Queen's University

CFRC Radio celebrates 50 years

 
2010-01-06

CFRC 101.9FM, Queen’s campus radio is hosting an open house on Thursday, January 7 from noon – 4 pm to celebrate 50 years of broadcasting from Lower Carruthers Hall.

“The open house will feature displays of historical images, refreshments, and we’ll be airing special programs throughout the afternoon,” says Kristina Clemens, the CFRC Operations Officer.

CFRC is Canada’s longest-running campus broadcaster and one of the oldest continually operational radio stations in the world. 2010 marks the 88th year of radio broadcasting at CFRC, which began as an experimental station in 1922. Originally housed in Fleming Hall, CFRC moved down the lane to Lower Carruthers Hall in late 1959. Opening ceremonies for the new facilities were held on January 7, 1960.

“Anyone who listens to CFRC, has volunteered with us, or has an interest in communications is welcome to join us,” adds Ms Clemens. “It’s a great opportunity to come together and celebrate our history.”

CFRC is located at 62 Fifth Field Company Lane, next to the campus bookstore. For more information visit www.cfrc.ca.

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