Radio Worth Reading About

You would think that in this digital age, with everything on-demand, radio would not be so hip anymore. But you would be surprised. Since 1955, Calgary has a little gem of a broadcasting station, offering everything you cannot get anywhere else, quite the same way.

CJSW 90.9 FM has lived on the University of Calgary campus, as a community radio for many years now, and became FM station in mid 80s.

This station is a uniting force of many communities, locally and now globally on line. With 18,000 watts of power, you can hear its voice well past Calgary on your radio dial and as www.cjsw.com, around the world.

Recently, you can pick your favorite show’s Podcasts, whenever it suits you and subscribe to iTunes, if that is your cup of tea.

Perhaps one of the most surprising facts about this station is its ability to receive significant support from the community. Annually, during the late part of October, CJSW stages a Funding Drive. Like for many volunteer, non-profit societies, funding is key to their survival.  CJSW does this exceptionally well. Over $200,000 is collected in recent years from people just like you. You may wonder why all the love? This station serves listeners from all walks of life, proving something different enough to fill the gap that other stations cannot take up.

Score points with your teenagers by pointing out some cool Podcasts of the latest Electronic Music shows ranging from the easy flowing Ambient, off-the wall Noise, through House Music, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Trance, Techno and blistering HardCore Techno. And since this type of music has been around for over 25 years, it’s not uncommon for the parents to groove to the same music as their kids.

If Techno is not your favorite, there are amazing shows serving up HipHop, Funk, Punk, Reggae, Country and Western, Metal, Blues, Folk, Indie Pop/Rock and even touch of Disco.

Want something else? Find your Jazz shows. Don’t care for music? Search out all the talk shows offering something little bit different from the beaten path. And if you speak German, there is a show for that. In fact, you can pick from 13 languages.

If you have not done it yet, check this out, there may be something you may like!

www.cjsw.com, CJSW 90.9 FM

— Paulina Taylor