Spoken Word

Talking Radical Radio
Grassroots voices from social movements.
on CJSF 90.1FM Tuesday 4-4:30pm.

This show’s in-depth interviews give you the chance to hear many different people that are facing many different struggles from all across Canada talk about what they do, why they do it, and how they do it.

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  • Posted on: 1 December 2021
  • By: cjsfprog
Rabble Radio
Flagship show of the Rabble Podcast Network.
on CJSF 90.1FM Tuesday 4:30-5pm.

It’s a mix of political commentary, soundseeing tours, movie reviews, and the latest in Canadian music. It’s all produced by a country-wide cadre of volunteers.

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  • Posted on: 1 December 2021
  • By: cjsfprog
The Canadian Philosophy Show
Debating hot philosophical topics!
on CJSF 90.1FM Thursday 9-10am.

The Canadian Philosophy Show is a radio program and podcast that was founded as “Spring Forward” in 2017 by students at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC, in conjunction with CHLY c/c radio. It is currently produced by students from Vancouver Island University with participation from students at other Canadian universities, including Simon Fraser University.

The show explores issues of classical and modern philosophy, including contemporary scientific, political, and ethical issues.

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  • Posted on: 19 March 2021
  • By: cjsfprog
Rev Billy Radio
Social Change Evangelism
on CJSF 90.1FM Wednesday 5:30-6pm.
Billy is the pastor of "The Church of Stop Shopping" based in New York City. Although his church has tens of thousands of members, Billy is "a preacher with an unknown god". He is not Christian, but wears a priest's collar and televangelist's hair. His followers shout "Earthalujah!" and "Change-a-lujah!" on the sidewalks. He started the show while locked down in NY, with death raining down on the skyscrapers. He likes to stop preaching suddenly and play music. In his show, "The Fiery Eagles of Justice", a jazz trio that is hard to fathom, and "The Stop Shopping Choir" a 35 voice chorus of trespassing activists - help the reverend slide into his next sermonette. 
"It's an act! It's an art! It's almost a religion!"  ---Constance Hays, the New York Times
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  • Posted on: 21 January 2021
  • By: cjsfprog
ACE-IT Podcasts
High school student led content reflecting youth culture.
on CJSF 90.1FM Thursday 1-2pm and Thursday 2-3pm.

Each year, CJSF partners with the Burnaby North Secondary School to provide Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in the Music Production & Technology ACE-IT Industry Training Program job ready skills development and industry experience.  Due to COVID, the students learned to create podcasts in lieu of doing live radio. Tune in for a youth perspective as they share areas of interests and reflect on topics that affect them.   

The Chaos Theory: Our show is called The Chaos Theory. This is where we discuss past major events and how they have shaped our generation. We have group discussions on our topic and interview people whose lives have been shaped or affected by the events we cover.

Burn Vibes: Our show is named Burn Vibes, and we are a Vancouver group that focuses on interviewing artists based in the lower mainland. We discuss recent news and events in the local and virtual world of Vancouver's underground music scene. With helpful advice, tips, and secrets from our guests, we're a fun podcast that is worth tuning into


November 20, December 4, December 18, January 15, January 29, February 12 

alternate bi-weekly with 

The Red Room: Hello, and welcome to The Red Room! Throughout this series, we will interview two different age groups to compare and contrast their viewpoints and lived experiences. We are excited to share with you how these topics have evolved between the two generations. By tuning into our show, we hope you will become more knowledgeable about the major differences between consecutive generations!  

Youth Voices: This podcast features interviews with producers about their work and how covid impacted them. Two people go out on a walk to discuss much of the same but on a more personal level. The importance of education and the current curriculum is questioned between two like minded individuals. One person starts a monologue about music theory and quickly jumps into other topics in a continuous ramble. Four hosts conducting four mini podcasts in one hour.

November 27,  December 11, December 25,  January 8, January 22, February 5


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  • Posted on: 19 November 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
The Radio Tales
. . . a musical memoir
is not currently scheduled.

To Contact Elaine Margaret Roach  (E.M. Roach)egh@sfu.ca

The Radio Tales are personal narratives that interweave story and song, to reflect the teller's lived experience, as an extension of the writer's voice (LaBelle, 2006)

This collection of radio tales was written & recorded as research for my graduate thesis* and then broadcast on The Arts Edge (2015-2020).

