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The Chronicles Of Life
Uplifting commentary
on CJSF 90.1FM Friday 5-6pm.

The world is no doubt filled with chaotic activities that are capable of affecting humans internally and externally. However, Mr Fact has come to make things right by teaching the masses about challenges of life and giving them possible solutions.

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  • Posted on: 10 January 2023
  • By: cjsfprog
Canadian news and storytelling
on CJSF 90.1FM Monday 12-12:30am and Monday 4:30-5pm.

Viewpoints is a news magazine produced by the Community Radio Fund of Canada providing an overview of what’s happening across Canada, thanks to some 20 radio reporters posted across the country and working for the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). The Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) supports the production of original civic journalism news content that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada. Politics, society, environment, community, arts and culture take the air on «Viewpoints» hosted by Boris Chassagne. The Community Radio Fund of Canada works in collaboration with the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC).

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  • Posted on: 1 September 2022
  • By: cjsfprog
Listening to Pictures
Voices of artists with lived experience on the West Coast responding to selected artworks in SFU's art collection.
is not currently scheduled.


CJSF 90.1 FM is proud to co-present, with SFU Galleries, Listening to Pictures: Artists on the SFU Art Collection, a 10-episode radio program featuring voices of artists with lived experience on the West Coast responding to selected artworks in SFU's art collection.

Listening to Pictures: Artists on the SFU Art Collection will air on CJSF every Thursday at 2:00pm from June 16 to August 18, 2022, and will be archived as podcasts on the SFU Galleries website at https://www.sfu.ca/galleries/special-projects/current/ListeningtoPictures.html. Image descriptions and transcripts of recordings can be accessed under each episode entry.

Featuring (via the SFU Galleries website):

Lucien Durey on Allyson Clay / Christian Vistan and Kiel Torres on Roy Kiyooka / Brady Cranfield and Kathy Slade on Bridge Beardslee / Carol Sawyer and Laurance Playford-Beaudet on May Wilson / Ken Lum on Corita Kent / Marian Penner Bancroft and Patrik Andersson on Christos Dikeakos / COSINIYE Paul and Sage Paul on Susan Point / Fabiola Carranza and Michelle Helene Mackenzie on Althea Thauberger / Kara Ditte Hansen and Steffanie Ling on Ken Lum / Laiwan on Jin-me Yoon

Organized by Kimberly Phillips and Karina Irvine

Sound production by Jean Brazeau  
Graphic design by Information Office

This project has been made possible with support from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now program, and is produced in partnership with CJSF-FM.


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SFU Galleries
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  • Posted on: 22 June 2022
  • By: cjsfpa
Teachings in the Air
Indigenous teachings on health & well-being for all.
on CJSF 90.1FM Tuesday 9-10am.

Teachings in the Air is a podcast that centers around Indigenous health and wellness. Gerry Oldman from the St’at’imc Nation from Tsal’alh (Shalalth, BC) hosts TIA to discuss Indigenous related topics and issues in hopes to inspire, motivate, and empower the community to be sound in Mind, Body, Spirit, and Heart, and “Because that’s what health means,” according to Elder Gerry.

The podcast shares Elder Gerry’s teachings, stories, and personal experiences, alongside a large range of guests that Gerry finds inspiration in to help lay teachings at your feet. 

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/teachingsintheair

Linktree - https://linktr.ee/Teachingsintheair

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  • Posted on: 18 January 2022
  • By: cjsfprog
The Canadian Philosophy Show
Debating hot philosophical topics!
on CJSF 90.1FM Thursday 9-10am.

The Canadian Philosophy Show is a radio program and podcast that was founded as “Spring Forward” in 2017 by students at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC, in conjunction with CHLY c/c radio. It is currently produced by students from Vancouver Island University with participation from students at other Canadian universities, including Simon Fraser University.

The show explores issues of classical and modern philosophy, including contemporary scientific, political, and ethical issues.

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  • Posted on: 19 March 2021
  • By: cjsfprog
The Radio Tales
. . . a musical memoir
is not currently scheduled.

To Contact Elaine Margaret Roach  (E.M. Roach)egh@sfu.ca

The Radio Tales are personal narratives that interweave story and song, to reflect the teller's lived experience, as an extension of the writer's voice (LaBelle, 2006)

This collection of radio tales was written & recorded as research for my graduate thesis* and then broadcast on The Arts Edge (2015-2020).

* To access thesis, Performing Identity at The Arts Edge: Developing Radio Memoir Through the Excavation of Living Inquiry, go to https://theses.lib.sfu.ca/file/thesis/6011

* To access SFU article about thesis and my work in radio, go to: https://www.sfu.ca/education/newsevents/foe-news/2020/october-2020/signa... 


