Mel Warner aka Melo Mel is inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

Earlier this month the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame announced its 2019 BCEHOF inductees and we are very proud to say that our very own Mel Warner (aka Melo Mel) is an inductee! Mel has been recognized for his work as a Concert Promoter. 

For over 30 years, Mel has pioneered the way for reggae, ska, latin and world music to Vancouver stages! 

Mel has been a long time DJ with Co-op Radio on the show Caribbean Sounds. Tune in on Saturdays from 8.30pm - 11pm.

Congrats Mel! We are very proud of you and honoured to have you as part of the Co-op Radio family!

Accordion Revolution Book Launch!

Did someone say "Accordion Revolution"? Bruce's book on the untold history of the squeezebox finally launches 7-9 pm Friday, June 28th!

The party starts at Accordion Noir's home base CFRO Co-Op Community Radio (370 Columbia St.). Registration is required. Please register by clicking here.

Kickstand's 24-Hour Bicycle Build-A-Thon 2019

Calling all bicycle mechanics, nerds, enthusiasts, lovers, and people who don't know what a bicycle is!! We are excited to be part of Kickstand's Second Annual 24 Hour Build a Thon!

New Show: Cannabis Science - Saturday May 11th @ 1:30 PM

This is Cannabis Science, a podcast dedicated to answering your most salient questi

New Show: The Conversation Lab with Don Shafer - Sunday May 12th @ 10 AM

A new radio show and podcast, "The Conversation Lab with Don Shafer" launches this Sunday May 12th from 10-11 am.

From host Don Shafer:

"Contributing to Co-op Radio has been fun as well as a refreshing if not a therapeutic reminder of how important local radio is. 

Member Appreciation Event - Thursday April 25th

Join us from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday April 25th for our Member Appreciation Event! We want to thank you for your generous and ongoing support by inviting you to the studio for some mingling, drinks and appies. Help us grow our community by bringing along one (or two, or even three) friends who are not Co-op Radio members!

Co-op Radio Day - April 15th @ 370 Columbia Street

Monday April 15th is officially Co-op Radio Day! Co-op Radio first went on air in April 15th, 1975 launched by people from two different groups - the Muckrakers and Neighbourhood Radio.


Just a few years back, on April 15th, 2015, the Mayor of Vancouver proclaimed April 15th as “Vancouver Co-operative Radio Day” in the City of Vancouver.

V6A Documentary Screening @ The Rio

Join Ruggero Romano, the host of Room Tone Radio for the screening of his documentary film V6A at The Rio Theater!


Saturday March 23rd from 1 - 3 PM

Sunday March 31st from 12:45 - 2:45 PM


DIY Tour Booking Workshop - April 6th @ Co-op Radio

Dusty is back again with her amazing DIY Tour Booking Workshop April 6th from 2:30 to 5:30 PM at Vancouver Co-op Radio !


Spring Member Drive 2019 - Phonathon

The 2019 Spring Member drive will be running from Friday April 26th to Monday May 6th. This is our chance to reach out to the community and thank them for their continued support of not for profilt, locally produced radio. We need your help to make this the most successful Member Drive to date!


We are looking for programmers to help us with Member Drive phone calls.

Join a Co-op Radio Committee !

Are you a programmer looking to delve deeper into the inner workings of Co-op Radio?

Look no further than joining a Co-op Radio Committee! 


These Comittees are a fun way for members to get involved with everything from producting PSA, to faciliating training and repair tech gear!


You can sign up with the link below:


Ragbag Celebrates 40th anniversary of debut on Co-op Radio! - March 1st @8 PM

Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, poetry and parody, odds and ends. On March 1st, 2019 Ragbag will celebrate 40 years since debuting on Vancouver Co-op Radio in 1979. Although the show has taken breaks and even moved stations temporarily in the 80s, we're thrilled to showcase the radio magic of Steve Bowell with a special 2 hour episode.

DIY Tour Booking Workshop For Bands @ Coop Radio - January 26th

Are you a band ready to embark on your first tour, but don't know where to start?

Y57 Presents: The Mishmash Bash @ The Woods Studio - February 8th

Our communities are brimming with passionate musicians, comedians, poets, crafters, gardeners, communicators, creators, mentors and so many more. Wouldn't it be nice to have a party to celebrate those beside us who we enjoy sharing time with?



MAC Presents Climate Studies @ Co-op Radio - January 23rd

MAC (Media Arts Committee) presents:

Final Presentation of Sound Art Works from our 2018 A

We are hiring a Fundraising Coordinator!

