CFMU 93.3FM is award winning radio and much, much more
December 20, 2017 at 09:00 am
CFMU 93.3FM is McMaster’s campus/community radio station, owned and operated by the McMaster Students Union. CFMU started out as McMaster Radio in 1963, broadcasting to the broader Hamilton community in 1978. Evolving along with the campus and community, CFMU hosts a variety of shows, has a blog, and also recently have started releasing numerous video series covering local news and music.
Rachel Connell, CFMU’s Community Outreach Coordinator, acknowledges the benefits of CFMU’s adaptability, including the new website which allows CFMU to go beyond radio in order to collaborate on a variety of multimedia platforms.
“Both the quality and diversity of our videos, blogs, podcasts and radio programming speak for themselves when setting the stage for a very bright future for CFMU here at McMaster,” said Connell. “Our mandate has always been to provide a space and a voice for everyone in and around Hamilton - I'd say our rebrand has made us more capable than ever to do that."
There is a variety of shows offered by CFMU. The station’s programming covers community news, politics, multiple genres of music, and different cultures. Proposals for new shows are considered in September and April - applications can be accessed here.
CFMU’s blog covers local on and off-campus news stories, including local businesses, sports, concerts and interviews with artists. Their videos incorporate a wide range of topics, including music reviews, local artists covering classic Hamilton songs, and students involved with some of the MSU’s services.
CFMU 93.3FM has won the award for Radio Station of the Year by the Hamilton Music Awards a total of ten times. In additon, CFMU staff took top honours for Music Director of the Year, Radio Show of the Year, and Media Person of the Year in 2016.
Students can listen to CFMU online, check out its blog, and follow CFMU on Twitter to keep up to date with the diverse range of programming and local independent music offered by CFMU. To get involved with CFMU, students can apply via this volunteer form.
For more information, please contact:
CFMU Community Outreach Coordinator
905-525-9140 ext. 20322