Want to advertise on CFRU? We support local businesses in Guelph at an unbelievably low cost. Email our Community Outreach Coordinator for advertising rates.

outreach@cfru.ca

Click here for our PSA Policy

our
mandate

CFRU aims to provide a complete service to the community. We provide access to the media to groups and individuals who would otherwise have little access through mainstream media outlets. By doing so, we reflect the diversity of the community. We engage, inform and entertain our listeners, we empower and teach our volunteers, and we support all of the great people doing cool things around Guelph. We raise awareness of community activities, events, and concerns. We introduce new ideas and perspectives. CFRU will not broadcast materials intending to subject any group or individual to hatred or contempt on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, gender and gender representation, age, real or perceived socio-economic status, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or source of income, unless necessary to provide context within a larger issue.

cfru's
history

Since 1980, CFRU has offered Guelph a volunteer-driven alternative to mainstream and public radio. We broadcast over 70 weekly shows programmed and hosted by local students and community members about the things that they care about. We broadcast on the FM dial, through cable television, and over the internet. We broadcast North to Fergus, east to Rockwood, west to Kitchener-Waterloo, and south to the 401. Funded through student levies, grants, and community fundraising, CFRU is a non-profit organization. We do not advertise for or work with large corporations, and we offer our limited advertising time exclusively to local businesses.

You can check out our Wikipedia Page for some more information on CFRU's history

Click here for Map and Directions to CFRU Studio and Offices

volunteer now

We invite people of all backgrounds to volunteer with us - no experience is required, and training in all aspects of the radio station is freely provided.

The varied interests, activities, and backgrounds of our diverse group of volunteers form the basis of CFRU's programming and allow CFRU to be an integral community hub and source of information. We encourage our volunteers to explore many of the on and off air opportunities that are available - volunteers who are not interested in on-air programming are invited to help out with promotions, design, production work, tech maintenance, and music library organization. In addition, there is an Annual General Meeting when members or volunteers can join our Board of Directors.

learn more about volunteering

submitting your band's music

If you are looking to send your music to CFRU, please ensure that:


We also accept digital downloads, vinyl, and cassettes!

Please be environmentally aware when sending us music. Recyclable envelopes are appreciated! Portfolios with glossy photos or newspaper clippings are not.

CFRU
U.C. Level 2
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1

Board of Directors

The CFRU Board of Directors is comprised of both University of Guelph students and faculty as well as community members. Not all board members are necessarily active volunteers at CFRU; some just love the station and want to help out however they can!

Learn more about the board!

Feedback

Want to submit feedback to the station as a listener or a volunteer, Click Here!

staff profiles

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Vish Khanna

Vish plays music and writes for Exclaim!, Pitchfork, the AV Club, Huffington Post, Aux, and Signal to Noise, and is a Polaris Music Prize juror. After honing his broadcast skills at CFRU (2005-2011, Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show, currently, Kreative Kontrol) and serving as the Music Programming Coordinator, he became a respected CBC Radio Host/Producer. He organizes events, works closely with Guelph's Fab 5 Festivals, Kazoo!, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, and Toronto's Long Winter arts series.
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Alex Rimmington

Alex is the music director/librarian at CFRU. She listens to and processes all of the music that comes into the station. If you'd like to receive her weekly charts/new releases emails, let her know! If you wish to set up an interview or in-studio performance, please contact Christopher. If you are looking to send your band's cd to CFRU, please see the directions on the right. -->
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Bryan Webb

Bryan worked as CFRU's Programming Coordinator from 2010 to 2014. His interest in how things work led him to take on the position of Operations Coordinator while Steve Mason is on leave. He's really enjoying himself.
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Christopher Currie

Christopher has been a staff member at CFRU since 2010; before that, he worked at CFRC Radio in Kingston. He used to be the station's Volunteer Coordinator, and, for the time being, he's working as Programming Director. Contact Christopher if you have ideas or input for our Programming Committee, or if you’re a new volunteer looking to start broadcasting.
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Steve Mason

Steve will be on leave from CFRU until May 1, 2017.
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Andrea Patehviri

Andrea has been a CFRU programmer since 2010. In that time she has also sat on the Board of Directors as both Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Board, as well as numerous committees. Now, as the Marketing & Outreach Director, she’s here to help you promote your organizations/events/whatever you’re excited about. She’s in charge of partnerships and sponsorships, and is a whizz at creating ads and Public Service Announcements.
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Jenny Mitchell

Jenny Mitchell is a local musician, artist, mother, and school bus driver. She has been performing in bands in Guelph since she was fifteen, with her acts the Barmitzvah Brothers, Jenny Omnichord, and Bird City, and has performed in many other bands including Richard Laviolette (the Oil Spills, the Glitter Bombs), the Burning Hell, The Crying Out Loud Choir, Andrew Vincent, Blimp Rock, Pauly and the Blowbots and more. She operates a Canadian label collective called “Label Fantastic!” Jenny recently bought a giant golden bus with the intention of creating a mobile recording/performance /arts studio space. While that construction is underway, she is excited to carry out her mobile-recording ambitions as the new Volunteer & Mobile Studio Coordinator for CFRU.

Station Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm