Montreal International Reggae Fest 2016

An annual tradition for CKUT is our live broadcasts.  Here is a collection of all the performances from the August 2016 festival


“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.

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:

International Radio Report 30th Anniversary Radio Show Nov. 19th 2017


Margo Lane – Oral History

30th Anniversary – In Conversation with Rickey D

Craigslist Confidential, 2012

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.