Saturday, November 27, 2010

Winnipeg-born, Vancouver-based John Pippus will be performing with Val D'Or-born, Ottawa-based Marie-Josée Houle on June 23, 2011, at the legendary Elmdale House Tavern in Ottawa.
You can check them out at and
Other events - 2010-2011 - coming up at the Elmdale:

All events are 19+
Saturday November 27 -Fundraiser featuring Quicksand – Beau’s Elmdale Tavern Crew Annual Movember Party - join our team or “click here” to donate to raise funds for Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer

Sunday November 28 – 7:30 PM (Suggested donation $10) Have a Heart - A Get Well Soon Fundraiser for local musician John Allaire who suffered a heart attack and is unable to gig for a while. Music all evening, with Lefty McRighty, Ray Harris, Pat Moore, Maple Hill, Lynne Miles, Tara Holloway, Lonesome Paul, Lost Colt, the x Towne Cryers, and the Campistas!!!

Wednesday December 1 – 9:00 PM ($5) Monthly Songwriter Circle with: Gerry Wall, Matt Chaffey, Ray Harris, Lefty McRighty

Thursday December 2 – 8:00 PM ($7) Doc Weiss Band and Five Pounds of Pants

Friday December 3 – 9:30 PM ($10) Trevor Alguire (full band) w/ Ninety Pounds Of Ugly

Saturday December 4 – 9:30 PM ($8) Rattling Tro Tro and DRUMHAND

Sunday December 5 – 8:00 PM ($7) The Haunted Hearts and The Sure Things

Tuesday December 7 – 9:00 PM (FREE) Roy Boy’s Spin Spectacular – Our very own Roy spins the first Tuesday of the month

Wednesday December 8 – 9:00 PM ($5) The Town Heroes and Years of Ernest

Thursday December 9 – 9:00 PM ($7) Andrea Ramolo and John Carroll

Friday December 10 – 9:30 PM (cover) Rudeboy CD Release Party (details tba)

Saturday December 11 – 9:30 PM ($10) Brock Zeman

Tuesday December 14 – 9:00 PM ($7) Claude Munson and Erin Saoirse Adair

Wednesday December 15 – 8:00 PM (PWYC, $5 sugg.) Pub Carolling with Maura Volante and the Holly & Ivy Carollers — come sing all the old favourites.

Thursday December 16 – 9:00 PM ($7) The Swift Years w/ Blisster and the SaddleSores

Friday December 17 – 8:00 PM ($10) Old Crowns Christmas Bash with Sound of Lions, Oceans, The Love Machine and The Old Crowns

Saturday December 18 – 9:30 PM ($10) Big Jeezus Truck with opener Micarza Camaro

Sunday December 19 – 8:00 PM ($7) Tokyo Rosenthal and Jeff Maleras

Monday December 20 – 9:00 PM ($5) Tiger Suite and Brothers Through The Hill

Monday December 27 – 8:00 PM (cover) Charity Fundraiser – Furious Boxing Week Mash-up f. Furious Gord, Brant Pethick, Derek Jones and an On The Edge Reunion show

Thursday December 30 – Roller Racing is back w/ 2010/11 Eastern Canadian Roller Racing Championships

Friday December 31 – 9:30 PM ($10) Annual Elmdale NYE Party with The Bushpilots and Good 2 Go

Wednesday January 5 – 8:30 PM ($5) Monthly Songwriter Circle w/ Lynne Hanson, Lisa Poushinsky, Ray Harris and Lefty McRighty

Friday January 7 – 9:30 PM ($10) Crush Luther (opener tba)

Saturday January 8 – 9:30 PM ($6) Uncle Sean and the Shifty Drifters and Big Tobacco and The Pickers

Saturday January 15 – 9:30 PM ($10) The FunKtion

Thursday January 20 – 9:00 PM (cover) Cindy Doire and Steve Brockley

Friday January 21 – 9:30 PM ($8) Brendan Flynn and The Terrible Liars (opener tba)

Saturday January 22 – 9:30 PM ($5) THREAD and Cornflower Blue

Thursday January 27 – 9:00 PM ($5) Joe Bones

Friday January 28 – 9:30 PM ($6) Jehan Khoorshed and his Problems and Jack Pelletier and The Battle of Ontario

