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The CIUT New Music Show

CIUT’s new music show is run by University of Toronto undergraduate student Jyotsna. Every week she features the best of new music spanning across all genres, as well as discussing who the artists are and why she thinks the music is special. Tune in every Saturday morning to hear the best of the best new music.

Launch! T.O.

Launch!TO showcases a different emerging artist in Toronto every week, this show is entirely run by students at the University of Toronto. Every week students interview, record, and showcase emerging local artists and announce music news in the city. Tune in each week to see the best of student and artist collaboration.

Ruby Slippers

Music fiend passionate about the power of community radio. Veteran programmer back for another round on CIUT. All artists are welcome, new and older, from near and far. It’s all about the music, I’m just the host...

Tracks From Abroad

Tracks From Abroad amplifies diverse voices at the University of Toronto through international music and open-minded discussion. We feature weekly interviews with international students, U of T professors, and local artists to learn more about the multicultural city of Toronto, Canada. ”No country is too small, and someday, TFA will visit them all.”

The Radical Reverend

Think all those in faith communities are misogynist homophobic idiots? Think again! Religion and politics no matter what you believe shape the world. Listen to the Revolutionary Rantings of the Radical Reverend and other heretics! Former MPP Parkdale High Park and now Minister at Trinity St Paul’s Centre for Faith Justice ad the Arts, The Radical Reverend, Cheri DiNovo passed into law more LGBTQ Bills than anyone in Canadian history, including Banning Conversion Therapy in Ontario, Parent Equality, and Trans Rights in the Human Rights Code. She also performed Canada’s first legalized same sex marriage. Cheri is also an Order of Canada Receipient

Dr. Mouth’s Rock’n’Roll Lunch Party

Dr Mouth is a crafty CIUT veteran, hosting three different shows in the 90s. Now he’s back to blow your mind with his weekly Rock & Roll Lunch Party every Tuesday at Noon. Delivered with all the finesse of a pro wrestler turned televangelist, it’s a sonic attack of forgotten gems from the 40s to the present day! Lunch has never sounded better!

Moondog’s Ballroom

You ain’t no punk you punk; This here’s the real junk! The best of Rawk n’ Roll from the roots til the future; Punk, New Wave, Rockabilly, Surf, Garage, Psyche, Cowpunk, Psychobilly, Honky Tonk, Blues, Swing, Doo Wop, Soul, Ska, Hillbilly Boogie & Gospel just like the Good Lord intended. Tuesdays at 5pm Past shows & playlists here;

Dementia 13

Musical rarities from the original Psychedelic Era, circa 1966-74. Early Prog Rock, Heavy Acid, Sunshine/AM Pop and Psychedelia of all sorts; the period’s best gems on 33-45 rpm. Hosted by Christian Hamilton, one of Toronto’s top vinyl-only female DJs


Howl welcomes authors, poets, singer/songwriters, playwrights, and screen writers. If you wrote it, we want to hear about it.

Global Rhythms

Ken has been at the forefront of the so-called World Music scene since 1988. Ken has been instrumental and influential in providing awareness for the underrepresented sounds and the musicians and vocalists who record them.

Career Buzz

Since 2006, we’ve broadcast unrehearsed and informative conversations featuring extraordinary career stories of ordinary people, and insights from future-of-work thought leaders including Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson, Canada’s career guru Barbara Moses, National Geographic explorer-in-residence Wade Davis, and career scholars Norm Amundson, John Krumboltz and many more. Hosts: Mark Franklin: CareerCycles career counselling practice leader, OneLifeTools co-founder, University of Toronto lecturer Contact: Stephen C Armstrong: Professor of Innovation, University of Toronto and Founder of AMGI Certified Management Consultants. A native of Belfast, N Ireland, Stephen C Armstrong is an award-winning state licensed Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur and Professor of Innovation at the University of Toronto. Initial pedigree in the aerospace industry. Founder (1993) of AMGI Management Inc, Certified Management Consultants. Stephen founded Innovation Nation on Career Buzz in 2014. Shellie Deloyer: Master Coach & Trainer of NLP, and founder of Bright Futures Solutions. Shellie Deloyer is an NLP Trainer and Master Coach, and the founder of Bright Futures Solutions. With her Amplifying Potential framework, Shellie guides individuals and organizations toward empowerment, engagement, excellence and expansion. She helps people to access their greater potential, develop new skills and take action to create meaningful results.

