About Us

98.5 YOUR FM(CKWR) is a not-for-profit community licensed radio station serving Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and area. Initially licensed 31 years ago, this radio station was Canada’s First Community Licensed Radio station. Part of our mandate is to provide community access to the radio station and its programming.

YOUR FM currently has over 40 volunteers who host the various ethnic and specialty shows that we offer each week including 22 multilingual programs and 14 specialty shows featuring various musical genres including jazz, folk, classic country, classical, roots and blues and a focus on the Arts. There are also a number of talk based programs including K-W Magazine and McLean and Company. For a complete listing check our Program Guide .

Weekdays, 98.5 YOUR FM has a soft adult contemporary sound focusing on the past 40 years, along with News, Community News and Entertainment. 98.5 YOUR FM also provides a number of religious programs on Sundays including live broadcasts of two local church services.


If you have a specific interest or are an artist who would like to receive exposure on YOUR FM, contact any one of our hosts or the station manager.

YOUR FM is also dedicated to providing spoken word programming and with that in mind, we offer numerous opportunities for your message to get out to our audience including live interviews and public service announcements. Contact the station manager for further information. YOUR FM is always looking to partner with groups and organizations to help them promote their events.

Our FM is YOUR FM, we look forward to serving you, our listeners.

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