CFCR 90.5FM is set to invade the Sled Island Festival on Friday, June 24th in Calgary! We felt that it was time the good folks attending Sled Island had a taste of the excellent music going down in Saskatoon. We’ve assembled some of our favorite local bands to bring you a Friday afternoon of rock, roll and hot dogs at Tubby Dog in Calgary!
Congrats to our big Sled Island Festival wristband winners! Skot Hamilton and Franny Rawlyk - pack your pintos! You and a friend are off to Calgary's premier indie music and arts festival, with over 200 bands playing at a variety of venues in central Calgary.
Pirate Radio host Brian "The Captain" Penner has hung up his eye patch, stepping away from his hosting duties at CFCR. But don't fret, Faster, Leonard Cohen, Die! Die! host The Jay of Spades has given up his program so that he can keep the Pirate Radio ship sailing forward.
Congrats to our big Black Keys winner! Ian Gray and a friend will be enjoying the clean shaven sounds of the Keys on June 30th! Thanks to everyone who entered, and be sure to renew/sign up a CFCR 2011/12 membership today for your chance at many more great ticket giveaways this Summer!
A big thanks to all those who attended the Community Radio Society of Saskatoon’s Annual General Meeting, last night at Amigos Cantina. Several board positions changed hands, including some new faces to CFCR's governing board, the CRSS!
CFCR is pleased to present 14 shows as part of the 2011 Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, happening June 24th to July 3rd here in Saskatoon! Always a summertime staple, the festival promises exceptional acts as always! Find out more below!
A big hoo-ha to our three lucky winners! Owain Van Vliet, Marc Pelletier and Holly Fyfe are all off to the Pixies, courtesy of CFCR! How did they win you ask?! Click below!
CFCR's very own talent show is back! After spending a few years in a cryogenic chamber, the Sideshow of the Stars is coming to the stage at the Cosmo Senior Centre on Friday, May 13th! This is our excuse to showcase the many talents of CFCR's hosts, members, supporters and friends.
It's that time of year again! Time to pick up your shiny new CFCR membership card. This year's membership drive is extra special, as we're recognizing the 25th Anniversary of the Community Radio Society of Saskatoon (CRSS), the hard-working bunch that would go on to invent CFCR.
CFCR 90.5FM wants to send you and an acquaintance/friend/lover to see the double bill of double bills! The Sadies w/ The Sheepdogs at the Broadway Theatre, this Sunday, February 13th!
Ring in the Year of the Rabbit at CFCR's annual Chinese New Year celebration dinner at The Mandarin Restaurant!
During our 2010 "Living Stereo" FM-Phasis funding drive, Wednesday Afternoon Buzz host Alison Whelan had the great idea to have local musicians write songs especially for donors to her program. And so was born "FM-Era." The unveiling of these songs will take place at Caffe Sola on Sunday, November 7th.
Big congratulations go out to the winners of the door prize draws at our Craftacular last weekend! The door prizes included a Yoga Downtown 5-class pass, a bouquet of flowers from Flowers by Fred and a photo shoot package from Relish Photography.
The whirlwind that was FM-Phasis almost seems like a distant memory now, as we look towards future fundraisers and next year's funding drive. However, one big piece of unfinished business remained until the end of October: the drawing for our great Grand Prizes.
If you attended the first ever CFCR Community Radio Craftacular, you would have seen some great, local, handmade crafts. You may also have tried some delicious perogies from Baba's, entered your name in a door prize and purchased a 50/50 ticket.
CFCR is proud to present its 8th annual Artists for Alternative Radio art auction, Saturday, November 13th at the Riverside Gold and Country Club (3180 Grasswod Road W). Come support community radio and bid on some great local art.
Fall has fell here in Saskatoon, and with the new season comes great new events being put on by your community radio station! We're really excited to present to you the very first CFCR Community Radio Craftacular, taking place October 29th & 30th at Grace Westminster United Church basement.
CFCR and the Broadway Theatre are very excited to bring you Saskatoon's Official Halloween tradition, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sunday, October 31st at 7pm! All your friends will be there, including Brad and Janet! Don't want to be left out? Of course you don't! CFCR has secured tickets for some lucky CFCR members to attend!
With the FM-Phasis funding drive fire cooling down, it's time to announce the lucky winners of the Early Bird draw, which was made on Wednesday, October 6th. All donors who paid their pledges of $25 or more were entered in a draw to win either an original painting by local artist Paul Pybus or a Swiss Army luggage set from The Awl Shoppe.
Well folks, it's official... CFCR volunteer host Crystal Clarke (Wednesday Green Eggs & Ham, 6-8am) has reached her goal of $2000 pledged to her program during FM-Phasis. In fact, Crystal had over $2800 pledged towards her show, which is one of the highest individual program totals this year.
We're in the home stretch here at CFCR and we need your help to make the last day of FM-Phasis the biggest day EVER! We've had some amazing donations come in and some equally amazing prizes given away. There's still time to get your donation in to help us reach our goal of $60,000. We're working hard, but we still need your support to get there.
As week two of CFCR's FM-Phasis funding drive kicks into gear, we've got another great incentive to make your donation today! Wednesday Afternoon Buzz host Alison Whelan has called in some favours with local Saskatoon songwriters to create "FM-era," a unique songwriting challenge where you can have a song written just for you!
Arcade Fire's Saturday, September 25th performance at Credit Union Centre is quickly approaching. Don't have tickets yet? Well don't fret, CFCR once again has you covered. This time, however, we're asking for a donation to our FM-Phasis funding drive in return.
It's time! CFCR's FM-Phasis funding drive is finally upon us. This year, we bring you "Living Stereo," a two-week funding campaign that aims to raise $60,000 for your communtiy radio station in Saskatoon.
Although we're always sad to see hosts leave and shows discontinue, it's really exciting to get new hosts and new programs on the air. This fall, we've seen some of our wonderful hosts bid us adieu, but we've got some excellent replacements all lined up for you.