Alternative Radio

Saturdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Hosted by David Barsamian, various

Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

Big A, Little A

Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The best in international punk music 1977 to the present day

FunDrive 2023 – A Multiverse of Sound

Current total: $105,157.40! (Fri Nov 10 4:00 PM) Thank you dear listeners! 

Our annual fundraiser is integral to the success of Edmonton’s only volunteer powered, listener supported, community radio station.

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CJSR’s mission is to “enlighten and entertain our audience through high quality and diverse programming that constantly challenges the status quo.”

Our programming provides a voice for marginalized communities and perspectives from across Edmonton, a home for underground music, and a place to push boundaries in terrestrial radio.

Nothing on CJSR is like you’ll hear anywhere else: our programming runs the gamut from environmental news, to heavy metal, to underground electronica, to LGBTQ2S+ news, to organ music, to the latest from Eritrea. And everything else, too.

CJSR 88.5FM is located in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan, the city of Edmonton, which is on Treaty 6 territory as well as region 4 of the Métis nation of Alberta. In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that the land on which we broadcast is a traditional meeting ground and home for many indigenous peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.


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