About Us

Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 100.5FM is an innovative non-profit community radio station & podcast recording studio providing a voice for those underrepresented in mainstream media.

Mission:

To produce creative and engaging programming for communities whose voices are underrepresented in the mainstream media.

Vision:

A cooperative society rooted in social justice values where media operate in the interests of people and where creativity flourishes.

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Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 100.5FM is an innovative non-profit community radio station & podcast recording studio providing a voice for those underrepresented in mainstream media.

Each week, Co-op Radio provides access to community space, training and equipment for 300+ volunteers who produce 140 hours of original programming, in over 10 languages. We are a mosaic of 90 unique Radio Show collectives, supported in partnership by some of the most respected non-profit organizations in the province. Our beautiful Radio Station is a jewel in the heart of the city, and since 1975 we have celebrated the GVRD’s rich cultural diversity through our arts, music, and spoken word programming.

Community Radio Education Society

Community Radio Education Society (CRES) is a charity (charitable number 11887 1086 RR001) that gives support to Co-op Radio through their Community Radio Education and Training program (CRET). Through CRET, CRES contracts Co-op Radio to do some of its charitable activities. If you require a tax receipt, your contributions will go to CRES, and cheques should be written to CRES. Tax receipts are issued  by CRES and sent out each February for the previous year. The regular suggested annual membership is $100/year, which can be given annually or in monthly instalmments as a sustainer either by credit card or direct debit. Membership contributions lower than $100 are welcome, but as of 2017, in order to lower administrative costs, CRES will not issue tax receipts for any contributions or donations less than $60/year.

CRES Media Arts Committee

WHAT IS MAC?

The Community Radio Education Society (CRES) runs the Media Arts Committee (MAC), which is dedicated to serving, supporting, and building on the sound art and experimental audio community in Vancouver as well as supporting audio artists from around the world.  The focus of the program is on local and Canadian sound artists; however, proposals from international applicants will be considered.

The MAC program offers artists and members the opportunity to borrow professional audio equipment.

MAC offers a Sound Artist in Residence program for emerging sound artists, an Audio Art Commissioning series, and a variety of workshops and events with experienced guest and in station facilitators.

The Director of Technical Services at Vancouver Co-operative Radio is the main contact for MAC.

The activities of MAC are made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as the membership of CFRO 100.5 FM Coop Radio.

Check out MAC's website: www.mediaartscommittee.org

WHAT IS CRES?

CRES stands for Community Radio Education Society.  MAC is a program that is run by CRES and its board.  The Director of Technical Services at Vancouver Co-operative Radio is the main contact for MAC.

Contact Us

Station Address:

Vancouver Co-operative Radio
370 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC
Coast Salish Territories
V6A 4J1

Phone:

Office line: (604) 684-8494
Studio line: (604) 684-7561