Grants + discounted promo rates for local small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Vancouver Co-op Radio, CFRO 100.5FM is excited to be taking part in the National Campus Radio Association’s Restart Initiative. We are offering a combination of grants and discounted advertising to local Vancouver businesses to help support their re-launch and re-opening following the COVID-19 lockdowns. 


ReStart Initiative Grant:

InfoPoint by First Nations Health Managers Association

The First Nations Health Managers Association is excited to announce their newest information sharing initiative; InfoPoint. 

InfoPoint is an information sharing initiative developed for First Nations health managers. COVID-19 has created challenges for First Nations health managers in communities across the country. These challenges have given rise to questions without a clear place to ask them. InfoPoint is a help line where First Nations Health Managers may call if they have questions or are searching for resources around COVID-19.

A First Nations Health Managers Association Virtual Town Hall

A First Nations Health Managers Association Virtual Town Hall

Join the FNHMA broadcast on Thursday's at 5pm on Vancouver Co-op Radio OR live at 10am on www.ihtoday.ca.

For more information visit: www.ihtoday.ca/townhall

 

 

Email your questions to FNHMA@ihtoday.ca and they will be answered during the broadcast.

Vancouver Co-op Radio's 45th Anniversary and Spring Fundraising Drive

Please join us in celebrating our 45th anniversary by showing your support during our Spring Fundraising Drive which will be running from Wednesday April 15th to Sunday April 26th, 2020.

In memory of Nathan Fong

Tuesday April 7, 2020

FONG ON FOOD
12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm.

In memory of Nathan Fong, who passed away suddenly last week, we will be broadcasting a special memorial episode of Fong on Food. In August 2019 Nathan Fong was interviewed by Don Shafer, for Co-op Radio's The Conversation Lab. Nathan and Don had worked together at Roundhouse, and when Nathan walked into our station he knew immediately that he wanted to get back on the air with his own show.

Fong of Food Radio Archives

The station is closed but we are still broadcasting!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Vancouver Co-op Radio is committed to taking the advice given by the Canadian Government and Health Authorities in order to keep our community safe. We will be temporarily closing access to the station for the next 4 - 6 weeks, possibly longer.

We do, however, intend to continue broadcasting over 100.5 FM, online at www.coopradio.org, and over smartphone apps such as TuneIn.

Many of our programmers will continue to produce new weekly shows from their home isolation studios!

Listen to our COVID-19 news show weekday 7-8 am

Listen to our COVID-19 news show, weekday from 7 to 8 am. Our reporter David P. Ball brings us our daily update on the latest Coronavirus news and what you need to know.

Lloyd Davis, long-time host of "The One O'Clock Jump" passes away

It’s with great sadness that we learned of the passing of The One O’ Clock Jump long-time host Lloyd Davis. He joined the station in 1989.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Memorial March 2020

Video shot and edited by Susan Lu, and features narration from Don Larson.

Operator Training + RadioDJ Videos and Manual

New training materials are now available to get yourself acquainted with RadioDJ!

We have also made a series of videos that will review all of the aspects of Operator training.

The training materials can be found by clicking HERE

 

The Operator Training Manual and Videos are available underneath the image of Hector

The RadioDJ Training Manual and Videos are available in the FAQ in the RadioDJ section.

 

Silent Auction Ending February 15th!

Please take a moment to visit the silent auction FB page and cast your bid!

Occupation of the airwaves in support of Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders

Join Gunargie O'Sullivan (When Spirit Whispers, Sne'Waylh and Kla How Ya), Valeen Jules (Late Night with Savages) and special guests for a night of programming in support of the Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders.

SILENT AUCTION ENDING SOON!

Please take a moment to visit the silent auction FB page and cast your bid! Items include:

We are hiring a reporter!

We are hiring a full time, professional journalist for our new morning radio news program featuring voices and perspectives of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

This year, we are excited to be participating in Canada’s new 'Local Journalism Initiative' which supports the creation of original civic journalism relevant to the diverse needs of people living in news deserts and areas of news poverty across Canada.

On the 3rd anniversary of the Quebec Masjid Massacre

Listen Up and Listen In for an on-air Rotating Panel of Experts Deconstructing White Supremacy Through the Narratives of Islamophobia on January 27, 2020 

Commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the Quebec Masjid Massacre 

This Year Masuma Asad Khan will engage experts: Pam Palmater, Omar Mouallem, Idil Issa, Hanadi Saad, Hawa Mire, Desmond Cole and Azeezah Kanji, Saman and Pouyan Tabasinejad, Dr. R.

Podcasting 101 with Vancouver Co-op Radio

Looking to bring your podcasting idea to life but don't know where to start? Join Vancouver Co-op Radio on Saturday January 11th, from 10am - 12pm, and we'll show you how to get the ball rolling!

You will learn:

  • Interviewing / Broadcasting Skills - We’ll go through what to include in a podcast & a useful order to present it.