* To access thesis, Performing Identity at The Arts Edge: Developing Radio Memoir Through the Excavation of Living Inquiry, go to https://theses.lib.sfu.ca/file/thesis/6011

* To access SFU article about thesis and my work in radio, go to: https://www.sfu.ca/education/newsevents/foe-news/2020/october-2020/signa... 


The Collection of 27  (To listen to a radio tale, click on hyperlink below)

Radio Tale #1: The Ledge https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020

Radio Tale #2: You’re a Song https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-0

Radio Tale #3: Bloodlines, Leylines & the Luck of the Irish https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-1

Radio Tale #4: Downtown, The Great Escape https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-2

Radio Tale #5: Loser’s Weep https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07112020-3

Radio Tale #6: David Cassidy, I Think I Loved You https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020

Radio Tale #7: Riding the Prairie Airwaves  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-0

Radio Tale #8: Pardon Me if I’m Sentimental  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-1

Radio Tale #9: Sixteen Candles & Four Girls on a Saturday Night  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-2 

Radio Tale #10: Who are You?  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-3

Radio Tale #11: Rumors, Surprises & Little White Lies  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07182020-4

Radio Tale #12: On the Cover of Musical Influence  https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020

Radio Tale #13: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-0

Radio Tale #14: He Called Me a Writer https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-1

Radio Tale #15: Fries & Gravy and Three Songs for a Quarter https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-2

Radio Tale #16: I Was Just Bad at Math https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07232020-3

Radio Tale #17: Boyfriends, Boxes and Books https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07252020

Radio Tale #18: Finding the Truth in Comedy https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-2

Radio Tale #19: Settling or Settling Down https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-0

Radio Tale #20: Just Until I Get My Bearings https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-07252020-1

Radio Tale #21: Facebook, Fiction and the Trouble with Fame https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08022020

Radio Tale #22: Me & Huckelberry Finn https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-0

Radio Tale #23: Revisiting the Prairie Homestead https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-1

Radio Tale #24: The Last Days of Country Music https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08022020-2

Radio Tale #25: My Dad, the Story of a Life https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08152020

Radio Tale #25B: Eggs on Toast https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-0

Radio Tale #26: Waking Up in Grad School https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-2

Radio Tale #27: The Path https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/aRadio Tales-edge-playlist-08152020-1

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Annie Roach
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  • Posted on: 14 August 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon
Sista C's Friday
on CJSF 90.1FM Friday 10-11am.

Public Affairs Discussions

Interviews, Roundtable Discussions, Poetry, Podcasts - you'll hear it all (and much more!) here in the place to be with Sista C, every Friday morning at 10am. Tune in, and then Speak Up, Listen Up, and Act Upon what you've learned!


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Charlotte 'Sista C' Ferrell
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  • Posted on: 30 July 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Dame Tu Mano
Solidarity, Allyship, and More
is not currently scheduled.

Find refuge in discomfort and strength in vulnerability through 4 critical conversations of compassion and solidarity on Dame Tu Mano. A new Limited CJSF spoken word series by summer programming assistant Milena.

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  • Posted on: 22 July 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Alternative Radio
Public affairs, information, analyses.
on CJSF 90.1FM Wednesday 4-5pm.

Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is an award-winning weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses, and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in corporate media. With headquarters based in Boulder, Colorado and with only two full-time and two part-time paid staff, AR airs on almost 300 radio stations. Our project is sustained by donations and by listener purchases of season subscriptions, recordings, and transcripts.

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  • Posted on: 2 June 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak My Language
Experiences of Chinese elders' access to healthcare
is not currently scheduled.

Speak My Language is a storytelling media arts project highlighting the experiences of Chinese elders facing barriers to access in the BC healthcare system. Created through collaborations between youth and seniors, Speak My Language promotes a greater awareness of accessibility in healthcare, while teaching community members media production skills and building intergenerational connections. 

The audio that CJSF broadcast as part of this series includes an edited recording of the launch event for Speak My Language and the 5 documentaries. Before each documentary, there is a brief introduction by the producer(s) which was lifted from the launch event audio. 

May 5: Launch

May 5: Displaced By Death (prod. Kaitlyn Fung & Sera Bao) 

May 12: Do It My Way (prod. Tintin Yang & Sophy Chu)

May 19: Mei PohPoh (prod. Vanessa Myho & Cassandra Ly)

May 26: Never Too Old (prod. Emily Tsang)

June 2: A Place of Your Own (prod. Jason Yu & Daniel Chen)  


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  • Posted on: 28 May 2020
  • By: cjsfprog