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CFRC creates walking tour to mark 90th anniversary

[Kristiana Clemens]Kristiana Clemens, operations officer at CFRC, displays some of the old equipment the campus-community radio station has on display to mark its 90th anniversary.

CFRC is inviting listeners to take a stroll through its 90-year history using an interactive walking tour.

“CFRC has been an integral part of the campus and Kingston communities for nine decades. We thought it would be really neat and appropriate to display some of our history in the community,” says Kristiana Clemens, Operations Officer, CFRC.

The campus-community radio station’s history is currently on display at campus locations and throughout downtown Kingston. People can download the walking tour brochure through the CFRC website. It includes exhibit descriptions, a map and links to audio messages about the exhibits. Paper copies of the brochures are also available at participating locations.

CFRC is also rebroadcasting Arthur E. Zimmerman’s “Queen’s Radio Oral History Project.” The radio station has digitally restored the program originally produced in 1982. Mr. Zimmerman’s book on the early history of radio broadcasting in Kingston and at Queen’s is available at the station located in the basement of Carruthers Hall.

Queen’s University Archives is one of the supporters of CFRC’s anniversary activities. Archives will host an online exhibit about CFRC’s history later this summer in addition to contributing to the historical walking tour. The United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and the City of Kingston through its Community Investment Fund provided funds for the walking tour.

Visit the CFRC website to learn more about its history and the anniversary celebrations.

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