Welcome to chcr.org - CHCR Canadian Homegrown Community Radio's home on the world wide web.
You can listen live to CHCR on your radio at 102.9 FM in Killaloe, Ontario, 104.5 FM in the surrounding area of the Ottawa Valley, and now right here online, from this very page, with the handy-dandy LISTEN LIVE link on your left.
Here you'll get streaming audio of what we're broadcasting live on the airwaves. And if what you hear right now isn't your cup of tea - you enjoy the rich resonance of Classical music, or you groove to a reggae beat or the metal shows are tearing up your ear-drums - check out our schedule and see when we're playing what you want to hear. Or let your mind and musical awareness expand with as wide a variety of music and talk shows you'll find anywhere, reflecting the diverse characters who inhabit the hills and towns of the Ottawa Valley.
Besides listening, maybe you yourself would like to host a show of your own to share with listeners in the Valley, around the globe, and beyond the fringe. To play the music you love or share your opinions with the world, email our Program Director
or download our program proposal form in pdf format.
Like what you hear and want to contribute but not on-air? We have plenty of opportunities for people interested in production, broadcast and computer tech support, web-site development, promotion, fund-raising ... email our Station Manager to volunteer. Ontario high-school students - learn about broadcasting and get your community hours credits with us!
Or if you want to support CHCR and what we're doing but don't have time to spare - send us money! Become a member of CHCR for $10/year ($25 for families), donate any amount through Paypal (coming in a couple of days!), or send us a cheque.
If you have an event to promote in our geographical area, email or fax the station.
Thanks for your support, and thanks for checking us out!
The schedule was updated Friday, 17-May-2013 13:36:16 EDT.
Happy Holidays of whatever sort you celebrate!
The CRTC is reviewing CHCR's licence.
There is a deadline of June 12, 2013 for community members to comment in support of the radio station.
You can read the entire document here.
Come on out and support the fundraiser for the KILLALOE YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAM to teach our youth about music and recording.
Live Music with Blake Halladay, Jody Digregorio, Mega Mike Graham and JJ Staley. With more musical guests to be announced, tons of live music and cool raffle prizes.
Doors open at 7 PM and tickets are $10 at the door to support the program. Hosted by CHCR Djs Mega Mike and Ras Allover.
** Donations of musical instruments are greatfully accepted **
Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Lions Hall, 18 Lake Street in Killaloe.
Killaloe Records releases first CD
A CD release party at the Killaloe Lions Hall on Dec. 15 brought out CHCR supporters and local music fans alike.
Ras Allover recently founded an independent record label called Killaloe Records and the party was to celebrate its first release, as well as to help raise funds for the CHCR Community Homegrown Radio.
Read the full article in Barry's Bay This Week.
CHCR launches first digital download CD with the generous help of local musicians!
Killaloe Records' CHCR Canadian Homegrown Community Radio first digital download CD is now released into the digital cyber world, all proceeds will help support the CHCR radio station with broadcasting on the air!
1. Killaloe - Rob Bersan | 2. Fire - Kevin Munroe | 3. Dirty Mind - AM Radio | 4. Limousine Girl - Grady Franey | 5. In Your Eyes - Jody DiGregorio | 6. Power Of Love - Russell Leon Band | 7. You Know Everything - Pam Norris | 8. Space Between Your Eyes - Schroeder Nordholt | 9. Killaloe Rastaman - Rick Reimer | 10. Rub It Up - Madi Simmons
Download the digital compilation CD here:
CHCR adopts part of a highway north of the flashing lights in Killaloe on Round Lake Road.
Keeping regional roadsides free of garbage and debris is one of the many ways we can all contribute to our vision of creating healthy and vibrant communities.
ADOPT-A-ROAD in Renfrew County is a sponsorship program where ambitious and community minded individuals or groups show their commitment to the environment by helping remove roadside litter.
CHCR has recently adopted a small stretch of highway on Round Lake Road and is gathering volunteers from both the membership holders as well as CHCR DJs to help clean up the litter alongside the road to help keep our community beautiful.
If you would like to volunteer for one afternoon please contact the CHCR Station Manager.
On Saturday September 22, 2012 CHCR Canadian Homegrown Community Radio DJs took a 'Critical Mess' into their own hands and picked up litter on 2 KMs of road on either side of Round Lake Road from Hwy 60 up to Mask Rd as part of the Renfrew County Adopt-A-Road program.
From left to right: Ras Allover, Peter Benner, Desiree McGlynn, Div Halliday and Desmond Brunelle.
Application to renew the CHCR broadcasting licence for a community radio programming undertaking is well under way.
CHCR recently applied to renew it's broacdacst license with the CRTC, you can read the entire document here.
UPDATE: Thanks to the CRTC and Industry Canada, CHCR Radio has its new broadcasting licence until August, 2019.
Come join us for the legendary CHCR Pancake Breakfast on the first Sunday of every month.
All you can eat pancakes from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Come on down to 14 Lake Street in Killaloe to the Sweet Sunshine Communitea Cafe and get your fill.
$10.00 for non members, $7.00 for CHCR members, $4.00 for those under 16 ... and we server organic fair trade coffee, too.
And volunteers are always welcome to help ... a yummy fundraiser for your local homegrown community radio!
Supporters of CHCR Homegrown Community Radio gathered in Killaloe May 12 for not only a fundraising concert, but also an event that reconnected the community after CHCR took a brief hiatus from the airwaves.
A collective of local musicians - dubbed the Killaloe All Stars - came together at the Lion's Hall to make music and raise funds for the radio station.
The band is not a set group of musicians, but rather a community based jam band that is open to any musicians from the Killaloe area.
Local bassist Rick Schmidt says the push behind forming the band came out of Barney McCaffrey's wake when many musicians from the area showed up to play.
Schmidt noted how everyone kept saying they should play together again sometime, and hence the idea for the band was born. This past Saturday was the second gig that the Stars have played and a variety of musicians came out of the woodwork to be a part of it.
Their music had the audience up and dancing with a mixture of oldies, classic rock and reggae.
Read the full article in Barry's Bay This Week.
Looking for the old CHCR site? Check it here!