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CKUT-FM logo.png
City Montreal, Quebec
Broadcast area Greater Montreal area
Branding 90.3 FM CKUT Montreal
Frequency 90.3 MHz
First air date 1966 as CFRM (Radio Mc Gill)
1987 as CKUT-FM
Format campus-community
ERP 5,003 watts
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 242.5 meters (796 ft)
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 45°30′20.16″N 73°35′30.12″W / 45.5056000°N 73.5917000°W / 45.5056000; -73.5917000Coordinates: 45°30′20.16″N 73°35′30.12″W / 45.5056000°N 73.5917000°W / 45.5056000; -73.5917000
Owner Radio CKUT (non-profit organisation)

CKUT-FM is the official campus community radio station of McGill University. It can be heard at 90.3 FM in Montreal, 91.7 on cable, or on the CKUT website. CKUT's FM signal, broadcast from a tower on the top of Mount Royal, reaches as far as the Eastern Townships and upstate New York. CKUT is consistently voted as the Best Radio Station in The Montreal Mirror's, "Cult Montreal" Best of Montreal Readers Poll.

CKUT's programming is produced by more than 300 volunteers - McGill students and members of the community. The station also employs a handful of full-time and part-time coordinators. The station's format is freeform in that each programmer is responsible for choosing music without regard to commercial interests.

A great variety of music and spoken-word shows are broadcast daily in a multiplicity of languages, including English, French, Spanish, Korean, Hindi, and Haitian Creole.

CKUT established and has for the last ten years hosted the annual "Homelessness Marathon." Every February, the marathon broadcasts fourteen hours from dusk until dawn. The broadcast engages with homelessness in Canada live and direct from the streets of Montreal.


Among CKUT's many programs are:

  • Bluegrass Ramblings, established by Ross Harvey; formerly hosted by Adam Schwarzenberg; currently hosted by Dara Weiss
  • Caravan, hosted by Samaa Elibyari
  • Country Classics Hour, established by Ross Harvey; currently hosted by Little Andy, Katie Moore, and Julia Kater
  • Dykes on Mykes, hosted by Shannon Herrick
  • The Free Kick Radio Show, hosted by Clara-Swan Kennedy
  • Folk Directions, hosted by Gerry Goodfriend.
  • Jazz Amuck hosted by john b since 1986
  • International Radio Report, hosted by Sheldon Harvey & David Asselin
  • Latin Time - Tiempo Latino, hosted by Sergio Martinez
  • LegalEase, hosted by a collective of McGill law students
  • Macondo & El Club de los Feos, hosted by Juan-Carlos Quintana, DJ Irwin Franco, and Diego Puente "El Farandulero"
  • Native Solidarity News, hosted by the Native Solidarity News Collective
  • New Shit, a collective program hosted by the Music Department
  • Off The Hook, hosted by DJ Buddablaze, Revolution and Flow
  • Off The Hour, hosted by the Community News Collective
  • Roots Rock Rebel, hosted by Aaron Lakoff
  • Samedi Midi, hosted by Raymond Laurent
  • Sigaw ng Bayan MTL, hosted by the Sigaw ng Bayan Radio Collective
  • Spitfiyah! Women of Colour Radio
  • The Tuesday Morning After, hosted by Edward Yersh
  • The Friday Morning After, hosted by Craig Sauve, Josh Hind, Ken McMurray and Amie Watson
  • The Weekend Groove, created by RonniLov hosted by Mikey Don, Everton Green
  • Underground Sounds, hosted by Nick Schofield
  • Voice of Korea
  • WeFunk, hosted by Professor Groove and DJ Static
  • West Indian Rhythms, hosted by Howard "Stretch" Carr & Faithlyn Sankar
  • Where's the Beat?, hosted by Eliot Handelman with Andie Sigler, and Aj
  • William Shatner's Whiskey Tears, hosted by the enigmatic and mysterious "Gary", along with a collective of McGill students and alumni
  • Your Radio is Broken, hosted by Dj Melon and Rhys Taylor

Underground Sounds[edit]

Underground Sounds broadcasts Montreal music on CKUT Mondays 8-10pm, and has been airing since 1987. Host Nick Schofield features new music from emerging artists, focusing on upcoming concerts and album releases through interviews, live performances and playlists. In 2014, Cult Montreal readers voted Schofield #1 Radio Host and Underground Sounds #1 Radio Show in Montreal.

Voice of Korea[edit]

Voice of Korea [1] (not to be confused with the North Korean shortwave radio service of same name) is an hour-long program broadcast every Tuesday at 2PM. Entirely created by volunteers composed of 1st and 2nd-generation Koreans as well as other Asians, Voice of Korea features content for both the local Korean community and local residents through its bilingual (English and Korean) programming. Each show contains International News, Local Korean Community News, Weekly Event Calendar, Korean Movie Preview, Korean Culture Feature Story, Language Exchange for learning Korean and French and Top 5 Korean movies and songs for the week.

Dykes on Mykes[edit]

Dykes on Mykes [2] was founded in 1987 to produce media that would both represent the diversity of the lesbian community, and would provide the opportunity for these communities to critically examine pertinent political and cultural issues. The show takes place bi-weekly in English.

Macondo & el Club de los Feos[edit]

Macondo & el Club de los Feos [3]"Macondo & El Club de los Feos" is a two-hour show that plays Latin music, Salsa, merengue Bachata and Ballads . Show in English, French and Spanish. The Show is divided in 4 segments: El set de Salsa Clásica pal que sabe y el que no que aprenda / El Haha Mix, Las novedades / La Pausa Cuchi Cuchi / Aqui mando yo (we play what you want)

Roots Rock Rebel[edit]

Roots Rock Rebel is a weekly music program hosted by Aaron Lakoff, which features ska, reggae, soul, and punk music. The show began in an overnight time-slot in 2003 under the name "Rude Rude Radio", and moved into its current timeslot in January 2006 under the name "Roots Rock Rebel". Some of the legendary ska and reggae artists who have been interviewed on Roots Rock Rebel include Lynn Taitt of The Skatalites, Pauline Black of The Selecter, and Hopeton Lewis, who is often credited as the originator of the rocksteady genre. The program airs Wednesday nights from 10pm-12am on CKUT.

Past Shows No Longer On The Air[edit]

  • AACK!!, hosted by Lorrie Edmonds
  • Dobbin's Den, hosted by Len Dobbin
  • Eugene Weems Presents, hosted by Eugene Edgar Weems (CFRM era)
  • Movement Museum, hosted by Chris 'Zeke' Hand, Finn Upham and Jon Crellin.
  • No I'm Iron Man, hosted by Dan Maxham and Matthew Maxham


  1. ^ Official website for Voice of Korea
  2. ^ iTunes Website for Dykes on Mykes iTunes Website
  3. ^ Official website for Macondo & El Club de los Feos

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