2015 Year in Pictures – Because we already talk too much

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Cocoa Tea Sings I Found My Sonia Acapella during Montreal Reggae Fest Live Broadcast

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CKUT broadcast live from the Montreal International Reggae Festival August 2015. Sunday radio show Bhum Bhum Time with hosts Sista P, & Angel They interview Cocoa Tea and request he sing I Found My Sonia for the radio audience as he was unable to fit it into his live set. This clip also includes some of the live performance.

Up Close & Personal with Lady Saw at Montreal International Reggae Festival Aug 2015

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West Indian Rhythm’s Howard ‘Stretch’ Carr and Faithlyn Sankar talk to Lady Saw about infidelity, infertility and staying strong.  This was taken from the August 2015 live broadcast from the Montreal International Reggae Festival. Only CKUT can get interviews like this from renowned artists.  Its not journalism it is family.

Janice Dayle Community Radio Legend!

National Community Radio Association –

Community Radio Legend Award Janice Dayle

 

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Submitted By CKUT 90.3fm Montreal

May 9, 2014

Janice Dayle volunteered at CKUT prior to the station receiving its FM licence in November 1987. She is the originator of the radio show Positive Vibes, arguably the first reggae show presented by and largely for Caribbean people in Montreal. Many of our other Caribbean, African and/or “urban” shows credit her for opening the door that welcomed them into to CKUT and to the possibility of creating radio. She brought the community in to CKUT, helping it transition from a college station lacking in diversity to a truly multicultural radio station. It wasn’t always a particularly smooth transition. The station was use to having shows with solo hosts, very knowledgeable about music and eager to explore alternative music hub. Flocks of people with their flyers, their patois, and their kids crammed into our station. Discussions ensued: does all that flyer reading and hype building make us sound commercial? Is it advertising? Should people be paying for this? How come booty jam flyers are ripped down and considered sexist but the bare breasts on the flyers for some other event are acceptable?

In the early 90s, the station refused to co-present Buju Banton because of lyrics in the song Boom Bye Bye. This decision tore the band aid off of a racial tension brewing beneath the surface at the station. It exposed a breakdown in communication and underlined the fact that although we were squeezed into a space bumping up against each other, we had a lot of progress to make in breaching an understanding with one another. JD understood that it wasn’t enough to have a radio show and to participate at the station; she emphasized that black programmers had to “own” the station, belong to it and be part of the discussion and the decision-making taking place behind the scenes. Thus, she began something called the “Black Block”: an alliance of programmers that represent Caribbean, African and urban programming to ensure that their needs were discussed, that they had a voice on the various CKUT committees and that all station members took steps understand each other. JD always believed in education and in providing opportunities for “disenfranchised” individuals, especially youth. Positive Vibes would regularly give over part of the show to an up and coming sound system to show their stuff for a chunk of the program’s airtime. JD also understood that in addition to the immigrant experience of having to work twice as hard to get anywhere, we also had to spend twice the effort teaching those around us and finding effective ways of breaking through barriers. She left Positive Vibes for a period of time and went back to the Caribbean, where she continued to teach radio skills and the message of empowerment through media and community involvement. When she was in the Caribbean she discovered that she was HIV positive. JD returned to Montreal and to CKUT and decided, after some time, to reveal her status and to talk openly about it. JD spoke directly to her community, broke down barriers, misconceptions, and fears –and challenged our preconceived ideas about who (and how) contracts this disease. This is radical. This is revolution.

Positive Vibes continues on the air hosted by a new set of people. Janice Dayle is part of the radio show Bhum Bhum Tyme a music and Caribbean community show. She does public relations for the Montreal Reggae Fest, she has a paper route (up walking at 5am – she says it has kept her alive!?!?!), she is always in school continuing her education, she has six children and oodles of grandchildren and still comes to the studio with a trail of kids behind her. For these reasons, CKUT nominates Janice “JD” Dayle as a Community Radio Legend.

