What's So Funny! Stand-Up Comedy Night Co-op Radio Fundraiser

Come on down to Pat's Pub on East Hastings on 

Drum and Bell Tower at Lana Lou's Friday November 13th

Check out Drum & Bell Tower and Laura Kelsey at Lana Lou's this Friday, November 13th. Hear commentary on political, environmental, and social realities through voice, acoustic guitar, high-hat and drum. $2.00 of every ticket sold goes directly to Co-op Radio! Tickets $6.00 at the door.

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, November 6-11, 2013

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, November 6-11, 2013

Co-op Radio at Media Democracy Days 2013

Co-op Radio at Media Democracy Days 2013
Saturday Nov 9 2013, 12-5pm

Vancouver Co-op Radio AGM - Nov 17th

Join us to find out what’s been happening at your Co-op Radio. Meet programmers and vote in the next Board of Directors.  Read the full notice here.

Volunteer Opportunities at Co-op Radio!

Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page on our website!!  While most of the positions are for members and programmers, you can easily become a member during our MEMBER DRIVE and then apply for one of these exciting roles.

Volunteering helps you gain experience, meet people, network in an area you're building a resume or interested in, and to explore new areas you may not have known you were excited about.

Member Drive Special Programming: WORLD POETRY CAFE

World Poetry Café

Tuesday, Oct. 29

9pm – 10pm

The world Poetry Café team of Ariadne Sawyer, Vivian Davidson and Israel Mota will be welcoming guests from our roots First Nations Poet Wanda Kehewin,  First Nations Musician and poet, Rene Hugo Sanchez and Downtown Eastside Richard Tylman in a special program celebration and membership program.

Member Drive Special Programming: PAZHVAK


Monday, Oct. 28

9pm – 1pm

Pazhvak looks at direct democracy vs limited democracy in workplaces and in other communities.

Member Drive Special Programming: BETTER DAYS

Better Days

Thursday, Oct. 24

10 pm – 12midnight

Tune in as Better Days host Doug Lang features the music of Ry Cooder.

Member Drive Special Programming: F WORD

F Word

Thursday, Oct. 24

8pm – 9pm

Solidarity and Sisterhood: How women inspire each other

The F Word talks to women about the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. Includes quotes, clips, and songs from some of the women who have shaped feminism and today's world. Plus, Ariana Barer interviews the incredible and inspiring Aliya Dossa!

Member Drive Special Programming: KAZOO NOIR

Kazoo Noir

Wednesday, Oct. 23


For one night only, the accordion moves over and makes way for an in-depth look at the kazoo!  Join the producers of Accordion Noir for a musical event not to be missed.

Member Drive Special Programming: PAZHVAK


Monday, Oct. 21

9pm – 10pm

Tune in as Pazhvak covers one of the ongoing issues in Iran and many other contries under Islamic sharia laws. In late September 2013 another law was passed by the Islamic legislative assembly in Tehran that makes it legal for adopting parents to marry their adopted children. Legal age of marriage in Iran could be as young as 9 years old for girls and 13 for boys.  Girls would likely be the first ones impacted by this law as their adopting fathers can marry up to four wives and have an unlimited number of temporary marriages.

Fall Member Drive - Oct 19th - Nov 1st

It's almost here....The Co-op Radio Fall Member Drive Starts October 19th and runs to November 1

Theatre For Living "Corporations in Our Heads"

Corporations in our Heads continues Theatre for Living’s 32 year legacy of innovative and challenging theatre.

When: October 10 & 11, 2013
Where: Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House at 800 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC
What:  Theatre without a net. No actors. No play. No script.
Admission is by donation

African Vibes Voted Best African Radio Show by Best of Vancouver 2013

We are very proud to announce that Co-opradio's African Vibes, hosted by Henry Mwandemere and Kevin Mason, has won a Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver award for:

Best African radio show

African Vibes

Sundays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Vancouver Co-op Radio. The eclecticism of the continent is on full display on this show, with host Henry Mwandemere playing African tunes, sharing news, and notifying the community about upcoming events.

