The staff and volunteers at CHSR-FM 97.9 endeavour to bring a unique voice and service to the community — and have been doing this for over fifty years! We continue to grow, and have great plans t0 grow over the next year, including: a new transmitter, more sessions, more remote broadcasts, more, more, more! If
The CIS National Men’s Hockey Tournament is back in Fredericton! And CHSR brought you all the games! Tune in a half-hour before the games for pre-game coverage. Our crew this year included the dynamic duo of Dave (Ritchie) and Dave (Kilfoil), as well as interviewers and commentators Justin Marshall, Nick Murray, Michael Bourgeouis and Matthew Mulkern!
Unfortunately, the March Break and a last-minute problem mean that we won’t be bringing you hockey coverage tonight. We are fully committed to full coverage of the CIS Nationals games starting on March 22, including bringing back Dave Ritchie as play-by-play host. Good luck to the UNB V-Reds in their 3rd game of the AUS
It’s time once again for the Barry Awards! Here’s your chance to shout out “I LOVE THIS STUFF!” Voting opens February 16 and runs until February 23. See the Barry Awards page for more details on how to vote for your favourites! UPDATE: The awards have now been presented. See The Barry Awards page for
After the great debut of our two newest sportscasters last Saturday, CHSR-FM will return to the Aitken Centre again this weekend to bring hockey fans around the world live coverage! UNB will be playing against Acadia on Friday night and Dalhousie on Saturday. On Friday and Saturday, tune in to 97.9 FM in the Greater
Another term has begun, and that brings with it some changes to the schedule. The new jazz and blues show Beyond the Blues began last week. It runs every Tuesday morning from 10am until 11am. Join host Peter Hansen for an enlightening look at the blues industry, the inspiration and the musical form. Interested in research? Curious
We’ll be broadcasting the hockey game from Halifax tonight! Big thanks to Dave Kilfoil and Jonathan Pickett for the road game! Pretty soon, we’ll be back in the swing of things for regular UNB V-Reds coverage again! If you are interested in helping out, send an email to sports [at] chsrfm [dot] ca .
CAN! Episode 6 “Disability and Access to Care” examines barriers and challenges faced by those with disabilities and their loved ones in the Fredericton area. The episode features interviews with two individuals who examine the issue from two different viewpoints. The first is the Chairman of the Human Rights Commission, Randy Dickinson, who looks at
CAN! Episode 5 “Structural Roots of Poverty in Aboriginal Communities” examines past and present barriers that contribute to poverty in Aboriginal communities. The episode features interviews with a number of local contacts. Dr. Roland Chrisjohn, Chair of the Native Studies Department at St. Thomas University provides us some of the historical background to the topic.
CAN! Episode 4 “Overcoming Barriers to Health Care as Newcomers to Canada” examines accessibility of health care in New Brunswick for immigrants, refugees, international students, and their children. There is an interview with Kathryn Gates, the International Student Advisor from the University of New Brunswick and a round table discussion with three members of the
CAN! Episode 3 “Substance Abuse in Queer Communities: Structural Oppression and Cultures of Intoxication” spotlights a relatively taboo topic as respectfully as possible. Interviews with queer scholars, activists, and writers are complemented by local and international music and poetry. Shaun Bartone, a transgendered scholar and community activist, provides insight into the way our society teaches
CAN! Episode 2 “What the Frack?!?: Hydraulic Fracturing in New Brunswick” explores the topic of shale gas exploitation in the local context. Structural geologist Adrian Park and former U.S. Department of Energy inspector Jim Emberger explain the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and discuss what it means for New Brunswickers. Calvin Tillman, the former mayor
CAN! Episode 1: “Expressing Experiences of Family Violence through Art”, looks at the issue of family violence both as a systemic issue and as a personal experience. The episode gives a brief overview of the nature of family violence, its’ prevalence in the Fredericton community, and how those who lived through the trauma are now
CHSR is proud to announce the return of newscasts! Tune in at 8am, noon and 5pm each weekday to hear a news update. Our news team is gearing up to bring you updates from across the three campuses, around our community, throughout the province and across the world! Interested in getting involved? We could use
CHSR is proud to continue the tradition of coverage of the UNB V-Reds Men’s Hockey again this year! We’ve had to scale back a bit due to the loss to a move of our long-term, legendary play-by-play announcer, Dave Ritchie, but we’re bringing up a new wave of sports callers! Right now, we plan to cover
Last night, CHSR rocked the house with Hungry Hearts, Tupperware Remix Party, Grand Theft Bus, and Scientists of Sound, with Mizz Maxxine spinning between sets. All of these artists made this a SPECTACULAR show, and I hope you all had a great time! Also at the concert, off to one side of the stage, painter Sharon produced
October’s schedule is finally up! Changes this month include a few new shows, the return of an old favourite, the shifting of shows to meet hosts’ schedules, and the new overnight schedule! New Shows, Returning Shows New member Dominic has now started the new jazz show Decadent Jazz. Catch it fresh every Saturday morning at 11am!
The Party Concert returns! Last year, CHSR-FM 97.9 hosted one of the best concerts of the year, and we’re doing it again! Join us on October 13, 2011 at the SUB Cafeteria for Shake ‘n’ Bake II. This year’s lineup includes: Grand Theft Bus Scientists of Sound Tupperware Remix Party Hungry Hearts and between sets:
It’s Against The Mat LIVE from the York Arena this weekend as they cover the XWA “Quest for Gold” event! Tune in at 7pm on Saturday to hear Travis, Drew and Fred give live coverage and commentary — or better yet, go to the event and meet the hosts in PERSON!
Tune in at 4pm today for CHSR Showcase! Today, we feature an interview by Mark Fisher (of Bluegrass Fiesta) with Vanessa, one of the members of Oh My Darlin’. They will be playing tonight at the Wilser’s Room, so tune in to the Showcase for a preview!
9/11 is an event that has shaped the way that an entire generation looks at the world. As such, it’s no wonder that changes have resulted from it. Twisted Memories is a series of interviews from people from different backgrounds all saying how they believe the world has changed since 9/11. Human rights, politics, the
Do you have a voice? A message? Love music? Love interviewing bands? Want to cover sports? Read the news? Why not get involved in your local campus and community radio station! CHSR-FM 97.9 is your alternative radio station, broadcasting 24/7, and is run almost entirely by volunteers. On Thursday, September 15, drop by the station
CHSR and Gallerie Connexion are proud and excited to present: KILL MATILDA with the Nailheads on September 12 at Gallerie Connexion, 440 York St, Fredericton. $5 at the door, doors open at 8pm. Drop by to hear a very loud rock show, and say Hi to CHSR! Let’s kick of the week with a ROCK!
Look for CHSR volunteers around both UNB & STU campuses during Orientation week! Many of our volunteers will be wearing our aquamarine t-shirts, and at least one will be wearing a tophat. Ask them about what you can get involved with at the station, and what to listen for. Specific events to watch out for:
Curious about First Words? They’re going to be playing at the Orientation concerts this year, and CHSR’s own DJ STV (host of Strictly Hip-Hop on Thursdays at 8pm) will be both playing with First Words and DJ’ing between sets.