CFRC 101.9fm is the oldest campus-based station in Canada and this year it’s celebrating 90 years on the airwaves. As a not-for-profit and volunteer-programmed local media outlet, CFRC focuses its programming on alternative, diverse and local music as well as spoken word programming. CFRC relies heavily on its volunteers in exchange for free broadcast skills training and experience. The station also organizes community events throughout the year, promoting local music, experimental sound art, independent journalism and grassroots audio production.
CFRC relies on listener support for almost 20% of its operating revenue and for seven years now has been running a Funding Drive to help see that through. The timing of this year’s event couldn’t be better with talk of cuts to the station from the University. The 2012 Funding Drive goal is $25,000, to be raised across 10 days of special programming and exciting community events. Many of these events are free but we’re all encouraged to make a donation to help see these unique social and educational opportunities continue to enliven our community. Here’s a list of what will be happening in town over the next ten days:
Friday, February 10: Kick things off by celebrating (or sticking it to) Valentine’s Day with a slow dance at The Renaissance featuring DJs Haircut and LK along with special guests. 9pm-2am, $8-10.
Friday, February 17: CFRC DJ night from 8pm-midnight at the Grad Club. Free.
Sunday, February 19: CFRC DJs will take over the musical selection at Market Square from 12pm-5pm. Be sure to stop by the CFRC booth to find out more about the station, chat with volunteers and make a donation. Free.