“CiTR, the Blue Brigade and the Rise of the Volunteers
by Chris Petty, MFA’86, Editor in Chief
If you tune your radio to 101.9 in the Lower Mainland (or go to www.citr.ca), you will be listening to one of the best college radio stations in North America. You’ll hear things you’ve never heard before (some of which you may never want to hear again), talk that ranges from brilliant to goofy, and a playlist of indie, alt and you-name-it music that will, if you’ll forgive an old-school idiom, blow your mind. You’ll also hear great DJs who range from mellow to hysterical and from academic to hilarious. It’s the most entertaining radio you’re likely to hear anywhere, and it sounds like the heart and soul of UBC.
Since CiTR first hit the airwaves in 1974, every one of the hosts and DJs have been volunteers. Some have been on air for 25 years. Arguably the most famous among them, Nardwuar the Human Serviette, has been broadcasting at 3:30 every Friday afternoon since 1987.
CiTR is a great example of people doing things they love for free, and making the world a better place in the process…” (Read the rest of the article here.)