Sep 11, 2023


CFCR is pumped to announce our annual FM-Phasis fundraiser shows! Each year, we team up with some of our favourite local (and out-of-town) artists and work towards a common goal - keeping Community Radio alive and well in Saskatoon. See the listing below for full event info. We sure hope you can join us!

The Radiant, Zhe The Free, Nyle Segovia and the Good Homies
Friday, September 29th, 2023
19+ w/ Valid ID
Show starts at 9pm
$12 at the door or online in advance HERE

Pulling from multiple influences, and creating something new in itself, Saskatoon SK’s, The Radiant, mixes a modernized 70’s/90’s rock with today’s alternative, psychedelic and pop. Powerhouse female vocals, ethereal guitars, dirty bass lines, spacey synths, swirling sax, enjoy a fat beat keeping it together. The Radiant continues to mature and evolve with each new track making them a group that is “comin’ for you.”

ZHE the FREE is a multi-disciplinary artist, youth mentor and community builder. Growing up on Treaty 7 Land, she extends her fire from mountains to prairies. ZHE is a poetic emcee who brings the power of the feminine alive through her lyrical prowess. She ignites the crowd from the moment she touches the microphone; combining her skilled flow with a captivating stage presence.

Nyle Segovia's roots are in flamenco guitar with significant influences from soul, rock, R&B, blues, alt, pop, and hip-hop. He plays and writes by ear and feel - always searching for genuine expression in his music. Music that feels good.   

Previous 2023 FM-Phasis Fundraisers:

The Garrys, Unproductive, Dead Ex Girlfriends
AMIGOS CANTINA (806 Dufferin Ave)
19+ w/ Valid ID
10pm start
$12 at the door

Formed in the spring of 2015, The Garrys use layered 3-part blood harmonies, hazy sun-bleached melodies, classic lo-fi guitar tones, and syncopated surf beats to create a unique “doom-wop” sound, dripping with dark nostalgia and touched by psychedelic dread.

Unproductive is 3 tightly wound wily hounds making politically charged, locally invested post-punk on Treaty 6.

dead ex girlfriends, a 4-piece grunge and punk band hailing from Treaty 6 territory, channels a cathartic release that resonates widely, delivering raw and unapologetic soundscapes mirroring their lived experiences as queer and Indigenous fems. Fearlessly addressing crucial issues, the band's music serves as a potent platform to confront topics like domestic violence, sexual assault, and racism, sparking conversations and driving change through their powerful performances and evocative lyrics.

Culturespeak - An evening of poetry, music, and comfort food!
All Ages
Show starts at 6pm
Pay What You Can
Capacity is limited.
Drug & alcohol-free event

Featuring performances by Peace Akintade, Dominate, Zayden Bear, Ken Fox, Overflo, Sofiya Zhukova, and Numz.

Full menu available for purchase with Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available.  

Supported by SOCAN and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

The Gift: The Words & Music of Ian Tyson
320 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK
General Admission Seating
Doors at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $35 plus GST/PST/fees and are available online by clicking HERE (online sales are subject to a service fee plus tax) or pickup at CFCR Headquarters (267 3rd Avenue South, 3rd Floor, Stair Access Only) from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, excluding holidays. Please call 306-664-6678 when you arrive to be buzzed in. 

The end of 2022 marked the passing of Ian Tyson, one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century.

Tyson’s was a run that touched on six decades and his canon is one that is critically respected for the vastness of its subject nature along with its sheer musicality that drew on so many styles and influences.

Five long-time members of his musical ensembles continue to come together as The New Chinook Arch Riders with the mission of keeping his remarkable songbook alive under the banner of The Gift: The Words & Music of Ian Tyson.

This riveting show comes to Saskatoon’s Roxy Theatre Friday, September 22, 2023, under the direction of pianist and singer Stewart MacDougall. The Gift visits all the chapters of Tyson’s career, from his folk-singing and country rock days with Sylvia Tyson, through his hardcore honky-tonk years, and on to the substantial “cowboy culture” catalogue that produced great recordings like Old Corrals & Sagebrush, Cowboyography, Lost Herd and Live at Longview.

The Gift comes to Saskatoon’s Roxy Theatre having just come off a number of sold-out theatre and cabaret dates across Alberta. The Gift has also been called “a must-see show for all fans of Ian Tyson”, by respected CKUA broadcaster Allison Brock who hosts the popular Wide Cut Country show on Canada’s oldest public broadcasting network. 


CFCR's Annual Funding Drive "FM-Phasis" runs from September 16th to 29th, 2023. You could win Gift Certificates, prizes, and cool limited edition CFCR swag in trade for your helpful donation to Saskatoon Community Radio.

Make an FM-Phasis 2023 donation online at or call 306-664-6678!

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CFCR acknowledges that we broadcast from Treaty 6 Territory, the homeland of the Cree and Métis Nations, and the traditional territories of the Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota. We pay our gratitude to the First Nations and Métis people who have called this ancestral land home for generations, and whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our community. On a foundation of reconciliation, recognition, and respect, CFCR is committed to reaffirming relationships with one another, and to establishing new ones.  

Community Radio would like to thank the following organizations for their support: