Co-op Radio mourns the passing of long-time programmer Skyy Powers

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and Co-op Radio programmer Skyy Powers. For a long time he was the producer of Fruit Salad and the maestro behind the station's Pride Parade float.

Tigran Hamasyan in Concert - Friday February 16th

ACA of BC is pleased to present: Tigran Hamasyan in Concert on Friday, February 16, 2018at the Vancouver Academy of Music

DEEP LISTENING - Open House At Co-op Radio on Wed Jan 10th 6:30pm

Join us for a special event presented by Vancouver Co-op Radio and the MAC (Media Arts Committee) Sound Art program on Wednesday January 10th 2018 at the station.

Co-op Radio mourns the passing of Métis Matters host Ken Fisher

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of long time programmer Ken Fisher. He had been the host and producer of Métis Matters for more than 20 years on our airwaves. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.


The BC Metis Federation presents this fitting tribute to Ken.


Urban Renewal Project's 5 year anniversary show

Celebrate The URP on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM’s Fifth 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.

Follow Urban Renewal Project:

Keynote Speech by Jean Swanson - Sunday November 26th

The Co-op Radio AGM will be followed by a keynote speech by anti-poverty activist Jean Swanson. Living and working in Vancouver, Jean is a coordinator of the Carnegie Community Action Project and a founder of the group End Legislated Poverty.

Where: SFU Harbour Centre, at the Co-op Radio AGM
When: Sunday November 26th following the AGM
Cost: Free, Open to Everyone

NOTICE - The Co-op Radio AGM - Sunday November 26th 2017

The Co-op Radio AGM: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2:00pm 
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000 We'll need 40 people in attendance so please help us get the meeting started on time. Join us! 

Co-op Radio is Hiring!

Co-op Radio is Hiring! Apply and come work with us!

Administrative Coordinator - Deadline: December 1st 2017

THANK YOU! $23,500 Raised!

Thank you for your memberships and support! We raised $23,500 for Co-op Radio! If you want to donate or get a membership click HERE!

In the Pines benefit concert!

Co-op Radio’s bluegrass, oldtime and country radio show “In the Pines” is joining forces with the Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society to present an evening of great bluegrass entertainment, with all proceeds going to CFRO 100.5 FM! Next Monday, October 16th 2017 at the ANZA Club, #3 West 8th Avenue (at Ontario Street). Come down for an evening of great music and support Co-op Radio!


Co-op Radio at Vancouver Pride's Sunset Beach Festival

Co-op Radio is going to Pride!! From 11am-6pm on Sunday, August 5th, catch us the Sunset Beach Festival where we will be giving out free Pride-themed Co-op Radio swag and spreading the word about our station! The event will be a lively celebration of Vancouver's LGBT+ community with live performances, a beer garden, a family zone, and other fun-filled festivities! It's free to attend, but Express Passes for the beer gardens are available to purchase. For more info be sure to check out Vancouver Pride Society's website.

Co-op Radio at Columbia Street!

We are all moved in to our permanent home at 370 Columbia Street and we are excited to be back in the heart of the DTES!

Vancouver Co-op Radio is (Finally) Moving Home!

You have been asking the question, “When is the station moving back?” And now we have an answer. Co-op Radio will be broadcasting live from 370 Columbia Street on July 25 at 1 pm.

Everything is packed up and ready to go from Wall Street. We will continue to broadcast from Wall Street until noon on Tuesday, July 18. At that point, the last of the control room equipment will be moved to our new/old address at 370 Columbia Street in the newly renovated Irving Hotel building.

Charles Boylan 1943- 2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our long-time programmers.

Charles Boylan began the Discussion show in the late 1990s. Later, he spearheaded a morning show with his partner Donna called Wake Up with Co-op.

Wild Creatures Take Over the Airwaves for Earth Day April 22

Wild Creatures Take Over the Airwaves on April 22, 2017, when Vancouver Co-operative Radio Invites Listeners to Celebrate Earth Day with a 24-Hour Soundscape from a Saturna Island Wetland.

