Podcasting 101 - Virtual Workshop: Saturday March 20th

Have you had a podcast idea lurking in your closet but you just haven’t managed to get the ball rolling? Join Debbie + Kimit from Vancouver Co-op Radio on Saturday March 20th from 10am - 12pm for a virtual podcasting workshop.

You will learn:

In Memory of George Jolly

The following writing is taken from Doug Lang's Facebook post


Long-time Co-op Radio host (One O'Clock Jump), George Jolly, has passed on. I just learned about it today.

Anthems from the Alley vol.1 is out! Download it now from Bandcamp!

If you are a lover of progressive rock, then you are going to love this!

Thanks to Prog Rock Alley programmer, Steve Ferguson, Vancouver Co-op Radio has just released "Anthems from the Alley vol. 1" - a compilation of the very best in progressive music!

All music was generously donated by the artists so that all of the album proceeds can go directly to our community radio station! How amazing is that!

You can grab your copy for as little as $10 by visiting the Vancouver Co-op Radio Bandcamp page:

Urban Renewal Project turns Eight!

URP Turns Eight! 

How a Vancouver DJ rallied a community through eight years of urban public radio - and a pandemic. 

Podcasting 101 - a Virtual Workshop

Join us for Podcasting 101 - a virtual workshop by Vancouver Co-op Radio.

Have you had a podcast idea lurking in your closet but you just haven’t managed to get the ball rolling? Join Vancouver Co-op Radio on Saturday October 31st from 10am - 12pm for our first online podcasting 101 webinar.


First Nations Health Managers Association - Virtual Celebration

Join the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) in thanking, honouring and celebrating all health workers and new Certified First Nations Health Managers during their upcoming Virtual Celebration on Wednesday November 4th, 2020 from 10am PST


Vancouver Co-op Radio's Virtual Trivia Night!

Join us for a fun virtual trivia night on Monday October 26th from 6:30pm - 7pm. This fun event will be hosted through our friends at Crowdpurr.com. Test out your general knowledge, local music expertise, and your Co-op Radio knowledge!

There will be fun prizes for our top scorers!

Cost $10 per individual or social bubble.

First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) Town Hall Meetings

First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) presents a new series of Virtual Town Halls designed to get credible Covid 19 information to Indigenous front line health workers, health managers and Indigenous communities nationally. The virtual town hall series starts this Thursday, September 24 from 10am - 11am PDT / 1:00pm - 2:00pm weekly, EDT and happens every Thursday at 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm, EDT, till December 3, 2020.

Know Your Rights

Young workers face many challenges today. Unaffordable housing, underpaid and precarious work, and a rapidly changing labour environment. New and young workers are also more likely to be injured on the job.

Be Wells Sessions

Co-op Radio is excited to announce the premier of our Live and Local series called the 'Be Wells Sessions' made in cooperation with the 

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

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.


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.


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!)