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Listen Up! Welcomes Chad Saunders
November 2, 2017 by CFUZ

The next event in the CFUZ Listen Up! Speaker Series takes place on Friday, November 10, 7pm at the Riverside Conference Centre at the Days Inn Penticton. Peach City Radio is excited to welcome Chad Saunders to give a talk entitled "Breaking the Sound Barrier: Exploring the Unlimited Potential of Community-Based Radio.

Even as technology evolves, radio continues to play an integral part in the way we perceive the world around us.

Each and every time a local broadcaster turns on the microphone, they have an opportunity to change their community and the world for the better.

Community radio increasingly is playing an important role in the media landscape by representing a diverse range of voices and programming, allowing local communities to share their stores and to engage listening audiences.

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Peach City Radio Society AGM Approaches
October 23, 2017 by PCR

Another amazing year has come and gone for Peach City Radio, and we are preparing to gather the membership together for our 2017 Annual General Meeting on Thursday November 9 at the Penticton Seniors Centre.

This year, we have much to celebrate! Our broadcast studio is has taken shape, and is almost ready for operation, and our Board of Directors is eager to share information about our progress over the past 12 months in working to bring CFUZ and community radio closer to reality for Penticton.

During the AGM, your Directors will present information about our work this past year, along with providing some insight into upcoming projects and initiatives in place for the next few months.

At the 2017 AGM, 4 of 9 directorships will expire and the following positions will be decided at the conclusion of the AGM:

Treasurer - 2 year term
Secretary - 2 year term
Communications Director - 2 year term
Director at Large - 2 year term
Director at Large - 2 year term

If you are considering standing for a position on our Board of Directors, please contact us via email at president@peachcityradio.org for more information. Detailed descriptions of each of these positions can be found here.

We encourage anyone interested in a Board position to review our Society documents pertaining to Board positions, as well as our Constitution and Bylaws document. We will also accept nominations ahead of time for the various board positions, please contact info@peachcityradio.org with your nomination.

Immediately following the meeting, Peach City Radio invites the public to mingle and meet current volunteers and committee members of our Society. If you are interested in becoming a part of Peach City Radio, and particularly in volunteering on a committee, members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding what committees do, and how they function.

If you are interested in attending, or want to know more about the Society, please see our AGM page.

Listen Up! Series Begins with Rosemary Thomson
October 13, 2017 by PCR

The first event in the CFUZ Listen Up! Speaker Series takes place on Saturday, October 21 at the Shatford Centre in Penticton. Peach City Radio is excited to welcome Rosemary Thomson to be our first speaker.

An extremely enthusiastic speaker, Rosemary will kick off the Peach City Radio Listen Up! Speaker Series with an engaging talk focusing on building and maintaining a strong sense of community through the arts. Doors open at 6:30pm and the talk will start at 7pm. This event is free to all members of the public.

Rosemary draws on a wealth of experience in her work across the country including positions with the Calgary Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. She has delighted audiences as a guest conductor and clinician from Victoria to Kingston.

Peach City Radio Vinyl Drive September 10
September 6, 2017 by PCR

On September 10th Peach City Radio is holding a vinyl and audio equipment drive. We're looking for donations for our annual, record and audio equipment sale to be held later this year. Come down to the Cannery Trade Center parking lot by McGavin's Bread on Fairview Road between 10:00am and 2:00pm and we'll take your old records and that audio gear that's gathering dust in the basement.

Your unwanted records and gear will help us raise funds to put Peach City Radio on the airwaves so equipment must be in working order and records in good shape. This year we're asking for rock, pop, soul, and jazz records only as these categories are in high demand.

For more information, email info@peachcityradio.org.

2017 Okanagan Vinyl Fest
August 21, 2017 by PCR

The 2017 Okanagan Vinyl Fest is fast approaching - taking place on Sunday October 1, 2017. Vendor tables are still available, and the call for volunteers will be coming out shortly! The Okanagan Vinyl Fest is the largest record fair in the Okanagan, attracting over 40 tables of new and used vinyl records, cassettes, posters and audio gear.

Sponsor packages are also still available for any business who is interested in supporting this great event. Our live broadcast to our internet stream will feature all sponsors prominently, and your business will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting the development of true community-based radio in Penticton. Contact us at support@peachcityradio.org or visit our web page for more details (click here).

In order to bolster our collection, on September 10th Peach City Radio is holding a vinyl and audio equipment drive. We’re looking for donations for our annual, record and audio equipment sale to be held later this year. Come down to the Cannery Trade Center parking lot by McGavin’s Bread on Fairview Road between 10:00am and 2:00pm and we’ll take your old records and that audio gear that’s gathering dust in the basement.

Your unwanted records and gear will help us raise funds to put Peach City Radio on the airwaves so equipment must be in working order and records in good shape. This year we’re asking for rock, pop, soul, and jazz records only as these categories are in high demand.

Untempered Festival of Dissonant Arts Coming to Naramata
August 8, 2017 by PCR

On August 15th and 16th, 2017 The second annual Untempered Festival of Dissonant Arts (UFDA) will be happening in Naramata BC.

Established by musicians Stanley Zappa and Andrew Wedman in 2016, the festival explores experimental music through free jazz improv, experimental noise rock, and other worldly micro-tonal dream scapes under the stars.

This year UFDA will highlight the adventurous percussionist and electronic musician Matt Weston (Albany NY), the weird and wonderful Xapchyk (Portland OR) featuring Kyle Stant and Jerry Soga on various odd instruments, the pulsing rock noise of Christians (Prince George), the MANZAP duo with Zappa on reeds and Wedman on Bass Piano and more.

CFUZ Welcomes "Let's Talk CanQueer"
August 4, 2017 by CFUZ

The newest syndicated show has hit the airwaves at Peach City Radio. The CFUZ Programming Committee is pleased to welcome Let's Talk CanQueer to the airwaves in Penticton, Mondays at 6pm repeating Wednesdays at 10pm.

The CanQueer team brings over a decade of radio experience covering hundreds of LGBT+ topics from across Canada. This is Canada's most syndicated Canadian Community talk show on LGBT+ topics, working to bring listeners conversations out of the mainstream. This show is carried on over 12 campus/community stations across the country, and now you will hear it weekly on Peach City Radio.

Let's Talk CanQueer is produced in Ottawa in association with Velvet Studio. Co-host Luke Smith is well known to CFUZ as a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association staff.

Let's Talk CanQueer is the latest in a number of syndicated programs we bring you weekly from across the continent. Syndicated content helps us fill our schedule with informative and diverse content while we work towards training new hosts and DJs right here in Penticton to make programs of their own. If you are inspired by any of the content you hear on Peach City Radio, or if you have an idea of your own, please get in touch with our programming department via email to prog@peachcityradio.org and we can help you get involved!

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