On Wednesday, February 25 to Thursday, February 26, 2015, CFRC 101.9fm in Kingston, Ontario will host the 2015 Homelessness Marathon. The yearly overnight broadcast is shared on campus and community stations from coast to coast, creating linkages and raising awareness of homelessness in Canadian communities.
The Marathon began in 1998 in Geneva, New York. On February 17, 2015, the 17th annual Homelessness Marathon will take place in Sarasota, FL. The concept moved North to Canada 13 years ago with CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal as the host station. Last year the Marathon was hosted by CJSR 88.5fm in Edmonton, and this year, CFRC takes the reins.
The 2015 marathon will feature local and national programming. It will include 30-minute to two-hour segments from 14 stations representing six provinces, as well as a special edition of GroundWire focusing on homelessness, with headlines and feature stories from more stations across the country.
Click here to learn more and listen in.
*Wording from http://www.cfrc.ca/homelessness *