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Peach City Community Radio Society (PCCRS) is a not-for-profit society located in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
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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.


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.

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12 Days of Station Celebration: A Really Big Friday
December 21, 2014 by PCR

On the eleventh day of Station Celebration, we're celebraing our very own version of a BIG FRIDAY - the day we brought in big talent for 'Big Friday Night'. The Peach City Radio board brought in Calgary's CJSW Station Manager Myke Atkinson for a weekend of radio station planning and consultation. With his guidance, the board laid out a plan for the big year ahead and received reassurance that in many ways we are right on track. In addition to the valuable strategic planning, Myke graciously gave a public talk on Friday Nov 21st to a packed room of radio enthusiasts. Intermixed with interesting stories about interesting people, he gave us a glimpse into what it really means to be a community radio family. The experience of hearing from an active community radio host and station manager created SO much enthusiasm amongst our members and supporters - we can't wait for the next stage of our station!

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.

12 Days of Station Celebration: A New Board
December 20, 2014 by PCR

On the tenth day of Station Celebration, we're celebraing our 2014 Board of Directors - the day we set up plans for our most exciting year to come! The 2014 PCCRS AGM was held November 4th - with a record turnout of members old and new. Highlights included a recap of a very successful 2014, the approval of a Volunteer Director position, and the election of the new board. Dave Del Rizzo was re-elected as President of the Society, Tim Tweed is the new VP, Craig Henderson took on role of Membership Director, Claire Thompson stepped into the new Volunteer Coordinator position, and Don Ludington came on board as Director at Large. Rounding out the team are Lori Pike as Secretary, Andrew Dimma as Treasurer, Jackie Del Rizzo as Communications Director, & Jon Pelletier as Director at Large.

Our Board is a talented group of passionate community members who are united in the goal to bring an FM community station to Penticton. if you happen to see one on the street, make sure you let them know what you think!

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.

12 Days of Station Celebration: Municipal Election Coverage
December 19, 2014 by PCR

On the ninth day of Station Celebration, we're celebraing our 2014 Municipal Election Coverage - In late October, we attended the Councillor, School Board Trustee and Mayoral forums and were able to live stream and/or provide the audio for on demand listening - benefitting anyone in the community who was unable to attend in person. It was with the assistance of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre & Casino, Penticton Herald and the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce that this online radio coverage was possible. We are proud to be able to contribute our skills to an increasingly vibrant, well-informed community.

Providing a platform where the community can engage in discussion about local affairs and issues is one of our mandates at Peach City Radio. We are looking forward to the future when this type of programming will be commonplace on our station!

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.

12 Days of Station Celebration: Raising the Radio
December 18, 2014 by PCR

On the eighth day of Station Celebration, we're celebraing the launching of our Raise the Radio fundraising campaign - asking Penticton to help build a community radio studio downtown. We have set a goal of $30,000 which will go directly to the broadcasting and studio equipment needed for this future FM station. The campaign encourages individuals and businesses to donate funds - and there are some fun incentives to help you decide how to help! Receive online and 'on air' promotion for your business through the SPONSOR program, or sign up as an individual DONOR and receive cool swag such as t-shirts, stickers, and download cards.

Do YOU think community radio is important for Penticton? If so, we hope you'll consider supporting our efforts! It's easy, it's online, and we'd really appreciate your help!

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.

12 Days of Station Celebration: Our Future Home
December 17, 2014 by PCR

On the seventh day of Station Celebration, we're celebraing our future home in Downtown Penticton - The search for the perfect radio station location came to a wonderful close in 2014 when we partnered up with The Penmar Community Arts Society and defined a physical space in the Valley First Community Arts Centre (formerly the Penmar Theatre). The Penmar folks have been wonderful to work with and we look forward to the happy day in 2015 when our studio space will be ready and we become a part of Penticton's downtown core.

We're going to be working together with the PCAS in building our studio to be ready sometime in the spring of 2015. We can't wait to open our doors to welcome the community to Peach City Radio!

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.

12 Days of Station Celebration: Okanagan Vinyl Fest
December 16, 2014 by PCR

On the sixth day of Station Celebration, we're celebraing our 3rd Annual Okanagan Vinyl Fest - the day we held our biggest record sale to date! In September, we matched up thousands of records with vinyl lovers from near & far. Okanagan Vinyl Festival 2014 boasted over 30 tables of used LP's, plus new and used audio equipment, vinyl art, food, a wine+vinyl silent auction - and a full house of music enthusiasts. We partnered with London Drugs Penticton, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Burger 55, Flipmixx & The Elite After Six and we were able to live stream the audio from the stage - including our vinyl DJ's and sponsor interviews.

Support for this annual event has grown over the past year and we look forward to making it bigger and better!

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.

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Promotions Committee Meeting
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Bad Tattoo
169 Estabrook Ave., Penticton
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Wed, Jan 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Promotions Committee Meeting
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Bad Tattoo
169 Estabrook Ave., Penticton
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