For years man has been pumping his affairs out across the wilderness environment. For once the natural soundscape would be allowed, in its wisdom, to speak back to us. — R. Murray Schafer

Birthday Bash kicks off Spring Member Drive March 31 - April 9

This year as we head into our 42nd year on air, our Spring Member Drive theme is the Co-op Radio Experience: All Different All the Time.
No better way to kick off the Spring Member Drive than with our Annual Birthday Bash, this year on March 31st at the Wise Hall! 

UPDATE: Each for All ties with Girls Rock Camp for CCEC Roger Inman Memorial Award

Update February 10: Each for All: The Co-operative Connection tied with Girls Rock Camp Vancouver after voting by CCEC members at last night's AGM.  It was great to meet in person so many CCEC members who also belong to Vancouver Co-operative Radio.  Thank you to CCEC for the evening, and for the award and prize!

Fall Member Drive Success

During the Fall Member Drive Oct. 14 - 23, Vancouver Co-op Radio asked renewing and current members to give a little extra to help with the renovations needed to ready the long-term Columbia Street station space for our return. And you did!

Our Director of Member Services updating our homemade in-station progress bar

Our Director of Member Services updating our homemade in-station progress bar.

Fall Member Drive 2016 Friday October 14 to October 23

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 third of our operating budget. You help keep the community programming you love commercial free.

Diverse Voices Documentary On Air in October

Coming up soon: a four part radio documentary about Diverse Voices: Storytelling through Sound Art .

It’s Summer! And that means festivals

Look for Co-op Radio member-volunteers at these festivals and events:

Disruption in Broadcast - Wednesday June 29th 2016

Please note that we will be experiencing a disruption in our broadcast on Wednesday June 29th 2016 between 8am-5pm due to repairs being completed by BC Hydro on power lines connected to or near our station location.

We will instead be re-broadcasting programming that was originally aired on Wednesday June 15th 2016.

Our stream and archives will also be down during this period.

Thank you for your patience.

Spring Member Drive Results

Our shortened Spring Member Drive was a big success, thanks to you, our members and listeners! We ended with 33 new members, 120 renewing members, many donors, and over $37,000 pledged. Most of these pledges are now in and processed.

Spring Member Drive

Our Spring Member Drive starts this Thursday, April 14th in the wee hours of the night during Shockwave and runs 10 days until midnight on Sunday, April 24th at the end of What’s So Funny? 

You can keep track of how your contribution has got us closer to the Spring Member Drive goal of $33,000 on the transistor radio dial above.


What is Co-op Radio your home for? Let us know by sending a recorded message to communityoutreach [AT] coopradio [DOT] org or by posting a text or a picture on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We will share them with our listeners and followers.

Don't forget to tag your message with #CFROmyhomefor.

Thank you!

Transmitter Testing

As required by Industry Canada, Vancouver Co-op Radio is testing our Transmitter Facility from March 15th to April 4th. If you are experiencing interference in our broadcast, please call 604-684-8494 extension 226 to report. Thank you!

Technical Interruptions at Co-op Radio - Tuesday March 8th and Wednesday March 9th

Please note that Co-op Radio will be experiencing service wide interruptions on Tuesday March 8th and Wednesday March 9th. These interruptions are part of system-wide upgrades we are making to our internet and online services including the stream and archives.

These interruptions will affect the following areas:

Co-op Radio is Hiring!

Co-op Radio is Hiring a Community Engagement Co-ordinator.

Job Posting:
Community Engagement Coordinator

Co-op Radio Auction: Mask by Carver Allen D. Speck

Ławitʼsis (Tlowitsis) carver Allen D. Speck has gifted Co-op Radio with one of his masks in order to help the station raise funds for continued programming honouring First Nations perspectives. We are very glad and grateful for this gift from carver Allen Speck and his family.