February 1st-28th, CJSF celebrates Black History Month with special programming. From interviews with famous activists to examinations of Vancouver and Burnaby's own Black histories, expect a mix of music, talk and interviews, including special episodes of regular programs like Speak Up!
CJSF collaborated with NCRA members across the country to produce a National Day of Broadcast called Radio: Change the World. In a year where residential schooling, youth suicide and the spectre of child poverty have dominated national news, this broadcast is an effort to let young people speak directly and tell their own stories and opinions.
Tony Janolino was chosen to be an ambassador of British Columbia on the 5th leg of the Canada C3 expedition. His task is to share knowledge about his home province with people he meets. On this journey he will explore our nation’s natural beauty, learn about the people living in the places he visits, and later bring home stories from the people on the East Coast. Many Canadians do not travel to other parts of Canada, so it is Tony's goal to raise awareness about people living in other parts of the nation. The first step towards inclusivity is learning about our diverse people.
"I am a visually impaired guide dog handler from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. At Simon Fraser University, I study Kinesiology and Health Sciences and also work in Recreation and Athletics to help others live an active lifestyle. When not at the university, I am playing music and exploring the world. I have a passion for the outdoors and find myself constantly learning something new about the wildlife.
My guide dog is from the “Guide Dogs For the Blind” School in California. She is a pathfinder both in the Canadian wilderness and cities. Together, we are a team of adventurers who travel many miles on foot.
Come share our adventures and meet a variety of friends on our journey."
June 21st is National Indigenous PEoples' Day. CJSF celebrates the indigenous peoples of Canada from unceded Coast Salish Territories in what is known today as Burnaby, British Coumbia
CJSF's Public Affairs and Talk Magazine show, featuring a wide variety of community-minded stories and conversations. Produced by CJSF's Public Affairs & Talk Department.
The Adventures of MechaBetty is a fun scifi audiodrama series based on the old fashioned radio serials of the 1940s, the retro scifi style of the 1950s, some modern storytelling thrown into the mix, and all about the two ton dynamite cyborg dame MechaBetty!
SUSPENSE, "Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills", has returned from the great beyond in this revival by Blue Hours Productions. With a mix of original scripts and adaptations of classic works, all performed by a crack company of Hollywood actors and supplemented with music and real-life sound effects, SUSPENSE captures the feel of radio's 'Golden Age' without being an imitation.
Local arts and culture interviews with people from fringe communities.
Heard on stations all over the world, Tell Us A Tale, while technically a children's program, is so much more. Offering stories, tales and tunes collected from six of the seven continents (still working on Antarctica), this show appeals to listeners of all ages. So whether you are three years old getting an allowance, waiting tables in college, drawing a pension or collecting social security, gather round the radio each week for Tell Us A Tale!