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’ which is broadcasting live, 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 can be heard as well on live stream all over the world.

In 2010, on the occasion of its 35th anniversary, CKCU, The Mighty 93.1 as it is frequently being called, launched this internet-based literary broadcasting  service.

CKCU Literary News is streaming three programs:

CKCU LitNews-1 Literatures in Europe Today, hosted by Hans G. Ruprecht;

CKCU LitNews-2 Les Actualités littéraires dans le monde francophone (to be on-air in October, 2011), hosted by Hans G. Ruprecht; ‘Paroles d’Afrique‘, une émission animée par Antoine Houlou-Garcia pour CKCU/LiteraryNews à Paris.

CKCU LitNews-3 Das literarische Echo. Deutschsprachige Litertur im Gespräch, co-hosted by Hans G. Ruprecht & Helmut Zobl.

These programs can be heard on Tuesdays, 9:05 a.m. locally at 93.1 MHz (FM) and on live stream. Shortly after they have been aired, the episodes of CKCU LitNews-1, LitNews-2 and LitNews-3 are being posted as MP3-audio files for free downloading as  Podcast-1 (in English)   Podcast-2 (en français)   Podcast-3 (auf Deutsch); whereas the MP3-audio files of CKCU LitNews-3 are being saved for easy downloading in the archive of  Das literarische Echo.

Brodcasts can also be heard on PLAYLIST/ liste d’écoute / Abspielliste always after BBC News of the day.