CKUT 90.3FM's Avalanche 5 Year Anniversary!

October 13th from 5 PM to 6 PM in celebrating five years of incredible radio programing on disAbility issues. Stephane Betrand, long time contributor and disAbility radio pioneer, says, “I am very excited for the anniversary show. This program is really important to me.”

The Avalanche is a special presentation of CKUTs community news department hosted and produced by adults with intellectual and physical disAbilities. On the second Wednesday of every month, the team produces original content, including in-studio and on-the-street interviews. The content of the show every second Wednesday includes disAbility rights and issues. Every other Wednesday the program members host and tech the communy news program Off The Hour.

The Avalanche has covered a broad range of disAbility issues from the arts and music to sports and politics. Some of the amazing interviews the program has done in the past include: Diane Dupuy Founder and Artistic Director of Famous PEOPLE Players and Lazy Legs (Luc Patuelli) the internationally renowned Breakdancer. Many of the original members are still hosting and producing the show.

Kevin Ley, an original member of the Avalanche program says, “Five years and still going! You have not seen anything yet!”

The Avalanche began in 2005, when student Cathy Inouye won a grant from the Quebec Public Interest Research Group to develop a radio program hosted and produced by people with disAbilities. Cathy recruited members from the West Montreal Readaptation Centre.

Cathy Inoye continues to support the program, “It has been incredible to watch the program grow over the years. It's not just a unique space for adults with intellectual and physical disAbilities; it's a great opportunity for the entire Montreal community to have the privilege of listening to these wonderful programmers.”

Tune in this Wednesday, October 13th from 5PM to 6PM on 90.3FM or online at, or catch us on the archives.


Credits: Ellie Marshall, CKUT 90.3 FM