Monthly Archives: May 2016

Clip of the Week: Origins of the XX files May 2016

XX files celebrates 20 years of feminist radio on CKUT 90.3fm. In this clip Valerie Walker who has contributed to this show for 19 years speaks of the origins. Keeping it real cause “we have the power to learn and teach each other.”2016EVS31771O_MG_3384

Welcome to CKUT’s Time Capsule!

Welcome to CKUT’s Time Capsule!

New content is dated to when it happened, not when it’s posted – so have fun digging through the archive.

But to help you out, here’s an index by decade:

1980’s AND Earlier




25th Anniversary

30th Anniversary


Here are some newer posts:


West Indian Rhythms interviews D-Nice

Oral History – All Da Way Live Radio interview Budda Blaze

All Da Way Live Radio deep dive into Montreal Hip Hop History with Don Smooth

The Morning Detour talk about George Floyd June 2020

Sounds and Reflections on Dub Poetry Festival Toronto May 1993

Prison Radio reports live from the Caravan April 2020

Oral History in conversation with Suhrid Manchanda aka Su Real

LIVE from ISART – Montreal Massive IV Nov 27 1998

July 1990 Reports from Behind the Barricades

Interview with Jeremy Harding music producer and host of DJ Genius & the Prophet

Protest and Pedagogy Funky Revolutions 2019

Oral History in Conversation with Andy Williams

Oral History with Martha Marie Kleinhams

Lee Scratch Perry chilling with Butcher T May 2016

The Legendary Lee Scratch Perry strolled in to CKUT studios May 2016 at the age of 80 accompanied by his son and Montreal’s Reggae Ambassador Jah Cuttah.  (check out the pac man ghosts on his lapel).


Five minutes before the interview all of the microphones in the on air studio mysteriously died.  Lee was chill, eating his food, reading his celebrity gossip magazine.  Butcher T was psyching himself into moving everybody in to the production studio when he put up the fader and gave the strip a subtle tap – and BOOM we were back in business.