Turn Out

Turn Out Radio is an innovative and engaging talk show which incorporates the latest in dance news within the national and international spectrum of current events. The broadcast platform connects with spotlighted guests to discover the heart of what moves us, and the latest in the news of our day. From critical perspectives on history to performance highlights, dance health news, and the real stories that live both on and beyond the stage. Co-Founder/Producer/Host: Nicole Hamilton Assistant Production Manager: Amber Downie Back Co-founders: Malgorzata Nowacka-May, Samara Thompson

Vinyl from the Crypt

The Show for Audiophiles! For over 15 years, Vinyl From The Crypt has given CIUT listeners and supporters the opportunity to come and present a 2-hour program featuring vinyl recordings from their personal collections. Host: Sean Mitchell Contact: Sean has long pursued his love of music working as a DJ for corporate events, while also spinning for the dance floors around the West Coast. An avid adventurer, Sean took his talents out to sea, working as a cruise ship DJ for several years. Cryptmaster Sean now welcomes listeners to CIUT to showcase their own vinyl and become a radio dj for a night.

No Beat Radio

Join Minesh Mandoda and No Beat Radio for a seamless journey through a world of unbound sound. Each show features both new and unknown ‘classics’ from Toronto and beyond that connect genres from electronica, folk, free jazz, garage, hip-hop, punk, krautrock and new world. From time to time a few guests and performances.

Electric Sense

All sorts of unusual. Electronic, experimental, improvised, modern orchestral/chamber composition, sound poetry, whatever else falls into weird. Mostly from the last few years with occasional trips down memory lane. Host: James Bailey James Bailey has been hosting Electric Sense since its inception on CIUT in July of 2014. Much of the material comes from his many contacts in the Toronto improvising, experimental, and New Music scenes, as well as others across the country and around the world. A fresh adventure every week.

Radio Recall

Join our dedicated hosts Steve Fruitman and Peter Stamp. With decades of experience and knowledge about CIUT-FM they still were surprised to learn more secrets and facts from guests throughout CIUT’s history.  Radio Recall is a lively exploration of our station’s history with the people that were there.

Phil’s Inn

Host: Brad Reed Brad Reed has been involved in campus/community radio as on-air programmer since the 1970s. These past few years he has been honoured to be appointed General Manager/Custodian of Phil’s Inn. Drop in on Saturday afternoons, pull up a chair, sit by the fireplace, and take off your thirsty boots. Stay for awhile. Requests encouraged.


Host: Steve Fruitman An all vinyl music program mined from my own record collection. I bought my first LP in April 1964 and haven’t stopped buying them since. So let’s listen to them on 33.45.78 A vinyl record lover’s paradise, mined out of my own record collection each week. I was born to rock but along the way I got into all sorts of music. I’ve been a broadcaster here at CIUT since June 13, 1988.

The Taylor Report

Host: Phil Taylor We talk to informed people with a fresh point of view. The topics are war, peace, resistance, etc. Phil Taylor is a superannuated radio kid who grew up listening to William Mandel and Kenneth Rexroth on KPFA Berkeley. Ex-Marine; an investigator at Roach & Schwartz, several years at UN Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.


Jambo, akwaaba, sango nini, nanga def, yebo, salaam alaykum, welcome to Karibuni! This is Nadine and Mr. Thierno, we are the hosts of Karibuni, a music program aired on Sundays from 3-5 pm EST on CIUT 89.5 FM that is dedicated to presenting and promoting African music from the continent and diaspora. This program also acts as a voice for musicians, communities and the overall African music scene in the city and abroad. Tune in to hear the hits, classics and new releases, each week Karibuni presents the best of traditional and contemporary African music genres for your listening and dancing pleasure! Contact:


CanQueer is Canada’s most syndicated LGBT talk show.

Soundtracks for the Alpha State

Host: Chris Durand Contact: The host for Soundtracks for the Alpha State, Chris has over ten years of experience on air, having started in Buffalo at WBNY before hopping the border in 2013. Combining indie tunes, a snarky personality, and a bit of camp, things are always weird when he’s on air. (Note: We were having some difficulties getting the podcasts set up - I am endeavouring to get a steady and regular archive going! Thank you for your patience! - Chris)

Mooovin’ in the Right Direction

Host: David James Moovin’ In The Right Direction is hosted by David James, a veteran DJ within the Canadian music scene who has spent the last two decades pushing the boundaries and promoting the latest Electronic beat while preserving the roots of the dynamic and ever evolving genre.

The Cool Side of the Pillow

Join us each Monday morning from 12-2am for The Cool Side of the Pillow edition of Meditation, Relaxation, Chill featuring a mix of meditative, relaxing, and chill sounds and positive vibrations to help you through the remainder of your week.

Second To the Right

Broadcasting in the deep end of the nighttime, Second to the Right is three hours of eclectic music, poetry, and surprises, all presented with wit, intelligence, and acumen. Come visit and prepare for the beginning of the workaday week. Requests are encouraged.

