CKDJ-FM

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CKDJ-FM
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City of license Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Broadcast area National Capital Region
Slogan Ottawa's New Music
Frequency 107.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 3 October 1994
Format Campus Community
Power 100 watts
ERP 0.1 kW
Class A1
Owner Algonquin College
Webcast Windows Media stream
(via Listen Live link)
Website ckdj.net

CKDJ-FM is a Canadian radio station. It is the campus radio station of Ottawa's Algonquin College and broadcasts on 107.9 FM.

The station was launched in 1972 as a closed circuit outlet using the call letters CBRT (College Broadcasting Radio Television). At the time, the radio and television broadcasting programs at the college were one unit, though they were later split into two completely separate entities. It was licensed by the CRTC to broadcast on FM in 1994, and was launched on October 3 that year.[1]

Until 2003 when it moved to its current frequency, the station broadcast at 96.9 FM with a power of only 8 watts.[2]

The station also operates a very low-power radio station at 1700 kHz on the AM dial, known as "AIR AM 1700 | All Hit Radio". [3]

2015 - 2016 programming and management[edit]

  • Program Director: Rebecca Lafrance
  • Assistant Program Director: Kyle Fournier
  • Social Media Director: Khalif Fequet
  • General Sales Manager: Owen Kennedy
  • Music Director: Dylan Cole/ Maddy Eisenberg
  • Promotions Directors: Bryana Liko, Braeden Mayhew, Amanda Evoy
  • Production Director: Joshua Crabbe
  • Creative/Traffic Director: Peter Stone
  • Sports Directors: Rebecca Ann Carswell, Jordan Pearson

2014 - 2015 programming and management[edit]

  • Program Director: Nathan Coffin
  • Assistant Program Director: Zoe Thorne / Roger Khatib
  • Director of Special Projects: Charles Belanger
  • News Director: Percy Hodgins
  • Music Director: Kat Schwind / Geoff Bacso
  • Promotions Directors: Nicolai Hadchity
  • Production Director: Deanna Dee
  • Creative/Traffic Director: Tyler Monette
  • Sports Directors: Will Macklin, Tim Probert
  • Assistant Sports Director: Cory Mes
  • Executive Producer of Hockey: Stuart Walter
  • Sales Manager: Stephanie Laurin
  • Social Media Director: Ian Tromp, Anna Lefebvre

2013 - 2014 programming and management[edit]

  • Program Director: Dave Heintzman
  • Assistant Program Director: Brady McLean / Dayna Brez
  • News Director: Peter Harrison
  • Assistant News Director : Eric Green
  • Music Director: Noël Beausoleil / Mj Mari
  • Promotions Directors: Sam Wilson / Troy Pitkeathly
  • Production Director: Dawson Houle / Zach Hopkins
  • Creative/Traffic Director: Rosemary Trost / Ian Mitchell
  • Sports Director: Jake Sadocha
  • Sales Manager: Dennis Combe
  • Social Media Director: Adam Moore

2012 - 2013 programming and management[edit]

  • Program Director: Gill Proudfoot
  • Assistant Program Director: Jeff Ford / Azra Nazarali
  • News Director: Jeff Jewett / Stephen Ellsworth
  • Music Director: Doug Ralph / Tyrell Henry
  • Assistant Music Director: Clarissa Baron / Rylan Vroom
  • Promotions Directors: Kaitlyn Nuttall / Sarah Gray
  • Production Director: Jake Steinbacher
  • Creative/Traffic Director: Ryan Beacom
  • Sports Director: Colin Teskey
  • Sales Manager: Kesley Rice
  • Social Media Director: Ricki Philogene

2011 - 2012 programming and management[edit]

  • Program director: Ryan Gibson
  • Assistant Program Director: Brian Donohue
  • News director: Mark Mainville
  • Music director: Megan Haikalis
  • Promotions directors: Kelsey Somerville
  • Production director: Paolo DeGasperis
  • Creative/traffic director: Laurie-Ann Copple
  • Sports coordinator: David Reynolds
  • Sales manager: Livia Rismondo
  • Social Media director: David Reynolds

2010 - 2011 programming and management[edit]

  • Station manager: Dave Brown
  • Program director: Dave Brown
  • Assistant PD: Johnny Novak
  • News director: Ted Raymond
  • Music director: Jay Thuler
  • Promotions directors: Tia Borden, Courtenay Darwin, Alethea Henry
  • Production director: Travis Pelletier
  • Creative/traffic director: Elise Amaral
  • Sports director: Graham Creech
  • Sales manager: Jeremy Scott

2009 - 2010 management team[edit]

In spring 2009, program coordinator Don Crockford decided to reinstate a full management structure.

  • Station manager: Cody Belanger
  • Program director: Christopher Duffy
  • Music director: Eric Naylor
  • News director: J.M. Guindon
  • Promotions directors: Lindsay Collier
  • Production director: Eric Scott
  • Creative/traffic director: Brock Young
  • Sports director: Ron Hogg
  • Sales manager: Jamieson Bridal

2008 - 2009 programming[edit]

The World Show - World Groove - broadcast Mondays at 9am. The show played different types of world music. Hosted by Bernie O'Hara and Miranda Bobiwash.

