It’s a busy time around here as we gear up for the annual Homelessness Marathon at CKUT… In addition to that, I’ve got a couple other projects on the go that are keeping me on my toes this week. Hectic times like these call for extra coffee – I’ve downed three cups so far this morning and am already needing more.
:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Tomorrow marks the 15th annual Homelessness Marathon: a yearly overnight coast to coast radio broadcast to raise awareness of homelessness and the issues that contribute to it. This broadcast started a decade and a half ago right here at CKUT and has grown to be a full-on, national initiative produced collaboratively by a wide range of stations across Canada. Rather than a traditional monetary fundraiser, the Marathon aims to raise awareness about housing issues and give a platform for those impacted to share their stories. Stream the whole thing live at ckut.ca from5pm on February 22nd – 7am on February 23rd, and check out the Facebook event for more info on what you’ll hear during the broadcast.
ckut top 30 – february 21, 2017
1. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
2. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
3. avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche – pas pire pop, i love you so much – constellation CC *
4. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
5. homeshake – fresh air – sinderlyn CC * Continue reading
Busy times here in Montreal — the 11th annual Homelessness Marathon took place last week, and it was a pretty spectacular overnight broadcast complete with -20 celsius temperatures and plenty of snow. So much amazing programming focusing on the invisible homeless, abuse, Aboriginal housing, health care, accessible community resources, and oh so much more∑ Big thanks to everyone who participated and the 40+ stations across Canadian that aired segments of the broadcast. Full audio archives up soon on ckut.ca/homeless.
Perhaps as a result of the 3-7am shift I ended up teching during the Marathon, my immune system has kicked out and I’ve been fighting an ugly cold for the past several days∑ Trying to tough it out, as my band is slated to play as part of a very exciting bill on Friday night w/ Mark Molnar and H. de Heutz, both of whom are amazing — will need serious energies to even try to act as a proper opener for such talented folks.
Loud chart returns next week.
“The eleventh annual Homelessness Marathon will once again serve up 14 hours of people-powered radio, broadcasting this year from multiple cities across Canada. With the goal of being a consciousness-raising event, the Marathon will provide an opportunity for homeless people and their allies to take to the airwaves, and allow a nationwide discussion on homelessness issues and possible solutions.”
@ SUNDOWN TONIGHT, February 20th
TUNE IN TO CKUT 90.3 FM or DIRECT YOUR WEB BROWSERS TO www.ckut.ca/homeless for:
14 hours of jam packed radio about homelessness, housing issues, and poverty.
Call in toll-free at 1-866-594-7729 to speak your mind about housing and homelessness.
MORE INFO at the Facebook page
Poster by Jesse Orr
The eleventh annual Homelessness Marathon will once again serve up 14 hours of people-powered radio, broadcasting this year from multiple cities across Canada. With the goal of being a consciousness-raising event, the Marathon will provide an opportunity for homeless people and their allies to take to the airwaves, and allow a nationwide discussion on homelessness issues and possible solutions.
This year’s Homelessness Marathon will broadcast live from the streets of Montreal, and several other locations across Canada, on Wednesday, February 20th, starting at sunset and running all night long until sunrise on Thursday, February 21st.
MORE INFO HERE: http://ckut.ca/homeless/
OR EMAIL Candice CASCANETTE at:
514-448-4041 ext. 6788