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Request Line: (613)533-CFRC (2372)   Main Office Line: (613)533-2121

Staff Contacts:

  • Matthew Bisson, Station Manager (613)533-6000 x74860
  • Melinda Richka, Business Manager (613)533-6000 x74861
  • Tash Carroll, Programming Manager (613)533-6000 x74859
  • Cameron Willis, Music Resources Manager (613)533-6000 x74849
  • Krishna Patel, HR/Volunteers Manager (613)533-2121

Mailing address:

CFRC Radio

Lower Carruthers Hall, 62 Fifth Field Company Lane

Queen’s University, Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Office Hours: 10am to 5pm weekdays

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  • commented 2017-04-18 17:48:53 -0400
    Hello Queen’s University Radio 101.9FM, my name is Jason Harris and I currently am a news writer for a small town local radio station 89.7FM and a volunteer with TV Cogeco Kingston. I want to approach you about a show I would like to run on your station. I’m an avid sports person with a friend of mine who have an excellent idea to hopefully run an hour long segment about sports on your station. I will attach a preface of the show on paper along with a cassette recording I have of a sports show I was a member of at Loyalist College in Belleville and am capable of being the Captain of this Show. Dave Pinkerton will be my ace at the studio along with guests and call ins. Please take my pitch a considerable one to do and I’m really looking forward to dropping by and speak with you at 101.9FM. Please get back to me via E-Mail and let me know where you would like to go with this. I think the show will be a dynamite one and that I can accomplish with your station and make sports fun.
  • commented 2017-04-16 10:28:55 -0400

    My name is Robb Barnes, and I’m the singer/songwriter for a new band from Ottawa called the Pale Light.

    I recently recorded and released the Pale Light’s debut album, ‘Future Eaters’ (release date: March 28, 2017). I hope you’ll take a listen to our first single and consider giving it a spin on one of your shows. I’m including a link to the full length on Bandcamp below. I’m also available for an interview.

    Is there an email address where I can send the single or full length?

    More information about the band and the album:

    About the Pale Light:

    The Pale Light is Robb Barnes, former frontman of For the Mathematics (Ottawa-based post-punk indie) and Higher Rites (Toronto-based alternative indie). The Pale Light was born in Ottawa in 2016, out of a desire to make meaningful music unbounded by style or musical limitations.

    About Future Eaters:

    Future Eaters is an album about creeping fascism and environmental collapse. Despite the dark themes, Future Eaters is a labour of love – an exploration of warm synth tones, pop-inflected melodies and post-punk influenced guitar lines slowed down for a non-punk context.

    Robb Barnes

    The Pale Light

    Bandcamp (download Future Eaters for free):


  • commented 2017-03-23 16:58:19 -0400
  • commented 2017-03-17 19:26:06 -0400
    Thank for playing this lovely celtic feeling music tonight, a balm for this rowdy St. Pat’s : )
  • commented 2017-03-17 09:24:21 -0400
    Entertainment features

    Dear features,

    The upload of Jam Lucky remix track:


    Yours sincerely,

    Philip Miller
  • commented 2017-03-11 16:45:59 -0500
    I tried to donate online, elected not to create a PayPal account when presented with that option on your site, ultimately couldn’t hit a wall when your site refused to complete the transaction because I would not agree to Pay Pal terms & conditions (which I will not do). Sorry, folks…I tried.
  • commented 2017-03-06 06:45:14 -0500
    •Krishna Patel: A friend and I have discussed hosting a open line talk show. If you would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to call
  • commented 2017-02-23 09:15:09 -0500
    Love to listen on the computer each morning 8-10 am…

    THIS WEEK OF FEB 19-23 YOUR ALL STATIC (even this weeks archives) so, I haven’t been able to listen !
  • commented 2017-02-17 19:00:49 -0500
    I’m so excited that my cd, ‘’Somebody I Used to Be’’ was one of your music picks of the week! Kinda makes up for the mild concussion I got yesterday falling on the ice here in Montreal. Queens is my alma mater. I loved my two years there doing a Masters in Art Conservatoin long long (LONG!) ago.
  • commented 2017-02-15 15:51:38 -0500
  • commented 2016-12-27 12:42:11 -0500
    Sad Music news, recently, loss of many of the Russian “Alexandrov Ensemble / Red Army Choir” and others … in the TU-154 Russian Plane crash into the Black Sea, on or close to Christmas Day 2016, Sunday Dec 25, 2016 – on a flight from Sochi Ukraine to Syria to do a performance. Request / perhaps some of the Classical Music Shows on CFRC (or even other shows on CFRC) could play some of their great music and mention the loss – REQUEST TRIBUTEALEXANDROV ENSEMBLE / RED ARMY CHOIR. F.T.
  • commented 2016-11-23 13:22:55 -0500
    Is Hillbilly Swing Music gone? Or has the time changed? Thanks
  • commented 2016-11-06 09:21:14 -0500
    Communiqué de presse

    Pour diffusion immédiate

    Le Musée québécois de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation

    lance sa campagne « MON MUSÉE & MOI – une recette gagnante! »

    La Pocatière, le mercredi 24 août 2016 – L’hiver dernier, le Musée québécois de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation (MQAA) annonçait ses nouvelles couleurs. Au même moment, il présentait ses principaux projets centrés autour des expositions, des collections et de son ancrage dans la communauté. Il mentionnait aussi que les immobilisations seront un de ses prochains défis.

