Category Archives: Calls From Home

Calls from Home – March 31, 2021

Our weekly Calls from Home show. Please contribute to our next one if you can!

Calls from Home – February 24, 2021

Our monthly Calls from Home show!

Calls from Home – January 27, 2021

Our monthly Calls from Home call-in show for January!

Calls from Home: Holiday Edition 2020

Next Wednesday, December 23rd, CFRC Prison Radio will host their annual holiday Calls From Home special on our airwaves! They know that the holidays can be a particularly difficult time for prisoners and their loved ones, and that 2020 has been a particularly difficult year as well. If you know somebody stuck behind bars in the Kingston area this holiday season, CPR invites you to send them messages and request songs for their holiday special. Messages and songs will be played on CFRC 101.9FM on December 23rd from 7-8pm. Our signal reaches Collins Bay, Millhaven/Bath, and Joyceville Institutions, as well as Quinte Detention Centre and Cape Vincent Correctional Institution. If you have a message or song to send this year, please leave a message on our voicemail at 613-417-3359 or email us at before noon on December 23rd, 2020. Tune in to 101.9FM in Kingston or online at on December 23rd to hear the messages and songs.

Best wishes for peace and freedom in 2021.

Calls from Home – November 25, 2020

Our monthly call-in show for November! As always, visit our contact page and check out how you can get a hold of us!

Prison Radio, November 11, 2020

Updates on COVID-19 in local Ontario prisons and the government failure on early release during the pandemic, special guest Sheena discusses the spread of the pandemic in Quebec prisons, and messages of love and support!

Calls from Home – October 28, 2020

One veteran member of the show talks a leave, another former member phones in, music, requests and news. A send-off.

Calls from Home, September 30, 2020

Calls from Home for the end of September – calls and music galore!

CPR, August 12, 2020

Follow-up to our Prisoner’s Justice Day episode on August 10, with requests, messages, submissions and songs we couldn’t get to that day.


In recognition of Prisoners’ Justice Day, August 10, 2020, an annual, international, day of remembrance for those who have died behind bars, CFRC Prison Radio took over the airwaves at CFRC 101.9 FM​ in Kingston, Ontario, from 4 to 10pm.  Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show, to to everyone who listened, called in and sent messages of love and support during our 12th broadcast yesterday & thanks to CFRC and to all the volunteers behind the mic & behind the scenes that made it happen! 

Here is the archive of the broadcast:


0:00:00-0:25:00: Introduction and Historical Information

0:26:00-0:56:00: Interview with Lindsay Jennings from PASAN about the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund & importance of solidarity & mutual aid.

0:56:00-2:00:00: Audio recording from the July 25 2020 Kingston stop of #JusticeforSoli Ontario Prison Tour talking about wrongful deaths and mental health crisis in Ontario provincial and federal prisons.

2:00:00-2:55:00: Audio from the P4W Memorial Collective “in conversation with Cedar, Moka Dawkins, and Tami Starlight about trans femme decolonial and abolitionist dreams….broadcasting messages of care, love, rage, and analyses of the relationship between white supremacy, binary gender, and state violence.” Full interviews will also be posted on the website.

2:55:00-3:05:00: Updates from the ongoing hunger strikes at the Barton Jail in Hamilton.

3:05:00-3:50:00: Memorial – reading out the names of those who have died behind bars.

3:50:00-5:05:00: Requests and messages from listeners and families of the incarcerated in the Kingston area. Special guest Hugh from CFRC show ‘Prog is not a dirty word’.

5:05:00-6:00:00: Special request show of ‘What The Punk?’ with songs selected by Anthony and others at Bath Institution.