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  • Michaela Doyle, Music Coordinator (613)533-6000 x74849

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  • commented 2017-08-23 14:36:01 -0400
    Positive Feedback – much improved recently – PUNK MUSIC on CFRC. I recently issued a listener complaint about the PUNK MUSIC shows on CFRC “faultering badly” and just not happening – for various reasons. It seems your radio station listened, and took efforts to improve on this. Punk Music on CFRC, later on Monday nights has been almost a TRADITION at CFRC. Recent past shows like: United by PUNK with Andy Personnel (and guests), or Exposing Your Inner PUNK, with Tim Gardner – seem sadly GONE recently. We had 3 hours of PUNK before, Monday nights. But recently, over the summer – Barely ONE (1) hour of PUNK, and some Monday nights just not happening at all. NO PUNK music. Well recently it seems it has improved, thanks, and keep going / keep working on it. Punk Host: ROCKO I wish to give positive feedback on, when he is “ON” has done a few pretty darn good shows recently. host: ROCKO show: Chunk o PUNK. Mondays 9-10PM. Rocko did a show 2 weeks ago that was great. He fit in I think 21 punk songs (!), spoke just enough, to tell us the bands and songs, played local Kingston punk bands like Bloody Caesar, and also managed to tell us about the local Punk scene and Punk GIGs / bands coming to play in Kingston. Rocko also took some of my feedback and suggestions, and started to announce his email address for his show on air – so we can know about it – and give feedback and requests straight to the show email – beforehand. When ROCKO is able to be on … he is GOOD . The show afterwards, 10-11 PM Mondays was called “The Northern Underground” – and was not really Punk Music. But recently seems to be playing Punk Music. Positive feedback also, recently, for show: Northern Underground recent host: Andy Addicted Monday 10-11 PM – because he seems to be up to speed on Punk Music and is playing it on this show as well, and announcing PUNK shows and GIGS in Kingston, and seems to be an experienced and knowledgeable Punk show host. I think he’s done a punk show before on CFRC. Punk music is not represented or heard much on broadcast radio – so I think it is important to keep the punk shows going. PUNK music is older, but HUGE – world wide. I am a fan myself and would miss not having any PUNK music on CFRC. Everywhere I lived and worked, in the larger cities around Kingston – I would tune in the independent College and University Radio stations and listen to the Punk show. Keep this going on CFRC.

    Thanks to all. Oi ! Oi ! Oi !
  • commented 2017-08-23 13:57:34 -0400
    Positive Feedback – host: Selina Chiarelli – CFRC program: Counterpoint (Modern Classical), currently Mondays 8-9 PM, on the 2017 summer schedule (consult the current CFRC program schedule, may change). Selina does a great show and plays some very very nice modern classical music that you likely would not hear anywhere else. The show is very unique and Selina is an excellent host. She has a very nice voice and is very “sympatico” (that means very nice and pleasing) to the listening audience. She is very informative about the music on air. She is as good on air as ANY host of any major radio station that plays classical, like on CBC Radio 2 or like on Classic FM 90.9 FM (Watertown NY, very receiveable in Kingston) originating from Syracuse NY (a very professional classical radio station – best broadcast in the area I believe.) Selina also performs / sings live around Kingston,

    and I have seen here sing live a couple times. Very positive feedback and review for this host and this show. CFRC – you are very lucky to have programmers/hosts like this as volunteers to go on air. P.S. No technical problems every heard on this show.
  • commented 2017-08-11 11:49:18 -0400
    I am looking for some DJ’s for events this year. I host an event call Beers for Queers each Saturday night and need people all the time. And fresh faces are always good.

    If you know of some or students who need to hone their skills have them contact me.

  • commented 2017-07-27 13:59:54 -0400
    Good afternoon, My name is Sommer Campbell, office manager at Rust Check Kingston,

    And the reason I am writing to you today is asking if you would be willing to share our Open House and Fundraiser Event on August 12th.

    Our Fundraiser is for a young lady named Marleigh age 9, who has Cystic Fibrosis. We are helping to raise $10,000 US for a specialized vest that will help to pull the mucus off of her lungs and help her breath and live a more active life.

    On site we will have multiple vendors, Roscos Grill, live music, kids play stations, Silent Auction and more! No attendance Fee!

    Here is a link to the event page:

    Thank you for your time, and hopefully you can help us spread the word.
  • commented 2017-07-10 15:20:57 -0400
    Great folk/blues earshot top 10 chart this week. Blues Project is a must.


    blues in the morning

    CFUV 101.9 FM

  • commented 2017-06-04 21:25:26 -0400
    Please ask Dave, the Sat. 2pm jazz show to contact me via e-mail.

    Thank you,

  • commented 2017-06-04 21:25:26 -0400
    Please ask Dave, the Sat. 2pm jazz show to contact me via e-mail.

