Nov 20: Speaking Stones Launch @ Memorial Hall

CFRC presents a reception and launch for ‘Speaking Stones,’ a project in collaboration with Queen’s University Archives made possible through the support of the City of Kingston Heritage Fund.

‘Speaking Stones’ revitalizes the Stones Guide to the Social History of Kingston, updating the Guide’s website for mobile-device-ready navigation, integrating audio into the walking tours and interactive mapping offered by the site, enhancing the site’s French-language resources, and promoting the site and Kingston social history through community radio and social media.

The launch and reception will feature an interactive presentation by the lead developer of the new site, along with a meet-and-greet among project participants and light refreshments.

The ‘Speaking Stones’ launch and reception is scheduled to take place at City Hall in Memorial Hall, on Thursday, November 20 from 7:30-9:30pm. The event is free and all are welcome. Memorial Hall is a wheelchair-accessible venue. For more information email or check out the Facebook event!


Prisoners’ Justice Day Broadcast, August 10

On Sunday, August 10, 2014, CFRC presents its 6th annual broadcast for PRISONERS’ JUSTICE DAY, in remembrance of all who have died behind bars.

2014 marks the 39th annual international Prisoners’ Justice Day, which began in commemoration of Eddie Nalon, a prisoner who bled to death in the segregation unit of Millhaven prison, in the Kingston area, on August 10, 1974.

From 11am-3pm, CFRC 101.9fm airs history, interviews, memorials and news related to prisoners and prison conditions. From 3pm-6pm, CFRC airs messages and music requests by and for prisoners and their loved ones and supporters. Listeners are invited to contribute requests, messages and comments by contacting us via:

MAIL: PJD c/o CFRC, Lower Carruthers Hall, 62 Fifth Field Company Lane,
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L-3N6
PHONE: 613-533-CFRC [2372] (live request line); 1-800-440-5219 (toll-free message line)


CFRC Awarded Trillium Foundation Grant

CFRC has received a significant boost from the The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, which has awarded CFRC $34,500 in funding for technical upgrades in support of the station’s Revitalization Plan.

CFRC has navigated significant administrative and governance changes in recent years, overhauling its operating structure and outreach strategies to better engage and serve listeners. Over the past twelve months, CFRC has secured increased funding from Queen’s University students, surpassed its fundraising goal through gifts from hundreds of donors and obtained support from Queen’s University for in-kind contributions of rent and services to 2017. CFRC’s Revitalization Plan mobilizes these resources to undertake significant technical, IT and accessibility upgrades at the radio station and to restructure staffing over the next three years. The Trillium Foundation funds will support technical and IT upgrades at CFRC over the next few months to enhance the station’s free broadcast skills training programs, on-air programming, and on-line access to CFRC audio content.

Contributions from CFRC’s diverse stakeholders will combine with the Trillium Foundation’s support to help ensure CFRC can fully implement its Revitalization Plan to build a healthy, sustainable and accessible future for campus and community radio in Kingston. On behalf of the station’s 250 volunteers and 48,000 listeners, thank you to the Trillium Foundation and all CFRC supporters!


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