CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, situated on unceded, traditional, and ancestral land of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people and honors the historic and continual care of this land by our host nations. CiTR & Discorder understands the power of sharing stories and our responsibility to platform all communities occupying the unceded, traditional, and shared territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh) nations in the city colonially known as “Vancouver”.

CiTR & Discorder exist to:

  • Create alternative and locally-based programming.
  • Empower UBC students and community members through training and participation in the media.
  • Provide community access to media and space for under-represented voices.

CiTR is run by the Student Radio Society of UBC and offers students and community members media training and access to the airwaves, broadcasting 100+ locally-focused radio programs in multiple different languages, streamed online and available as podcasts.

CiTR publishes Discorder Magazine to amplify underrepresented communities and to provide invaluable publishing experience. Discorder prints 6 issues per year and is distributed across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and publishes web exclusive content throughout the month.

Click here to read more about our policies.


Board of Directors

Kerry Kilmartin, UBC Staff  Representative
Katherine Feng, Alma Mater Society of UBC Representative
AMS Councilor
Lauren Benson, Alma Mater Society of UBC Representative
VP Administration, Alma Mater Society
Halla Bertrand, Community Member Representative
Maya Preshyon, CiTR Student Executive Representative
Vice President, CiTR Student Executive
Jules Andre-Brown, Membership Representative
Host of Crimes & Treasons
Alifa Bandali, UBC Faculty Representative
Lecturer GRSJ
John Pantherbone, Programmer Representative
Host of Canada Post-Rock
Brad Winter, Community Member Representative Aaron Schmidtke, CiTR Student Executive Representative
President, CiTR Student Executive

Learn more by reading our Constitution and Bylaws.


Annual Reports

Learn more about we’re doing each year in our Annual Reports!

Annual Report 2008-09 Annual Report 2009-10
Annual Report 2010-11 Annual Report 2011-12
Annual Report 2012-2013 Annual Report 2013-2014
Annual Report 2014-2015 Annual Report 2015-2016
Annual Report 2016-2017 Annual Report 2017-2018


Read about CiTR & Discorder in the news.

Station Timeline

1886 – Vancouver burns down. Good thing UBC Radio doesn’t exist yet.

1937 – And then it does! Sort of. Bored students play records on a gramophone in the cafeteria over lunch. “Varsity Time” becomes a regular feature on CJOR. There is a great disturbance in the force.

1938 – UBC Radio becomes an official student club!

1940 – Pierre Berton assumes role of Radio Society’s Chief Announcer.

1950 – Closed-circuit broadcasts begin in residence. UBC Radio Club and CKWX (BC Association of Broadcasters) start a 22-week commercial radio school.

1969 – A new Student Union Building arrives with cutting-edge, professionally-designed studios! Also, we officially become CYVR.

1974 January – CYVR is shut down for neglecting to keep up their license.

1974 July – CRTC Decision 74-260 reinstates UBC Radio as Thunderbird Radio: CiTR

1975 – CiTR works hard to avoid AMS shutdown by raising money for survival and launched distribution to a citywide FM Cable audience

1982 – CiTR finally meets FM and they fall madly in love, broadcasting sweet 49-mono-watts together at 101.9FM.

1983 – Wild-child Discorder Magazine is born. Also in 1983, CiTR runs its first Shindig battle-of-the-bands competition!

1985 – Seattle’s Rocket Magazine picks Discorder as one of the “Top 20 Publications in the World” for 1985, the only Canadian magazine on the list.

1988 Discorder a finalist for “Magazine of the Year (circulation < 20,000)” and “Cover of the Year” (50th issue cover, March ’87) at the Western Canada Music Awards.

1989 – CiTR pumps up the jam to 1800 megakilowatts with a giant balloon release. First song? “Have Not Been the Same” by Slow.

1997 – Nardwuar The Human Serviette sneaks into APEC and asks Jean Chretien what he thinks of pepper spray. The answer? “I put pepper on my plate.”

2007 – CiTR becomes one of the first campus/community radio stations to offer podcasting, proudly moving into the internet age.

2015 – CiTR & Discorder has a banner year! After 46 years in the Student Union Building, the station moves into the atrium of the brand new UBC Nest! We launch this swanky new website that merges the web presence of CiTR and Discorder, and also merge their branding. We also organize our first ever Summer Radio Camp.

2018 – CiTR turns 80! In June 2018, Discorder publishes its 400th issue.


CiTR has received financial support from the CRFC for the past decade. Current projects such as CiTR’s News Collective were made possible by the CRFC’s Radiometres program, which is aimed to improve local programming and volunteer participation.


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Editorial and opinions expressed on CiTR 101.9 FM or Discorder Magazine media platforms are exclusively those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Student Radio Society of UBC.

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