CKUT : yes, it is music.
CKUT's music programmes run the gamut of genres and non-genres with a penchant for innovation and experimentation, niches of pleasure to titillate a variety of discerning listener's tastes. Our broadcast studio is used as a zone for live experimentation, performance, and community involvement on a weekly basis. We don't take ourselves too seriously and enjoy pushing the boundaries of what's expected from a radio frequency.
CKUT is one of the largest volunteer owned and operated Campus/Community radio stations in Montreal, broadcasting 5000 watts of power at 90.3FM from the radio tower that crowns the peak of Mount Royal. The terrestrial range of the broadcast signal reaches about 150 kilometres around the city, with live streaming and six months of program archives available at ckut.ca. CKUT is supported by the students of McGill University, community members, and listener's from Montreal and beyond.
CKUT is one of the the largest, if not the largest and most active Campus/Community Radio Stations in Canada. The station's direction and programming is a result of the ideas and efforts of over four hundred volunteers who create live radio 24/7, 365 days a year. A volunteer owned and operated station, CKUT operates with a non-hierarchical collective management structure. CKUT's programming is split into three categories with music occupying the largest portion of air time, and news and culture programmes providing the much needed space for marginalized voices and opinions.
No traffic reports, story assignments, play lists, listener surveys, or demographics to cater to, CKUT 's programming content is entirely in the hands of our volunteer hosts and producers who have free reign over the content that they send out over the airwaves, ensuring that the station's programming is not dictated by some self appointed taste maker. 95% of the programming produced in house.
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ckutmusic on 01/23/2015 at 07:37PM
A fusion of voice and electronics, ancient songs and modern technology, Hazy Montagne Mystique blends an array of synthesized noises while never losing its lively and deeply human essence. Whether it's the processed rhythms that bear striking resemblance to the human heartbeat or the otherworldly vocal tones that appear and disappear instantly within a song, there is something unique about the way HMM bridges the gap between the organic and the mechanic. You could call it ethereal but that doesn't quite do it justice. Perhaps it's best to just open your ears good and wide and let the music take you where it will.
ckutmusic on 01/16/2015 at 05:13PM
Echo Beach, aka Montreal sound sculptor extraordinaire Julie Matson, is no stranger to CKUT. She's joined us for performances on Venus and Modular Systems in the past, and now she's back with a couple new gems from a live in-studio on experimental program If You Got Ears. Throughout both songs her signature rich tones are omnipresent, buzzing around hushed vocals and hovering suspended yet wholly encompassing. Subtle movements in pitch and timbre create an array of textures cut through by playful synth bleeps. Open your ears and let it wash over you.