The Collection of 27  (To listen to a radio tale, click on hyperlink below)

Radio Tale #1: The Ledge https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020

Radio Tale #2: You’re a Song https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-0

Radio Tale #3: Bloodlines, Leylines & the Luck of the Irish https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-1

Radio Tale #4: Downtown, The Great Escape https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-2

Radio Tale #5: Loser’s Weep https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-3

Radio Tale #6: David Cassidy, I Think I Loved You https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020

Radio Tale #7: Riding the Prairie Airwaves  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-0

Radio Tale #8: Pardon Me if I’m Sentimental  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-1

Radio Tale #9: Sixteen Candles & Four Girls on a Saturday Night  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-2 

Radio Tale #10: Who are You?  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-3

Radio Tale #11: Rumors, Surprises & Little White Lies  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-4

Radio Tale #12: On the Cover of Musical Influence  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020

Radio Tale #13: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-0

Radio Tale #14: He Called Me a Writer https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-1

Radio Tale #15: Fries & Gravy and Three Songs for a Quarter https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-2

Radio Tale #16: I Was Just Bad at Math https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-3

Radio Tale #17: Boyfriends, Boxes and Books https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07252020

Radio Tale #18: Finding the Truth in Comedy https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-2

Radio Tale #19: Settling or Settling Down https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-0

Radio Tale #20: Just Until I Get My Bearings https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-1

Radio Tale #21: Facebook, Fiction and the Trouble with Fame https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08022020

Radio Tale #22: Me & Huckelberry Finn https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-0

Radio Tale #23: Revisiting the Prairie Homestead https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-1

Radio Tale #24: The Last Days of Country Music https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-2

Radio Tale #25: My Dad, the Story of a Life https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08152020

Radio Tale #25B: Eggs on Toast https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-0

Radio Tale #26: Waking Up in Grad School https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-2

Radio Tale #27: The Path https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-1


The Collection of 21: The Early Radio Tales [2013-2014]  (To listen to a radio tale, click on hyperlink below)

Radio Tale: Me, My Mom & Susan Jacks https://www.cjsf.ca/station/playlists/2949

Radio Tale: Meghan, Marriage and Royal Happenstance https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/radio-tales-playlist-09132022-0


The Radio Tales of The Roach Siblings

 Auntie Stella singing "Good Night Irene" - https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/radio-tales-playlist-10282022

Auntie Mamie singing "Good Night Irene"





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Annie Roach
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  • Posted on: 14 August 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon
Sista C's Friday
on CJSF 90.1FM Friday 10-11am.

Public Affairs Discussions

Interviews, Roundtable Discussions, Poetry, Podcasts - you'll hear it all (and much more!) here in the place to be with Sista C, every Friday morning at 10am. Tune in, and then Speak Up, Listen Up, and Act Upon what you've learned!

Charlotte 'Sista C 'Ferrell



























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Charlotte 'Sista C' Ferrell
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  • Posted on: 30 July 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Dame Tu Mano
Solidarity, Allyship, and More
is not currently scheduled.

Find refuge in discomfort and strength in vulnerability through 4 critical conversations of compassion and solidarity on Dame Tu Mano. A new Limited CJSF spoken word series by summer programming assistant Milena.

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  • Posted on: 22 July 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Alternative Radio
Public affairs, information, analyses.
on CJSF 90.1FM Wednesday 4-5pm.

Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is an award-winning weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses, and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in corporate media. With headquarters based in Boulder, Colorado and with only two full-time and two part-time paid staff, AR airs on almost 300 radio stations. Our project is sustained by donations and by listener purchases of season subscriptions, recordings, and transcripts.

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  • Posted on: 2 June 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak My Language
Experiences of Chinese elders' access to healthcare
is not currently scheduled.

Speak My Language is a storytelling media arts project highlighting the experiences of Chinese elders facing barriers to access in the BC healthcare system. Created through collaborations between youth and seniors, Speak My Language promotes a greater awareness of accessibility in healthcare, while teaching community members media production skills and building intergenerational connections. 

The audio that CJSF broadcast as part of this series includes an edited recording of the launch event for Speak My Language and the 5 documentaries. Before each documentary, there is a brief introduction by the producer(s) which was lifted from the launch event audio. 

May 5: Launch

May 5: Displaced By Death (prod. Kaitlyn Fung & Sera Bao) 

May 12: Do It My Way (prod. Tintin Yang & Sophy Chu)

May 19: Mei PohPoh (prod. Vanessa Myho & Cassandra Ly)

May 26: Never Too Old (prod. Emily Tsang)

June 2: A Place of Your Own (prod. Jason Yu & Daniel Chen)  


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  • Posted on: 28 May 2020
  • By: cjsfprog