    Dans ce contexte, le MQAA lance sa campagne « MON MUSÉE & MOI – une recette gagnante! » afin de poursuivre son développement. Il s’agit d’une campagne de financement et de recrutement de membres. Cette campagne démontre son enracinement dans le milieu culturel et dans le vaste monde de l’agroalimentaire grâce aux cinq porte-paroles. On retrouve au sein du comité de porte-paroles Madame Hélène Raymond, journaliste, auteure et animatrice, de même que Messieurs Paul Julien, administrateur du conseil d’administration du MQAA et directeur du Développement des affaires Marché agricole chez Desjardins Entreprises – Côte-du-Sud; Denis Lévesque, maire de Mont-Carmel et président du conseil d’administration de Groupe coopératif Dynaco; Gilles Martin, producteur agricole et président du conseil d’administration du Centre de développement bioalimentaire du Québec; et Rosaire Ouellet, président du conseil d’administration du MQAA, maire de la municipalité de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière et ancien directeur général de l’Institut de technologie agroalimentaire.

    Les objectifs de la campagne sont les suivants. Le MQAA souhaite accumuler des dons pour une somme totalisant 125 000$ afin de profiter pleinement du programme Placement Culture où le gouvernement québécois accorde une subvention doublant chaque dollar amassé. En échange, les gens recevront un reçu pour fins d’impôts, de même qu’une reconnaissance à la fin de la campagne. Divers évènements seront organisés dans cette optique, notamment le « Banquet des récoltes » qui se tiendra le 15 octobre prochain. Le second objectif vise le recrutement de plus de 150 membres. D’ailleurs, les 100 premiers membres recevront l’une des trois cent cuillères de bois numérotées, œuvres d’un artisan de la région.

    Le MQAA est soutenu financièrement par le ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec. Le Musée remercie ses partenaires médiatiques pour la campagne « MON MUSÉE & MOI – une recette gagnante! », soit les stations CHOX 97,5 FM et CiQi 90,3 FM, le journal Le Placoteux, ainsi que la Télévision communautaire du Kamouraska (TVCK).

    – 30 –

    Source : Luc St-Amand

    Directeur général

    1 418 856-3145
  • commented 2016-11-04 11:33:34 -0400
    thanks for this great service.. we appreciate it!
  • commented 2016-10-27 13:05:39 -0400
    I would appreciate if you could let me know which genre of music you prefer? thank you
  • commented 2016-10-25 11:48:19 -0400
    Please include the following announcement in your community events.

    Annual Luncheon and Sale, Saturday, November 12 11:30am to 2:30pm. St James’ Anglican Church, 10 Union Street (Corner of Union and Barrie). Admission free. Lunch: adults – $7; child(7–12yrs) – $3; family (2 adults, 2 children) $15.
  • commented 2016-09-17 14:33:45 -0400
    Listening to the Gaels vsWestern game , Basic rules of radio= only ONE person speaking at a time ! Please Tell those loveable idiots doing the broadcast of the game that you cannot discern what the hell is going on when both exuberantly try to describe a play or penalty or ….

    Keep up the efforts guys , when you can’t get to the games anymore they at least provide a verbal glimpse of the action, ’

    ‘Go Gaels Go’


    Queens Gaels alumnus
  • commented 2016-09-01 13:38:16 -0400

    YES ! Nice new concrete sidewalks, curbs, and a nice bicycle rack installed in front of CFRC / Queen’s U. Carruthers Hall very recently. That’s a great renovation and improvement in front of the station. Totally agreed with Christine who tweets to CFRC: "Totally makes my day to see we got a bike rack at @cfrc after all my whinging. YAY! Thanks" Yes, I ride my bike too, to CFRC a lot of the time – so the bike rack right out front of the radio station really helps. Thanks to CFRC and to Queen’s University for the renovation / improvement. F.T.
  • commented 2016-08-26 11:28:05 -0400
    CFRC Tragically Hip Encore (Special) – Four (4) hours long – is going to be aired tonight – Fri Aug 26 2016 6-10 PM (? Re-aired with an additional hour of Bonus content ? ) CFRC Tweeted, yesterday: “Tune in from 6-10pm tomorrow for the Tragically Hip Tribute Encore! 4 hours of love for The Hip brought to you by our community!” – so I hope it’s being mentioned “On-Air” at CFRC today … I’m sure it is … and it looks like the word is getting out quickly anyway – being re-tweeted and shared around – that’s great – and that is an excellent decision by CFRC / by The Station – to re-air this Tragically Hip Special. I’m telling my contacts too. Thank you CFRC for this Encore Special. F.T.
  • commented 2016-08-25 15:03:48 -0400
    KINGSTON BLUES FEST is on starting today and going all weekend til Sunday (Aug 25 -28). I left a 3 pg photocopy of detailed schedules at the station, with the Programming Manager – Tash – and they were put in the PSA binder in the main control room CR2 . If you’re a programmer on air – check out that schedule. There are several outdoor stages, many indoor venues (bars etc.) and many bands/musicians playing at various times and places. The venues are mostly around the downtown area.

