Main Switchboard: 519-886-9870
Studio: 519-886-9878
Toll Free: 1-800-757-1050


What's Happening at CKWR


At FM 98.5 CKWR, it has always been our pleasure to broadcast a wide variety of specialty programming that reflects the diverse communities we enjoy throughout Waterloo Region (and beyond). If there’s ever anything we can do to enhance your enjoyment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and get involved!

Connect With Us:
In Studio: 519-886-9878
Toll Free: 1-800-757-1050
Switchboard: 519-886-9870 (for advertising info, Ext. 35)
Website issues & information, Email:

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FM 98.5 CKWR is proud to be LISTENER SUPPORTED! Partner with us and shape local radio!

Like you, we are part of the great community of Waterloo Region.  It is our pleasure to be able to bring you The Greatest Music of All Time on Canada’s First Community Radio Station.  You are here for us as our valuable listeners…and we are here for you!

Our aim is to be the BEST in Community Radio  — your “go to” station for “What’s Happening in Waterloo Region”:  news, weather, traffic, the business buzz, the entertainment scene, the arts, sports and more.  All of this inside a day of fantastic program and hosting for your enjoyment!

How can YOU get involved?

To bring you this fantastic vision and continued growth we do 2 things:

we collaborate with businesses locally to bring you their advertising about products & services of interest & value to you:  travel, medical, restaurants & entertainment and the list goes on!  To advertise:  Contact Elizabeth Ingle, Manager Sales & Promotion   519.886.9870 x35

AND we gratefully count on 

YOU our listeners to donate to the station, to support us so we can bring you MORE of what you are wanting on YOUR community radio station,

FM 98.5 CKWR.  How to donate?  You may use PayPal, credit card, mail in a

cheque made payable to Wired World Inc. or deliver a cash donation if preferred.

Mailing address:  

1446 King St. E.

Kitchener, ON,


N2G 2N7

Update:  in past, CKWR offered receipts for your donations.  Although a Not For Profit organization in good standing, we will no longer be issuing receipts for donations.  We hope that will not hinder your enthusiasm for supporting us so we can continue to serve you the best in local community radio.

Questions?  Contact us at 519.886.9870 x77

To donate online, click HERE
Or send your donation to us at:
1446 King St. East
Kitchener, ON N2G 2N7

Please make any cheques payable to FM 98.5 CKWR

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It’s your generosity that helps keep the lights on and the doors open, after all. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your continuing support!

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Contact Us:

98.5 FM CKWR - Canada's First Community Radio Station
1446 King Street East
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Main Switchboard: 519-886-9870
Studio: 519-886-9878
Toll Free: 1-800-757-1050
Fax: 519-886-0090
General Inquiries:

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