CKUT Training Days: Oct 24-26

A great opportunity to learn more about the importance, effect, and technical details of media!

Even if you’re not into radio broadcasting specifically, there will be presentations and workshops on grassroots and community media and reporting, and JHR member David Koch is presenting a workshop on headlines research and writing.

CKUT (90.3FM) is the student-run community radio station which runs out of the same building as QPIRG on University St (below des Pins). JHR’s radio show airs on CKUT in the All Things McGill timeslot (Monday 11-11:30am). PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND at!
The details:
TRAINING DAYS: CKUT is organizing a keynote presentation, hands-on trainings, and discussions from October 24th-26th.

Join CKUT and Media@McGill on Friday, October 24th, when we host Anna Leventhal in a lecture titled, “Roots of Grass: An (Incomplete) History of Alternative Media in Quebec.”  This multimedia discussion is FREE and will be held in Arts W-215 (853 Sherbrooke W.) at 7pm.  For more information visit

On Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 6pm, hands-on workshops will include: Intro & Advanced Digital Editing, Researching/Writing Headlines & Uploading for Distribution, Setting-up for Live Radio, Analogue Tape Tricks, Collective Radio Production, Fundraising for Your Radio, and more!  All workshops will be held at CKUT Radio (3647 University) and are for CKUT members only.  Food will be provided.  For a complete schedule, contact

And join us for our closing presentation “Campus Community Radio in Canada” on Sunday, October 26th, from 4:30-6pm at The Yellow Door (3625 Aylmer).  This discussion will feature locked-out CKLN member Sharmeen Khan, plus representatives from CKUT Radio, and will focus on: the history of community campus radio, its function in today’s media landscape, the difficulties this type of media is facing and its future.  Visit for more information on the lock-out at CKLN.


Anna Leventhal is a writer and media enthusiast who has been involved in grassroots media initiatives in Montreal for the past decade.  She is a recent graduate of McGill University’s Communication Studies Masters program, where she researched public-access television and its potential for radical disruption of mainstream media narratives.  She has been a volunteer at CKUT 90.3 FM since 2000, was part of the Projet MOBILIVRE/BOOKMOBILE Project, and is one of the founders of the Bibliograph/e Zine Library.  She was the curator of Quebec Alternative: Radical Publications of 1970s Quebec, an exhibition shown at the Rare Books and Special Collections division of the McGill University Library.  She writes and blogs for Shameless (an independent feminist magazine for young women), and is the contributing editor of The Art of Trespassing, an anthology of new writing from Invisible Publishing.

— Closing Speaker Bio —

Sharmeen Khan is currently finishing her MA in Communications and Culture where she is researching the role of social change, training and community radio. She has been active in community radio since 2000 at radio stations such as CFUV 101.9FM, Victoria, CFRO 102.7FM, CKLN 88.1FM and CHRY 105.5FM. She currently work at OPIRG-York and is the editor of Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action. She is also on the board of the National Community Radio Association of Canada.


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