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:


Commemorative Broadcast Len Dobbin July 2009

Margo Lane – Oral History

30th Anniversary – In Conversation with Rickey D


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.

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

Cocoa Tea, Pat, Angel

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


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.