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Amplified Radio Presents: Now on CFUZ
February 5, 2016 by PCR

The newest syndicated show has hit the airwaves at Peach City Radio.

If your jam is electronic DJ music, including house, trance, techno, progressive, minimal, deep house, tech house, etc..., then Amplified Radio Presents: is the show for you.

Formerly a member of the CFRU staff at Guelph University, Barry Rooke is also an accomplished DJ, having devoted a significant amount of time getting rooms around southern Ontario hopping. Barry is now the Executive Director of the National Campus/Community Radio Association in Ottawa, and is producing Amplified Radio Presents: as a podcast, carried on many campus and community stations across North America.

Be sure to check out this 2 hour show which airs Fridays at midnight, into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

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Volunteers Everywhere!
February 3, 2016 by PCR

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to the Peach City Radio Volunteer Fair & Social last week at the Cannery Trade Centre! We were excited to see so many new faces there as well as lots of familiar ones. The tours of our studio space, currently under construction, were quite popular!

We also had four areas set up to let people know about the different volunteer opportunities at Peach City Radio. These four broad areas were:

  • Support - Friends Card, Fundraising, Fundrive, Grant Writing
  • Outreach - Market Tables, Special Events, Community Outreach
  • Programming - Music Intake, Production, Programs, Airtime Operators
  • Technical - Computer Systems, Computer Programming, Audio Systems, Antenna/Broadcast Systems

Congratulations to Chris S and Thomas B who won Peach City Radio 'Juicy' T-shirts in our draw! They, along with many others, completed our volunteer checklist to help us find out where people are interested in volunteering with us. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be going through those checklists and getting in touch.

Thank you to Jill Bateman at the Cannery Trade Centre for letting us hold our event there, and to Doc's Computers for the wifi access. A big thank you also goes to all of the volunteers who made the Volunteer Fair and Social a success!

If you weren't able to make it out to last weeks event and are interested in volunteering with Peach City Radio please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Claire at volunteer @peachcityradio.org.

CFUZ Volunteer Fair
January 17, 2016 by PCR

Members, volunteers, and those interested in getting involved with Peach City Radio are invited to our Volunteer Fair and Social on Wednesday, January 27th at the Cannery Trade Centre from 7 - 8:30pm.

2016 is going to be a very busy and exciting year for Peach City Radio -- join us and be part of the action! On the 27th you'll find out about the various volunteer opportunities at Peach City Radio and chat with our members while enjoying some light refreshments. Rumour has it that there may even be tours of our new studio space which is currently under construction. This event will take place just inside the east entrance of the Cannery Trade Centre (between McGavin's Bakery and The Random Dish) at 1475 Fairview Road.

Please contact Claire at volunteer@peachcityradio.org if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Message from the President
January 4, 2016 by PCR

I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy holiday these past couple of weeks. As you know, 2015 was a great year for Peach City Radio in many ways - but 2016 will prove to be even more so! There are so many exciting initiatives on the horizon.

We ushered January in by taking possession of the Society's first-ever leased studio space. Two committees (Build & Design) consisting of board members & volunteers have already begun working to transform the space for the use of all members.

I'm so grateful to Factory 78 Holdings (the Cannery) as well as Rona and Benjamin Moore for making sizeable in-kind donations which will greatly help to get us get where we need to be. We are looking forward to making our Cannery studio a warm and welcoming home for CFUZ this year.

We're also closing in on our $30,000 Raise The Radio goal. If you'd like to be a part this fundraising campaign, NOW IS THE TIME. The benefits of making a donation at this stage (eg. our cool Raise the Radio t-shirts, or Founder status plaques) will come to an end when the campaign does - so act fast! We look forward to reaching this milestone which will result in YOUR brand new community radio station.

We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation later in January where you can learn about the various volunteer roles and opportunities available to all - keep an eye on our website and newsletters for details. The new year also is a great time to renew your membership if you haven't done so already.

I'd like to express a very sincere thank-you to all volunteers, programmers, supporters, committees and board members for your dedication and contributions of all shapes and sizes to date. We wouldn't be this far along without each and every one of you.

It's going to be a great year, Huzzah huzzah!

Dave Del Rizzo
President - Peach City Community Radio Society

Holiday Music on CFUZ
December 21, 2015 by PCR

The CFUZ online stream will be a-buzz with holiday music throughout this week!

