CFCR Community Radio

Categories: Media: Radio


Neil Bergen
267-3 Ave S
PO Box 7544
PO Box 7544
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 4L4

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CFCR 90.5 FM Community Radio is a non-profit organization, owned by the Community Radio Society of Saskatoon. We are a volunteer-powered, listener-supported organization serving the alternative radio needs of Saskatoon and surrounding areas. As CFCR is a non-profit organization, our on-air hosts are primarily volunteers, but we do have a small, hardworking Staff, who keep the station running on a day-to-day basis. We work with the kind guidance of our Board of Directors.

CFCR is proud to offer listeners a wide array of programming, broadcasting for an average of about 20 hours of content per day, seven days per week. â€‹Programming continues to include an eclectic mix of non-commercial music of all genres, several locally-produced Spoken Word shows (Mon 6-7pm; Tues-Fri 6-7:30pm), and Multicultural Programs broadcast in several languages from around the world (Sat-Sun daytime). All this programming is driven by the goal of providing a "Voice to the Voiceless," which is one of the key mottos of CFCR.

We also feature programming to highlight local events such as the “Fringe Fest Flyer,” “Around The World in 800 Watts” (Folkfest coverage), and the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan “Bardcast.” Our daily "New music, music news & interviews" program The Buzz brings in hundreds of guests per year, promoting various arts, culture and charity events and initiatives. Many musicians perform live-to-air on The Buzz, and we often record these performances and post the audio to our YouTube channel. 

As a non-profit, non-campus organization, CFCR is primarily self-funded, employing three main avenues of funding: Donations and other Fundraising, Memberships, and Advertising Sales. We run a two-week Fundraising Drive called FM-Phasis each fall, as well as a Membership Drive in the spring. Funds raised go towards maintaining the station and its facilities (studio equipment, server/computer equipment, etc), as well as larger projects such as the CFCR website, digitization of the library and developing a public content archive (for on-demand streaming).