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NOTE: The window of opportinity to submit comments on behalf of the Peach City Community Radio Society application to the CRTC for an English language, low-power FM community radio broadcast licence is closed as of 1700h PST 20 November 2014.
Thank you to all who submitted letters of support! For more information about our application process, please visit Our CRTC Application page.


Start Your Weekend With a Little "Big Friday"
November 17, 2014 by PCR

Want to know what Penticton could be like with community radio? Join us for a talk on Friday November 21, 7:00pm at the Ramada Conference Centre - with Myke Atkinson.

Myke is currently the Station Manager at CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary's only community radio station based on the University of Calgary campus. He has been a member of the station for the last thirteen years holding a number of different positions including News Executive and Music Director, along with hosting various programs throughout his time at the station. He currently hosts the Friday morning drive show "Big Friday" on which he is a nerdy hype-man for various beats and science news. The program was the most successful during this year's Funding Drive, raising over $22,000 for the station in four hours.

Myke will speak to us about how community radio benefits a community. His enthusiasm for campus and community radio is absolutely infectious, and we would like to give Penticton an opportunity to hear about his experiences, having managed one of Canada's most successful stations for the past number of years.

This is open to all - admission is by donation, and free to Peach City Radio members.

Brought to you by Peach City Radio and the Ramada Inn & Suites Penticton

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Only Days Remain to Submit Your Comments
November 16, 2014 by PCR

The consultation period opened by the CRTC with regards to our FM broadcast licence application will only be open for another few days. The period officially closes on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 5:00PM PST. There is still plenty of time to let the CRTC know how you feel about potentially having a community-based radio station on the FM dial in Penticton.

Follow the link at the top right of our home page, or just below this story, to navigate to our CRTC Application page. There, our full application is available for download, and instructions on how to submit letters regarding our application (2014-0800-8) can be found.

This is your last chance to let the CRTC know how you feel about the work we are doing to establish a platform from where local citizens can speak directly to the entire community via our FM signal.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Peach City Radio Welcomes New Founding Sponsor
November 13, 2014 by PCR

Dennis Walker of So-Country Internet Radio in Penticton has become the latest Founder Level supporter of Peach City Radio. PCR Membership Director Craig Henderson was pleased to accept the donation for community radio on behalf of the Society. In return Peach City Radio will provide numerous benefits to So-Country as a Founder. This donation is truly an example of Dennis' generosity and community mindedness, putting our campaign at nearly the $4000 mark in sponsorships and donations collected to date.

The Raise the Radio campaign has a goal of raising $30,000 to be spent on capital costs related to construction and outfitting of a broadcast studio within the new Valley First Community Arts Centre. The campaign began shortly after the Society submitted an application to the CRTC for a broadcast licence. The duration of this campaign will be the only opportunity for forward thinking and community supporting businesses to achieve the designation of FOUNDERS of community radio in Penticton. For more information, please follow the link below, and consider becoming a sponsor of Peach City Radio!

Win Tickets to See John Fogerty in Penticton
November 12, 2014 by PCR

Peach City Radio is giving away a pair of tickets to see John Fogerty live at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on November 27th. This Canadian tour is called '1969' signifying the extraordinary year in which he wrote enormous volumes of music - propelling Creedence Clearwater Revival to popularity.

A lot happened in the world in 1969... For your chance to win tickets - go to our Facebook page and tell us what 1969 event you wish you could have witnessed, and why. (Or - what 1969 event you DID witness & why!). If you don't use Facebook, send an email to info@peachcityradio.org with the subject line Fogerty and include a description of your 1969 wish.

Winner will be chosen on Friday November 21st. Good luck - and thanks for sharing!

"Big Friday" Night with CJSW's Myke Atkinson
November 7, 2014 by PCR

Want to know what Penticton could be like with community radio? Join us for a talk on Friday November 21, 7:00pm at the Ramada Conference Centre - with Myke Atkinson.

Myke is currently the Station Manager at CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary's only community radio station based on the University of Calgary campus. He has been a member of the station for the last thirteen years holding a number of different positions including News Executive and Music Director, along with hosting various programs throughout his time at the station. He currently hosts the Friday morning drive show "Big Friday" on which he is a nerdy hype-man for various beats and science news. The program was the most successful during this year's Funding Drive, raising over $22,000 for the station in four hours.

Myke will speak to us about how community radio benefits a community. His enthusiasm for campus and community radio is absolutely infectious, and we would like to give Penticton an opportunity to hear about his experiences, having managed one of Canada's most successful stations for the past number of years.

This is open to all - admission is by donation, and free to Peach City Radio members.

Brought to you by Peach City Radio and the Ramada Inn & Suites Penticton

Record Turnout for 2014 AGM
November 5, 2014 by PCR

The 2014 Peach City Radio AGM was held last night at the Shatford Centre Galleria. A record 42 of 77 members in good standing were in attendance to hear reports from Board members, highlighing a spectacular year of accomplishments in the history of Peach City Radio.

During the meeting, the membership approved the creation of a Volunteer Director in order to help the Society streamline the organization of volunteers. approved an increase in member fees to $25 per year, and adopted a DJ Policy to oversee Peach City Radio providing the service to those organizations making a request.

Five members of the Board were elected to 2 year terms, including Dave Del Rizzo who was re-elected as President of the Society. Timothy Tweed became the Society's new Vice President, and Craig Henderson takes on the role of Membership Director for the next 2 years. New members stepping forward for Board positions were Claire Thompson who will be our new Volunteer Director, and Don Ludington will bring his enthusiasm to the position of Director at Large.

The Board reluctantly says goodbye to departing members Ian Mackinder and to our Society's founder Cameron Baughen after several years of service. Both promise to stay involved as Committee members and volunteers.

Municipal Election Forums Available for Download
October 31, 2014 by PCR

Peach City Radio is pleased to be able to provide audio from the 2014 Municipal Election Forums to all those who were unable attend the events. Presented by the Penticton Herald, and the Penticton Chamber of Commerce, three forums took place over the past 3 days where all candidates were able to answer questions posed by members of the public. James Miller of the Penticton Herald moderated all three events.

The Councillor, School Board Trustee ahd Mayoral forums can be found in our podcast section via the menu "Programs -> On-Demand Listening -> Spoken Word/Variety -> Municipal Election Forums 2014" or by following the link at the bottom of this story. We will be playing the forums in our live stream over the course of the next 2 weeks, we hope that you can tune in!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Penticton Lakeside Resort for their assistance in making the live stream of these events possible. As well, thanks to Craig Henderson and Dave Del Rizzo for hosting the live forums, and to Ian Mackinder for recording the Trustee forum. We are proud to be able to do this for our community, and contribute to making our electorate as educated about the issues and the candidates as possible in the weeks prior to the 2014 Municipal Elections.

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Promotions Committee Meeting
Wed, Nov 26 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant
340 Main St., Penticton
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Wed, Dec 3 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Dec 10 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jan 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Promotions Committee Meeting
Wed, Nov 26 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant
340 Main St., Penticton
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Dec 3 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
TBD
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Dec 10 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jan 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Promotions Committee Meeting
Wed, Nov 26 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant
340 Main St., Penticton
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Dec 3 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
TBD
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Dec 10 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jan 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Promotions Committee Meeting
Wed, Nov 26 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant
340 Main St., Penticton
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Dec 3 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
TBD
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Dec 10 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jan 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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