Local News

CFRC local news programming for the Kingston area is made possible through the Local Journalism Initiative funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and admistered through the Community Radio Fund of Canada.


December 1, 2023 — The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) and the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA)are pleased to announce that Kelsey Dawn Pearson is the recipient of the 2023 Nan YeomansGrant for...

December 1, 2023 — Selected by Council as the focus of the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund (KCCAF) in 2024, All Our Relations Land Trust is set to lead a project aimed at curbing greenhouse gas...

December 1, 2023 — Last week, the winners of the Livable City Design Awards were honoured during an awards presentation at City Hall.The Livable City Design Awards typically happen every three years, though the last event...

Upcoming concerts

Upcoming concerts in the Kingston Region!

Hotel Wolfe Island Concerts | 2023-12-04 |

  MORE INFO Sundays 4-7PM // Nov 26 // Dec 3 // Dec 10New dates to be announced soon$27 per dinner — supplies limited Join us for cozy Sunday night dinners, starting...

Matthew Good: Exclusive Venue Presale! | 2023-11-23 |

K-ROCK 105.7, KPP Concerts & spectrasonic present   Matthew Good Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at  7:30 p.m.Kingston Grand Theatre // Regina Rosen AuditoriumA Section $45.97 plus HST and handling feeB Section $43.68...

Flying V Concerts & Ticket Info | 2023-09-14 |

  Live Music in Kingston | Flying V Productions The holidays are coming up fast - and concert tickets make a great gift! Check out our exciting lineup of shows...

Upcoming Events

Queen's University and Local Events in the Kingston Region!

Coming Soon to the Screening Room Kingston! | 2023-09-28 |

  Check out the updates and Film Screening times from our friends at THE SCREENING ROOM!  (Pssst..get your Screening Room Newletter here) We're thrilled to open Dream Scenario in Kingston this Friday! This absurd...

Coming up at The Grand! | 2023-11-22 |

  Grand OnStage presents A Next Generation Leahy ChristmasSupported by Walter Fenlon and Linda Ann DalySaturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets Tickets starting at $39.50 plus HST and feesGet...

Cataraqui Conservation Events | 2023-11-09 |

                                   December News & Events   2023 Cataraqui Conservation Hike Challenge - Voting on now...

Artist-in-Residence Program Apps Now Open

CFRC 101.9 FM is calling for applications from local DJs, turntablists and experimental sound artists to participate in our Artist-in-Residence programming this winter and spring!

We’re looking for emerging and seasoned local artists to facilitate a workshop for CFRC’s Airwave YGK Beginner level DJ workshop participants about your sound/style/technique and also for you to perform live on our airwaves.

Applications are now open for this paid residency position offering honoraria of $400.  

Artists-in-residence will pitch and provide a roughly one-hour workshop and perform live on CFRC 101.9 FM/cfrc.ca for approximately 1.5-2 hours. An opportunity to do an exclusive live or pre-taped interview of approximately 20-30 minutes of spoken word time on air will also be provided to introduce your work, promote your artistic efforts and upcoming performances locally and beyond ahead of your live-to-air performance. 

Artists-in-Residence will have technical support when live on air  and access to our new Denon Prime 4 deck controller/mixer and Audio Technical Quartz turntables plus portable Pioneer DJ mixer and CDJ900s & speakers. Other technical needs must be noted in the artists’ application.  

Applicants should fill in the online application here and submit a CV plus a MAXIMUM 10 minute recorded demo of their work in either WAV or MP3 format to station@cfrc.ca

Applications are due December 15th 2023.  

Station Updates

CFRC DJ Dance Party at Grad Club December 1st 2023 8 PM

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🎧 CFRC 101.9 FM invites everyone 19+ to join us for a super hot DJ Dance Party with a Pirate Radio Costume theme on December 1st, 8 PM at The Grad Club (162 Barrie Street)! CFRC alumna DJ LK, CFRC volunteer David Day, and local artist/hero Mat Almeida will spin high energy dance music for all to enjoy! Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased here or $20 at the door. We'll give out lots of loot for door prizes, dance offs and best pirate-radio themed costumes! Come put some heat into autumn, pump up the volume with us, and support our funding drive! #ygk @cfrcradio🎧

Pump Up the Volume Movie Night Dec. 7th!!

Pump Up the Volume Movie Tickets

Join CFRC 101.9 FM on December 7th, 8:30 PM for a screening of the cult classic, Pump Up the Volume (1990), starring Christian Slater!

We've booked the Cameo theatre at The Screening Room (120 Princess Street) and we've secured the reel from Warner Brothers!  

Now we just need YOU to come watch a great film about an awkward high school dude and his pirate radio station while enjoying the best popcorn in town!

Tickets are available HERE for $5 and available at the door!

Save your email confirmation and order number from this order and present your order number at the door.  We will also have a list with your name and order number on it!

CFRC's Annual Funding Drive: Nov. 1st-Dec. 31st 2023


💥 CFRC 101.9 FM's Annual Funding Drive launches November 1st through December 31st! Pump Up the Volume with CFRC this fall and make your gift on our Donate Page!

We have many gifts furnished to us by local businesses for our donors who donate directly to us & Queen's gives tax receipts to donors who give to CFRC through the University!   Sweet sweet tax receipt or sweet sweet gifts for you by giving the gift of radio to your community!

Join us for fun fun funding drive fun events including a Games Night at Minotaur, a Movie Night at Screening Room, and a DJ Dance Party at Grad Club this fall!  And of course, stay tuned to the always great radio our volunteers produce everyday!  They're bringing their A-Game.  Show your favorite on air host some love, donate to the station, and send us a message about their show and make song requests!!💥