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    Campus radio station launches annual funding drive

    Staff and volunteers at CFRC are looking to raise some financial support in the Queen’s and Kingston communities as they kick off the 10th annual funding drive.

    [CFRC fundraising drive]The campaign’s goal is to raise $25,000 in support CFRC’s broadcast and training resources, which are used by more than 300 student and community volunteers who create more than 80 different radio programs each week for 48,000 listeners.

    Being held Feb. 6-15 the theme is “Home is Where the Hi-Fi is,” highlighting that wherever you go CFRC is there with you by tuning in on 101.9FM radio, cable channel 282, our online audio stream and archives, or through free apps for Android and iPhone.

    “CFRC is Queen's and Kingston's only campus-community radio station, with a mission to celebrate and empower the diversity of our communities through innovative, local, non-commercial radio programming and broadcast learning opportunities,” says Operations Officer Kristiana Clemens. “CFRC relies on donations from listeners, alumni and community supporters for nearly 15 per cent of the station's operating revenue.”

    CFRC is a not-for-profit, primarily volunteer-powered station that offers diverse music and spoken-word programming. It also provides free broadcast skills training and experience to members of the community. 

    CFRC has been broadcasting since 1922, making it the longest-running campus-based broadcaster in the world.

    For further information go to the website www.cfrc.ca/ or contact Ms. Clemens at ops@cfrc.ca or 613-533-6000 ext. 74860 .