On Saturday June 6, 2015, the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) held its annual awards gala at the UNB Grand Hall in downtown Saint John, New Brunswick. At this event - held during the 34th National Campus and Community Radio Conference - the NCRA recognized the best efforts put forth by volunteers and staff at member stations throughout the 2014/2015 eligibility period.
Peach City Radio (CFUZ) was honoured to be recognized for a second year in a row - no small feat for a station not yet broadcasting on the FM dial. CFUZ volunteer, Vice President, and show host Timothy Tweed (a.k.a. "Tenacious T") captured the award for Best Music Program nationally for his music series Sounds from the Tenacious Hi-Fi.
"Tim is a dedicated volunteer, board member and host & producer of one of our longest running programs - he makes his podcast in his own home, on his own equipment - because we don't even have a studio yet! We just got our license approval a month ago, and I'm confident that this award is an indication of the great things to come from Peach City Radio in the future", said Society President Dave Del Rizzo who accepted the award on Tim's behalf in Saint John.
In addition, Dave Del Rizzo received an Honourable Mention in the category of Volunteer of the Year at the annual awards gala. Peach City Radio programmer Ian Mackinder had this to say in a letter of support for Dave's nomination on behalf of Peach City Radio, "Of our entire group of community radio volunteers here in Penticton, no one has spent more time and effort than our leader Dave Del Rizzo. He does so much - web design, committee chairing, sound engineering, policy writing, DJ'ing and more. He's a great guy - a leader, a visionary, and the hardest working man in community radio - plus, he has a great beard".
The NCRA organization boasts over 6000 volunteers nationwide, and the awards recognize the amazing work that is done by passionate volunteers throughout the year. The annual conference, held in June, is hosted by a different member station each year. This year's event was hosted by Local FM (CFMH) in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Awards Gala was live streamed, and a compilation of the award winners, including clips of their programming can be found at the link below.
In 2016, the conference will be hosted in Ottawa by CHUO, and in 2017 the conference returns to BC, being hosted by CIVL in Abbotsford.
Peach City Radio Receives RDOS Grant June 24, 2015 by PCR
We are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of an Establishment Grant through the RDOS.
Thanks so much to Karla Kozakevich, area director for Naramata and Area E, Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen who had this to say about the grant:
"We are proud to be a Founding Supporter of Community Radio. In the past, Peach City Radio volunteers have produced radio programming about Naramata's history, culture, flora and fauna. In the near future, we look forward to listening to more coverage of our community when Peach City Radio is on the air. It will be a great way to hear about our issues; feature our musicians; and celebrate the wonderful place we call home."
Peach City Radio Welcomes New Founding Sponsor June 22, 2015 by PCR
ANAVETS Unit 97 - Penticton has become the 13th Founding Sponsor of CFUZ, Peach City Community Radio. Our treasurer Andrew Dimma recently received a cheque from Unit 97 president Lloyd Raincock.
We are hovering around the halfway point to our fundraising goal and hope to be on the air in early 2016 if fundraising objectives are met. Currently, you can check out our radio programming by local volunteers at peachcityradio.org. And it's easy to donate as an individual, organization or business. Contact us at email@example.com.
If you know of a business or individual who might be interested in supporting community radio in Penticton - please direct them to our SUPPORT page.
Peach City Radio Honoured at NCRC 2015 June 19, 2015 by PCR
On Saturday JUne 6 2015, the National Campus/Community Radio Association held its annual awards gala at the UNB Grand Hall in downtown Saint John New Brunswick. At this event - held during the 34th National Campus/Community Radio Conference - the NCRA recognized the best efforts put forth by volunteers and staff at member stations throughout the 2014/2015 eligibility period.
For the first time in its history, Peach City Radio - CFUZ - was honoured to be the recipient of an award on this national stage. We are proud to announce that PCR Board member, volunteer and show host Timothy Tweed captured the award for Best Music Program for his show Sounds from the Tenacious Hi-Fi.
"Tim is a board member, a volunteer, and he makes his podcast in his own home, on his own equipment - because we don't even have a studio yet. We just got our licence a month ago, and we are excited to win this award which is an indication of things to come from Peach City Radio in the future", Society President Dave Del Rizzo said upon accepting the award on behalf of Tim, and the Society.
President Dave Del Rizzo was himself a recipient of an Honourable Mention in the category of Volunteer of the Year for the National Campus/Community Radio Society at the gala. The organizations boasts over 6000 volunteers nationwide, and the award recognizes the amazing hard work that is done by passionate volunteers throughout the year. Many letters of support were submitted from Board members and volunteers of PCR alike.
The NCRA holds a National Campus/Community Radio Conference each year in June, hosted by a different member station each year. This year's event was hosted (admirably) by Local FM - CFMH in Saint John New Brunswick. In 2016, the conference will be hosted in Ottawa by CHUO, and in 2017 the conference returns to BC being hosted by CIVL in Abbotsford.
On Thursday, June 18th, The South Okanagan Trail Alliance, in cooperation with the Bike Barn, Freedom - The Bike Shop, Hoodoo Adventures and Perrin Orthodontics present a local screening of the new Pinkbike feature film, "Builder". Profits from this event go toward supporting Peach City Radio in their quest to establish a community FM station. Please come out and support this excellent cause! The screening will be held in the Okanagan College lecture theatre in Penticton on June 18th. Tickets are only $5 - Doors Open at 7pm.
On Saturday June 6 at 5:30pm ADT (1:30pm PDT) the NCRA will be hosting the 2015 Awards Gala, taking place at the 2015 National Campus/Community Radio Conference in Saint John NB. Volunteers, programmers and station from across the country will be honoured during the conference for the amazing work they do throughout the year. Follow this link to catch the action live - awards will likely begin at 7:30pm ADT (3:30pm PDT).
This year, the NCRA and the CFMH organizing committee are very excited to be offering a live webcast of the awards, direct from New Brunswick. The webcast is made possible in part by a partnership with Bell Community One. The link to watch the awards is below. Tune in to see if any of the fine programming originating from Peach City Radio will be honoured!
Dave & Jackie Del Rizzo are attending the NCRC this week representing Peach City Radio, CFUZ!
CFUZ Delegates Heading Across the Country May 30, 2015 by PCR
PCCRS President Dave Del Rizzo and Communications Director Jackie Del Rizzo will be in Saint John New Brunswick next week for the National Campus & Community Radio Association Conference (NCRC). The 2015 NCRC is being hosted by CFMH Local 107.3 FM at the University of New Brunswick. The conference is open to all members of the National Campus & Community Radio Association (NCRA) of which Peach City Radio is a proud member.
NCRC 2015 will be a week of keynotes, workshops, panels, general meetings, industry networking and social events - all directed at facilitating information exchange, networking and relationship building between campus/community radio stations from all across Canada.
We look forward to the information and inspiration with which Dave & Jackie return!