Vancouver Cooperative Radio
Organization profile published 1976
Publisher:  Vancouver Cooperative Radio, Vancouver, Canada
Year Published:  1976
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX122

City-wide FM radio station run on a non-profit, no-commercial, committe-run basis.

Connexions has published multiple abstracts on Vancouver Co-operative Radio.

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This abstract was published in Connexions Digest in 1976:

Co-op radio operates a licensed city-wide FM radio station on a non-profit, no commercials basis.... for special community and educational services, a platform for citizen action and native groups, a stage for amateur theatre, local bands, chamber music and poetry.... a low key Canadian alternative to Sesame Street, French for children, stories and drama.... health, legal and debt clinics and special interest programming for senior citizens.

People working at the station do so within committees, a committee for every kind of programming. There is no professional staff - committees are simply people with jobs elsewhere in the city, contributing five to ten hours each week to produce a news or urban affairs show, recording a local group of musicians or reading some of their favorite stories on tape.

The station is owned by the people who will listen and participate. The operation of the station is sustained by the support of all members and listeners, by redistributing taped material to schools and by renting out studio space. Membership in the coop is $10.00 for working people ($2.00 a share plus $8.00 donation), $2.00 for pensioners, students and unemployed. In addition there is an annual membership assessment for all shareholders. Audio Tape Catalogue available for $2.00.

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This abstract was published in Connexions Digest in 1983 and 1986:

VANCOUVER CO-OPERATIVE RADIO is a "copoperatively owned, non-commercial, listeneer supported, community access radio station." Membership is open to any community member 16 years of age or older, to incorporated groups and to certified unions. CFRO broadcasts daily in Vancouver; it is also available to cable subscribers in over 25 other B.C. communities.

CFRO is an alternative to the sexist protrayal of men and women that prevails on most commercial stations. The gay and lesbian communities produce two shows weekly: "Coming Out" and "The Lesbian Show". "Women Vision"" and "Rubymusic" provides news, book, movie and threatre reviews, interviews, music and announcements of upcoming women's events. News about women in the labour movement is covered by the programme "Union Made."
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