Saturday January 29 – 9:30 PM (cover) The Woodrunners, Elvyn, The Ethers

Sunday January 30 – 8:00 PM (cover) Kim Koren (opener tba)

Wednesday February 2 – 8:30 PM ($5) Monthly Songwriter Circle w/ Pat Moore, Linda Grenier, Ray Harris and Lefty McRighty

Thursday February 10 – 9:00 PM ($5) The Ric Denis 3 and The Mississippi Jug Stompers

Friday February 11 – 9:30 PM (cover) The Old Crowns and Ryan Warner

Thursday February 17 – 9:00 PM ($5) EFARM

Friday February 18 – 9:30 PM ($8) The Murder Plans, Trevor James and The Perfect Gentleman and The Watters Brothers

Sunday February 20 – 8:00 PM (cover) Dan Kosub (opener tba)

Thursday February 24 – 9:00 PM ($5) Red River Rebellion, Dave Tough Band, Matt Ventresca

Saturday February 26 – Johnny Cash Birthday Bash – Johnny Cash Tribute, hosted by Lefty McRighty and lots of special guests (details tba)

Wednesday March 2 – 8:30 PM ($5) Monthly Songwriter Circle w/ Ashley Newall, Marie-Josée Houle, Ray Harris and Lefty McRighty

Saturday March 5 – 9:30 PM ($10) Ball And Chain’s Annual Mardi Gras Party, Featuring: Swamperella

Wednesday March 16 – 9:00 PM ($5) Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk (opener tba)

Sunday March 20 – 8:00 PM ($8) Ol’ Savannah with opener The Dusty Drifters

Saturday March 26 – 9:30 PM Steve Stacey’s Annual Bday Bash (details tba)

Wednesday April 6 – 8:30 PM ($5) Songwriter Circle w/ Rob Bennett (The Bushpilots), Morgan Friend (Bible All Stars), Ray Harris, and Lefty McRighty

Saturday April 16 – 9:30 PM (cover) BOATS! (California)

Wednesday April 20 – 9:00 PM ($10) Lucas Stagg and Paul MacLeod (Skydiggers, Martin Tielli Band)

Thursday June 23 – 9:00 PM ($10) John Pippus and Marie Josee Houle

Sunday July 3 – 7:30 PM (cover) Tim Harwill (opener tba)


Thursday, Dec. 2, 8 pm

Kris Gruen Revue
With Very Special Guests Barnaby Bright
Langdon Street Cafe
4 Langdon Street
Montpelier, Vermont
(802) 223-8667

The Cream Of The Crop From All Corners Of The Globe

Kris Gruen

"His sound belongs to the hours right before dawn when you wake up a little too early, and you're not quite sure what to think about. Then you realize it's best to just listen to the birds start chirping as the dawn reveals itself in its own good time." -Rob Cullivan, The Portland Tribune.

"Artfully conceived and expertly executed, Part of It All is nearly a masterstroke. Gruen is sagacious, delivering sly poetics with breathy charm. Sophisticated, spirited and cunning." -Dan Bolles, Seven Days.

Kris Gruen named ASCAP Feature Artist for June/July!

Kris Gruen music used for five Proctor and Gamble commercials during their Olympics campaign "Proud Sponsor Of Moms"

Born in New York City, Kris Gruen is a Vermont-based singer-songwriter. Building off of the lush, whisper-folk of his 2006 debut album, Lullaby School (Mother West), Gruen’s sophomore release, Part of It All, adds innovative, eclectic, and electrified new approaches to the songs and production.

Often compared to Andrew Bird, The Arcade Fire, and The Decembrists, Part of It All, with the help of Mother West producers/engineers Charles Newman (The Magnetic Fields, AM, The Black Kids), JJ Beck and Rob Stevens, takes Gruen’s songs and stories to an adventurous and fresh musical place.

Kris is no stranger to the world of music. His father, the famed rock photographer Bob Gruen, has long been synonymous with immortalizing countless musical icons on film, but Kris has chosen to pursue a path more similar to the lives of those of his father’s subjects.

Recording in both New York City and Los Angeles enabled Gruen to collaborate and record with great musicians and friends, including drummer Butch Norton (The Eels, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainright), bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing, Dixie Chicks), Nashville’s Jason Goforth on lapsteel, and drummer Nick Brown from New York City’s The Dig.

