CKLN 88.1fm - Broadcasting from Ryerson University - Toronto, Canada

Upcoming and Recent Special Programming

Pride 2006

Planning is underway for CKLN's special programming for Pride 2006 -- OUT LOUD. For more information, please email our Pride co-ordinator Tara Michelle at Or, if you are interested in sponsoring this week of fabulous, celebratory, and insightful programming, contact Petra Hanzlik at

Black Music Month

June and every month is Black Music Month at CKLN. This year celebrate the 25th anniversary of CKLN's Diasporic Music, hosted by Norman "Otis" Richmond". The party will be at the Trane studio on Sunday June 4, opening at 6pm. Featured artists will be the Jay Douglas All-Star Band.

Building a Just World: Fair Trade, Ethical Trade and Canada

The first two weeks of May are National Fair Trade Weeks in Canada. To celebrate the efforts of fair trade and ethical trade producers, workers, and activists the world over, CKLN is proud to present a three-part documentary series produced by Asad Ismi and Kristin Schwartz. This series airs on CKLN 88.1fm on Sundays in May, 11:30am to Noon. Or, you can download mp3s of the programs at

CKLN Needs Your Support All Year Round

CKLN 88.1 FM needs your support to keep our innovative and underground programming from Toronto's artistic, cultural and music communities on the airwaves. If you missed our on-air campaign, you can still make your pledge in support of your favourite show, or to the station as a whole.

Gift incentives are available for as little as $50. CKLN gear includes shirts and sweatshirts provided sweatshop and profit-free by Just Shirts. Charitable tax receipts are available for donations of $100 or more.

fundFEST 2005 - aboveground/underground, our annual listener and supporter fundraising drive, wrapped up on Sunday October 30, 2005. We are proud to report that while we didn't reach our goal of $100,000, we received $92,000 in pledges by October 30, and pledges are still coming in -- currently we are just a few hundred dollars away from our target and counting! With your help, we may still make our goal.

And because we didn't quite reach our goal, it's even more important that everyone HONOUR YOUR PLEDGE by following through with payment.

You have many options to honour your pledge:

- Call the CKLN office at 416.979.5251 and pay by Visa or Mastercard.

- Visit us in person at 55 Gould Street, 2nd floor, one block north of Dundas, east of Yonge
during regular office hours (Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 6:30pm)

- Mail in a cheque to 55 Gould Street, Toronto Ontario, M5B 1E9.

- Or, you may pay securely via PayPal.

Congratulations to CKLN programmer Brian Wright-McLeod

On November 25, Brian Wright-McLeod (host of Renegade Radio at 8pm Mondays) was honoured at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards with the the Music Industry Award. His book "The Encyclopedia Of Native Music" (The University of Arizona Press/University of British Columbia Press) and its musical companion The Soundtrack Of A People, was launched at the CAMA gala. Find out more about the book and CD at

CKLN opens our doors to the community

On Thursday October 13, CKLN opened the doors to our new offices and studios for tours and a special reception in the evening. We are proud to present the commemorative wall in the lobby of our new space, built of "bricks" bought for CKLN by our listeners and supporters over the past year. We are continuing with the Brick campaign into 2006, but space is limited. For more information about buying a brick, call Daniel at 416.979.5000 - hit one and then dial extension 2373.

And thanks to programmer Steve Balla for providing all the photos on this page, and for helping to document CKLN's history.

Please come by to visit our new location at the Student Campus Centre.

55 Gould Street, Second Floor
Toronto, Ontario   M5B 1E9

That's one block east of Yonge, one block north of Dundas.

Our studio number remains the same: 416.595.1655
Our office number is now 416.979.5251
Our fax number remains the same 416.595.0226

The facilities have been generously made available to us by the Ryerson Students Union and their Campus Centre partners.

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