Music Submissions

Cameron Willis, Music Coordinator 613-533-6000 x74849; cfrcmusic[at]
Tracking hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1-4pm

CFRC charts are posted on-line  weekly at !earshot, and always include a Top 30, and usually folk/blues, electronic, hip-hop and jazz Top 10 charts as well.  Mail-outs are also done that week, and the CFRC website frontpage includes a post about the charts every week as well.  Please contact the music coordinator to be added to this mailing list.


CFRC ‘s music library brings together more than 90,000 recordings on vinyl, tape, CD and now, digitally as music files.

Our library is always growing and we welcome promotional copies of independent artists’ material to add to the collection.  Please review the Music Submissions Guidelines below to submit your disc for inclusion in our library.  We accept both physical anddigital submissions.  The guidelines for both are very similar, with a few differences outlined below.

CFRC Music Submissions Guidelines:

Medium: We accept submissions as CDs, vinyl, tapes or digital.  Digital musical formats are diverse, but higher quality formats, which sound better on-air, is a really good idea.  MP3s at 320 kbps, .wavs, .m4as or .flac formats are preferred.

• We do not add singles. Any CD without at least 3 original tracks to contribute to our library will not be added.

Digital: We do not accept individual songs for our digital library, but can accept a single with a number of remixes or other additional music material.

• Samplers for an upcoming album will not be added. We will simply hold off for the full deal.  This is true of both digital or physical submissions.

• A one-page bio is appreciated. This can be 2 pages maximum, but not on something thick such as card stock: it must fit folded with the media that it accompanies (i.e., usually inside of a CD jewel case). Please try to keep packaging to a minimum.

Digital: A .pdf or text file with information about the artist, album, label or songs is appreciated.  Album art in .pdf or .jpeg is nice but not required.

• Do not harass programmers to play your music. The request line is strictly for listeners, and not for the artists, labels, or promoters. It is a bad idea anyhow as we can tell who you are, and will be quite turned off by this approach.

Once a submission is made, we reserve the right to keep the item in review for a reasonable amount of time, and the right to reject it for reasons of our own determination (including being in violation of human rights legislation or federal broadcast regulations). If something is added, the normal process is to place it in the new releases for 3 to 4 months, although it may be longer in some genres, such as reggae, or if the album remains popular for more than 90 days, where it is available to all programmers. During that time, tracking is available. After this time in new releases, the item will be placed in our library where it remains available to the programmers for the coming years.

We offer no guarantee of airplay. Individual programmers make the final judgment about the content of their programs.

Please send music to:
Music Coordinator
CFRC 101.9fm
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6

Or send it digitally to CFRCmusic[at]  

Files should be zipped or collected in a single archives rather then sent as individual music files.

Contact Cameron Willis, music coordinator, if you have any further questions.

No email attachments please.

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