Since the release of Lullaby School, Gruen has toured the US, sharing the stage with Sean Lennon, The Avett Brothers, Bishop Allen, Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Anais Mitchell, The Bowmans and more.

Barnaby Bright

"Rebecca’s smooth, melodic vocals are reminiscent of Karen Carpenter or Shelby Flint...and Nathan’s incorporation of his jazz background into Garfunkel-y acoustic compositions bring diverse styles together to the folk in the road: a marriage of minds and hands and music." 
-The Deli Magazine

"Nathan and Rebecca Bliss make up the sweetly melodic folk-ish duo Barnaby Bright, whose songs have soundtracked heavy emotional moments on Days of Our Lives and ER"
-Time Out New York

With beautiful acoustic guitar patterns, lush harmonies, rich string arrangements, quirky instruments and subtle electronic tweaks, this Brooklyn-based duo continues wowing packed audiences with thoughtful lyrics, intricate melodies and unexpected instrumentation.

Rooted in folk, but pushing the boundaries, Barnaby Bright's unique brand of lush, indie folk is a warm and welcome wind of change.

Barnaby Bright's music has been featured on television shows such as ER, Days of Our Lives, and PBS Roadtrip Nation. Their song, "If I Came Back as a Song", was voted 3rd place winner by a notable panel of judges, including Tom Waits, in 2007's International SongWriting Competition.
Last November, their song, "Gravity", was chosen as a finalist in the NY Songwriter's Circle Competition. They were featured as an "Emerging Artist" at the legendary Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in upstate NY this summer, and first toured Europe this fall. They are 1st place winners at this year's NY Song Circle competition.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010



Monday, November 22, 2010


PURDY: DONALD STEPHENS (Veteran of WWII – D-Day; and Longtime member of St. David & St. Martin Presbyterian Church – but never in the choir) Peacefully on Sat., Nov., 20/10, at the age of 96, at the Montfort Hospital, Ottawa. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Freeman). Loving father of Patricia Betcher (Robert),and Richard Purdy (Réjean). Survived by his sister, Iris Berryman, and her son, Donald Berryman, both of Hamilton, ON.

Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Pkwy) on Tuesday, November 23, from 6-9 p. m.

The Funeral Service will be held at St. David & St. Martin Presbyterian Church, 444 St. Laurent Blvd, on Thursday, November 25, at 3 p.m. The family wishes to offer their sincere thanks to Joanne Whittle and Tamara Caulifield for their care and compassion. For those who wish, contributions in Donald’s memory may be directed to the charity of your choice.


Friday, November 19, 2010


Tom Scott has performed with Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Thelonius Monk, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin....He appeared on hit singles including: Paul McCartney’s “Listen To What The Man Said”, Rod Stewart’s “Do You Think I’m Sexy”, Blondie’s “Rapture”, Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love For You”...His television composing and conducting credits include: themes for “Family Ties”, “Starsky & Hutch”, “Square Pegs”, “Baretta”, “Cannon”, “Barnaby Jones”, “Streets Of San Francisco”……He has served as Musical Director for the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Carol Burnett Show, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Olivia Newton-John, and the GRP All-Star Big Band.....

In addition to the concert, Tom Scott will also present open-to-the-public Master Classes at Mohawk College.

Presented by Steeltown Friends of Music -


Normann is currently charting at #4 on the ReverbNation regional rock charts. Their ReverbNation bio reads as follows:

NORMANN is a high-energy-packed rock band coming straight out of the Ottawa/Kingston area with nothing but one thing on their minds: to make honest, hard hitting songs that you cannot get out of your head or heart. The band is made up of seasoned musicians from all walks of music and life. Their music is smart, versatile, truthful, philosophical and loaded with gold plated harmonies.

Arising out of other bands from the area and beyond, it was an instant bond and respect formed between each member at their first meeting. The sound produced was magic right from the first note.


Mike Freeman (lead vocals)
Wayne Hancock (guitars)
Eric "Stampy" Jacklin (bass)
Rob Kitchen (drums)
Dan Gignac (guitars)

NORMANN strives to reach out to as many people as possible to get their music heard and will stop at nothing to ensure that anyone who hears them play will never forget the experience. These guys, to put it simply, Love, Eat, Breathe, and Sleep Music, with every beat of their heart. It is their true Passion, captured by their logo and motto....if you love it.

