Category Archives: Calls From Home

CFRC Prison Radio On TVO!

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Why prisoners are tuning in to this campus radio station

Hey wow! A nice write-up about the show from TVO! Much thanks to David Corrigan for interviewing us and seeing the show in action while we were on the air at CFRC 101.9 FM.

“When people are calling in with all their kids on the line, leaving a message for Daddy, and you can hear all the kids in the background yelling at him with their cute Christmas song request or whatever, those are the things that make it worthwhile.”

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Calls from Home – April 24, 2019

Our monthly Calls from Home episode, in archive form.

Listen back here: https://archive.org/details/2019042419

As always, you can submit to our next call in show in the following ways:

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-329-2693
Or write to us:

CPR c/o CFRC
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L-3N6

Calls from Home, March 27, 2019

Our monthly Calls from Home episode, in archive form.

Listen back here: https://archive.org/details/2019032719

As always, you can submit to our next call in show in the following ways:

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-329-2693
Or write to us:

CPR c/o CFRC
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L-3N6

Calls from Home – February 27, 2019

Our monthly Calls from Home episode, in archive form.

Listen back here: https://archive.org/details/2019022719

As always, you can submit to our next call-in show in the following ways:

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-329-2693
Or write to us:

CPR c/o CFRC
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L-3N6

Calls From Home Featured on CBC Radio

Today, CBC Radio One featured a segment about our Calls From Home Holiday Special on radio stations across Ontario. We’re told it’s been picked up nationally so it should air on select stations across the country this week. Thanks to CBC for sharing the story with their listeners! What we do at CPR can be reproduced in other places with jails, prisons and detention centres in the broadcast range of a community radio station. Get in touch if you want to discuss setting up a show in your area!

Check out the segment that aired in Kitchener-Waterloo this morning:

This Year’s Calls From Home Holiday Special is December 19th at 7pm

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

The holidays can be an especially difficult time to be apart from loved ones and community. This is a great time of year to let prisoners in the Kingston area know that you’re thinking of them – by sending a greeting, requesting a song or poem, or leaving a voicemail message to be read or played on the radio. Personal and general messages of support are both welcomed and encouraged!

CFRC Prison Radio will be broadcasting our special Holiday Calls From Home on Wednesday December 19th at 7PM, at 101.9fm in Kingston and worldwide at CFRC.ca. Please let your loved ones incarcerated in the Kingston area know – our signal reaches Collins Bay, Joyceville, Bath* and Millhaven* Institutions.

Voicemail messages can be left at 613-417-3359. Please visit our contact page or Facebook Page to see how you can get in touch at any time with your messages and requests!

*Reception at Millhaven and Bath can be spotty, depending where you are in the institution.

Prisoners Justice Day Broadcast – August 10, 2018

CPR c/o CFRC Radio
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L-3N6
http://CFRC.ca

*JULY 29, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
*PRISONERS JUSTICE DAY BROADCAST*
*AUGUST 10, 2018*

KINGSTON, ON – On Thursday, August 10, CFRC 101.9fm presents its 10th annual broadcast for Prisoners Justice Day, remembering all those who have died behind bars. For the second time, this broadcast will be shared by CJAI 92.1fm, Amherst Island Radio.

2018 marks the 44rd annual Prisoners Justice Day, which began in commemoration of Eddie Nalon, a prisoner who bled to death in the segregation unit of Millhaven prison on August 10, 1974. More than 4 decades later, upwards of 200 prisoners die in custody each year in Canada alone.

From 4-7pm on August 10, CFRC 101.9fm will air interviews, news, features and memorials about prisoners and prison conditions. From 7-10pm, tune in for messages and music requests by and for prisoners and their loved ones and supporters. Earlier that day, there will be a vigil at St. Mary’s Cemetery at noon, and a Healing Circle at the Prison for Women site at 1pm.

The broadcast will also be simulcast on CJAI 92.1fm and streamed online at CFRC.ca.

Listeners are invited to contribute requests, messages and comments by:

MAIL: CPR c/o CFRC, Lower Carruthers Hall, 62 Fifth Field Company Lane, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L-3N6
EMAIL: CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup.net
PHONE: 613-417-3359 to record a message or 613-533-CFRC [2372] live during the program

For more information, visit CFRC.ca or Twitter.com/CPRkingston

Media contact: cfrcprisonradio [at] riseup.net

 

Calls From Home (April 2018)

Aired April 25, 2018
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

News: May Day in KingstonCertain Days Calendar 2019 Callout for Submissions – Lucasville hunger strike phone zapHamilton Anarchist Prison SupportRacism Against Black Canadians in Sentencing

Music:
Bad Company – Something About You
Blackbird Raum – Lucasville
The Specials – Ghost Town
Brian and Jenn Johnson – You’re Gonna Be Okay
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – KKKanada
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light’

Calls From Home (February 2018)

Aired February 28, 2018
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

News: Action Alert from Solidarity KingstonPrison Farms to Re-OpenEdmonton Prison Staff Fired for Intimidation, Criminal ActivityHunger Strike at Edmonton Remand Centre2 Guards Charged in Death of Matthew Hines

Music:
James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend
Tracy Chapman – The Promise
Alan Jackson – The One You’re Waitin’ On
Kodak Black – Tunnel Vision
Keith Urban – Cop Car
Chumbawumba – Bella Ciao

Calls From Home (January 2018)

Aired January 31, 2018
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

News: Shipping Containers as Correctional FacilitiesFederal Court rejects prison pay cuts lawsuitColten Bushie jury selection controversy

Music:
Popcaan – Addicted
Tim Odell – Grow Old With Me
Tracy Chapman – The Promise
Dr. Hook – Cover of the Rolling Stone
Alkaline – After All
Enigma – Return to Innocence
The Isley Brothers – Ohio