CFRC’s mandate is to provide innovative, alternative radio programming that enriches and challenges the academic and cultural life of Queen’s University and Kingston communities, and to provide members with the opportunity to gain skills and experience in the collective operation of a radio station whose programming and practices are not constrained by demands for profit. Our mission is to empower and celebrate the diversity of Kingston and Queen’s through innovative, non-commercial, community-oriented radio programming and pod/broadcast learning opportunities.
AMS student activity fees support CFRC’s ability to help students in sharing their creativity and interests through direct community engagement on our airwaves and podcasts while allowing students groups to spread the word about their initiatives, services and events. AMS student fees contribute to operating costs including station administration, program development, pod/broadcasting equipment purchasing and maintenance, volunteer training costs, and outreach. Fees also assist with the production costs of programming and producing PSAs and news reportage related to services, programs, and events by, for, and of interest to AMS members.
Undergraduate students enjoy weekly presence on our airwaves across approximately 30 music and spoken word programs. AMS members also enjoy numerous opportunities to gain useful job skills through our work-study, SWEP and Canada Summer Jobs employment opportunities. Further, AMS members have opportunities to connect with other students outside of their classes where lifelong friendships can be forged through a shared love of music and desire to make their mark in the broader community. CFRC 101.9 FM plays a unique role at Queen’s in its ability to help students engage broader audiences and further contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of the community while providing an opportunity for them to establish new professional credentials while having some fun as well.
Ultimately, AMS optional fees directly contribute to administrative, technical, training and production costs associated with our on-air and podcast programming. These fees allow CFRC to help promote the initiatives, imagination and creativity that AMS members have to offer to 29,000 weekly listeners tuning in on our airwaves, apps and live stream or through downloading our podcasts.
Check out our programming by listening in to our stream right here on the website, visit our campus and local news page for the latest updates, and even learn more about how you can start your own radio show or podcast!
Drop by anytime for a visit in Carruthers Hall (next to the Campus Bookstore building)! We’d love to meet you and you’re always welcome!
Erin Yuill, CFRC 101.9 FM 2022 Referendum Campaign Manager
Dinah Jansen, Executive Director, CFRC 101.9 FM