The band will be officially releasing its debut, self-titled CD at Avant-Garde - 135½ Besserer St. (just north of Rideau Street), Ottawa, ON, (613) 321-8908. Doors open at 8 p.m. and admission is a mere $5. Licenced event (19+)


Thursday, November 18, 2010

In this issue:
Thanks to Our Sponsors

A Better World CDs Make Great Seasonal Gifts

7 Titles Available from Stock for Immediate Delivery:

Songs of Canada 2010 - Anthology of Canadian Songwriters
Protest Songs for a Better World (2 volumes)
Songs for a Better Planet (2 volumes)
Peace Songs for A Better World (2 volumes)

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Winterfolk Festival Auditioning Artists in Southern Ontario Cities

There is no cost to audition to Winterfolk and two artists will be hired at each of the venues listed. Artist selection will be based on a combination of voting by the audience and the Winterfolk jury/representatives at each event. Artists will be encouraged to bring their fans friends to cheer them on. Winterfolk festival dates are Feb 18-21, 2011.

There are spots available for artists to audition on the following dates:

Dec 1 -The Casbah, Hamilton
Dec 2 – The Moonshine, Oakville
Dec 9 – Maxwell’s Music House, Kitchener
Dec 10 – Montreal House, Peterborough

How To Apply For An Audition

Winterfolk Festival Looking for Some Good Volunteers

For a minimum of 8 hours of service over the Winterfolk weekend, volunteers receive:

All Access to all shows and artist hospitality lounge;
An invitation to private party with the artists and media;
Daily Expense allowance to cover gas, parking, food, etc.;
Great Experience of Working within the Roots Community;
Qualifies for Community Service Work - Certificates available - and much more !

Apply To Volunteer at Winterfolk

Last Chance to Submit Protest Songs

Submissions Deadline is Nov 30, 2010.

This is the Association of Artists for a Better World’s 10th Compilation CD! The last CD got worldwide airplay! EIGHT selected winners will receive world-wide exposure, including distribution, publicity, promotion, and recognition. EIGHT selected artists will be featured on the CD, given full liner credits, including contact and website information, plus the following:

'Protest Songs for A Better World Volume IV' will be distributed for airplay to over 200 radio stations in their global pipeline located throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, including Internet stations; and review copies distributed to selected major publications and music journalists for review in their publications - by request only.

How to Submit a Track

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Sponsorship information is available from Dougal Bichan, Dougal & Co. Inc. , , 416.645.0295 . He would be pleased to speak with you.
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November 18, 2010
(Toronto, ON)

CCCO announces the recipient of the first Robert Johnston "Work in Culture" Award:

Patricia Fraser, Artistic Director of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre

Patricia Fraser, Artistic Director of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, was named today as the inaugural winner of the Robert Johnston Award for exemplary Human Resources (HR) practices in the arts and culture sector. The award was created by Cultural Careers Council Ontario and is the first of its kind in Ontario’s arts and culture sector.

Fraser was nominated by Michael Jones, Arts Program Director at the Metcalf Foundation, who noted “there are very few individuals who, I feel, throughout their entire career have made such a deliberate and fruitful contribution to supporting the growth of our sector’s most valued resource: its people.”

CCCO’s selection jury echoed those comments: “Patricia Fraser is both an artist and an arts administrator who throughout her career has helped literally hundreds of people – from young dancers to dancers transitioning into other roles after performance careers. She is a model of excellent HR policy, both in her professional and personal lives.”

“Over the years, Fraser has searched out resources of all kinds to support … young artists – new graduate studies programs, inspired reading materials, mentors, advisors, collaborators, scholarships, awards and countless other incentives to personal and artistic growth”, explained Susan Macpherson, Artistic Associate, School of TDT, who wrote on behalf of Fraser’s nomination.

Patricia Fraser has had a long career as an artist, teacher, advisor, scholar and administrator. In addition to her position at School of TDT, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in dance from York University and still carries on a performing career.

For more information on Patricia Fraser, please go to:

The Robert Johnston Award was established in honour of CCCO’s longstanding Executive Director, Robert Johnston, who retired in 2009, to honour those who demonstrate a tenacious commitment to furthering human resources development in the cultural sector. CCCO Executive Director Diane Davy noted, "Bob Johnston’s long career in the arts, at The National Ballet of Canada and at CCCO, has resulted in a heightened awareness of the importance of human resources management and professional development".

