What’s new with Free City Radio?

A view on a CKUT arts and culture show that is now broadcasting across Canada

Sameer Zuberi speaking on Free City Radio, 2018.(Photo credit: Philippe Teixeira St-Cy)

Exploring the intersections of art and activism as embodied by the work of people directly involved in grassroots social movements around the world, there’s always something new and insightful to tune into on Free City Radio. Hosted by Stefan Christoff, a community organizer and musician, the show airs weekly on CKUT, Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and is a program that started as a live show at the station. During the pandemic the program transformed into both a podcast and a syndicated program broadcasting across Canada. 

Free City Radio now also airs on CJLO 1690 AM in Tiohti:áke/Montréal on Tuesdays at 1pm. On CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg at 10:30pm on Tuesdays. On CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston, Ontario at 11:30am on Wednesdays. Also it broadcasts on CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria, BC on Wednesdays at 9am and Saturdays at 7am, as well as Met Radio 1280 AM in Toronto at 5:30am on Fridays. Also, the program will start broadcasting weekly on CKCU FM 93.1 in Ottawa this fall. Listen to the archives of the program here: 

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In the past weeks we have featured an interview with long time anti poverty activist John Clarke speaking about the 230 Fight Back campaign. An interview with filmmaker Colin Askey about the important documentary Love in the Time of Fentanyl that explores community organizing in Vancouver’s Downtown EastSide in the face of the fentanyl crisis. Also author Philippe Blouin spoke about the groundbreaking book The Mohawk Warrior Society: A Handbook on Sovereignty and Survival.

If you are involved in grassroots social movement and/or work that explores the intersections of art and activism, get in touch and thank you for listening!