Fall Member Drive from October 19 to 29!

Be ready for our Fall Member Drive, from October 19 to 29!

We have Member Drives twice a year because we want you to be part of growing our co-operative and making it stronger. We invite you to renew your membership or become a member in the coming 10 days. Your contributions are what keep us going. We are listener-supported, and our members’ contributions and supporters’ donations make up a half of our operating budget. You help keep the community programming you love commercial free.

Aloha Monday Fundraiser at The Kino - October 28th

Enjoy a variety of live music anywhere from Gypsy Jazz to Hawaiian! With local radio legend Jim Burnett as emcee for a night to remember. The Kino serves delicious tapas and has a great selection of drinks. Enjoy the warm atmosphere with your friends and family while supporting community radio in Vancouver!

Sunday, October 28th between 6 and 8 pm 
Kino Cafe 3456 Cambie Street 
(beside the Park Theatre near 18th) 

!earshot Digital Distribution System Information Session- October 9th

Do you make music? Do you want to share it with a wider audience? Attend the !earshot Digital Distribution System Information Session October 9th at Creative BC !

Co-op Radio's People Powered Open House

Join us on September 26th from 6 - 9 PM for Co-op Radio's Open House.

Explore the world of broadcasting and podcasting while networking with like

minded individuals. Learn about the diverse training opportunities and studio 

space that Co-op Radio shares with it's members. This event will feature

snacks bevarages and music to add to the atmosphere.

Friday Night: We're Dancing For World Peace!

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war”

On Friday September 21, 2018, join us between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm as thousands of World Peace Dance Parties erupt globally and locally, 

Join host Kimit Sekhon as Vancouver Co-op Radio and Decentralized Dance Party unite the ENTIRE city in joy and celebration!

CRFC provides Vancouver Co-op Radio with Funding for Youth Outreach!

The Community Radio Fund of Canada proudly supports “Youth Outreach Project”

Co-op Radio at Safe & Sound Music Fest 2018

Co-op Radio will be street teaming at Safe & Sound Music Fest at Westminster Pier Park on August 24th and 25th. We will be enjoying the great summer vibes while sharing info and Co-op Radio swag. This years fest is headlined be Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals as well as Vince Staple. Don't forget the fantastic local acts such as Manilla Grey and So Loki. For more information visth the Safe & Sound Music Fest website.

Co-op Radio at the Vancouver Farmers Markets

Come find us at the Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market from 3pm-7pm on Thursday, August 9th! We will be sharing info, pins, and good ol' Co-op Radio vibes. There will be more than 30 different farms and producers to peruse the wares of, plus food and coffee trucks so you don't literally shop 'til you drop! Check out the VFM website for more details.

 

We're Hiring Students! Canada Summer Jobs 2018

We have received funding from Canada Summer Jobs 2018!
 
We are hiring people for 2 Different Roles
 

1. Community Engagement Coordinator 

2. Community Radio Training Coordinator

 

1.

Experience Hastings Crossing with Co-op Radio and Vinyl Records!

On Thursday March 1st, 2018 Vinyl Records will do a special live mix hosted by David Love Jones at 10:00am Come later in the the evening to the station from 6-9pm for drinks, snacks and station tours!

When: March 1st, 2018

Where: 370 Columbia Street

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Co-op Radio mourns the passing of long-time programmer Skyy Powers

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and Co-op Radio programmer Skyy Powers. For a long time he was the producer of Fruit Salad and the maestro behind the station's Pride Parade float.

Tigran Hamasyan in Concert - Friday February 16th

ACA of BC is pleased to present: Tigran Hamasyan in Concert on Friday, February 16, 2018at the Vancouver Academy of Music

DEEP LISTENING - Open House At Co-op Radio on Wed Jan 10th 6:30pm

Join us for a special event presented by Vancouver Co-op Radio and the MAC (Media Arts Committee) Sound Art program on Wednesday January 10th 2018 at the station.

Co-op Radio mourns the passing of Métis Matters host Ken Fisher

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of long time programmer Ken Fisher. He had been the host and producer of Métis Matters for more than 20 years on our airwaves. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.

 

The BC Metis Federation presents this fitting tribute to Ken.

 

Urban Renewal Project's 5 year anniversary show

Celebrate The URP on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM’s Fifth Year Anniversary Party with DJ Denise & Denzin 8 Productions, Red Shirt Mike & Bangz aka Michael Mubanga, plus some of Vancity’s most powerful DJ's & EMCees.

