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

Support FM 98.5 CKWR

*NOTE: FM 98.5 CKWR is no longer able to issue tax receipts. We are still a registered not-for-profit in good standing but are no longer classified as a charity by the C.R.A.

How You Can Support Us

If you’d care to make a donation of any amount we’d love to hear from you. Every little bit helps!

Send your cheques to:

FM 98.5 CKWR
1446 King St. East,
Kitchener, ON N2G 2N7

Credit Card Donations can be made by calling 519-886-9870 ext 76. Be sure to leave a callback number, if you don’t reach a volunteer right away.

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You can also make an instant donation via PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button below:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: A recent ruling from the C.R.A. states that FM 98.5 CKWR will no longer be considered a registered charity by the Canada Revenue Agency and will therefore be unable to offer tax receipts for any donations received.

FM 98.5 remains a registered not-for-profit organization in good standing. For more information, please call 519-886-9870 x77.

Why we need you: What you may not know is FM 98.5 CKWR is an independent, listener-supported radio station, not part of a large media conglomerate. With limited advertising, FM 98.5 CKWR depends upon its listeners’ generosity to continue its tradition of community excellence.

Your support also helps to purchase new equipment and upgrade existing equipment, which further enhances the quality of our on-air presentation. As well, your donation allows us to continue to bring to you an exceptional blend of daytime, specialty, and multicultural programs and the greatest music of all times.

Listeners, like you, make this radio station and the unique programming possible. Whether you choose to make a generous gift or a modest one, your contribution is valued. Both large and small donations are important and do make a difference.

Leave a Legacy of Community Radio

Many people support FM 98.5 CKWR through annual giving, but also want to leave additional funds through a bequest or legacy. Leaving a legacy is a unique opportunity to continue supporting community radio, especially the programs and music that you love. If you would like to name FM 98.5 CKWR as a beneficiary in your will, please consult a lawyer and/or notary.

Become a Volunteer

FM 98.5 CKWR’s history of volunteering dates back to its inception in 1973. Volunteers act in a number of capacities at the radio station, such as hosting or producing a show, serving on the Board of Directors, helping with fundraising campaigns and supporting administrative staff. For more information about volunteer opportunities at FM 98.5 CKWR, contact us at 519-886-9870 or

Become a Member

As a community radio station, FM 98.5 CKWR welcomes new members. Your talent, enthusiasm, idea or energy may be just what is needed to help us to continue to move onwards and upwards. The membership fee is $60 per year.

An annual general meeting is held each spring and a semi-annual meeting is held each fall, where members have an opportunity to take part in the decision-making of FM 98.5 CKWR. As a member, not only do you have voting privileges at these meetings, but you can also run for a position on the Board of Directors. As well, members have access to volunteer opportunities within the radio station and receive a regularly published newsletter.

Becoming a member is a great way to get involved in your community, make new friends and to discover what community radio is all about.  For a copy of our membership application, please download, print, and return the following attachment:

FM 98.5 Applic Form 2015

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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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