Launched in 1975 as the first campus radio in Canada, CKCU-FM 93.1 is not only an integral part of Carleton University, but it is also ‘Ottawa’s Community Radio Station’ that is broadcasting seven days a week around the clock. Transmitting its programs to an audience within a 100 km radius, that is the National Capital Region and beyond, it is also streaming live on the internet.
In 2010, on the occasion of its 35th anniversary, ‘CKCU, The Mighty 93.1’ as the station is frequently being called, launched the internet-based broadcasting service CKCU Literary News which is currently producing three programs:
- CKCU LitNews-1 Literatures in Europe Today, produced and hosted by Hans G. Ruprecht;
- CKCU LitNews-2 Les Actualités littéraires dans le monde francophone, produced and hosted by Hans G. Ruprecht;
- CKCU LitNews-3 | Das literarische Echo. Deutschsprachige Literatur im Gespräch, produced and co-hosted by Hans G. Ruprecht & Helmut Zobl.
These programs can be heard Tuesdays at 9:05 a.m. (following BBC World News), locally on FM 93.1, and worldwide on streaming.
Shortly after they have been aired, the episodes of CKCU LitNews-1, 2 and 3 are being posted, for free downloading, as MP3-audio files at Podcast-1 ,Podcast-2 and Podcast-3 ; the audio files of CKCU LitNews-3 are also being saved for easy downloading in the archive of Das literarische Echo at www3.carleton.ca/litecho/archiv.html