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30th Birthday w/ The Mighty Diamonds

For CKUT’s 30th birthday, we teamed up with Pop Montreal and brought The Mighty Diamonds up from Jamaica for a late-night basement Reggae party. Good times were had by all!

The line-up was filled out with CKUT family: Jah Cutta, Johnny Black, Sista P, Tali Taliwah & The Ruckus, and Uprising.

Here are some clips:


“I Was There” Montreal Hip Hop History Lesson from Butcher T

Northside Hip Hop Archive held a series of events across Canada celebrating Hip Hop His/herstorians .  Their first date was March 9 2017 in Montreal and in collaboration with IPLAI McGill they selected CKUT’s selector Butcher T.  The event began with an interview of Butcher T by Duke Eatmon and Kapois Lamort and then a Q & A from the audience. This was followed by musical performances from Strange Froots, Narcy and Nomadic Massive.


Tributes to Darius Brown, December 4th 2016

Darius Brown, son of Roxanne Brown and son of Stephen “ZipLoks” Hennessy, CKUT fam (the host of  long running CKUT  hip hop radio show “Ill Groove Garden”), tragically passed away at the age of 17 on Nov. 17th 2016. The following clips are Bhum Bhum Tyme host, Pat Dillon Moore’s apt recap of Darius’s “send off” service that took place Saturday Dec 3rd.

The second clip is Stephen “ZipLoks” Hennessy tribute to his son Darius Brown  Stephen read this eulogy on his radio show Ill Groove Garden on Sunday Dec 4th the day after Darius’ funeral.

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.

Here are some newer posts:

Mighty Diamonds & 30th Birthday Party, September 2017

Montreal International Reggae Fest 2016

Joe Bataan Interviewed by Andy Williams 2011

Buju Banton Interviewed On Butcher T’s Noon Time Cuts March 1996

Sun Ra Arkestra Christens CKUT’s Studios 2008

Grimes Live ON CKUT March 2010

Eola – Edwin White (of Tonstartssbandht) live September 6 2010

I Was There March 2017

Jimmy Cliff interview July 2012

The “6th Floor Party” February 2012

Tributes to Darius Brown, December 4th 2016

Voices of CKUT Station id mid Nineties

Lee Scratch Perry chilling with Butcher T May 2016


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





25th Anniversary

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.


Whoop Dee Doo A Commemoration of Nadine Gelineau

It’s with heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Nadine Gelineau on April 7th 2016. Nadine was our powerhouse Station Manager at CKUT 90.3fm from 1989 to 1992.  

She also hosted the radio show Whoop Dee Doo, and Yabba Dabba Doo, titles which pretty much describe Nadine’s spirit and attitude. She worked with, hired, and brought on board much of CKUT alumni, some of whom are still involved at CKUT, as well as others who have ventured off to make shit happen elsewhere. We would joke that she used the Bifteck bar on St. Laurent Blvd. as her recruiting portal. Nadine had a nick-name for pretty much everyone, which were usually affectionate and dismissive at the same time. 

In an industry largely populated by men, Nadine was an inspiration to many of us. She had an overwhelming passion for music and for a good party while always maintaining a professional work ethic. She was a fabulous station manager: enthusiastic, sweet and tolerant, but never indulgent. She wanted to get things done and to always move things forward. Nadine turned people on to tons of music, and her influence at CKUT-FM is still alive on our airwaves and in our offices. 

We extend our heartfelt condolences to all who have known and loved her.