    See also, online:

    Should be good. See you aroun’ F.T.
  • commented 2016-08-22 14:09:19 -0400
    Hello, on August 18 at 6 pm I listened to this wonderful interview you had with an indigenous woman named Chi Chi (?), a Cree from Hope, BC. Is there any way to contact her?

    Best wishes,

  • commented 2016-08-17 09:42:19 -0400
    Wish to inform CFRC Community:

    CFRC RADIO CLUB Constitution (2013) and 1st “new” RADIO CLUB MEETING MINUTES (May 1 2016 meeting – new Team) have been posted, hard copy, on the CFRC Radio Club bulletin board inside the station. Can be viewed there in person. fyi The Constitution is an older 2013 version and I’m told will undergo review and update in a process that will go through to FEB 2017 to allow input from all. F.T. [ They were posted there a couple weeks before Aug 8 2016 – and tried to inform all at that time via email. I was informed of that verbally and then saw them myself on the bulletin board. If interested – I would read them very carefully – esp. the Meeting Minutes – right to the end. There are also some paper slips pinned to the bulletin board for written FEEDBACK to the Radio Club. I’ve filled out a few myself. Thanks. F.T.
  • commented 2016-08-16 13:59:05 -0400
    Hi, on Sunday August 6th around noon I heard the singer Isabel Bayrakdarian being played on your station. I’m interested in learning which piece of music it was and from which CD. It was beautiful! Thanks
  • commented 2016-06-25 13:11:08 -0400
    An amazing Kingston local band that just released their very first EP! Check it out and please play. They are all amazing guys and wonderful friends. Their music has helped this Afghanistan war vet deal with his PTSD

    Alchemy is my song of choice, but please play any song you can :) . Thank you so much for spreading our local scene
  • commented 2016-06-18 15:42:30 -0400
    *Toronto’s The Edge & Kingston’s K-Rock, The Drive & Queens University Radio

    100% Canadian!

    Sofa King Addicted’s 3rd Full Length Album LIFE IN THE TRENCH was Mastered by Less Than Jake’s Vocalist/Bassist Roger Lima in his personal studio in Gainesville, Florida.
    Live Performances:
    Montreal, Quebec –
    Napanee, Ontario -
    Rimouski, Quebec –
    Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto -
  • commented 2016-06-18 14:56:33 -0400
    hi there! we were driving thru Kingston ON the other night while heading back to NS from the Falls, and an amazing lineup of songs came on ….one was either called Division or By Division//…..can u help me out?!
  • commented 2016-03-08 16:57:20 -0500
    Thanks Cameron at CFRC ! For your great show Thursdays, Cameron, on CFRC 101.9 FM: show: Kingston Staged (live music) Thursdays 1 – 2:30 PM. [ on Thurs Mar 3, Kingston Staged played ->: TimeGiant @ Mansion / Katie Beth / After Funk @ Clark / Charlotte Cornfield … ] nice playouts / nice show. F.T.
  • commented 2016-02-12 08:43:30 -0500
  • commented 2016-01-07 14:51:03 -0500
    BELLFONIX. FYI – Nice band: BELLFONIX – plays Tir Nan Og Irish Pub (bar in downtown Kingston, beside City Hall, 200 Ontario St. aka inside the “PG – Prince George Hotel”) tomorrow night – Friday Jan 8, 2016 at 10 PM – according to the info I am seeing ( I have seen them before at Toucan. They do many nice covers, but some originals too, if I remember correctly. Nice band, nice singer, cover nice of a variety of music. Check out their facebook page: BELLFONIX – they say they’re hometown is Kingston – so a local band I think – their own facebook description: “We perform an array of covers! Groovy dance tunes from 1965 to present!” F.T.
  • commented 2015-12-12 22:35:43 -0500
    Hello Ms. Clemens. I hope you will take time to watch/listen to this great Christmas video/song performed by a Kingston band, The Banters. It’s an original song.

    R. Watts