 

Best Of Montreal Through The Ages 1990 – 2016

 

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2012 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 8 VENUS
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2011 BEST RADIO STATION 2 CKUT
2011 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 6 OFF THE HOOK
2011 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 7 VENUS
2010 BEST RADIO STATION 2 CKUT
2010 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 2 AUDIO SMUT
2010 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 5 OFF THE HOOK
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2010 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM WE FUNK
2009 BEST RADIO STATION 1 CKUT
2009 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 4 WE FUNK
2009 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 6 OFF THE HOOK
2009 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM AUDIO SMUT
2009 BEST LOCAL RADIO HOST 9 OFF THE HOOK
2009 BEST LOCAL RADIO HOST HM ESTELLE- UPSTAGE
2008 BEST RADIO STATION 1 CKUT
2008 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 9 DJ STATIC
2008 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 3 WE FUNK
2008 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 10 OFF THE HOOK
2007 BEST RADIO STATION 1 CKUT
2007 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 2 OFF THE HOOK
2007 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 3 FOLK ROOTS
2007 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 10 MASTERS AT WORK
2007 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM WE FUNK
2007 BEST LOCAL RADIO HOST 7 BUDDA BLAZE
2007 BEST LOCAL RADIO HOST 10 MIKE REGENSTREIF
2006 BEST RADIO STATION 1 CKUT
2006 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 1 OFF THE HOOK
2006 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 3 WE FUNK
2006 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 6 FOLK ROOTS
2006 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 9 MASTERS AT WORK
2006 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW H.M. MIND SOUL & SPIRIT
2005 BEST RADIO STATION 1 CKUT
2005 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 1 OFF THE HOOK
2005 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 6 WE FUNK
2005 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 7 MASTERS AT WORK
2005 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 10 FOLK ROOTS
2005 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW H.M MIND SOUL & SPIRIT
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2004 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 1 OFF THE HOOK
2004 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 5 MASTERS AT WORK
2004 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 6 WE FUNK
2004 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW H.M VENUS
2003 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 3 OFF THE HOOK
2003 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 6 CYPHER
2003 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 7 FOLK ROOTS
2003 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW H.,M UNDERGROUND SOUNDS
2003 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW H.M. HARVEY CHRIST
2003 BEST LOCAL NEWSCAST 5 OFF THE HOUR
2002 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 1 OFF THE HOOK
2002 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 3 FOLK ROOTS
2002 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 6 AACK
2000 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 4 FOLK
2000 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM
1999 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM I FEEL A SONG COMIN ON
1999 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM UNDERGROUND SOUNDS
1999 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM SUBTERANEAN JUNGLE
1999 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM GREY MATTERS
1999 BEST LOCAL RADIO HOST HM GEORGE EVANS
1998 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 5 TIGA & GNAT
1998 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM DYKES ON MYKES
1998 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM MASTERS AT WORK
1997 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM DYKES ON MYKES
1997 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM TIGA & GNAT
1997 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM DRASTIC PLASTIC
1997 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW HM SUBTERANEAN JUNGLE
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1991 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 1 AACK
1991 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 2 CUPS & CAKES
1991 BEST MONTREAL RADIO PERSONALITY 2 AACK
1990 BEST LOCAL RADIO STATION 1 CKUT
1990 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 2 BIG MAYBELLE
1990 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW 3 DYKES ON MYKES
1990 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW H.M AACK
1990 BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW H.M SOUND SUPREME
1990 BEST RADIO PERSONALIT6Y 2 BIG MAYBELLE
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Yup, on a Saturday afternoon April 5th 2014 CKUT and Rickey D Events (still bringing you those slow jams every Sunday night on the Sound of Soul  midnight – 1am) put on a lecture unlike any the Stephen Leacock Auditorium at McGill University had seen before.

For one – there was a dj there.  Thanks to Pro-V (All Day Way Live Radio Wednesdays 3 – 5pm) on CKUT.

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and people with Wu Tang Clan tattoos on the back of their neck

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Perhaps the biggest event the station has every held?  It involved a number of new challenges.  Like how do you promote a lecture by a hip hop artist?

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How do you deal with online tickets?

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The event was hosted by Stephen “Zip” Hennesey (host of Ill Groove Garden Sunday night 11pm – midnight on CKUT).

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And we pretty much packed the place.

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Gza was Generous.  He read a prepared speech that connected the dots between chess, physics, being relevant, hip hop, love, the meaning of life and more.

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A bunch of people lined up to ask questions.

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Here’s Zips recap on Ill Groove Garden Sun April 6th

Links to some coverage we got;

The Main

Montreal Gazette

Mtl Blog

McGill Tribune