Co-op Radio is hiring a part time Fundraising Coordinator to add to our new staff team.

We have a fun, supportive and inclusive workplace, raise over $250,000 from dedicated supporters each year (many of them monthly), and we look forward to learning from your experience to grow our programs.

We are looking for a fresh, intelligent individual to add to an energetic and eclectic team. We value self-confidence, self-reliance, and demand attention to detail.

Online Stream / Web Show Archives Currently Down


Our online stream is currently down. This means that we are broadcasting on 100.5 FM, but online and smart phone streaming is not active, which also means there will be no web archives until the issue is resolved.

Stay tuned. We are working to resolve the issue.


AGM 2018: thanks for joining us!

We had a big turnout for this year AGM that took place a the Dobson Hotel, one block from the station. Thank you all. You rock!

Thanks to our new board members and thanks to the ones who stepped down this year! We could not do it without all of you, members, volunteers, programmers, staff and board members.

Below a few photos by Chris Woloczko, one of your newest programmers. Find more on our Facebook page. To see more of Chris' work:


Mount Seymour Transmitter Was Down this morning!

Thanks to all the listener's who phoned and emailed. Vancouver Co-op Radio's transmission was interrupted this morning due to trouble at the broadcast tower on Mount Seymour! The online and smartphone broadcast continued working, only the FM signal was affected.

Huge shout out to Dan Roach and the crew at S.W. Davis / Broacast Technical who diagnosed and repaired the problem.

Fans of Rock Talk who missed the show today should email to receive a podcast of today's episode.


URP 6 Year Anniversary Showcase - December 6th

Celebrate The URP on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM at Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO Sixth Year Anniversary Party with DJ Denise & Denzin 8 Productions, Red Shirt Mike & Bangz aka Michael Mubanga, plus some of Vancity’s most powerful DJ's & EMCees.

Annual General Meeting! Sunday December 9

Notification of Vancouver Co-op Radio's


Sunday December 9, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(add to your calendar)

Dodson Hotel
25 East Hastings
Vancouver BC V6A 1M9

Between Carrall & Columbia
(less than a minute walk from the station)

Co-op Radio is Proud to Welcome Lạc Việt Radio!

Tune in every Thursday from 9 - 10 AM for your connection to the Vietnamese community in Vancouver, B.C. and beyond!

Jabulani! Tonight: Aquarela do Brasil

This week on Jabulani, Abdel Naroth was talking with Lili Vieira, vice president of Vancouver latin American Cultural Centre Society (VLAAC).

Click Here For Podcast


VLACC presents a dazzling concert showcasing Brazil's multi-faceted musical culture in "Aquarela do Brasil: An Explosive Celebration of Music and Dance", November 8 & 9 at Vancouver Playhouse.

Co-op Radio Theater is proud to present "Conversations with a Monster" - November 1st

Thursday November 1st from 10 AM - 11:30 AM join us for a very special broadcast of "Conversations with a Monster" a radio play written by David Angus MacDonald.

Aloha Monday Live Music KINO CAFE Sunday October 28!

Enjoy a variety of live music anywhere from Gypsy Jazz to Hawaiin! With local radio legend Jim Burnett as emcee for a night to remember.

The Kino serves delicious tapas and has a great selection of drinks. Enjoy the warm atmosphere with your friends and family while supporting community radio in Vancouver!

Sunday October 28 between 6 to 8 pm

Kino Cafe 3456 Cambie Street

(beside the Park Theatre)

Audacity Training - November 26th 2018

Join Co-op Radio progammer Krusheska Quirós for a special Audacity audio editing workshop!

Monday November 26th 2018

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

370 Columbia Street (Co-op Radio)

$15 suggested donation


Fall Member Drive from October 19 to 29!

Be ready for our Fall Member Drive, from October 19 to 29!

We have Member Drives twice a year because we want you to be part of growing our co-operative and making it stronger. We invite you to renew your membership or become a member in the coming 10 days. Your contributions are what keep us going. We are listener-supported, and our members’ contributions and supporters’ donations make up a half of our operating budget. You help keep the community programming you love commercial free.

Aloha Monday Fundraiser at The Kino - October 28th

Enjoy a variety of live music anywhere from Gypsy Jazz to Hawaiian! With local radio legend Jim Burnett as emcee for a night to remember. The Kino serves delicious tapas and has a great selection of drinks. Enjoy the warm atmosphere with your friends and family while supporting community radio in Vancouver!

Sunday, October 28th between 6 and 8 pm 
Kino Cafe 3456 Cambie Street 
(beside the Park Theatre near 18th)