About Us

Founded in 1986, we help campus and community radio stations get and stay on-air. We work with statins to amplify under-represented voices. We foster and celebrate compelling local grassroots radio through the sector. And we specifically bring stations together to share their skills, passions, and ideas. If you are looking to start new station, click here for details!

As part of this work, we also represent community radio to the government, CRTC, and other agencies.

You can learn more about Campus & Community Radio, Our Mission and Our Story


The NCRA/ANREC membership consists of 100+ Non-Profit Campus, Community and Indigenous stations across Canada, all who provide local news, entertainment and services to over 80 unique communities

A list of our public members is available here


Hundreds of thousands of people in over unique communities listen to campus/community radio daily!  Click for Stats


Our members broadcast in over 65 different languages every week, along with hundreds of different genres of music and spoken-word topics


Members in good standing receive access to all sorts of services.  Learn more about  Membership Fees here.  First-year of membership is $100, and then a percentage of your revenue which results in fees being between $100 and $2,000 annually.  These funds go directly to allowing the NCRA/ANREC to operate, which is also a non-profit.

Regulatory Support

Regulatory Support

Over 50 years of combined support to assist your station with its CRTC, ISED and Federal/provincial regulations.

Technical Solutions

Technical Solutions

Need equipment, advice, group purchases?  We help with all of that!

Connect to your community

Connect to your community

Members across the country have unique connections with their communities, and often share information

Grants and Reviews

Grants and Reviews

We not only help find your station granting opportunities but review your applications as part of membership

Great resources

Great resources

Access policies, group health and insurance, iHeartRadio and RadioPlayer Canada streaming services, national advertising and more.



Online and in-person training for staff, board and volunteers/programmers

Full list of Services and Benefits

Click below to see a full list of all services and benefits provided as a member of the NCRA/ANREC

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External Services

Here are a handful of services that the NCRA/ANREC offers publically, as well as for its members (the links will take you to other websites, just be aware)

!earshot Digital Distribution External Services

Build by the NCRA/ANREC for the NCRA/ANREC and Canadian Artists/Musicians/Distro companies. Sharing …

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Public Service Announcement & Advertising External Services

The NCRA/ANREC offers free, donated and paid public service announcements (PSAs) and advertisements through our members to get your information shared to the right target (for a fair price)

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Community Radio Exchange External Services

The CRX is simple way for radio producers to share their programs with other stations and a great place for radio stations and programmers to find programming to air, whether complete programs or segments that can be incorporated into other programs.

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!earshot Charts External Services

What is charting across the country? Find out on our own national chart system, !earshot!

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Community Radio Awards External Services

Each year, the NCRA/ANREC recognizes over 20 awards to people and stations across the country in its Community Radio And Broadcasting Online awards (CRABO’s).

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Our Team

Our team is made up of three main areas: Staff, Board and Committees

Our Partners

Latest News

Read from our large collection of helpful and Informative articles by the experts in various fields.

Community Radio Associations Recognise Government Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community Radio Associations Recognise Government Funding August 31st, 2020, Ottawa (Ontario) – The Minister of Canadian Heritage announced in May details of the $500 million COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations directly supporting …

LJI Phase 2 Open

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) has just opened applications for the second phase of the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). This program, which is funded by the government of Canada, will fund the hiring of a journalist to create local news content for stations located in underserved communities.

NCRA/ANREC Statement on COVID-19

Several provinces have declared radio as an essential service. In many communities, their local radio station is a reliable and constant connection to their community and local updates for COVID-19. Community Radio has shown incredible resilience and perseverance in the …


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    Contact Info

    We'd love to hear from you. If you have questions about how our services or products work give us a call during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Eastern) or email us!

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Barry Rooke, Barry@ncra.ca

    MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR Luke Smith, Luke@ncra.ca


    TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND !earshot charts PUBLISHER Magnus Thyvold, cjsfmgr@sfu.ca

    Board of Directors
    PRESIDENT (2020-2021): Randy Reid, president@ncra.ca