    Thank you,

  • commented 2017-05-29 19:07:02 -0400
    from 6 to 7 pm. Today, Monday, 29 February… What a wonderful discussion of — among other things — “cultural appropriation”.. What was that broadcast? Who were those people? The identification at the end of the program was not clear…
  • commented 2017-05-29 09:37:56 -0400
    I love this station but this morning ruined it for me. If i wanted to listen to out of tune local bands I would go to a battle of the bands
  • commented 2017-05-22 05:38:12 -0400
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  • commented 2017-05-10 08:57:55 -0400
    We are interested to increase traffic to your website, please get back to us in order to discuss the possibility in further detail.
  • commented 2017-05-07 17:50:10 -0400
    Chris from AM Static here. Thank you so much for playing our new record, Rise & Shine. Saw we made it onto your electro charts in our first week since ear-shot landed. We’re always flattered to see people enjoy the music. Have a lovely week,

  • commented 2017-05-05 17:51:17 -0400

    Fledgling Non Profit Theatre With A Meal to Receive Grant Funding from CFKA

    Kingston, ON, Canada – May 4, 2017

    Press Release

    Theatre with a Meal is a dinner theatre program that operates out of Next Church each Sunday evening. This lively and unique group brings theatre to those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience live performing arts.

    Their story began many years ago, after Randy Johnston, Director of Theatre with a Meal, suffered his own personal mental health struggle, which forced him to rely on public social assistance to survive and recover. “I have seen a gap in the connection between people living in the community with physical disabilities, addictions, and mental health issues.” Randy explained, “Recognizing the benefits I experienced in theatre, I wanted to provide those benefits to others.”

    Offering script writing workshops, and rehearsals through the week, Theatre with a Meal produces original skits for each of their Sunday evening performances. Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m., followed by the prepared skits and Improv games that involve audience participation.

    The untapped talent in people who have been left behind by life is incredible. As they come to the stage and see that they are allowed to participate, and are encouraged to bring their ideas to light, with the help of the group, they blossom. They also become a tight part of the community that is forming at Theatre with a Meal.

    On May 15, 2017, Theatre with a Meal will receive a grant from the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. This will take place at the Spring 2017 Community Grants Award Celebration, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 7 Earl Street, Kingston, ON.

    As space is limited, anyone wishing to attend should RSVP by May 10, at

    The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area is an independent, local charitable organization, which works with donors to establish and grow endowment funds. Funds are invested and income earned is used to provide charitable grants. Since its inception in 1995, the Community Foundation has awarded $9M in grants, including 800 Community Grants totaling close to $2M to over 300 local organizations. Its Community Grants Program has an open call for project proposals twice a year; and grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer grant selection committee.

    Theatre with a Meal Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

    89 Colborne Street

    (613) 770-1575
  • commented 2017-04-27 13:39:50 -0400
    Instruments For Africa is coming to Kingston.

    The Ottawa-based not-for-profit is seeking used musical instruments and accessories for their next shipment to Africa where the cleaned and serviced instruments will be donated to schools and community centres in need, and they are looking to local residents for help.

    Since 2012 Instruments For Africa has been asking Ottawa residents to comb their attics and basements for used trumpets, guitars, violins, keyboards, recorders and virtually any other instrument they might be willing to donate. Donations are inspected, cleaned and serviced by volunteers in Ottawa and everything is hand-delivered to schools in Zambia, Namibia, Mali and elsewhere by the organization’s founder, Ottawa musician and teacher Todd Snelgrove.

    “The response we have received in Ottawa has been overwhelming and we’re hoping Kingston will be just as generous,” stated Snelgrove. “In the last four years we’ve been able to deliver hundreds of instruments and thousands of music books to almost two dozen schools in four countries, but there is still so much need.

    “It’s hard to believe, but we visit huge schools in major African cities that offer a full music curriculum without possessing a single working musical instrument. The instructors can only teach singing and music theory.”

    Snelgrove says the thrill of being at the schools when the instruments arrive inspires him to keep the project growing.

    “When I deliver the instruments the kids get so excited,” the guitar player enthused. “The only people who are more excited are the teachers and headmasters!”

    Instruments For Africa is looking for musical instruments of all kinds (except acoustic pianos and used harmonicas), music books and musical accessories such as music stands, tuners, and metronomes. Information on how to donate can be found on their website at

    Though Instruments For Africa has received sponsorship from music industry heavyweights such as Sennheiser Electronics and D’Addario Strings the small organization still relies on individual financial donations to maintain operations.

    “The irony is that every act of kindness costs us money,” explains Snelgrove. “Every instrument that comes through the door creates some expense with regards to storage, shipping and purchasing new reeds or strings, so every dollar is precious.

    “We organize benefit concerts and silent auctions but it’s the private donations that trickle in through our website that really helps make the difference.”

    While Instruments For Africa plans to make the Kingston instrument drive an ongoing effort Snelgrove is hoping for an initial surge of instruments that can be prepped in time to be included in their next shipment, scheduled to depart this summer.

    “It takes a while to get everything serviced and shipment-ready,” he said. “Plus it takes about three months for the load to cross the ocean so if I want to be delivering instruments before Christmas the time to start is now.”

    For more information visit
  • 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