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


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    CKWR Listener Survey
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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!

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In Studio: 519-886-9878
Toll Free: 1-800-757-1050
Main Switchboard: 519-886-9870 (for advertising info, Ext. 35)
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FM 98.5 CKWR is a registered charity that operates thanks to the generosity of our listeners and sponsors. We’re always happy and grateful to accept your donations!

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

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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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FM 98.5 CKWR is Canada’s first community-licensed radio station and is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization. We depend on our listeners’ generosity and support to continue our tradition of community excellence. Your support also helps purchase new equipment and upgrade existing equipment which further enhances the quality of our on-air presentation.

Donations can be made directly to FM 98.5 CKWR by cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Visit our Contact Page for more information. You can also donate via by clicking here.