Today @ 5pm: Slax Trax interviews Towanda

Coming up today at 5pm on Slax Trax, Zach will chat with Montreal's Towanda, who release their latest album Plaything this Thursday at Brasserie Beaubien (73 Beaubien E.) with Leniton (members Towanda), BiG SiSSY, Five Eyes, and Heathers...

May 15th & 22nd: The Best of Next Music from Tokyo on Shibuya Crossing with DJs SATYYY and Lawrell!

Tune in to CJLO on Sundays this May as our two resident Japanese music enthusiasts share with you their favorite artists, songs, and moments from the Land of the Rising Sun's vibrant indie music scene, as the annual Next Music from Tokyo concert series gets underway for its eighth edition this spring!

Established and managed by Steve Tanaka since 2010, this completely DIY tour invites Canadians to discover a unique Japanese music experience like no other. Steve explores and scavenges Tokyo's live houses, concert halls, and bars to find the best undiscovered indie talent, curates the best acts, and invites them to perform to eager and curious Canadians.

Today at 3pm, CJLO Sports broadcasts live SSA On Ice 2- Montreal Canadiens Alumni play for Montreal Children's Hospital!

Sunday at 3pm, CJLO Sports will be broadcasting live from the Samuel Moskovitch Arena in Cote St. Luc for SSA On Ice 2 benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Hosted by the Solomon Schechter Academy Children’s Foundation, the S.S.A. parents and alumni Big Bears team will face off against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni featuring Guy Lafleur, Chris Nilan and Stéphane Richer to name a few.

Tune in live on CJLO 1690 AM or online at cjlo.com

FWONTE: Live on Beat The World with Neil Lalla - Saturday @ Noon!

Fresh after his EP release last October, FWONTE is back and ready to showcase "No Wanga" live on May 20th at Groove Nation, located at 410 Rachel East in Montreal.

Friday @ 6pm on Go-Go Radio Magic Show- King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard interview & Dead Messenger

Tune in this Friday at 6pm to The Go-Go Radio Magic Show when Prince Palu will be joined in the first hour (via phone) by Stu Mackenzie of the Australian psych band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, to talk about their most recent album, Nonagon Infinity, and their upcoming show, sold out at Bar le Ritz PDB on May 11

Hooked on Sonics talks to Several Futures and Best Fern- Thurs 6-8pm!

Tune in Thursday for a jam packed episode of Hooked on Sonics (6-8pm)! Around 6:30pm, we'll be chatting with Best Fern (Alexia Avina + Nick Schofield of Saxsyndrum). Best Fern is part of Montreal's Oh Hi collective and will be playing May 12 at Casa del Popolo with Merganzer + Tess Roby, presented by POP Montreal.

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.

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...



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.

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.

Today: Sate Interview on The Groovemaster's Hour: 5pm

Coming up today at 5pm on The Groovemaster's Hour, we will be talking to blues rock powerhouse SATE! SATE has just released a new single "Know My Name" and will be playing Canada Music Week May 4th at Lee's Palace in Toronto and May 7th in Montreal at Festival Anachronik at Le Loup Garou.

Tonight @ 6pm on Champions of the Local Scene- Rap Battle 4 Gender Freedom w/ Lucas Charlie Rose

Tonight at 6pm on Champions of the Local Scene- we preview Rap Battle 4 Gender Freedom, happening this Saturday at Reggie's (1455 de Maisonneuve W.). Lucas Charlie Rose, a QTPOC multidisciplinary Hip Hop artist who is very active in the trans and anti-racist activist scenes, will come by to tell us more about the event (which is the 5th in a series of Rap Battles for Social Justice.)