Indigenous Waves

Hosts: Jenny Blackbird and Jennifer Sylvester Jennifer Sylvester co-host: Jennifer Sylvester MEd, (She/Her) is in the third year of her Ph.D. in Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at University of Toronto - OISE. Deep family roots from Chimnissing (Beausoliel) First Nation, but she was born and raised in Toronto. She is an advocate for Indigenous social issues, such as equity, protection, and Inclusion of Indigenous women. She’s a hobbyist, crafter, and a single parent to a 16-year-old. Jenny Blackbird co-host/producer: Jenny Blackbird MEd, is a Nehiyaw/Finnish-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, hand drummer, and community auntie. She works at First Nations Indigenous Student Services as the Resource Centre and Programs Coordinator. Jenny is a recipient of a University of Toronto 2019 IDERD award.

6 Degrees

Playing the best hidden gems and underground Hip-hop, Dub, Grime, Soul, R & B, from around the world. Includes interviews from local up-and-coming musicians and people behind the scenes. Chances are that your new favourite song was played here first. Featuring hosts: MLNY, Dusty Wallace & DJ SLAM!

Funky Fridays

Covering 8 decades of funk with a touch of soul! Rotating Hosts: Mr. Pete, Dr. Mouth

Across the Universe

A weekly musical and sonic journey connecting the pieces of an ever expanding mosaic of sound, interspersed with the delivery of small-chat of a human interest nature with some lyrical and mildly philosophical content. Host: Ken Stowar

Higher Ground

Host: Jason Palma A well known figure in the Toronto scene, Jason Palma brings over 25 years of experience deejaying a wide variety of music from latin, soul, house, funk and hip hop to brasilian samba, disco & afrobeat. Jason’s skill at mixing records that would appear to be ‘unmixable’ has placed him in constant demand over the course of his career, while also making him one of the most beloved DJs in the T-dot!

No Man’s Land

Richard ‘Medicineman’ Martin is Canada’s premier global groove DJ. His sets flow seamlessly from Indo Arabic Dub to Afro Gypsy Electronica, mixing primitive rhythms with progressive beats. Host: DJ Medicineman


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Music At High Noon

Two hour open format music program. Genres include a variety of rock, surf, blues, jazz, funk, soul, reggae, and more.

Psychedelic/Stoner Rock Extravaganza

An uninterrupted mix of recent, new and modern psychedelic and stoner rock sounds for your ears and mind. Contact:

Dreaming in Stereo

This weekly show is hosted by Alexandra, U of T alumni and avid concertgoer. The music featured is a diverse mix of indie, rock, folk and electronic new releases. The focus is on uplifting local and international sounds and music news and announcements.

The Next Stop

The Next Stop is the soundtrack to your night. Each episode follows a loose theme that draws from film scores and explores music from a wide range of genres and regions. We’ll travel from 90’s Boom-Bap to Space Age Pop to Tuareg Desert Blues to Peruvian Cumbia to 19th Century folk songs to celestial ambient tracks and everything in between for 2 hours every week.

The Minx Sessions

A musical appreciation show! Serving up new and old in abstract jazz, electronic, techno, deep house, soul, funk and anything to get you movin’!

The Third Face

The Third Face is commonly known as ”the face you hide from the world” but this show is anything but an existential statement. The show is meant to bring new tracks to light that awaken the joy of discovering new music as an exciting hobby, or an hourly distraction!

CIUT Critics Circle

We cover the arts and politics on this show. Listen weekly for: Film reviews with Film Critic Daniel Garber of and Theatre reviews with our Passionate Playgoer and Theatre Critic Lynn Slotkin (Formerly of the CBC).

Calling All Blues

Four rotating hosts produce a diversity of blues and related music (roots, soul, R&B, jazz, gospel, funk, & more) from classic / traditional to contemporary, solo acoustic to electric bands, and local to international, with personal stories and contextual history, across the range of over a century of blues music.

The Bill King Show

New music, cultural waves, faces in the news, fresh ideas, a glimpse at the past, the sounds of the future – all done with humour, clarity and a determination to share the best in all of us. Host: Bill King Contact: Web: Through the sixties and seventies, Bill King was the music director for Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, Martha Reeves, The Pointer Sisters and others. King arrived in Canada in 1969 and scored a record deal with legendary producers Jack Richardson and Bob Ezrin. Through the years King has been nominated three times for Juno’s, won New Artist of the Year with his Rockit 88 Band at the Maple Blues Awards, two-time Producer and Photographer of the Year from the National Jazz Awards – four nominations for Jazz Journalist of the Year, and twice nominated for Jazz Photo of the Year by the International Jazz Journalist Association. King’s career in radio began at Q-107 in 1985, eventually building a national network, The Jazz Report Radio Network 1988-91, heard in 26 Canadian cities. Currently, King hosts the Bill King Show CIUT 89.5. Jessica Bellamy is thrilled to be a part of The Bill King Show as a technical producer and co-host since 2017. Her guest highlights include Bif Naked, Laila Biali, Les Stroud, Hilario Durand, OKAN, and Ernesto Cervini.

