Montreal Sound Ark is live in studio for CKUT’s annual funding drive, on now from March 14-25th! You can donate now and pick up some CKUT merch on the CKUT website.

Tune in to CKUT 90.3FM this Friday from 3-5pm for the special Montreal Sound Ark show, or check out the special live show from last week!

Other recent special shows include features on Quebec hip-hop, soul and funk. Interviews with special guests such as Charles Burke, Howard “Stretch” Carr, and Butcher T. are featured in these shows as well as on the blog at our new project website Nights of Montreal.

Lastly, ARCMTL has been busy working alongside the CIDIHCA to digitize many Montreal magazines and periodicals that can now be accessed in the ARCMTL collection on the Internet Archive here.


Don’t forget to check out our Youtube channel including our playlist of ephemeral films and home movies.

If you’d like to consult the archives at our archive centre, please contact us by email to make an appointment.

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