Sounds Of Stories

Radio show

Events in November 2015

  • There are no events scheduled during this period.

Listen live to the radio.

Every Thursday night from 10PM to 11PM

Dana Somayaji, Kourosh Farrokhzad, Phil Bennett, David Sklubal and the award-winning studio engineer David E. Pratt host bands and musicians performing live on the air in the CKCU studios with David Pratt engineering the broadcast. All musical styles are featured. Guests of various levels of experience — from professionals to amateurs — are invited.

  • live off the studio floor
  • no pre-recorded performances
  • no taped delay
  • listener participation
  • open telephone lines

This interactive show lets listeners call in and speak with the guests. The on-air studio telephone number is 520-2528[CKCU] and the area code is (613) for the long-distance listeners.

If you want to be on the show, checkout the CONTACT section for details.

The live show is broadcast in FM stereo. The archived recordings are provided in Ogg Vorbis because it is a superior audio compression format. Compared to other formats, it compresses audio into smaller files while maintaining the same quality. As an added bonus, it is completely open-source, unpatented and free of any intellectual or commercial property rights. If your proprietary software is old and does not play cutting-edge high quality audio, learn to download the appropriate codec or get a better audio player.

All broadcast recordings are the copyright of CKCU 93.1 FM Radio Carleton.

CKCU Pledge of Allgiance

I pledge allegiance to CKCU and the Frequency Modulation from which it broadcasts: NINETY-THREE point ONE FM Radio Carleton.

One station, united through the airwaves, bringing community campus radio to all!

Tuning and Talking

Practice tuning and talking to your audience at the same time.

So you want to be a rock star?

Start at the beginning and accept the bitter truth: you are not a rock star.

You might be a rock star one day but right now, you are not a rock star. So, do not act like a rock star just yet. Act like you want to be a rock star. That means be humble, pay attention to the other musicians around you and try to learn as much as you can from everybody else.

Practice, practice and practice some more. You might think you are good but you are never good enough. Record your practices and listen to them. Listen to your mistakes and listen to your improvizations.

Try to get gigs. Get to know other bands and ask them if you can open for them.

Make a demo recording as soon as possible and make it available for sale at gigs. Always have recordings for sale at gigs even if you do not think they are the best recordings ever. Your recordings should have your contact information clearly displayed on the cover and on the media.