Ingrid Klassen passes

One of the programmers in the early days of Coop Radio was Ingrid Klassen. She produced and hosted the 'Sunday Evening Post' show, where one could hear interviews and readings by local authors and poets.

Ingrid Klassen in 2018

 

Here is an edited version of her obituary ...

Comedy Circuitbreaker: a fundraiser for Co-Op Radio

A comedy fundraiser for CFRO 100.5FM Vancouver Co-Op Radio featuring an all-star lineup made up from folks who have been on the program recently!

Co-op Radio fundraiser

 

Vancouver Co-op Radio Spring Fundraising Drive!!

Vancouver Co-op Radio’s 2021 Spring Fundraising Drive

Thursday April 15th to Sunday April 25th, 2021

Mark your calendars for Vancouver Co-op Radio’s 2021 Spring Fundraiser. 

First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) COVID 19 Virtual Town Hall

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 Wednesday April 14th, 2021 from 10am - 11am PDT / 1:00pm - 2:00pm weekly, EDT and happens every Wednesday at 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm, EDT, till July 3rd, 2021. 

The 5th Annual Wetland Project is back!

Join a growing Earth Day Tradition!⁠
The Wetland Project is back!⁠
Tune in to the 5th annual SLOW Radio Broadcast on Thursday, April 22, 2021.⁠
 

46th Anniversary Livestream

Celebrate 46 years of community radio in Vancouver with live music, interviews and reflection on how CFRO has grown through the years!
 
 
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Doug Lang's Better Days hits 1000 episodes!!!

This Saturday, March 20th, long-time volunteer programmer Doug Lang (also known as Duke) will air the 1000th episode of Better Days! We chat with Duke to find out what makes him tick and why he continues to volunteer his time with Vancouver Co-op Radio.

Why did you start volunteering at Co-op Radio?

Kilala Lelum / Telus Health Virtual Town Hall

Indigenous Health Today by NationTalk, in partnership with TELUS Health and Kilala Lelum Health Centre, presents a Virtual Town Hall discussing the need for trauma-informed, Indigenous-focused healthcare to better serve Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

 

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

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!