Intro to Radio: Aboriginal Perspectives - June 12th

On Thursday June 12th at the Vancouver Aborignal Friendship Centre, CJSF 90.1FM will be presenting an event about community and public broadcasting of Aboriginal voices.
Join in for stories and a Q&A from amazing local broadcasters about the possibilities of community and public broadcasting, especially when it comes to highlighting aboriginal, first nations and indigenous voices, who are often marginalized in mainstream media.


A note from our technician:

The broadcast, live online stream, and archives are back up and running well. Everything sounds great and we are very pleased with everything. Our new location and studios are amazing and we are all very happy here.

Come visit us during our drop-in hours: Tues-Thurs 12-4!

If you have questions or comments or concerns about the move, our broadcast, online stream or archives, please email

Annual Spring Independence Dance - May 24th

The Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC will be hostings its Annual Spring Independence Dance on Saturday May 24th at the South Arm Community Centre. 

Femme-stravaganza! - June 7th

Co-op Radio is proud to support the Femme City Choir's debut show Femme-stravaganza! On June 7th at the Wise Hall, join Femme City choir for a night of song, dance, fun, and most importantly FEMME FABULOUSNESS.

Y57's Music Social Night - May 8th

Come out to Y57 Media's Music Social Night on Thursday May 8th at Ceili's Irish Pub, 670 Smithe Street.

This event brings together all walks of music life. We're inviting all musicians, bands, managers, friends, pals, boyfriends and girlfriends for a social evening of good company and great drinks!  We're treating this night as an homage to our amazingly talented musicians and radio guests. As a thank you for coming by our show, we wanted to create a night for you to network, bond and relax in the company of other equally awesome individuals.

Doxa Documentary Film Festival, May 2-11

DOXA Documentary Film Festival discovers new forms of nonfiction film -- everything from mountain gorillas to cartoon ponies, and the men who love them.

Station Re-Location 2014


Our station has been located in BC Housing’s Sunrise Hotel Building at Hastings and Columbia since 2001.  BC Housing is renovating the building for the residents and have asked us to re-locate during the 18-month construction period.  We’re excited about the improvements to the building’s safety and long-term operations.  And, we also need to keep broadcasting during the renovations.  

2014 Earth Day Celebration - Mon April 21st

Co-op Radio is proud to support this year's Earth Day Parade and Celebration hosted by 


For Co-op Radio Spring Membership Drive Accordion Noir continues our tradition of throwing over the accordion in favour of some other neglected or slighted instrument.

Annual Spring Member Drive, April 4-18

Make this year's Spring Member Drive a memorable one for Co-op Radio!
Our station will be relocating at the end of May to a new, temporary home at 2014 Wall St. With your help, this transition period will be seemless for the station.
For the past 12 years, Co-op Radio has been proudly broadcasting from its location in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.  BC Housing is beginning an expansive renovation on the building and have told us we must vacate the premises for 18 months starting May 1st.


Tuesday April 15th, 7pm, SFU Harbour Centre


In celebration of our Spring Member Drive, tune in to 100.5FM or stream online for special programming on Better Days.

World premiere of Ga Ting (Family) - March 20-30

An immigrant Chinese couple attempts to come to terms with their son's death, and who he truly was, by inviting his Caucasian boyfriend over for dinner.

Performed in English and Cantonese with English and Chinese surtitles. ASL interpretation for 2 performances.

A world premiere produced by the frank theatre company and Vancouver Asian canadian Theatre. In partnership with The City of Richmond.

For more information, visit  the event online.

Co-op Radio at Gathering Our Voices 2014

Co-op Radio is a proud media sponsor of this year's Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference. Held from March 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency and Fairmont Hotel and hosted by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, the conference is expected to bring up to 2000 Aboriginal Youth to attend workshops and participate in cultural activities.

Visit our Outreach table at the Career and Education Fair on March 19th and March 20th to meet some of our First Nations programmers and find out how you can get involved with Co-op Radio!

Giant Flea Market - March 15 and 16 at Astorinos

Come by Astorinos March 15 and 16 at 1739 Venables (at Commercial Drive) for the GIANT FLEA MARKET, 10am-4pm. Co-op Radio will be at the market selling CDs and merchandise on Saturday March 15. 

Sister Spit - March 26th at The Wise Hall

SISTER SPIT is setting off on their 2014 spring fling, spreading queer and feminist literature and spoken word performance all across North America, and they're coming to Vancouver on March 26th!

Artists of Colour BC presents "CREATE/LUMIKHA"

Artists of Colour BC presents "CREATE/LUMIKHA"

Co-op Radio Reggae Fundraiser Saturday December 14th at the Rickshaw Theatre

Co-op Radio DJ Reggae and Soca 'Ambassadors' invite one-and-all to come out for a Co-op Radio fundraiser and night of Reggae 'oneness' with Grammy-nominated Chuckle Berry at the Rickshaw, 

Website/Archive/Live Stream Interruptions November 19th-23rd

You may experience interruptions on our website, archives, and live stream for the period of November 19th-November 23rd 2013.

We are upgrading our systems.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have questions you can email the Director of Technical Services at  Thanks for your patience.

What's So Funny! Stand-Up Comedy Night Co-op Radio Fundraiser

Come on down to Pat's Pub on East Hastings on 

Drum and Bell Tower at Lana Lou's Friday November 13th

Check out Drum & Bell Tower and Laura Kelsey at Lana Lou's this Friday, November 13th. Hear commentary on political, environmental, and social realities through voice, acoustic guitar, high-hat and drum. $2.00 of every ticket sold goes directly to Co-op Radio! Tickets $6.00 at the door.

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, November 6-11, 2013

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, November 6-11, 2013

Co-op Radio at Media Democracy Days 2013

Co-op Radio at Media Democracy Days 2013
Saturday Nov 9 2013, 12-5pm

Vancouver Co-op Radio AGM - Nov 17th

Join us to find out what’s been happening at your Co-op Radio. Meet programmers and vote in the next Board of Directors.  Read the full notice here.

Volunteer Opportunities at Co-op Radio!

Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page on our website!!  While most of the positions are for members and programmers, you can easily become a member during our MEMBER DRIVE and then apply for one of these exciting roles.

Volunteering helps you gain experience, meet people, network in an area you're building a resume or interested in, and to explore new areas you may not have known you were excited about.

Member Drive Special Programming: WORLD POETRY CAFE

World Poetry Café

Tuesday, Oct. 29

9pm – 10pm

The world Poetry Café team of Ariadne Sawyer, Vivian Davidson and Israel Mota will be welcoming guests from our roots First Nations Poet Wanda Kehewin,  First Nations Musician and poet, Rene Hugo Sanchez and Downtown Eastside Richard Tylman in a special program celebration and membership program.

Member Drive Special Programming: PAZHVAK


Monday, Oct. 28

9pm – 1pm

Pazhvak looks at direct democracy vs limited democracy in workplaces and in other communities.