Follow Urban Renewal Project:

Keynote Speech by Jean Swanson - Sunday November 26th

The Co-op Radio AGM will be followed by a keynote speech by anti-poverty activist Jean Swanson. Living and working in Vancouver, Jean is a coordinator of the Carnegie Community Action Project and a founder of the group End Legislated Poverty.

Where: SFU Harbour Centre, at the Co-op Radio AGM
When: Sunday November 26th following the AGM
Cost: Free, Open to Everyone

NOTICE - The Co-op Radio AGM - Sunday November 26th 2017

The Co-op Radio AGM: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2:00pm 
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000 We'll need 40 people in attendance so please help us get the meeting started on time. Join us! 

Co-op Radio is Hiring!

Co-op Radio is Hiring! Apply and come work with us!

Administrative Coordinator - Deadline: December 1st 2017

THANK YOU! $23,500 Raised!

Thank you for your memberships and support! We raised $23,500 for Co-op Radio! If you want to donate or get a membership click HERE!

In the Pines benefit concert!

Co-op Radio’s bluegrass, oldtime and country radio show “In the Pines” is joining forces with the Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society to present an evening of great bluegrass entertainment, with all proceeds going to CFRO 100.5 FM! Next Monday, October 16th 2017 at the ANZA Club, #3 West 8th Avenue (at Ontario Street). Come down for an evening of great music and support Co-op Radio!

 

Co-op Radio at Vancouver Pride's Sunset Beach Festival

Co-op Radio is going to Pride!! From 11am-6pm on Sunday, August 5th, catch us the Sunset Beach Festival where we will be giving out free Pride-themed Co-op Radio swag and spreading the word about our station! The event will be a lively celebration of Vancouver's LGBT+ community with live performances, a beer garden, a family zone, and other fun-filled festivities! It's free to attend, but Express Passes for the beer gardens are available to purchase. For more info be sure to check out Vancouver Pride Society's website.

Co-op Radio at Columbia Street!

We are all moved in to our permanent home at 370 Columbia Street and we are excited to be back in the heart of the DTES!

Vancouver Co-op Radio is (Finally) Moving Home!

You have been asking the question, “When is the station moving back?” And now we have an answer. Co-op Radio will be broadcasting live from 370 Columbia Street on July 25 at 1 pm.

Everything is packed up and ready to go from Wall Street. We will continue to broadcast from Wall Street until noon on Tuesday, July 18. At that point, the last of the control room equipment will be moved to our new/old address at 370 Columbia Street in the newly renovated Irving Hotel building.

Charles Boylan 1943- 2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our long-time programmers.

Charles Boylan began the Discussion show in the late 1990s. Later, he spearheaded a morning show with his partner Donna called Wake Up with Co-op.

Wild Creatures Take Over the Airwaves for Earth Day April 22

Wild Creatures Take Over the Airwaves on April 22, 2017, when Vancouver Co-operative Radio Invites Listeners to Celebrate Earth Day with a 24-Hour Soundscape from a Saturna Island Wetland.

For years man has been pumping his affairs out across the wilderness environment. For once the natural soundscape would be allowed, in its wisdom, to speak back to us. — R. Murray Schafer

Birthday Bash kicks off Spring Member Drive March 31 - April 9

This year as we head into our 42nd year on air, our Spring Member Drive theme is the Co-op Radio Experience: All Different All the Time.
No better way to kick off the Spring Member Drive than with our Annual Birthday Bash, this year on March 31st at the Wise Hall! 

UPDATE: Each for All ties with Girls Rock Camp for CCEC Roger Inman Memorial Award

Update February 10: Each for All: The Co-operative Connection tied with Girls Rock Camp Vancouver after voting by CCEC members at last night's AGM.  It was great to meet in person so many CCEC members who also belong to Vancouver Co-operative Radio.  Thank you to CCEC for the evening, and for the award and prize!

Fall Member Drive Success

During the Fall Member Drive Oct. 14 - 23, Vancouver Co-op Radio asked renewing and current members to give a little extra to help with the renovations needed to ready the long-term Columbia Street station space for our return. And you did!

Our Director of Member Services updating our homemade in-station progress bar

Our Director of Member Services updating our homemade in-station progress bar.

Fall Member Drive 2016 Friday October 14 to October 23

We have Member Drives twice a year because we want you to be part of growing our co-operative and making it stronger. We invite you to renew your membership or become a member in the coming 10 days. Your contributions are what keep us going. We are listener-supported, and our members’ contributions and supporters’ donations make up a third of our operating budget. You help keep the community programming you love commercial free.