URP 7 year anniversary Showcase - December 4th @ Fortune

Celebrate The URP on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM at Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO Seventh Year Anniversary Party with DJ Denise & Denzin 8 Productions, DRAKE (@shittycavafather) & MISSY BOWSY, plus some of Vancity’s most powerful DJ's & EMCees.

https://www.facebook.com/events/406629370031903/

Vancouver Co-op Radio's 2019 Fall Fundraising Drive!

We are excited for our 2019 Fall Fundraising Drive!! This year we are hoping to reach a goal of $30,000! The station is in need of some equipment upgrades and as a valued member, we need your help to raise the money.

Make sure to mark your calendar for Friday, October 18th to Monday, October 28th, 2019. Our programmers will be actively pitching on their shows and you may even receive a phone call from your favourite show host asking you to help us reach our fundraising target.

Online Streaming is back!

We are back online! 

If you are one of the many who listen to Co-op Radio online, the stream is back!

This also means the return of the web archives of your favorite shows.

Thanks to Hector, Vancouver Co-op Radio's excellent Technical Manager, and to the great folks at CanTrust hosting cooperative for making it possible. (Thank you Anju, Damien and Spencer!)

 

Fong on Food

Food stylist Nathan Fong joins Vancouver Co-op Radio every Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Each week, Nathan welcomes friends from the world of food and drink for a delicious hour of culinary conversation.

Fong says, “I’ve invited the most interesting and influential taste makers in Vancouver to join me for an all you can eat buffet of culinary conversation. From mixologists to Sommeliers to chefs and restauranteurs, I know everyone in this world. I know and love the taste of Vancouver and I look forward to sharing with you!”

 

V6A Documentary Screening

Join us on September 28th at 6pm for a by donation screening of V6A, a documentary by Room Tone Radio host Ruggero Romano!

Podcasting 101

Looking to bring your podcasting idea to life but don't know where to start? Join Vancouver Co-op Radio on Saturday September 28th, from 12pm - 3.30pm, and we'll show you how to get the ball rolling!

 

You will learn:

 

Interviewing / Broadcasting Skills - We’ll go through what to include in a podcast & a useful order to present it

 

Audio Editing - Learn the basics of Audacity & open source audio libraries

 

Hosting & Sharing Audio - Where & how to share your newly created audio piece

 

3 Into 1 - a new music show Friday nights!

Friday's 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us 3 Into 1, a new music show featuring Jazz, Soul and Latin beats. Featuring veteran Vancouver DJ David Love Jones. 

David Love Jones

Red Jam Slam Society's Kanata Day Celebration

Don't miss the 1st Annual Cross-Culture *Kanata Day Celebration with the Red Jam Slam Society at Crab Park from 2pm to 8pm on July 1st. 



First Nations organization, Red Jam Slam Society, has a mandate to support, encourage, and promote multi-media First Nations Artists and Language by hosting events and celebrations.



The 1st Annual Kanata Day Celebration will set the tone for the Canada day fireworks creating a safe space to celebrate diversity and reconciliation in Canada. 

 

Find out more: https://bit.ly/2J6InLC

Mel Warner aka Melo Mel is inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

Earlier this month the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame announced its 2019 BCEHOF inductees and we are very proud to say that our very own Mel Warner (aka Melo Mel) is an inductee! Mel has been recognized for his work as a Concert Promoter. 

For over 30 years, Mel has pioneered the way for reggae, ska, latin and world music to Vancouver stages! 

Mel has been a long time DJ with Co-op Radio on the show Caribbean Sounds. Tune in on Saturdays from 8.30pm - 11pm.

Congrats Mel! We are very proud of you and honoured to have you as part of the Co-op Radio family!

Accordion Revolution Book Launch!

Did someone say "Accordion Revolution"? Bruce's book on the untold history of the squeezebox finally launches 7-9 pm Friday, June 28th!


The party starts at Accordion Noir's home base CFRO Co-Op Community Radio (370 Columbia St.). Registration is required. Please register by clicking here.

Kickstand's 24-Hour Bicycle Build-A-Thon 2019

Calling all bicycle mechanics, nerds, enthusiasts, lovers, and people who don't know what a bicycle is!! We are excited to be part of Kickstand's Second Annual 24 Hour Build a Thon!

New Show: Cannabis Science - Saturday May 11th @ 1:30 PM

This is Cannabis Science, a podcast dedicated to answering your most salient questi

New Show: The Conversation Lab with Don Shafer - Sunday May 12th @ 10 AM

A new radio show and podcast, "The Conversation Lab with Don Shafer" launches this Sunday May 12th from 10-11 am.

From host Don Shafer:

"Contributing to Co-op Radio has been fun as well as a refreshing if not a therapeutic reminder of how important local radio is. 

Member Appreciation Event - Thursday April 25th

Join us from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday April 25th for our Member Appreciation Event! We want to thank you for your generous and ongoing support by inviting you to the studio for some mingling, drinks and appies. Help us grow our community by bringing along one (or two, or even three) friends who are not Co-op Radio members!