Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dykes on Mykes OrcHERstra Performance at CKUT’s 25th Anniversary

The theme song to the radio show Dykes on Mykes on CKUT 90.3fm has always been a bit of a mystery.  Listeners would call in asking about its origins and pre – Goggle much of this information was based on hearsay and intuition.   Finally, in honour of CKUT ‘s 25th Anniversary on the FM dial, some staff at the station decided to get to the bottom of it…turns out the song is from a 1970s Italian opera – La Gatta Cenerentola by Roberto De Simone- loosely based on the Cinderella story (WOW – who’ da guessed it) .
But how DID this obscure opera end up on CKUT’s airwaves as the Dykes on Mykes theme no less? A little google-ing led them to the underground club scene in Montreal in the 80s (weird right?). DJ Perry “Wizzard” Lamarre had turned La Gatta into a  Montreal  dance hit  and released it (very limited edition) on an EP entilted Strange Pleasures – Sure enough we found it in our library.
Anyway,we got obsessed and one thing led to another culminating in this live performance by CKUT Dykes on Mykes hosts past and current.

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Story about CKUT in the 80s by Vince Tinguely

Vince Tinguely current host of the radio show Kitchen Kitchen Bang Bang Tuesdays noon – 2pm , previous co-host of Victorious and Invincible and previous to that In from the Cold.  AT CKUT’s 25th Anniversary event, Vince read a piece about what it was like to be a part of campus community radio when C/C radio was still in diapers.

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CKUT 25th Anniversary – Logic Johnson!

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As you may have heard, CKUT had a pretty great party to celebrate our 25 years on air. One of the highlights was a unique rap written & performed live by Logic Johnson, host of Listen You Smell Something. It was a one-time only performance but it’s too good to not share. Check it out!

CKUT Veteran: Janice Dayle

The Wednesday Morning After show soaks in some morning sun rays with Janice Dayle – founder of Positive Vibes. Since 1983, Janice has been involved with the station being witness to its evolution into the infamous CKUT. She explains how the station became and continues to be the strongest supporter of all types of Black music in Montreal. Don’t forget to tune into Positive Vibes Thursdays 3pm to 5pm and Bhum Bhum Time Sundays at 4pm.

In a sense, [CKUT] was the same as it is now – a big happy family.

– Janice Dayle, 25 years with CKUT

CKUT Veteran: Sheldon Harvey

The Tuesday Morning Show chatted with Sheldon Harvey about his 25 years at the station and radio in general. The International Radio Report host explains the irony of his show and why listener input is so significant. Harvey also delves into the shocking and dirty business that is commercial radio. Remember to tune into The International Radio Report Sundays at 10:30am!

There’s one technology that’s remained constant. And that’s radio.

-Sheldon Harvey, 25 years with CKUT