TESTIMONIALS

We asked our programmers, new and longtime,  about what it’s been like to work remotely for the past year,  a song they have on rotation, and something they miss about the CKUT head offices and studios.

Here are some of their answers 🙂  Check out the full spread of programmer setups on our Instagram, and on our time capsule:

THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC – CKUT ON REMOTE

 

Gerry, Folk Directions

What has the past year been like for you making radio from home?

“Given that I’ve been pre-recording from home for the last several years, the past year has held no change.”

Name a song/book/movie that sums up the last year for you?

“As a title, Jimmy Cliff’s Sitting in Limbo comes to mind.”

What do you miss about the CKUT building?

“The Library”

 

Alice Wu,  Friday Off The Hour

 

What has the past year been like for you making radio from home?

“I just started working with CKUT this semester, but I’ve really enjoyed it so far! It’s a way to mentally escape my home office and put myself in someone else’s shoes. There’s also an adrenaline rush associated with meeting tight deadlines and hearing your work on the air: it’s great for breaking up the monotony.”

Name a song/book/movie that sums up the last year for you?

“I’ll go with Life of Pi! I do prefer the book to the movie, but they’re both great. The story about creating meaning during exceptional circumstances, about believing in something, is so relevant. It also deals with themes of isolation, resilience, and letting go of a need for control.”

 

Takeyce Mais, AMA: A Multilingual Affair

 

What has the past year been like for you making radio from home?

“Fantastic! I had to learn a lot and it is gives me great flexibility.”

Name a song/book/movie that sums up the last year for you?

“Panthers – A Mario Van Peebles Film”

What do you miss about the CKUT building?

“The boards (nothing beats LIVE in the studio) – crashing on the floors/sofa/chair, having alone time in the studios while being creative in a warm atmosphere. Seeing the peaceful staff in their working environment when I sneak up for coffee or tea. :-)”