In 1966, a group of University of Toronto students started Radio University, successfully establishing an independent radio station and voice for the University of Toronto community. The infant radio station grew steadily, building important associations with CJRT-FM and CHUM-FM. By the early 1970s it was clear that Radio University — now Input Radio — was reaching and representing an increasingly diverse audience. Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, the station maintained its commitment to pursuing the issues and stories ignored by most mainstream news outlets. By doing so Input Radio and its successor CJUT developed a loyal audience in Toronto. The next obvious step was to increase the station’s broadcast range by becoming an FM station. This was accomplished in 1986, and CJUT became CIUT-FM. While continuing to reach both University of Toronto students and the broader Toronto community, the station also found new audiences all across Central and Southern Ontario. Now, thanks to Star Choice’s National Satellite Network and Webcasting through Virtuecast, CIUT-FM is bringing its unique brand of eclectic broadcasting to a global audience.
At CIUT FM we feel we’ve earned the right to call ourselves Real Radio. Every day volunteers and donors keep us broadcasting the news, music and information that you won’t hear on commercial radio stations. It’s an accomplishment we’re proud of, and we need you to help us keep it happening. Your time and your donations make sure that CIUT will always be fresh, never canned. So, if community radio matters to you, please, help us keep it real.