Santa has filled our online music library with a ton of holiday tracks to get you (and keep you) in the mood this Christmas season. From 3pm December 24 to midnight on Christmas Day, tune in to Peach City Radio to enjoy 23 straight hours of holiday tunes. This includes all 7 episodes of the amazing Reluctant Reindeer shows!

2015 has been an incredibly successful and prosperous year for Peach City Radio. To all of our members, volunteers, donors, supporters and listeners, we would like to wish you all a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

A Home for CFUZ!
December 8, 2015 by PCR

After an extensive search for the right studio location, Peach City Radio is happy to announce that they will be moving into the Cannery Trade Centre in 2016.

Since obtaining a licence to broadcast earlier in 2015, the Peach City Community Radio Society (PCCRS) has researched the viability of several locations around Penticton and the Cannery Trade Centre was always a favourite. Earlier in the search, there was no vacancy at the Cannery but recently a suitable area became available and PCCRS was contacted. "The Cannery already holds an eclectic community vibe and provides an excellent location for so many truly local offerings, so it was a great fit for our community radio studio" says PCCRS President Dave Del Rizzo. "Not to mention the great feeling we got from Factory 78 Holdings who worked hard to carve out the right kind of space for us. We feel truly welcome and canít wait to get set up and on the air".

Before the station can start broadcasting, some redecorating is required and studio equipment needs to be purchased. PCCRS has been working towards a $30,000 goal through its Raise the Radio campaign. The group has raised nearly $21,000 so far and hopes to hit their mark by the time the studio is ready.

Asking for donations during the holidays and at a time where so many other local organizations also need support is tough but the Peach City Radio programmers are asking you to listen to their current online broadcast, and to donate if you enjoy what you hear and if you feel that community radio is worth your support! The online stream runs 24 hours per day at www.peachcityradio.org but on Sunday December 6th, local DJs can be heard talking about the need for community radio, what the $30k will be used for, and why local radio is important. These volunteer radio hosts contribute programs to Peach City Radio on a regular basis and their programs will be just some of the truly local radio to be heard on the FM dial once fundraising is complete.

"In the months ahead, we'll be painting and equipping the radio studio in the Cannery Trade Centre and we look forward to training dozens of volunteers to broadcast to the community" says PCCRS Membership Director and longtime radio personality Craig Henderson. "Our Raise the Radio fundraising campaign has been a great success in 2015, however we still need to gather more in the weeks ahead to finish the project. "This is a very exciting initiative - the Okanagan's first community radio station - and we welcome individuals, non-profit groups and businesses to be among our founders by donating to the campaign."

PCCRS has been pleased with the generosity of donors to date. Donations from $25 up to the $500 are what the Raise the Radio campaign focuses on, whether from businesses or local listeners. The members themselves have also made contributions - demonstrating that the membership truly believes in the project and are determined to make FM community radio a reality here. Anyone donating at the $500 level will be forever known as a Founder of Peach City Radio - and the ability to gain that status ends when the funding campaign succeeds in reaching $30k.

In May 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Industry Canada approved PCR's application for a low-power English language community FM radio station at a frequency of 92.9 MHz on the FM dial. Peach City Radio FM (under call letters CFUZ) is the first community radio station in the Okanagan Valley, and the first new station in Penticton since the 1980's. ?

Continuing to Raise the Radio
December 7, 2015 by PCR

On behalf of our Board, our members and all of our volunteers, we'd like to thank you all for tuning in online to our special Raise the Radio day on CFUZ yesterday... we nearly tripled our regular listenership during the broadcast!

Thanks to all the hosts and DJs who were able to contribute their time and energy to make amazing episodes that highlighted our efforts as a Society in bringing community radio to Penticton, as well as their personal stories about how community radio has impacted their lives.

Thanks to those who found their way to our website, and donated to the Raise the Radio campaign!

Peach City Radio has been broadcasting online for over 2 years now, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week... with some amazingly talented individuals creating content and shows, and a huge library of music that is just off the well-beaten path. We're moving in to our new studio on January 1 at the Cannery Trade Centre, and are looking forward to completing this journey of establishing our FM signal here in Penticton.

But we can't do it without support from our community. So if you tuned in, if you liked our posts, if you are behind us, we hope that you consider a donation to help make this happen. Thanks for listening!

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