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CJLO Radio

Our goal

To support the programming and operations of CJLO by purchasing the required equipment and software so our programmers can broadcast live from home.

Help CJLO continue to provide community-centred, independent programming for Concordia and the wider community.

About CJLO

CJLO is Concordia's only radio station. 100% non-profit, and run almost entirely by volunteers, the station is located in the heart of the Loyola campus in the NDG borough of Montreal.

Streaming seven days a week starting in early 2003, CJLO began broadcasting on the AM dial throughout the Montreal area in 2008. Our on-air personalities form the backbone of a station hosting more than 80 programs for Concordia's 50,000 students and a wide range of other communities in the Montreal region.

Recently voted #2 Best Radio station in the Cult MTL readers poll, CJLO is always looking for innovative ways to give back to the community. We need your hlep to continue to support the local scene and ensure that all DJs can broadcast safely.

CJLO also provides essential hands-on training for emerging journalists or anyone looking to start a career in broadcasting. Many of our volunteers go on to work for CBC, Radio-Canada, CTV, TSN, and more.


We offer programs in almost every genre. From metal to electronic dance music, experimental acid jazz to guitar-based jam, acoustic folk music to math rock, CJLO has everything you need. Some of our highlights include:

  • Femme AM: A weekly Feminist talk show organized by the CJLO Women+ Collective.
  • Audio Penpals: A collaboration with participants - past and present - from the Centre for the Arts in Human Development at Concordia, sharing their favourite music and chatting about issues in the special needs community.
  • Ashes to Ashes: CJLO's weekly dose of synth-pop, electro-pop, ambient-pop, and more with a special focus on local artists, hosted by Alex Viger-Collins.
  • Gothic Runoff: Ruminating on the various intersections of goth culture on the internet with musical explorations in almost every genre. Voted #7 Best Radio Show in Cult MTL's Best of Montreal 2020, hosted by Masheyla.
  • Hooked on Sonics: Best in new underground rock with live performances from the likes of Julie Doiron, Fucked Up, METZ, Zola Jesus, Wintersleep, and more, hosted by Omar Sonics.

In addition to programming, CJLO's 50 volunteers contribute to our online magazine, production department, news team, Women+ Collective, maintenance and equipment, event planning and more.

CUSP CJLO DJ’s celebrating at the radio station's annual Diego Awards Ceremony.

Our goals and how your donation will help

CJLO 1690AM has its sights set on growing bigger, better, and louder in the coming years thanks to recent developments in our production and video departments. We're working towards integrating more video content on CJLO's digital platforms, showcasing acts such as Orville Peck, IDLES, Ought, and even 2019 Polaris Prize Winner Haviah Mighty.

In this challenging time, we also seek creative technological solutions to accommodate more remote broadcasting and streaming. We need new and different equipment and software so our programmers can work from home as if they were in the studio. Finally, CJLO is working on developing more audio projects beyond the radio and podcasting realm, creating audio residencies and audio installations to connect with artist communities and new, more artistically-minded listeners.


Receive a gift as a token of our gratitude


For the first time, donors to Concordia who direct their contributions to CJLO will receive an official donation receipt.

Visit to get involved and learn about all the great things we've been up to!

Help CJLO continue to provide community-centred, independent programming for Concordia and the wider community.

514-848-2424, ext. 3884 or 1-888-777-3330

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