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.
Peach City Radio Welcomes New Founding Sponsor January 26, 2015 by PCR
Peach City Radio is proud of our growing family of FOUNDING SPONSORS, which includes Global Spectrum!
Global Spectrum manages public assembly venues in the United States, Canada, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia with an ever-increasing international presence. Locally, the company hosts a wide array of popular sports and entertainment, trade shows, performing arts, and other special events at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC), the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (PTCC), Memorial Arena, & OHS Training Centre.
Thank-you Global Spectrum for your support!
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.
On Tuesday January 27, we will hold our Radio 101 session, where we outline the basics of community radio in Canada - a requirement for anyone interested in hosting a show, or producing content for Peach City Radio. See our event page for more details. Radio 101 is free to anyone.
On February 3, and February 10 we are hosting another set of Making Radio Workshops. This is where our experienced hosts and producers lend some guidance and assistance to those learning how to use the tools of making podcasts. We'll show you some tips and tricks, answer your questions, and even talk about show concepts. Bring your own laptop and gear if you have it, and we'll help walk you through making your own show!. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. These workshops are free for PCR members, and $25 for non members. Register for the GarageBand (Mac) workshop Feb 3 or for the Audacity (Mac or PC) workshop Feb 10.
Training community members in the ways of community radio is a core pillar of Peach City Radio. We feel that it is very important for those participating in making community radio have a clear understanding of what our relationship is with the CRTC, and what they can expect to find once they begin getting involved with Peach City Radio.
After 4 1/2 years of work on this project we call Peach City Radio, the CRTC will meet today to hear our application to bring broadcast community radio to the FM band in Penticton.
At 1300h EST today (1000h PST) CRTC Commissioners will convene at the CRTC Headquarters in Gatineau Quebec to consider several applications for various licence renewals, changes and other items. Item #6 on the agenda today is the consideration of our application for an FM broadcast licence. The CRTC Commissioners presiding over the hearing will receive and comment on the application, as well as they will be made aware of all the amazing support we received from community members during the month of November 2014.
Once heard, the Commissioners will take the application under consideration, using their analysts and experts to help advise them on making their decision with regards to our application. Based on the experiences of our friends in community radio, we will be hopeful to hear back from the Commission with their decision sometime in the next 2-3 months. Stay tuned, we'll keep you informed right here on our website and via our Facebook page.
In coordination with the Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, we are giving away a one-day family ski trail pass! Everyone who donates to our Raise the Radio campaign (in the individual donor category) between now and January 14th will be entered into the draw for the pass. Visit our DONOR page for info on how to support Peach City Radio.
Each donor will receive the awesome Raise the Radio swag shown on our website, AND if you win our ski pass draw - you'll get a free day of Nickel Plate skiing and ski rentals for up to two adults and two children. Ski pass value is $100 and must be used by February 28th, 2015.
Become a 'Friend' donor to get your name in the draw. Or donate more and get your name entered more than once!
Make 2015 your most active year yet - and help support community radio in Penticton. Happy New Year!
2014 was a banner year for Peach City Radio... but we're expecting 2015 to be EVEN BETTER!
The impending 2015 will see our Society reach many important milestones in the history of our station. We'll be before the CRTC on January 13 (under 2 weeks from now) we'll soon take possession of our new studio location at the Valley First Community Arts Centre, and before you know it, we'll be streaming live to the internet. Of course, these are all mere steps in the direction of soon having our very own FM radio transmission in Penticton!
To kick this amazing year off, we've decided to shake up our online streaming schedule, in preparation for some of the changes mentioned... You'll hear a lot more music during the work day, and our amazing volunteers have new podcasts being produced on a regular basis, which will play in the afternoons and evenings. Follow the link below to check out our online schedule!
Peach City Radio Welcomes New Founding Sponsor December 24, 2014 by PCR
Peach City Radio is thrilled to welcome Lake City Casino Penticton to our growing family of FOUNDING SPONSORS!. The Casino has proudly contributed monetary and in-kind support ---as well as countless hours of volunteer time--- to many local charities; and annually provides the City of Penticton with approximately $1.7-million dollars for municipal projects. This donation is truly an example of their support for the community of Penticton, and our efforts to establish an FM community station!
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!
12 Days of Station Celebration: A Big Submission December 22, 2014 by PCR
Topping the charts for the 12 Days of Celebration would have to be the day we submitted our applications to the CRTC and Industry Canada to establish a low-power frequency modulated (LPFM) terrestrial broadcast signal in Penticton BC.
The process of obtaining a licence can take up to 12 months as the CRTC requires this time to process the application. However, a public consultation period has already taken place where 55 interested groups and individuals voiced their support, and a hearing is scheduled for January 13th in Gatineau, QC. We are looking forward to hearing the results of the CRTC decision sometime in early 2015. The application process was a major step in the progression of Peach City Radio and we hope to become the Okanagan's very first broadcast community radio station in the near future!
The application was the result of a lot of hard work on the part of many people. The ultimate goal to bring community radio to Penticton is now closer than ever as a result of all that hard work, so if you wee a Board member on the street, why not give them a big HUG?!
This has been an AMAZING year in the process of building Peach City Radio for you - the community of Penticton. We've decided to get into the holiday spirit by co-opting the special ritual of celebrating the 12 days of Christmas, by sharing with you the 12 Days of Station Celebration!. Over these 12 days, make sure to check in here, or on our Facebook page to read about some of our outstanding achievements throughout 2014.