jason on 09/12/2011 at 10:45AM
CKUT may be Canada's largest and most active volunteer-owned campus/community radio station. Based out of McGill University in Montreal, CKUT's 5700 watt 90.3FM signal and online presence at ckut.ca is a true community voice with programming in English, French, Spanish, Korean, Hindi, and Haitian Creole and programs that include West Indian Rhythms, Folk Directions, Tiempo Latino, Macondo, Voice of Korea, Queer Corps, Freekick, Bollywood Dhamaka, WeFunk and "New Shit" (yes, you can say that on the radio in Canada) from a music department with the freeform motto of "yes, it's music."
CKUT kicks off their FMA portal with a mix of highlights from Montreal Sessions, an artist-in-residency program and zone for experimentation that includes live performance, curation, interviews and free improvisation. It's an approach that reminds me a bit of fellow FMA curator Dublab's Sprout Sessions, but with the distinct flavor of the Montreal experimental music community.