Frisson Radio

Frisson has its origin as a French word, which translates to a thrill or shiver akin to goose bumps. Those pore raising feelings are the emotions we seek to evoke as we curate music & provide Canadian artists, producers and DJs with a platform for exposure and expression.

Gospel Music Machine

The Gospel Music Machine is one of the longest running gospel music programs on radio in Canada. The program features a blend of gospel hits from various genres, along with current affairs, news and interview segments. The show provides a forum for current local and international Christian artists, while initiating new ventures for emerging talent. It also serves as an information sourcefor what’s happening on the international and local gospel scene.

Pot Pourri

“Pot-Pourri Show” – Toute la diversté du monde sur votre fréquence. Un magazine culturel francophone, concept original 100%. Un regard différent sur l’actualité et les grands enjeux et défis de la francophonie. Cinéma / Musique / Spectacles/ Jeux-concours / Livres / Humour / Culture / Politique / LGBTQIA+. En partenariat avec Radio France Internationale, l’Université de Toronto, EducNation Consulting Inc., Noire & Psy, Cinéfranco, Kilimandjaro Radio/TV

The More the Merrier

donna g has been involved with CIUT 89.5 FM for almost 25 years. From being a member of the feminist collective ”By All Means” in the 90’s, to co-hosting the Caribbean-Filipino fusion show ”baba(eh) mama” in the early 2000’s to her present solo show, ”The More the Merrier.” donna g has made it her goal to bring film, theatre and arts-at-large coverage to the broadest possible audience.


Underground hardcore punk with periodic scene histories, monthly top 10s and weekly demo features. Hosts and Contributor: Stephen Perry, Rob Ferraz, Dave Stevenson, and Christian Overall Contact: Web:

Beyond The Headlines

Beyond the Headlines is a weekly one-hour current affairs radio show & podcast airing on Mondays at 11AM on CIUT 89.5. Through discussions with leading Canadian and global experts, we aim to capture the essence of important public policy and global affairs issues. By taking a “deep dive” into a new subject each week, our objective is to take listeners beyond the immediacy of our daily news. We aspire to create content that is accessible to a wider audience, not simply those who have an academic background in policy. BTH is produced by Master’s students within the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

Club Ned

Late night mix like no other.

Innis Herald Podcast

The official podcast of the Innis Herald! Join in the conversation with the Innis Herald Masthead as they discuss life studying at the University of Toronto, share song recommendations, perform prose and poetry, and highlight some amazing pieces from the Innis Herald’s print issues.

Viento Sur

A journey through the diverse musical Bolivian landscape.

Student Revolutions

In this age of Instagram activism and apathy, we can all be reminded of the long history of student solidarity that’s effected change around the world. Hosted weekly by UofT student and proud delinquent Riley Moorman, we’ll explore students & revolutions of the past, to learn how we can change our future.

Movie Madness with Khalil Jamal

Movie Madness with Khalil Jamal (@khaliljamal03) is a thought provoking, and topic driven journey through the top pop culture and Hollywood stories of the week. Khalil is joined by a large array of Hollywood guests from both in front of and behind the camera who provide great insights into the industry and their careers.

The Waveform

Description: The Waveform is a journey across the subgenres of pop music. From psychedelic pop to dream pop to experimental pop, every week delves into a new wave of sounds. Hosted by Jasmine Chow Instagram @thewaveformciut


Each week a guest DJ spins tunes in their unique style.

A to Z Blues

An introduction for many and a reintroduction for others to the forgotten blues artists in context with today’s performers. Hosts: Screamin’ Red & Howlin’ Wolf Boy

FLY Travel Radio, with Melissa Rodway

FLY Travel Radio is a community of explorers, where travels, books and business initiatives are shared through storytelling. It is the place to discover your next adventure, as you will find ideas, information and inspiration. Listen to interviews from those discussing their experiences on the road less travelled. With over 160 episodes, infinite adventure awaits. Whether you are planning your first trip, permanently nomadic, or vicariously traveling the world from the comfort of your couch, there is something here for you. Discover. Experience. Repeat.

Veritable Infusion

VERITABLE INFUSION is one of several French translations for Naturally Flavoured. That is the only common denominator going on here; the music is naturally flavoured, crashing and gliding through many styles, from really old country and blues to dalliances with psychedelia, a lot of soul and funk from around the world, and usually topped off with a dose of reggae. Most weeks I insert some theme which is hoped to add some edification to the entertainment. Themes vary from the earliest Canadians to make American hits to the respective soul scenes of various countries, states and / or cities. An international music party going ‘All around the world for the funk’… A party featuring rare cuts of funk, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, traditional & modern African music. DJ Erik T CIUT.FM Mondays 8-10pm. All donations pledged go 100% directly to CIUT.FM fund-drives to support community radio. All previously archived episodes available at Contact Local Toronto DJ Erik T:

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