Category Archives: Special Broadcast

PRISONER JUSTICE DAY, AUGUST 10, 2020

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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:

Contents:

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 www.p4wmemorialcollective.com 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.

Prisoner’s Justice Day, August 10, 2020

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In recognition of Prisoners’ Justice Day, August 10, 2020, an annual, international, day of remembrance for those who have died behind bars, Prison Radio is taking over the airwaves at CFRC 101.9 FM​ in Kingston, Ontario, from 4 to 10pm on Monday, August 10. PJD started at Millhaven Institution in the Kingston area, and we broadcast to all federal prisons in our range as well as upstate New York.

We’ll have interviews, commentary and a memorial segment until 7pm; followed by music requests and messages by and for prisoners and their loved ones and supporters from 7.30-10pm.

This is our 12th annual CFRC broadcast, and we would love to hear from you. Send your messages, song requests, poems, essays, whatever, for friends and family behind bars in the Kingston area, and we’ll put them on the air. If you’d like to be interviewed or chat with us, please reach out. During the show, our request line will also be open. And spread the word!

Contact us:

E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-417-3359
Station request line: 613-533-2372
Twitter: @Cprkingston

Write to us:
EPIC
Suite #409
427 Princess Street
Kingston, ON, Canada
K7L 5S9

CALLS FROM HOME HOLIDAY SPECIAL – DECEMBER 18th & 25th 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 18th at 7PM, at 101.9fm in Kingston and worldwide at CFRC.ca.  It will be rebroadcast on December 25th.

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!

Prisoner Justice Day, August 10, 2019

This year marked the 45th annual Prisoners Justice Day and the 11th annual Prisoners Justice Day broadcast on CPR. Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show! Thank you as well to CJAI 92.9 Amherst Island Radio for simultaneously broadcasting the show and spreading the message.

Contents:

0:00-0:26:00: Introduction and Historical Information

0:26:00-0:54:00: Interview with Al Fowler of Crackdown about the opioid crisis in prisons.

0:54:00-1:30:00: An interview with April, who lost a brother at the Barton Jail in Hamilton.

1:30:00-2:01:00: An older interview with Jamindian, aka Henry Ryskamp, who passed away at the Quinte Detention Centre this year.

2:01:00- 2:36:30: Interview with 3 women who were incarcerated in the now-closed Prison For Women who return each year to Kingston for Prisoners Justice Day for a panel and healing circle on the grounds of P4W.

2:36:30-3:33:00: Memorial – reading out the names of those who have died behind bars.

3:33:00-6:00:00: Requets, messages, songs and poems.

Archive here: https://archive.org/details/pjd2019fullbroadcast

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 2018 Archive

Aired August 10, 2018

Posted to the Internet Archive

This year marked the 44th annual Prisoners Justice Day and the 10th annual Prisoners Justice Day broadcast on CPR. Below is an overview of the 6 hour special broadcast. Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the show! Thank you as well to CJAI 92.9 Amherst Island Radio and CFRU 93.3-FM in Guelph for simultaneously broadcasting the show and spreading the message.

00:00:00  Introduction to Prisoners Justice Day

00:19:30   Dr. Bob Gaucher on the history of PJD

00:49:30  Prison for Women Memorial Collective

01:05:00   Donny and Jimmy Hogan on prison experimentation

01:14:50   Amina Mohamed on the film Emergent Visions: No Prisons!

01:39:30   Hugh from Ad Astra Comix on the forthcoming Peter Collins Anthology

02:00:00  PJD memorial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Kingston

02:30:30  Prison for Women Memorial Collective Healing Circle

02:43:30  Memorial Segment (reading of names)

03:40:30  Listener messages and music requests

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 Holiday Special (December 2017)

Aired December 20, 2017
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.

We want to extend a special thanks to everyone who helped put out the word for this holiday special. The response was overwhelming and heartening for all of us at CPR!

Music:
Seasick Steve and the Level Devils – Xmas Prison Blues
Theory of a Dead Man – Santa Monica
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
The Weeknd & Future – Low Life
Buju Banton – Wanna Be Loved
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
Jah Cure – Prison Wall
Kodak Black – Too Many Years
Ennis Sisters – Ennis Rd
Chris Brown – This Christmas