Sounds of the 613 - Mondays at 9pm, this show spotlighted local artists. Common formats for the show included interviews, live in-studio shows and giving away free tickets to concerts.

Folk Show - 3 Chords And The Truth - Tuesdays at 9am. Hosted by Chris Feeney and Ted Simpson.

The Jazz Show - Jazz Trance - Wednesdays at 9am. Hosted by Bernie O'Hara and Julie Gravelle.

The Blues Show - Blue Notes - Every Thursday and Friday morning at 9am. Played blues from the past and present, specifically from Canada.

Current Affairs - Between The Lines - Every Friday at 11am, Between The Lines checked out what is going on around the college, Ottawa and the world.

Current Affairs - The Algonquin Show - This was CKDJ's official current affairs program. Students of the radio broadcasting program at Algonquin college went throughout the campus and surrounding community to find stories and report on them. Features of the show included The Algonquin Report, a news report at the beginning of the show; profiles, produced reports that were three minutes long; documentaries, produced pieces that spanned over five minutes long; reviews, critiques of recently released movies, albums, video games or books and rants, where students had a chance to vent their views about things they had problems with. There were no set hosts for this show; the line-up changes from day to day.

Sports - Beat By The Buzzer - Friday mornings at 10am. Four guys arguing, pouting, occasionally throwing temper tantrums, and making fun of the Leafs.

Nepean Raiders Hockey' - Even though the station went off the air every weekend, it came back on for a short period on Sundays at 2pm.

2007 - 2008 programming and management[edit]

Programming

Unsportsmanlike Conduct - This show was broadcast every Friday afternoon at 4:00. It was primarily devoted to sports talk such as hockey and baseball, but put an emphasis on local sports as well. Hosted by Dave Richards, Joel Gasson, Matt Kaunisviita, and Steve Cool.

CKDJ's Reels of Excellence - Thursday afternoons at 4:05. This half-hour show was divided into a weekly theatrical review section that could either take a look at upcoming movies or movies from the previous week in theaters. A weekly DVD review section where they discuss recently released films, television shows, box sets, and cult and classic footage as well as the bonus features associated with each. The show finished with the "G&R Weekly Throwback" where the hosts alternated weekly and did an in-depth review on a classic film that was popular since its inception or had obtained cult status. The show was hosted by Rehan Butt and Graeme Beamish.

The Jazz Show - Jazz Hands - Thursday and Friday at 9am. It showcased jazz from around the world, especially Canada. The show was hosted by Graeme Beamish and Dave Marta.

The World Show - 6 Continents in 60 Minutes - Wednesdays at 9am. The show played different types of world music that would not normally ever be heard on other radio stations including music from friend of the show Carol Welsman. The show also included in-studio guests Jorge Gomez and Leandro Gonzales from Tiempo Libre and Pavlo. The show was hosted by Pat Kerr and Tim Prinzen. Dave Marta replaced Pat Kerr following reading week.

The Blues Show - Blues Soup - Monday and Tuesday morning at 9am. Played blues from the past and present, specifically from Canada. Steve Kemp, Jason McNeil and Juan Serje were the hosts.

The Top 25 - Tuesday at 7pm. The show counted down the 25 most popular songs of the week as voted by the listeners on CKDJ.net. Hosted by Amelia Chabot and Connie Colepaugh

The Algonquin Show - Monday to Thursday at 3pm. This was CKDJ's only current affairs program. Students of the radio broadcasting program at Algonquin college went throughout the campus and surrounding community to find stories and report on them. Features of the show included The Algonquin Report, a news report at the beginning of the show; profiles, produced reports that were three minutes long; documentaries, produced pieces that spanned over five minutes long; reviews, critiques of recently released movies, albums, video games or books and rants, where students had a chance to vent their views about things they had problems with. There were no set hosts for this show; the line-up changed from day to day.

Nepean Raiders Hockey - Even though the station went off the air every weekend, it came back on for a short period on Sundays at 2pm, hosted by Pat Kerr and Joel Gasson, to do play-by-play and colour commentary on Nepean Raiders hockey. Steve Cool, Dave Richards, and others provided all the other happenings in the sports world during the intermission.

Management team

In the 2007 - 2008 year CKDJ decided to change management structure. There were no positions held beside music director.

  • Music Director: Jared Boucher

2006 - 2007 programming and management[edit]

Programming

The Playmakers - This show was broadcast every Thursday afternoon at 12:30. It was primarily devoted to sports talk such as hockey and baseball, but put an emphasis on local sports as well. The show was hosted by Pat Cashman and Dan Legroulx.

The Cinema - Thursday afternoons at 12:00. This half-hour show discussed recently released movies in theatres and on DVD, and occasionally delved into celebrity gossip. The show was hosted by Braden Adam and Nick Vilhan. It was previously hosted by Braden Adam and Kimberley Hopkins.

