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Guide to Kingston Radio Stations

One of the first things I noticed after moving to Queen’s in first year, was that I had NO IDEA what local Kingston radio stations offered, nor where to tune my dial.

This comprehensive list of Kingston radio stations has what’s out there & what to expect/what each sounds like.

91.9 FM – The Cave

Community station run by students in the Limestone District School Board. We broadcast throughout the school year and hire student managers and volunteers to continue to serve the community during the summer months.

You’ll Most Likely Hear: Rock, Jazz & Blues, Experimental, Country, Cavetronica, Pop Punk

Studio/Contest Line: 613-544-7864

92.9 FM – CBC Radio 2 – Indie / Adult Alternative / Jazz

Previously concentrating on classical music and jazz, CBC Radio 2 has transitioned towards a new “adult music” format with a variety of genres. Approximately 2.1 million people tune into CBC Radio Two weekly, and it is the second biggest radio service in Canada.

You’ll Most Likely Hear: Canadian Content — Joel Plaskett, Royal Wood, The Trews, Hey Ocean!, Good for Grapes, Whitehorse, Said the Whale, By Divine Right, Hey Rosetta!, Matthew Barber, Young Rival, Basia Bulat, Dan Mangan, Broken Social Scene, Mother Mother, Mounties, Born Ruffians, Arcade Fire, The Darcys, Stars, Sam Roberts Band, Chromeo, The Pack A.D., Serena Ryder, Two Hours Traffic

Station Location: in Kingston we get the “Eastern” broadcast (Ottawa schedule). CBC Music headquarters are in Vancouver, but they broadcast shows from across Canada.

93.5 FM – Country 93.5 “Today’s Best Country”

You’ll Most Likely Hear: The Band Perry, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Autumn Hill, Lee Brice, Thompson Square, Eli Young Band, Jason Aldean, Dean Brody

Studio/Contest Line: 613-544-9350

96.3 FM – FM96 “Classic Rock”

You’ll Most Likely Hear: John Mellencamp, Paul McCartney, The Eagles, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Rush, David Bowie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen, 54-40, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, Supertramp, Queen, Big Sugar, Neil Young, Tom Petty, The Doors, The Police

Studio/Contest Line: 613-544-2340

98.3 FM – Fly FM “Today’s Best Music” – Top 40

You’ll Most Likely Hear: Katy Perry, Barenaked Ladies, Lorde, Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Hedley, Shawn Desman.

Studio/Contest Line: 613-650-9800

General Inquiry Email: heydeejay@983FLYFM.com

98.9 FM – The Drive “Essential Alternative”

You’ll Most Likely Hear: Weezer, System of a Down, Coldplay, Hollerado, Linkin Park, Of Monsters and Men, Three Days Grace, Arkells, Vampire Weekend, Green Day, Beastie Boys, USS.

Studio/Contest Line: 613-544-0989

99.5 FM – Première Chaîne – Public News / Talk – French

You’ll Most Likely Hear: News, Public Radio, French Talk

101.9 FM – CFRC – Indie / Alternative

CFRC 101.9 FM is volunteer-powered media that fills the gap left by the mainstream. We offer diverse music and spoken word programming 24/7. We also provide free broadcast skills training and experience to members of the community.

You’ll Most Likely Hear: Canadian Content: Hey Rosetta!, Shad, Young Galaxy, PS I Love You, Mozart’s Sister, The Luyas, Grey Lands… Plus: Spoken Word, and LIVE Broadcasts of events on-campus

Morning Show: Indie Morning Wake-up Call w/ various hosts

Studio/Contest Line: 613-533-CFRC (2372)    Office Line: 613-533-2121 (open 10am to 5pm weekdays)

102.7 FM – KiSS 102.7 “#1 Hit Music Station” – Pop

You’ll Most Likely Hear: Iggy Azalea, Daft Punk, Maroon 5, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, John Legend, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, Classified

Contest Line: 613-549-1027 / 1-800-263-0227    Request Line: 613-507-8568

104.3 FM – Fresh Radio – Pop

You’ll Most Likely Hear: Justin Timberlake, No Doubt, Tegan and Sara, Maroon 5, Smash Mouth, Police, Len, “one hit wonders”, Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Katy Perry, Chromeo, Train

Studio/Contest Line: 613-544-2340

105.7 FM – K-ROCK “Kingston’s Best Rock”

You’ll Most Likely Hear: Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Airbourne, AC/DC, The Reason, Aerosmith, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Mötley Crüe, Black Sabbath, The Tragically Hip, The Glorious Sons, Sam Roberts Band.

Request/Contest Line:  613-545-1057     Office Line: 613-549-1057

107.5 FM – CBC Radio One – Public News / Talk

As Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC Radio aims to provide a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains Canadians. Our programming is predominantly and distinctively Canadian, reflects all regions of the country and actively contributes to the exchange of cultural expression.

Call-in Line: 613-549-1027 / 1-800-263-0227

Post written by Sarah Witiuk, psychology major

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