Strange Froots - CJLO's first Hip Hop Artists in residence!!!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Strange Froots, our Hip-Hop On Rotation Artists in Residence. Under the guidance of our team and various guest mentors, the Montreal's all-female hip-hop/r&b group composed of Sage, Naïka, and Mags will have the opportunity to record and produce an EP in our studio, have 200 copies pressed and distributed to campus and community radio across Canada. Learn radio skills and experience professional development workshops with some of Montreal's finest industry individuals. The residency will end with an official EP launch that will happen by the end of June 2016 -- Stay Tuned!!

The 12th Annual Diego Award Nominees

It's the end of another academic year, and that means: THE DIEGO AWARDS!

Named after a volunteer who sadly left the station to pursue their dreams (we miss you, Diego Ferro!), the CJLO Diegos is an annual awards ceremony created to celebrate a year of hard work and quality programming that our amazing DJs and Volunteers put into CJLO day after day. So let's celebrate their dedication and tireless effort in making CJLO 1690 AM a quality radio station, and also celebrate independent media and community radio at large.


Aaaaaaand the nominees are...


Green Room

Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier

I wasn't sure what to expect before watching Green Room. I saw the trailer and was intrigued—a thriller combining touring bands playing raucous punk rock, and the evil kingpin being played by the illustrious Sir Patrick Stewart? You had me at thriller, you sealed the deal at Jean-Luc.

Psychic City Special HEAVY MTL Edition- Wed @ 11am

Get yer ears ready, because Preston Ward of Wild Wolf Productions will be co-hosting this week's episode of Psychic City, Wednesday (Tomorrow!) at 11am!

The show will feature music from local metal bands, info on how you could win yourself a free pair of HEAVY tickets and other other freebies! We will be taking your calls too, so feel free to call in with your best and worst Metal show stories.

Ra Ra Riot @ Bar Le Ritz PDB

Presented by Blue Skies Turn Black

"Oh just a melody, yeah that's how to please me" is a line from "Suckers" off Ra Ra Riot's new album Need Your Light, and well, they gave us much more than just a melody performing at Montréal's Bar Le Ritz PDB on Friday, April 15th. Filling the venue with their distinct synth-pop, string-infused sound, Ra Ra Riot had Le Ritz bursting with energy right from the opening song, "Too Too Too Fast", never letting the dance party stop throughout their hour-long set. Even bass player Mathieu Santos showed off his moves with some of the craziest leg manoeuvres I have ever seen.

Au Revoir Montreal

"Au Revoir Montreal" is a spring mix tape by Chris Noel from Audio Penpals, Fridays at 4PM only on CJLO. 

I DJed a bit over the past few years and would play mostly cumbia and reggae so this mix kinda represents the music that I've really liked and songs that I think people responded well to. It starts with a very traditional song and gets more 'accessible' after the first four minutes. It's titled "Au Revoir Montreal" because I'm moving to LA and these songs will always remind me of the time I spent in Montreal.

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Recently on Beyond the Black Rainbow, I spoke with Moogfest's Festival Director Marisa Brickman, giving us a taste of what to expect of this year's festival happening from May 19 - 22, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.

Nap Eyes @ Casa del Popolo

Presented by Blue Skies Turn Black

East-coast band Nap Eyes finished off their off their North American tour for their second full length album, Thought Rock Fish Scale, on Friday, April 8th at Casa del Popolo.

Monday @ 4pm: Beyond the Black Rainbow talks Moogfest!

Monday, on a special episode of Beyond the Black Rainbow, Julie will go in-depth with Marisa Brickman, Festival Director of Moogfest! Moogfest takes place May 19-22 in Durham, North Carolina and CJLO will be there! Julie from BTBR will be on the ground, bringing us a taste of the eccleticism of Moogfest! Founded in 2004, Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog, pioneer and innovator/ inventor of the infamous synthesizer that bears his name.