UPDATE: Our CRTC hearing took place on 13 January 2015, and we are currently awaiting word on a decision. The process
can take as long as 6 months, but we are optimistic that we will hear sooner! For more information about our application process, please
visit Our CRTC Application page.
All Programmers Meeting April 27, 2015 by PCR
Current and future program producers for Peach City Radio are invited, and encouraged to attend our All Programmers Meeting, either Tuesday April 28 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This meeting will take place at the Penticton Museum Archive Room at 785 Main St. (first door on your left as you enter from the main parking lot). All current and future active program hosts/DJs and producers are encouraged to attend.
Your programming committee has been working hard over the past year to create resources and establish practises which allow members to easily contribute audio files to Peach City Radio's website, and online stream. During this session, we will be covering essentials - bring a pen and paper!
This will also be an opportunity to interact with the members of our committee, ask questions and give comments. Our hope is that at the end of this session, you will have gained a better understanding of how your program audio gets (or will get) from your computer, to our listeners.
Riesling, Records, Raclette & `Raiser April 23, 2015 by PCR
Culmina Family Estate Winery is excited to partner with Calgary's Janice Beaton Fine Cheese to host a fundraising benefit for the Peach City Community Radio Society on Friday, May 1st. 'Riesling, Records, Raclette, and 'Raiser' will run from 3-6 pm, and will showcase Culmina's newest release of Decora (Riesling), as well as Raclette-style nibbles from Janice Beaton Fine Cheese, and the eclectic sounds of two DJs (Victoria's Potashnik and Penticton's Kevin Rossion) who have generously donated their time.
"Culmina is thrilled to sponsor Peach City Community Radio Society's programming and the their current capital initiative to install a radio tower in the South Okanagan. Like food and wine, music brings people together, encouraging celebration and enjoyment of life. Community radio keeps diversity on the airwaves - a fundamentally important part of our cultural landscape", shared Sara Triggs, Sales & Marketing Manager of Culmina Family Estate Winery.
Dave Del Rizzo, President of the Peach City Community Radio Society similarly stated: "It all began when we were delighted to discover turntables and vinyl during a visit to their amazing Tasting Room last summer. A sponsorship of the 2014 Okanagan Vinyl Fest followed, and we are excited to continue our growing relationship with Culmina by participating in this event featuring wine, cheese and all-vinyl DJ sets. It will be a great way to spend an afternoon in the South Okanagan!"
All proceeds from the $5 door entry will be donated in to the Peach City Radio 'Raise the Radio' campaign. Door prize on offer for all those who purchase tickets in advance.
The Programming Committee has scheduled a Radio 101 session for anyone looking to acquire more information about becoming a host or DJ at Peach City Radio.
The session takes place in the Archives room at the Penticton Museum, Thursday April 23rd, 6:00pm. This is a free, hour-long seminar, which will delve into some of the subtle nuances regarding the relationship between Peach City Radio and the CRTC. Radio 101 is one of the few pre-requisites to making shows for Peach City Radio, along with becoming a member of the Society, and submitting a program proposal. All of this information will be covered!
2015 Volunteer Appreciation Day April 14, 2015 by PCR
We appreciate all of our Peach City Radio volunteers who work tirelessly all year long to move our project forward. Peach City Radio will be at Gyro Park this Saturday, April 18th for the Downtown Penticton Association's Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. We hope to see you at Gyro Park from 11 am to 2 pm to celebrate. Volunteers are Awesome!
We will have our market tent and info table set up and we need a few more volunteers to assist. We expect that the public will drop by and ask about Peach City Radio and how they can get involved. Come and help meet and greet for an hour if you can. Please drop a line to Craig Henderson if you are available to help out: craig @ vip.net.
On behalf of all the members, volunteers and friends of Peach City Radio, we'd like to express our sadness at learning of the passing of Wally Hild yesterday. Our thoughts are with his family today.
Wally was truly an inspirational person, applying his enthusiasm and energy to the many projects that occupied his time. Wally believed in the principles of community broadcasting - he was a driving force behind Peach City Radio in the early days, serving as the first Vice President of our Society for two years, and helping us to shape the organization we are today.
We'll remember Wally fondly as a founding member of our Society, a tireless volunteer, a mentor and a good friend.
2nd Annual RadioActive Awards March 29, 2015 by PCR
On Saturday, March 28, members, volunteers and supporters of Peach City Radio gathered at the Elite Restaurant in Penticton to celebrate another amazing year of programming.
The second annual RadioActive Awards were presented to programmers, volunteers and organizations in seven different categories, illustrating the fantastic breadth of content that is currently being developed at our station. You can view and listen to all the submissions here.
Global Spectrum and the team at the SOEC took home the award for Community Partner of the Year, and Tim Tweed repeated as Programmer of the Year. Eight Peach City Radio volunteers were honoured for their commitment to maintaining the integrity of the online stream, and The Old Time Country Show and Left Off the Dial were recognized for attaining their 100 episode milestones during the past year. Information on all winners can be found on the RadioActive Awards page by following the link below.
Peach City Radio would like to thank the army of volunteer judges from our community who spent their time listening to all the entries and providing their feedback.
The Retro party that followed the awards ceremony was a huge success, with many members and non-members dancing the night away to the smooth tones of DJ Kevin K at the Elite.
RadioActive Awards and Retro Party March 23, 2015 by PCR
Inspired by all the cheesy TV show that we grew up with (and loved), Peach City Radio is throwing a RETRO PARTY! Who remembers classics like Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Dukes of Hazzard, or even WKRP in Cincinnati?
Dress up in your best retro party outfit or come as your favourite TV show character and dance the night away to music by DJ Captain K - on Saturday March 28th at the Elite Restaurant, 340 Main Street in Penticton.
Tickets are $10 in advance (purchase at Tiger Alley, St. Germain Café/Gallery and Tumbleweed Gallery), or $15 at the door. Peach City Radio members get $5 off with member card.
This is the same night as our RadioActive Awards - so come early for the awards program but make sure you have a ticket for the party if you want to stick around for more fun later on.