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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you get involved!
We're looking for qualified volunteers to help us take on roles at the station and help us to get the next level! Register for our next Radio 101 information session on Tuesday August 1st at 6:00pm to learn about our volunteer opportunities and how to apply to join our ranks.
There's lots to do, from knocking on doors to raise funds, to helping out with our community events, to reaching out to local bands to grow our music library, to producing public service announcements, and of course, making radio shows. If you're already a volunteer, tell your friends!
We know that our station is stronger when our membership reflects the diversity of our community and we welcome the interest of people from a variety of cultures, ages, identities, orientations, and abilities. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Dave Del Rizzo.
CFUZ Peach City Radio is pleased to announce that it was awarded $38,550 for the implementation of the Listen Up! CFUZ Speaker Series. These funds were made available by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) under their Radiometres program.
With the funds received, the station hopes to inspire community members to participate in community radio while also training and developing programmers, members and volunteers.
"As the first licensed community radio station in the Okanagan Valley, CFUZ has found it a challenge to attract volunteers who already have first hand radio experience" says Peach City Community Radio Society President Jackie Del Rizzo. "By bringing a series of facilitators to the area over the next year we plan to provide our current and future radio volunteers with information and skills on a wide variety of topics". Experts in areas such as production, interviewing on the air, music curation, and sponsorship will be invited to speak. In addition to hands-on workshops for community radio volunteers, speakers will also provide informative public lectures which will be open to all. The public lectures aim to assist CFUZ in creating awareness of community radio and the power it can have in a city like Penticton.
Peach City Radio is pleased to be hiring a coordinator to assist in the speaker series. Interested applicants may find more information about applying on the station's website.
The CRFC is a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build and improve the campus and community radio sector for all Canadians. Through the Radiometres program, which is currently the cornerstone of their funding, the CRFC just announced that they will invest close to 1.5 million dollars into the campus & community radio sector in order to enrich local programming and to promote volunteerism and community participation this year.
In the past five years, the Radiometres program has invested 10.5 million dollars through over 300 projects initiated by 123 stations. "Funded initiatives, such as the project proposed by CFUZ, are necessary in order to make community radio a true local media outlet, radio that interacts with people
in their neighbourhood," says the President of the CRFC, Roger Ouellette. For more information about the CRFC and all of its recipients, please visit their website.
CFUZ invites the public to weigh in on topics for the speaker series by attending an info session at the Tin Whistle Brewing Co. in the Cannery Trade Centre on Wednesday July 12th at 5:30 or by emailing our president. For more information about CFUZ and the Listen Up! CFUZ Speaker Series, please visit www.peachcityradio.org.