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


Welcome to FM 98.5 CKWR ~ YOUR Community Radio Station

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FM 98.5 CKWR  –  “The Greatest Music of All Time”

From classic Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, to today’s Diana Krall & Michael Bublé, PLUS, of course, the latest and greatest from the local music scene! FM 98.5 CKWR is your community radio station!

With Specialty & Multicultural programming you just won’t find anywhere else….we bring you the very best in beautiful music on independent, local radio. Tune in at FM 98.5 or LISTEN LIVE from this site.

Welcome to YOUR Community Radio Station, FM 98.5 CKWR.

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Feedback is always welcome!

For any and all questions and concerns, e-mail: 

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Donate today!

(*Charitable receipts no longer available)

Listener Supported Radio Relies on YOU – together we make it happen.

FM98.5 CKWR relies on the generous regular donations of our audience & our advertisers to keep us on the air, so we can continue to bring you the best of Community Radio each and every day!

We are listener supported, so please show YOUR support & appreciation for this radio station which serves our wonderful community,  by making your donation today!  We love what we do for you each day, and aim to continue bringing you the best in news, traffic & weather, community happenings, arts & entertainment – and more!

BUSINESS OWNER?  Your donations will be gratefully recognized with on-air mentions plus a web listing linked to your site. ADVERTISE with us too & enjoy great results. Contact our Advertising Department at 519.886.9870 x 35

How Can You Donate?

Donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Securely on line via Pay Pal, located to the right of this page
  • By cash in person at our station
  • By cheque, made payable to :  FM98.5 CKWR

Please drop off or mail to:

1446 King St. East, Kitchener, ON. N2G 2N7

Due to a change in status for FM 98.5 CKWR, charitable receipts can no longer be issued. FM 98.5 CKWR remains a registered Not-For-Profit in good standing but is no longer considered a charity by the CRA.

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It’s your generosity that makes it possible for us to do what what we do every day. 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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