Beat the World talks Black Fashion Week Montreal with fashion designer Adama Paris- today at 1:15pm!

Today on a special Beat The World, Senegalese designer Adama Paris will come by to talk Black Fashion Week Montreal. Black Fashion Week Montreal is happening May 28th to May 30th at Saint Jean Baptiste church, where designers from around the world will convene with their collections presented to the musical talents of Dj Kondo (Montreal), Dr. Mad (Montreal) and DJ Double D (Toronto). 

11th Annual CJLO 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 to making CJLO 1690 AM a quality radio station, and also celebrate independent media and community radio at large.


Aaaaaaand the nominees are...


The Boy Friends Wednesday on Champs!

Tune in to Champions of the Local Scene on Wednesday, May 20th at 6 PM for a live in-studio session and interview with the Boy Friends! Hear brand new tracks and their new single "Finer Points". Stick around until the very end when we get Men & Volts on the line to talk about their album Tramps in Bloom.

Photo by: Lesya Nakoneczny instagram.com/lesyanak

Syd Perry Interview This Saturday on Anatomy of Caribbean Music!

Tune in to Anatomy of Caribbean Music this Saturday, May 23rd at 8 PM EST for an interview with Reggae artist Syd Perry! Be sure to catch Syd when he plays in Montreal this Thursday, May 21st at L'Escalier Café (552 Sainte-Catherine E.) with Mawe YaBahari on the Reggae Traveler Tour 2015.

The Gold Diggerz on Autobeat tonight.

This week’s on AutoBeat, The Gold Diggerz stop by the station for a 2 hour set. Composed of former Salvation from Sin host, Michael Terzian and fellow Vinyl afficinado The Rawsoul, the duo will take us on a sonic adventure with classic house tracks and rarities handpicked from each DJs large collection that spans decades. Their visit is a little preview of what‘s in store this Sunday, as the guys are part of the opening day lineup for Piknic Electronik’s 12th season, playing all day on the Videotron stage.

Tune in midnight to Friday 2am, and in the meantime, check out their promo for Piknik Electronik here: 

Tonight: The Couch Addiction performs on a Pouzzafest edition of Champions of the Local Scene: 6pm

Pouzzafest, Montreal's very own punk festival is but two sleeps away- its 5th edition taking place Friday May 15 to Sunday May 17 with over 200 groups participating. Tonight, on a special Pouzza themed edition of Champions of the Local Scene, we will have The Couch Addiction play an acoustic set live in studio! The Couch Addiction is a Montreal ska-core band that formed in 1999 and was active until 2006.

At The Movies chats with Cinema Politica: Tues @ 8:30am

Tomorrow at 8:30am on a special edition of At The Movies, we will be catching up with Svetla Turnin and Ezra Winton, Co-founders of Cinema Politica.

Pouzza Fest on Champions of the Local Scene- Tonight at 6pm!

Tonight on a special edition of Champions of the Local Scene, we will be talking to Pouzza Fest Programmer Jonathan Juneau! We will preview this year's Pouzza, and talk 5 years of Montreal's very own punk festival- playing tracks by this year's line-up! Pouzza Fest is taking place May 15-17th, featuring The Dwarves, Municipal Waste, 88 Fingers Louie, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bruce Lee Band, Knapsack, Drag the River, Koji, Solids, Punchline 13 and more! Tune in at 6pm to get pumped! 

Best of the West interviews Frankie Today @ 2pm: Femmes Fatales show May 1 & CMW

Best of the West will be talking to Vancouver's Frankie today! Frankie is in town to play a Femmes Fatales fundraiser for Rock Camp for Girls Montreal with Miss Isles= Friday, May 1st at Playhouse. Frankie will also be playing Canadian Music Week at The Paddock May 7 with additional dates in Ottawa and Hamilton. Tune in to hear tracks from their new EP, scheduled to come out next month!

Le Retour du Roi Kongo - Fredy Massamba returns - Beat the World: Sat @ 12pm

International star, Fredy Massamba is back in Montreal and is doing a special 1-hour live interview on Beat The World!  From his musical beginnings in Pointe-Noire, Congo touring with "Les Tambours de Brazza", collaborating with Zap Mama, Didier Awadi, Manou Gallo, Bilal, Mos  Def and The Roots to his solo album "Ethnophony" and now "Makasi", Fredy Massamba stays true.  With lyrics that touch our hearts, let his smooth blend of soul, funk, hip hop, and African Chants take us on a journey.

Louie P (of The Celestics) on Aloof Future: Sunday at 2pm

Coming up on a special edition of Aloof Future (Sundays at 2pm)- we will be talking to Louie P (Kaytranada's brother, and 1/2 of The Celestics). Louie P just released a single- we will hear all about it plus what's next for his solo project-- tune in to get the goods! Aloof Future, hosted by the aloof hipster: Sundays at 2pm!

Today on Beyond the Black Rainbow- Talking to Loosestrife about Howlarts Album Launch: 4pm

Today on a special episode of Beyond the Black Rainbow, we will be talking with one half of Montreal duo Loosestrife regarding their upcoming album launch show in Howl Arts Festival (Sunday at 8pm- Le Cagibi- with 

Shawn Katz, author of Generation Rising, on The Commonwealth Conundrum: Today 4-6pm!

Today on a special edition of The Commonwealth Conundrum Show , author Shawn Katz will be in studio at 5:30pm chatting about his new book Generation Rising: The Time of the Québec Student Spring. It is the first English-language book on the Printemps érable of 2012.

Double Champs tonight! Punchline 13 in studio live at 7pm- talking Pouzza Fest!

Tonight we will have a special double edition of Champions of the Local Scene, with Montreal band Punchline 13 live in studio at 7pm. Punchline 13 wil be playing Pouzza Fest May 17 & 18th at TRH Bar- 3699 St Laurent, more information here! Tune in tonight at 7pm for this special episode hosted by Abby of Psychic City.

Champions of the Local Scene @ 6pm- Interview w/ Ryan Playground & Taking Hold Program

Today on a special edition of Champions of the Local Scene, we have Montreal DJ/ producer Ryan Playground in studio with participants from the Taking Hold program. Taking Hold is a program to empower and educate girls aged 13 to 15 through music production. The program is run in seven high schools across Montreal through the Black Community Resource Centre.