Monday 30 March 2015

Spring Membership Drive

Greetings Fellow Earthlings,

It's that time again, when the voices you hear over the airwaves come out from behind the mic and ask for a little help from their friends. I know that some of you have donated at the last drive and for that I thank you. And as the taxman is exacting his share of what you may have remaining after the holidays, you may find that this is not a good time to take on one more financial commitment. 
I understand. Kinda feel the same way myself.

 Radio stations don't run on empty for every long and as this one does not get Government money or University funds, we turn to the listeners for the support we need to continue as the ONLY INDEPENDENT ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY BASED station in the city. 

Think about it.

CIUT is on site for all sorts of events to bring them to you live: Afrofest, Word On The Street, Bloor Festival just to name a few. CIUT offers ways to look at important issues you might not otherwise consider. CIUT has music programming (right here, peeps! :) that not only doesn't repeat a song daily but often for weeks on end. Bands who are just emerging have a home here, and even works in progress. And most of the DJs post playlists so that you can actually see what was played, PLUS, after every show, there is a download put up on the archive the following day (or after the weekend, for those of us on Friday) for you to listen to or keep for a rainy/cold day.
AND as an added bonus, CIUT are fiends for social media. Twitter, Facebook, (is Myspace still a thing?) and the new App out of California, Radioflag, which I for one use every week. (check it out, )

YOU, the Listener, made the new transmitter possible. Now let's work it and keep the good times rolling.

To donate online, please go to and use Paypal or credit.

Or you can call on our toll free lines during the actual Drive from April 8-14 (Friday 7-8 pm would be great! LOL) 
There are also details on line for other ways to donate, and of course, it's tax deductible

One more little thing.
Don't forget to tell them Ruby Slippers sent you.

Much love,

Carol B

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Ruby Slippers March 27 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz and all that stuff. Still too cold for full on rejoicing but as always music helps keep the spirits up and the heart pumping. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
So without further adieu, here it is, the playlist for this week.
BTW in the weeks to come will be premiering a cut from the NEW Steve Hackett album. Stay tuned, really really excited. (And if you don't know who this is, look him up, then you'll be excited too)

Cookie Road ... The Julie Ruin
Spotlight ... Leagues
Come Out and Play ... The Dollyrots (new!!)
Tough Love ... Joel Plaskett Emergency *
No Complaints ... Beck
Lovers In A Dangerous Time ... Royal Oui *
Pull Up To The Bumper ... Grace Jones
El Dorado ... Black Lady Soul *
To Some It Comes Easy ... Gentleman Reg *
Lots ... Dan Deacon
Ever Fallen In Love ... The Buzzcocks
Love Game ... The Frolics *
High School ... Jeremy Fisher *
Memories On Paper ... Krystle Love B *
I Follow You ... Melody Echo Chamber *

Well there is it. Hope you like it.

Membership drive just around the corner. You can enter the early bird draw by donating before April 8th at and tell them Ruby Slippers sent you!!!



Wednesday 18 March 2015

Ruby Slippers March 20 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

By the time this show airs, it will be one day away from the official start to spring.
Wow. Never thought we would see it this year. Mind you with lower than seasonal temperatures, will have to work at believing that the corner has been turned. Music helps. Music always helps.
So..... to keep the body moving, here we go.

Pink Heart Mother... Moonbabies
Lost in Static ... Visage
The Otherside ... 1977 * (playing at the Horseshoe, Toronto, March 23)
Accountant's Dream ... Entire Cities * (tax time, you know)
Cold Blooded ... American Babies
Hedonistic Summertime ... Amity Beach * (I can dream, right?)
Talking To Myself ... Shattervox *
Somebody To Love ... Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow)
Modern Man ... Arcade Fire * (The Suburbs, Grammy winner0
Telepaths ... Cygnets *
Recreational ... Ghost House *
Pure Pain ... Kurt Vile
Do I Have To Look For Love ... The Tuts (new!!!)
She Walks The Night ... King Creep *
I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Back Up) ... Joey Ramone

Thanks for listening

*Cancon please and thank you.

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Ruby Slippers for Friday March the 13th (spooky scary) 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!!!

Another month, another Friday the 13th! Wow! Some sort of strange cosmic force in action there.
But never fear! Ruby Red is here with a boat load of music. Grab your paddles, maties, we are heading off on an adventure! Arrrrrrh!!!

I Will Survive ... Cake
Ancient Kids ... Bravestation *
Break The Spell (Young Galaxy Remix) ... Rachel Zeffira * (long track, time for a dance off)
New Creation ... Century Palm *
Blacklisted ... Neko Case *(recorded in Canada)
These Days Mean Nothing to Me ... High Dials *
Leaders of the Undersea World ... Odds *
Freedom For A Policeman ... Chad VanGaalen *
Liver Alone ... The Flatliners * (liver alone - get it?)
It's Thunder and It's Lightening ... We Were Promised Jetpacks
Never Thought This Would Happen ... Arkells *
Grave Architecture ... Pavement (because we can finally see it again)
Umbrellas ... Sleeping At Last
Crystal Mines ... CFCF *

Hope you enjoy it.
Now go walk under a ladder, kiss a black cat and party like it's spring.

Thanks for listening.

*Cancon forever

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Ruby Slippers March 6 7-8 pm (

Hey everybody,

It's another month, we had a day or two above bone crushing cold temperatures and everyone's spirits are flying high. Not putting the parka away just yet, but will indulge in a little warm weather music, OK?

First World Rag ... Pow Wows *
Queen Of The Knights of Darkness .... King Creep *
Say My Name ... The Ballroom Babies *
I Would Miss My Home If I Knew Where It Was ... The Written Years *
Machine Gun ... Portishead
Stay Awake ... Matt Truman Ego Trip
Slippery People ... Talking Heads
Chelsea Hotel (Leonard Cohen cover) ... Keep Me Safe *
I Made The Law ... The Acorn *
Pagan Angel and A Borrowed Car ... Iron & Wine (I just love the title)
Angels ... Black Mountain *
Heart of Gold ... Neil Young *
Never Say Die ... Arcane Saints
Berlin ... Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (can't help it)

Mebbe get through this lot, mebbe not.

In any case, guaranteed good time.

Thanks for listening, keep an eye out for intrepid robins!

*Cancon, baby