CKWR FM . . . voice of the community
December 1991 / January 1992
available at 98.7 on the FM band and 97.7 on cable
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CKWR – FM was established in 1973 and is Canada’s first licensed community radio station. The mandate of CKWR is to provide the community with programming that is neglected by other radio stations in the region. Broadcasting at a power of 2,220 watts they serve the communities of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Stratford, Guelph and Brantford.
The station is primarily run by volunteers from the region of Waterloo who represent different special interest groups.
They offer programming that reflects the needs of many area residents. Programs are available in English, French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Greek, Serbian, Croatian, East Indian, Polish, Romanian and Chinese. They also offer programming appealing to people of Irish, Carribean and Native ancestry. They also offer specialty music and arts programming as well as programs of an educational nature.