The award carries with it a cash recognition and a gift of appreciation. It was presented at a reception on Thursday evening at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Johnston, who was a member of the selection jury, presented the award to Patricia Fraser. Other members of the jury included former CCCO board member Jenny Ginder, a consultant whose practice includes organizational development and government policy, and Marg Anne Morrison, Managing Director of the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario.

The next call for nominations for the Robert Johnston Award will be in spring 2011. More information, including pledge forms to sustain the award, can be found at:

Stay in touch with CCCO by visiting our website to check for job postings, career skills and other business tips, and the latest in research and information!

Contact us at:

Thursday, November 18, 2010


This just goes to show how ethereal the Internet really is and that there is NO replacement for hard-copy publications, i.e. newspapers, books, etc. (although Max Keeping and CJOH in general might disagree...).

After 10 years (2000-2010) of managing an arts & entertainment promotional website (x 3) hosted for free by Geocities, all of that work (CD reviews, music journals, etc., most of which was self-authored) got swallowed up by corporate greed.

After three years of maintaining my own Myspace website (yes, again, at no charge, but at no profit, either), the powers that be have decided to tweak its formatting/operating system (whatever) and bombard OUR spaces with non-musical advertising. It's a freakin' mess that I've abandoned out of sheer frustration/anger.

So that just leaves Blogger. Google, PLEASE tell me YOU will leave well enough alone! Otherwise, I will be left with no platform to promote my musical acquaintances except for my volunteer radio broadcasting endeavours (and I'm getting pretty tired of working for no pay/community recognition at that, too).

Maybe I should just get back to my womanuscript...where did that damn Selectric typewriter go? I'm pretty sure any day now my PC is going to die from burning off too many mp3's to play on-air.

"Full speed ahead for destruction; wouldn't it be a better world?" John Mayall

D.D. Rocker



Grammy Award Winning Blues Icon James Cotton plays the Regent Theatre in Picton, Ontario, Canada - Friday, December 10th, 8pm. Phone 1-877-411-4761 for tickets.

The musical pedigree of Grammy Award winner James “Superharp” Cotton consists of a veritable who’s who in the world of the Blues.

Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006, the Smithsonian Institute in 1991, and winner of countless W.C. Handy Blues Awards, he has shared the stage with B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, the Allman Brothers, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Sam and Dave, and The Grateful Dead, among many others.

An orphan at the age of nine, he was raised in Mississippi by his mentor, Sonny Boy Williamson, who remains famous for his many unique songs and innovative Delta Blues harmonica style. As a young teenager, Cotton befriended Howlin’ Wolf and joined forces with him, playing Mississippi and Arkansas juke joints for two years. During that time Cotton hosted his own afternoon radio show in West Memphis, AR, and also recorded “Cotton Crop Blues” and three other songs on Sun Records in Memphis.

In 1954, when Muddy Waters needed a harmonica player, he found Cotton playing a club in Arkansas and took him to Chicago. Cotton remained with Waters for 12 years, not only playing shows but also recording with him on Chess Records. One of the highlights of that period came when Cotton arranged the ever-popular anthem for the blues, "Got My Mojo Workin’", which was played for the first time by the Muddy Waters Band at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1961.

In 1966 Cotton formed his James Cotton Blues Band, which continues to showcase his immense talent and keeps him one of the most sought-after, hard-driving, seminal blues musicians touring the world today. Cotton passionately explains,
"My audience always tells me how I’m doing. If I look out there and don’t like what I see, I work harder.” His audiences are still on their feet, they enjoy themselves as much as he does, and there continue to be standing ovations night after night.

You will have a memorable evening with an international treasure and a true Living Legend of the Blues. The year 2010 is Cotton’s 66th year in the entertainment business. What an amazing adventure “Superharp” is experiencing with his little harmonica.

Visit for an extended biography and more information or contact


Sunday, November 14, 2010


After his remarquable performance during our 4th edition, it is with great pleasure that we welcome back this Great Canadian Bluesman at Virée Blues Boréale. With his charisma, his devotion and proximity, this internationally reknowned harmonica virtuoso made a strong impression at Virée Blues Boréale.

David Rotundo decided to buy his first harmonica right after he heard James Cotton perform at the El Mocambo. He then assembled his group, The Blue Canadians, and performed in the United States, from Chicago to Austin, through Memphis and New Orleans.

His CD, Blowing for Broke, won the "Best 2001 Blues Album " of the Canadian Independent Artists Association and also earned him a Maple Blues Award. The following year, in 2002, the Maple Blues Awards gave him the prize for "Best New Artist of The Year" and this same year, 2002, he was awarded the CBC/GALAXIE-RISING STAR. It is also the year when he started his tour of Russia, with performances from Vologograd to Moscow, all with great success.

Ever since, his exceptional mastery of the harmonica got him to regularly perform with the legendary Jack de Keyzer, with Ronnie Hawkins, and with the group of Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, former drummer of Muddy Waters, with Lee Oskar (of the legendary group War), with Madagascar Slim, Mel Brown, Jeff Healey, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Finis Tasby, Magic Slim and The Tear Drops, Elvis Costello, Shakura S’Aida and most notably with his all time idol, James Cotton.

The David Rotundo Band, as presented by Virée Blues Boréale, got underway in 2003. After much fan demand, in late 2007, David recorded and released his live album, Live at Roc'n Docs, which captured the true essence of the band’s high energy live performance. In 2008 it was considered in the top 20 blues albums released that year by various community radio stations with blues format shows.

As a songwriter who easily pulls inspiration from the world around him that fuels his continual writing, Rotundo choose 12 new original songs to grace his fourth album, No Looking Back, which again featured Enrico Crivellaro on guitar as well as Jeff Healey’s keyboardist, Dave Murphy. It was released in March 2009 to overwhelming response from fans both new and old, as well as the music industry itself.

Come see David Rotundo live; you’ll know instantly that he lives for the Blues. The David Rotundo Band will be performing for you at Virée Blues Boréale, on Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, at 8:00 PM at Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, in the Old Hull sector of Gatineau, QC.

For inquiries and interviews, please contact Alexandre Petit at: You can find further information on our guest star at:

You should also visit our own site, which provides you with links to all of our guests' websites as well as lots of other highly interesting information at:

or on Myspace at:

or on our Facebook page under: “vireebluesboreale”


Saturday, November 13, 2010


Indie Contact Newsletter • 1203 Stanton Rd. • Ottawa • ON • K2C 3C9

Friday, November 12, 2010


The big concert is tonight. We hope to see as many of you as possible. It starts right at 8 pm and I mean the live music will begin at 8pm and will keep going till at least 1am. 5 Bands, 40 musicians, over 5 hours of live music only $10.

Porter Hall, 2nd Floor
University Centre
Carleton University


Mighty Popo
Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers
White Wires
The Flaps
Steve Adamyk Band

This is our show. Please join us in celebrating 35 years of great community radio.

Tomorrow, Nov. 13, we are holding an open house from noon-5pm. Everyone is welcome to come by and see the station (5th Floor, University Centre, Carleton U.). And then tomorrow night it is the 35th Anniversary EVENT - buffet dinner, speeches, great conversation and good times. This is free to all current volunteers. And $30 for everyone else. It costs more than $30 a person to put on this event. We have made it free to all current volunteers to thank you for all you have done for CKCU. Please take advantage of this offer and join us for a great evening. We want to see all of you there. These celebrations don't come around very often. 35 years is a huge achievement.

All the best.

Matthew Crosier
CKCU Station Manager
Room 517
Unicentre Building
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
(alternate route - Bronson & Sunnyside)
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B6

(613)520-2600, x1625


Sunday, November 07, 2010


2010 Funding Drive! We Did It! Thanks!!!

Thanks, thanks, thanks!!! We did it. With your generous support we have made our goal of $110,000. This equals 1/3 of our operating budget. We are in the process now of finishing off our data entry. Invoices and tax receipts will be going out in the next two weeks. Thanks again! There is no CKCU without you.

CKCU 93.1 FM

(located on the 5th floor, University Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON)

(streaming online at and broadcasting on Rogers Cable 944 and on your FM radio dial)


Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Birdman Sound and Babylon Nightclub Present:

CKCU 93.1 FM 35th Anniversary Concert


Slim Cessnas Auto Club and The Band Whose Name is A Symbol

Saturday, November 6th - Babylon Nightclub (Bank & MacLaren, Ottawa, ON)

$15.00 advance - tickets available at Birdman Sound (Bank St., just south of the Queensway)


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