Your (Jewish radio) life with CFRC
February 11, 2013

cfrc-funddrive2013Dear radio613 listener,

This week, from February 8-17, is the the 8th annual Funding Drive for CFRC 101.9fm – Kingston’s only volunteer-based, listener-supported radio station and the home of radio613. CFRC relies on listener donations for almost 20% of its operating revenue. The goal for this year’s Funding Drive is $25,000, to be raised across 10 days of special programming and community events.

CFRC has been a a perpetual source of support for radio613 over the years – helping us with phone patches, ordering new klezmer releases, providing production feedback, or just generally being an oasis for ourselves and others to engage in creative self-expression. The radio613 collective really would not exist as we do without the station. To continue broadcasting Jewish politics, culture, and religious life from an autonomous perspective, we’re asking for your financial help…

Today, Monday, February 11 is our funding drive show! Please consider making a donation during the show, from 7-8pmET by calling 613-533-2372. Charitable tax receipts are available and to show our appreciation to folks who make a pledge, the radio613 collective will send you a compilation CD of some of the best stories, poetry, and music we have featured on radio613 – in the mail! It would also be our pleasure to give an on-air mention or play a song request for you on the show tonight. As always, you can tune in online at http://www.cfrc.ca or for those of you within the 613-area code – 101.9fm on your radio dial!

Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.

For more information about “Your life with CFRC” and this year’s funding drive:
http://cfrc.ca/blog/funding-drive-2013-february-8-17

Listen in good health,

Malcah, Avi and Sean of The Radio613 Collective
Email: radio613@riseup.net
Website: radio613.wordpress.com
Twitter.com/radio_613

Episode 60: On Holy Ground
March 5, 2012

For this year’s funding drive show, radio613 features a conversation about The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, including an interview with the film’s directer, Erik Greenberg Anjou. The film has recently been released on DVD with extra bonus footage. This radio613 episode includes some great clips from the film in which the band members and others share their thoughts about politics, Yiddishkeit, Klezmer renewal, and operating as a non-hierarchical, consensus-based band.

Featuring some wonderful music, including: a live version of Barikadn by the Klezmatcs, Joshua Nelson, The Well by the Klezmatics with Chava Alberstein and Im Ninalu by Watcha Clan.

We are very happy to share that we raised over $200 during our show. THANK YOU to everyone who donated! If you didn’t have a chance to donate yet, it’s not too late! CFRC is a wonderful, supportive institution, which has provided the radio613 collective the space and support to explore and pursue Autonomous Jewish practice, thought and culture. Click here for more information about making your donation today. Tax receipts or gifts available.

Listen to the podcast here.

To find out more about The Klezmatics: On Holy Groun, go to www.klezdoc.com or 7thart.com.

Community radio in the 613-area needs you!!!
February 13, 2012


Tonight is the radio613 funding drive special! We are soliciting your call-in donations to the vibrant, nourishing community radio station here in the 613-area code – CFRC 101.9fm. Tune-in online (www.cfrc.ca) at 7pm: We have a feature interview with the director of the recently released DVD, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground – Erik Greenberg Anjou. Making a pledge to CFRC during the show tonight not only makes you eligible for some amazing prizes from the station, but you also be entered into a draw for a copy of The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground (with DVD bonus feature klezmer!!!!). Of course, you can also get a tax receipt (no taxes for the Queen!!!) or just feel great about supporting community-run media and our radio collective.

Our pledge line is 613-533-CFRC (2372). If you don’t have the chance to call-in tonight, you can pledge online here.

Thanks listeners!

Episode 51: Shtetl On the Shortwave
November 9, 2011

Our 2011 CFRC funding drive show!!! As a way to honour radio613’s strong relationship with community radio, on this show we interview Tamara Kramer, host of Shtetl On the Shortwave: a bi-weekly Jewish arts & culture radio show on CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal. Malcah, Avi and Tamara discuss the relationship between community radio and jewish community building. We are big fans of Shtetl and it was such a pleasure to connect with Tamara. Thanks to all who support community radio and thanks to community radio for supporting us!

Featuring fun shout outs and great tunes from Mirah, Socalled and The Shondes.

Click here to listen to the podcast (right-click to download).

In the last year, Tamara launched Shtetl Montreal – an online Alternative Jewish Magazine that includes event listings for Montreal, creative writing and Shtetl on the Shortwave podcasts. Check out a recent podcast featuring an interview with Rabbi Ronnie Cahana and Karen Knie-Cahana.

radio613 returns to air!
September 12, 2011

Sholem aleykhem listeners…

radio613 returns from our hiatus today, September 12, 2011/13 Elul, 5771!!!!! We have a brand new time slot on CFRC 101.9 fm – Monday evenings from 7-8pm. That’s right, us yids have prime airtime in the Loyalist/WASP bastion of Kingston. Tune-in live at www.cfrc.ca or check back to our site soon for the podcast.

We’ve also done some small renos to the website: TAGS! We hope they can help you navigate our contributions to the Jewish airwaves. Please feel free to write the radio613 collective for any helpful input: radio613@riseup.net.

Happy listening.

Soul Shakedown
February 11, 2010

Another way to support campus and community radio is to come dance at CFRC 2010: A Beat Odyssey on Saturday February 13 at the Time to Laugh Comedy Club in Kingston. As per the newly founded blog:

“Soul Shakedown parties aim to bring the best in rare dance grooves from funk, soul to Latin, Brazilian, Pan-African, Arabic, Asian Dub, Bhangra Hip Hop and more. The party also raises funds for organizations doing social justice work and groups that challenge the status quo of neoliberal capitalism and colonization. We strive to construct a safe space where diverse peoples can shake it out with freedom and flair.”

Funds for the upcoming event go towards supporting CFRC. I will be joining the incredible Soul Shakedown crew this Saturday to play a funky mix of klezmer, Balkan, and Roma music.

Time to tantz!!!!

-DJ Grenadier

Support Community Radio!
February 11, 2010

The CFRC 101.9fm in funding drive is underway! The drive runs from February 5-14 and the goal for this year is $25,000. CFRC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, listener-supported station broadcasting out of the 613-area code in Kingston, Ontario. The station relies on contributions made during the Funding Drive for much of its operating revenue. It is also a station that provides the radio613 collective with space and enthusiasm needed to bring some Yiddishkayt (and many other critical voices) to the airwaves.

The radio613 funding drive special was yesterday…we had a wonderful time and so appreciate the donations that were called in. The archived show is available here. Don’t worry, you still have a chance to donate!!! Click here to do so online, or call in during Semitic Soul tonight (Thursday) from 10-11pm to make an on-air donation. The number is 613-533-CFRC (2372).

Thanks!

Episode 23: Abrahamic handoff show
June 16, 2009

As the collective gets set to go on hiatus for the summer, radio613 passes off its coveted 5-6pm Monday timeslot to a brand new show airing on CFRC 101.9fm – “A Study of the Muslim Species”.  Real talk, plans for the future, encountering challenges faced by our respective communities, Koranic passages from the Autonomous Seder, anti-imperialist-Jewish/Muslim MCing from Narcicyst and Rugged Intellect, and kufi or kippah lyrics from Lupe Fiasco. Tune in!

Check out “A Study of the Muslim Species” every Monday from 5-5:30pm on www.cfrc.ca or 101.9fm in Kingston, ON!!!!

Click here to listen (right-click to download).

radio613 will begin live broadcasts again in Fall 2009. Stay tuned to radio613.wordpress.com in coming weeks for updated posts and audio. Thanks for listening.