Beavers in Igloos - Thursday mornings at 11:00 from November until December 7, 2006. It was a showcase of Canadian bands. Other features included interviews and the "Canadian Killer Track", which was the top Canadian song on the station's Top 25 show. The show was hosted by Dan Legroulx and Stephen Gower. It did not return to CKDJ in 2007.

The Jazz Show - Mondays and Tuesdays and 9am. It showcased jazz from around the world, especially Canada. The show was hosted by Braden Adam and Paula Graham.

Around the World in 60 Minutes - Wednesdays at 9am. The show played different types of world music that would not normally ever be heard on other radio stations. The show was hosted by Adam Rochon and Steve Watson.

Born Under a Bad Sign - Thursday and Friday morning at 9am. Played blues from the past and present, specifically from Canada. Susan Young and Carly D'Amico were the original hosts of the show, although Amanda Vajda took D'Amico's place.

The Top 25 - Wednesday nights at 8pm (the only exception was when the show was moved a day earlier so it would land on Halloween - October 31, 2006). The show counted down the 25 most popular songs of the week as voted by the listeners on CKDJ.net. Features on the show include 'The Dirt' where they discussed celebrity gossip, the "Sureshot" - a song that music director Dan Legroulx thought would chart well - and 'Top of the Tops' where they gave lists of the best of everything. The lists were usually arbitrary, decided upon by the hosts of the show, Matt McIntyre and Shannon Smith.

The Algonquin Show - Monday to Thursday at 3:00pm, this was CKDJ's only current affairs program. Students of the radio broadcasting program at Algonquin college went throughout the campus and surrounding community to find stories and report on them. Features of the show included The Algonquin Report, a news report at the beginning of the show; profiles, produced reports that were three minutes long; documentaries, produced pieces that spanned over five minutes long; reviews, critiques of recently released movies, albums, video games or books and rants, where students had a chance to vent their views about things they had problems with. There were no set hosts for this show; the line-up changed from day to day.

Nepean Raiders Hockey - Even though the station went off the air every weekend, it came back on for a short period on Sundays at 2pm to do colour commentary on Nepean Raiders hockey. Pat Cashman and Mike way did the commentating.

Management team

  • Station manager: Kyra Kratzmann
  • Program director: Matt McIntyre
  • Music director: Dan Legroulx / Amanda Vajda
  • News director: Nick Vilhan
  • Promotions directors: Mike Way & Kori Hall
  • Production director: Steph DeWolfe
  • Sports director: Pat Cashman
  • Creative/traffic director: Stephen Gower
  • Webmaster: Amanda Vajda

2005 - 2006 programming and management[edit]

Programming

U235 - CKDJ's heavy metal show hosted by Chris Chisamore and Andrew Elliot. Jesse Baker took Elliot's hosting duties in mid-March when Elliot went to intern at CILV-FM. The show was originally broadcast on Thursday nights, but was quickly switched to Wednesday nights at 10:00 due to scheduling conflicts. Mark Steigerwald and Don MacLean occasionally appeared on the show with short profiles of bands and music scenes. U235, or Uranium-235, was used as a title for the show because it is a 'heavy metal' and the hosts wanted a clever title. Uranium is a member of the Actinide chemical series on the periodic table of the elements.

Lost in Transition - Hosts Ian Durkin, Ian "Mister Wilson" Wilson and Chris Kellet spun their own electronica with turn tables for this show. The original timeslot was Wednesdays at 11pm, but this was quickly switched to Thursdays at 11pm due to scheduling conflicts.

Top 25 - Mondays at 6pm. Hosts Sam Rankin and Andrew Laughrin counted down the top 25 songs of the week, as voted by the listeners at CKDJ.net.

Management team

  • Station manager: Scott Cramer
  • Program director: Brandy Thompson
  • Assistant PD: Chelsea Miller
  • News director: Jason McIntyre
  • Music director: Brad MacLauchlan
  • Promotions director: Lesley Dennis
  • Production manager: Rob Kealy
  • Creative/traffic director: Jesse Baker
  • Sales manager: Alex Brazeau
  • Sports director: Josh Taylor

2003 - 2004 programming and management[edit]

Programming

Top 25 - Hosts Ryan Lindsay and Luke Nugent counted down the top 25 songs of the week, as voted by the listeners at CKDJ.net.

Management team

  • Station manager: Ryan "Rico" Lindsay
  • Program director: Luc Vaillancourt
  • Assistant PD: Heather Powell (née Cosburn)
  • News director: Jason Scotland
  • Music director:
  • Promotions director: Megan Hyland
  • Production manager: Adam Rogers
  • Assistant production manager: Shawn Whalen
  • Creative/traffic director: Julia Kirkey
  • Sales manager: Mark Merredew
  • Sports director: Kenny "The Brick" Walls

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Coordinates: 45°20′48.97″N 75°45′33.79″W / 45.3469361°N 75.7593861°W / 45.3469361; -75.7593861