BEST OF 2022

The clock changes from 11:59PM to 12:00 AM, the month from December to January and with it: the year from 2022 to 2033. The one thing that doesn’t change here at CJLO, is the reflection of all that’s passed in the form of yearly ‘Best of” lists! Thank you to everyone who supports CJLO, a radio station for the people, by the people. Surely, this spirit will only continue fostering into the close-knit community that brings the city together! Without further ado, here are the CJLO’s staff picks of favourite 2022 releases!



Snow is falling and we're almost another year down, which means it's time for an annual end-of-year tradition on BVST... yes, the holiday spirit returns with a vengeance for Santapalooza XI! Once again, special guest Matt Kiernan joins Angelica for two hours of hollying and jollying today on Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm ET. No dusty old tracks here, only the most carefully curated Christmas music you didn't know you needed, don't miss it!


CJLO’S annual funding drive came to an end just a few days ago on October 31, and within the 11 days everyone partook in this drive, from programmers, to volunteers who helped at the events, and to those who donated of course, all had an important (and very cool) hand in far surpassing our goal of $5,500 and last year’s amount of $8270… with a record-breaking $10,166! 

CJLO's 2022 Funding Drive is Upon Us

We are well into October, and that means we’re about to kick off our annual Funding Drive! As we ramp up for that, here’s a quick overview of the incentive tiers from the station.

The 6th Edition of Metal March Is Back and Louder Than Ever!

Ho ho ho! It's Metal March time again! Gather round children as we tell tales of yelling voices, blast beat drums, and shredding guitars during this the loudest month at CJLO! When we started Metal March six years ago, we wanted to be able to celebrate not just loud music but also the contribution that loud music has made to the culture at large and how Montreal and CJLO have played into that, and this year is no different.

CJLO’s Top Played “Loud” Artists of 2021

Well, 2021 was quite a year wasn't it? It's a good thing we're in 2022 now, which we all know will be totally different from 2021 and isn't just an arbitrary number we've assigned based on our observations of us rotating around the sun. No, 2022 has already come in and solved all the problems that were left over from the last year.

Best of 2021

CJLO tends to attract community members who are intensely passionate about art, whether they’re creators, consumers, or both. As a result, checking out our yearly “best of” lists is a great way of keeping up with great releases that may have flown under your radar this year. With the station’s wide range of tastes, from crusty hardcore to electro-pop, there’s surely something for everyone to discover. Music-based lists also weren’t the only thing submitted, so make sure to look out for top movies as well!

BVST Goes Santapalooza X!

Did you blink sometime in the summer and suddenly find yourself in December? So did Angelica from BVST, who woke up and realized that it's time for holly-jollying and kris-kringling during her year-end xmas specials!

Festival du Nouveau Cinema celebrates its 50th Edition

It's been 50 years that the Festival du Nouveau Cinema has graced the Montreal festival scene, bringing the forefront of new international film to our backyard. This year things are back to business as usual, opposite of 2020’s necessary push to online screenings. This October the audience has both the option for online or in person viewings, the latter involving the city’s most renowned art house and independent cinemas. Special events to commemorate the 50 years include a master class with legendary filmmaker Jane Campion, as well as their usual prizes, VR presentations and much more.

Beats From the East Welcomes JUNE MILLINGTON (from Fanny)

She is a Rock'n'Roll legend, pioneer, singer/songwriter/lead guitarist, and founding-member of FANNY (the first all-female rock band signed to a major record label and achieve critical and commercial success, including two Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hits)... She is JUNE MILLINGTON!

The Golden Ticket Awards For 2021

At The Movies is proud to present The Golden Ticket Awards For 2021. Celebrating the best of the best of cinema and performances, the nominations will be announced this Wednesday, February 3, 2021.  In musical comedy and specialty we see some surprises with a few musicals and documentaries getting nominated.

CJLO's Top 100 of 2020

2020 may be in our rear-view mirror, who says we can't look back and reminisce on the dumpster fire that was 2020. A year filled with natural disasters, a global pandemic, and political mobilization.

Despite all the odds, CJLO has been able to thrive in 2020 by maintaining and introducing new programming. Music is at the heart of CJLO as we explore and highlight artists of all styles. This year will be a little different, as we provide a few comments on the top 10 albums of 2020!

Thanks again to Andrew, our Metal Music Director and an extremely patient human being for compiling this list for us!

1. Nap Eyes - Snapshot of a Beginner

DJ Spotlight


Hi I'm Ryan aka DJ Slurp and I co-host Mouse Party every Wednesday [3PM].

Every week we play anything from pop punk to postpunk and we try to feature as much new and local music as we can. It's a good time laugh


I'm a 63 old very pissed off hippie (unicorn), who never once voted for the tax cutters and the heartless assholes that have spent the last 40 years destroying the social safety net. My show highlights corporate media lies, spin, bullshit, malfeasance, whoring, and other crimes against humanity. And I play great jazz in between segments. Listen to Your Media Sucks every Monday at 8AM.