perspective.  At CKUT, LTMR aims to fill a void that exist within mass media content.  Seeking to supplement this gap is a huge task and so every series of the LTMR features extended documentaries (ranging from four to five hours of audio), offering a variety of perspectives and style of presentation.  All episodes are available for non-profit use only and are distributed through CKUT or available on the world wide web at www.radio4all.net.

In June of 2002, the National Association of Campus and Community Radio Stations recognized this series, awarding LTMR the Standard Radio Award for Programming Excellence (thanks!).  To receive CDs or tapes of any episodes of this series, contact the CKUT Community News department at news at ckut dot ca or 514.448.4041 ext. 6788.  Long Term Memory Radio airs Wednesdays from 5-6pm.

LINKS - alternative media 

  • CKUT's Community News Collective BLOG: Check out weekly headlines and more from CKUT's News Collective;
  • Rabble: Toronto-based alternative news site with a focus on social justice;
  • FAIR: Fairness and accuracy in reporting;
  • Indymedia-Quebec (CMAQ): Independent Media Centre of Quebec;
  • The McGill Daily: McGill's independent news source since 1911;
  • The Dominion: Independent news magazine with contributions from the bottom up;
  • GroundWire: Grassroots news from across Canada, produced by community radio producers like you;
  • CMI/IMC info: Centre des médias indépendants de Montréal - Independent Media Center, providing media tools for social movements;
  • Take Back Our Radio - CKLN (88.1fm): Volunteers are facing repression at CKLN 88.1. More than 30 volunteer programmers are locked out of the station while their shows have been cancelled. Meanwhile, the illegitimate board and their appointed management refuse to respect the democratic voice of its members. It is time to take back our radio station!

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