CJSR FM 88.5 Online Radio
CJSR FM 88.5 Online Radio:
CJSR FM 88.5 is a listener-supported community live radio station. It is Broadcasting on 88.5 FM since 1984. CJSR-FM is a Canadian campus-based community radio station.
The CJSR studios are located in the Students’ Union Building of the University of Alberta, while its transmitter is located atop the building.
JSR-FM is a Canadian campus-based community radio station, broadcasting at 88.5 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The CJSR studios are located in the Students’ Union Building of the University of Alberta, while its transmitter is located atop the building.
CJSR is a volunteer-run campus and community radio station with a stated mission, “to enlighten and entertain our audience through high quality and diverse programming that constantly challenges the status quo.”
CJSR plays a diverse range of musical genres and spoken-word programming. The station is home to nationally syndicated shows like Terra Informa, and was the home of the early version of Science for the People (podcast).
It is subject to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s requirements for community-based campus stations which means, among other things, that:
CJSR operates a 900 watt transmitter, broadcasting throughout Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area. Since 2000 the station’s broadcasts have also been available via streaming audio.
CKUA, CJSR’s earlier incarnation, was the first campus radio broadcast in Western Canada. CJSR has its roots in the Alberta Student Radio Directorate (later known as the Radio Society) which started in 1946 when CKUA left the campus.
By 1967, closed circuit Radio Society broadcasts were heard at various buildings on the U of A campus. In 1970, CKSR was born: a “seat of the pants” radio station that broadcast a weak FM signal to the U of A and anyone else who could pick it up. CKSR eventually became CJSR in 1978.
FACRA was formed as a partnership between the University of Alberta Students’ Union (which collected a levy from students on the station’s behalf) and the Friends of CJSR Society (which solicited listener donations and which held the station’s capital assets).
In 2002 the latter entity was disbanded over concerns of overlapping jurisdiction and because a legal opinion stated that having the station’s capital assets held by an entity other than the one holding the broadcast license and employing staff would be unlikely to protect those assets in the event of a lawsuit, and its assets transferred to FACRA. CJSR became a full broadcast station in 1984.
Radio Contact Info:
Address: Room 0-09 Students’ Union Building University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2J7 Canada
Phone: office: +1 780-492-2577, on air: +1 780-492-2577
Email: [email protected]