Stark Raven

Stark Raven produces a radio program once a month featuring in-depth interviews, news and analysis on issues related to prisons, criminalization and mental health.

The radio program has been on the air for 30 years.

Issues we Cover

Canadian prison conditions, detention & the war on terror, alternatives to prison, psychiatric survivor movements, criminalization of migration & poverty, privatization, security certificates, government policy, political prisoners, policing, the death penalty, the personal & political impacts of incarceration, prisoner’s writings.


Tune in the first Monday of each month from 7-8pm, (Pacific Time. Vancouver Co-op Radio)
100.5 FM in Vancouver
Satellite: Starchoice #845

Miss the show live?
To hear Stark Raven interviews and shows back to Aug 2006, check out our full show archive.

Other Prison Radio Programs Across Canada

*Prison Radio on CFRC 101.9FM, Community Radio in Kingston, Ontario, Wednesdays 7-8pm.
*The Prison Radio Show on CKUT, 90.3 FM in Montreal, the second Thursday of each month from 5 to 6pm and the fourth Friday of every month, between 11am to 12pm. prison(at) for more info blog:
*Prison Radio on CFRU, 93.3FM in Guelph, Ontario. Thursdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am. hosted by Prison Radio Collective, guelphprisonradio [at]

Contact Stark Raven

Stark Raven c/o Vancouver Co-operative Radio.
110-360 Columbia St.
Vancouver, BC. Coast Salish Territory.
V6A 4J1
starkraven (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca

Support Stark Raven

Support broadcast space for programs such as Stark Raven. Become a Member of Co-op Radio and help keep independent media alive!

Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 100.5FM is a non-commercial, co-operatively-owned, listener-supported, community radio station. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Co-op Radio strives to provide a space for under-represented and marginalized communities. Support Stark Raven as we cut through the mainstream crime sensationalism with in-depth interviews, news and analysis on the role of prisons in our society and consequences of criminalizing affected communities.

Regular memberships are $60/year, though you can pay whatever you want/are able to for a membership.

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