See the full article here:

The Sixth Annual Accordian Noir Festival

The Sixth Annual Accordian Noir Festival Schedule 2013

(in a nutshell)

Unless specified otherwise, all events are at the Russian Hall located at 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver.

Wednesday, September 11th

    • 10-11 pm: Accordion Noir Radio festival preview, live on the radio at 100.5 fm or streaming at coopradio.org

Thursday, September 12th

West Coast Tagore Festival 2013


Celebrating the Legacy of Rabindranath Tagore

SoapBox Radio and Beautiful Minds Present: kickstART festival LIVE September 5th

Vancouver Co-operative Radio, SoapBox Radio, and Beautiful Minds are proud to be broadcasting the Opening Ceremonies of the KickstART festival on Thursday September 5th from 6:00-8:00pm on our staiton.  The kickstART festival runs from Sept. 5 - 8

Red Jam Slam Society Radio Fest at Co-op Radio September 12th 3-7pm

Red Jam Slam Society Presents: Radio Fest at Co-op 100.5FM

September 12th from 3-7pm Live On-Air.

Excuse Us While We Upgrade Our Live Stream/Archives

As you may have noticed, our Live Stream and Archives require some good work and upgrading.  And what better time than summer to do that!  We hope to have this upgraded for the Fall so please bear with us while we upgrade our hardware and software on this.  

In the meantime, should the stream sound less-than-ideal, we want to hear your feedback!! 

Artful Sundays at Britannia Community Centre

4 Sundays (Aug 11-Sept 1) of local artists, live music,  special events, artist workshops and demonstrations, community groups and more! In Napier Greenway (Napier St at Commercial Drive) in East Vancouver. Co-op Radio will be there August 11th.

Congratulations to NCRA/ANREC Community Radio Awards recipients!

Congratulations to the Co-op Radio recipients of the NCRA/ANREC 2013 Community Radio Awards!  Co-op Radio Board Member Freya Zaltz was awarded the Lifetime Achievement/Community Radio Legend Award. Kerry Regier carried home an Outstanding Achievement Award in the category of Music Programming for his unique work on West Coast Classics here at Co-op Radio.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Vancouver Co-op Radio supports the Vancouver International Jazz Festival coming up June 21st-July 1st, 2013

Spring Member Drive a Success!

Thank you for your support during our Spring Member Drive! 



Thanks to the generous support of our members, Co-op Radio raised over $23,000 in this year's Spring Member Drive campaign!! 

If you would like to join the hundreds of people who are members of Co-op Radio, find out how here.


New Listener's Guide Design

Check out our new look! 

Along with changing to our new frequency at 100.5, we redesigned all of our outreach materials... including our Listener's Guide.

Fall 2012 Listener's Guide 

2012-13 Board of Directors Elected

At our 2012 Annual General Meeting, our membership elected / re-elected members to our Board of Directors 

These are our current Board Members:

  • Bruce Triggs
  • Freya Zaltz
  • Amanda Chalmers
  • Brady Marks 
  • Kerry Reiger
  • Gunargie O’Sullivan
  • Jen Efting
  • Eirene Cloma
  • Farah Nazrali

Thanks so much to everyone who attended and contributed!

To contact our Board, email board-liaison@coopradio.org

Co-op Radio's Outdoor Ads!

During the months of September and October you probably saw our billboard and transit shelter ads around the lower mainland!

Thanks to Marvin Magallanes of Cielo Branding for his excellent design work.




Welcome to the New Co-op Radio Website!

Hey everyone!  Welcome to the newly redesigned Co-op Radio website! 

This new site features a lot of what you're used to, but we've added a few new features including a new video player, a quick favourite show selector, a featured show section, and a more streamlined events panel titled 'What's Going On'.  Enjoy!