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.
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.
Okanagan Vinyl Fest Rebroadcast March 19, 2015 by PCR
On Friday, March 20, the Peach City Radio online stream will play host to a very special (re-)broadcast.
From 9AM to 3PM, when you tune in to the Peach City Radio stream via our web browser, you'll be transported back in time 6 months, to relive the 2014 Okanagan Vinyl Fest live broadcast. For six amazing hours, Peach City Radio DJs hosted the world from the stage of the Shatford Centre Auditorium. Spinning exclusively vinyl records, our hosts Craig Henderson, Ian Mackinder, Jon Pelletier and Dave Del Rizzo entertained the crowd at the event, and online.
We interviewed our sponsors - London Drugs, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Flipmixx, Burger 55 and The Elite After 6. We talked to the friendly folks there to buy vinyl, and to support Peach City Radio.
The rebroadcast marks the date 6 months in advance of the 4th annual event, set to take place on September 20, 2015. Make sure to stay tuned to the Peach City Radio website as more details about this years event are announced.
Celebrating 100 Episodes of the Old Time Country Show March 16, 2015 by PCR
Come down to the The Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Unit 97 (ANAVETS) on Friday March 20th for a 100th show listening party. The episode will be be played at 6:30 and Karaoke starts at 7:30.
The event is by donation - funds raised will help to build a community FM radio station in Penticton.
Hosted by John "Johnny Cash" Hodson the Old Time Country Show started online in 2013. It features old time country with a mix of local and Canadian music from Penticton's, self proclaimed, favourite red neck. The show is broadcast through the Peach City Community Radio online radio stream.
When Hodson started volunteering he wasn't comfortable with sound equipment or computers. With only a little bit of help he taught himself how to produce his own radio programs using his laptop. Now he creates the Old Time Country Show each week and helps update Peach City Radio's online stream.
"It's a lot of fun playing great music," states Hodson. "It's hard to believe I'm already at 100 episodes. I think anyone would enjoy making programs with Peach City Radio."
"We're really proud of John, he's come a long way since joining Peach City Radio," said Society President Dave Del Rizzo. "I often tell people about John, he's a great example of what someone with a little training, mentorship and perseverance can accomplish. We're glad he's a part of making community radio possible in Penticton."
Microbrews For Microphones Kick-Off March 1, 2015 by PCR
The local craft beer industry has stepped up to support the establishment of a community radio studio in Penticton. In the month of March, beer lovers who fill up their growlers at Bad Tattoo, Cannery Brewing, Tin Whistle Brewery and Kettle Valley Station Pub will be helping to raise funds for Peach City Radio.
What's a growler? It's a re-fillable 2 litre glass jug that can be used to purchase local beers. Between March 1 & 31, part proceeds from each growler fill at participating locations will be donated to the Raise the Radio campaign.
"We've enjoyed getting to know our local microbreweries and are happy that they have joined up with us for this friendly competition and fundraiser" says Peach City Radio's Community Support chair Jackie Del Rizzo. "We're encouraging everyone to visit these local tasting rooms, fill up a growler with their favourite brew, and know that they are supporting both the local craft beer industry and Peach City Radio at the same time."
Points will be earned by each location based on the number of growler fills over the course of the month, and Peach City Radio will present the first ever Microbrews for Microphones trophy for Pentictonís favourite beer at the 2015 Fest of Ale in April.
2nd Annual Penticton Arts Awards February 24, 2015 by PCR
Get your tickets for the 2nd Annual Arts Awards - happening this Thursday February 26th at the Shatford Centre.
Hosted by the Penticton & District Arts Council, the arts awards serve to underline the importance of the arts in our communities, and to recognize individuals and organizations for the significant contributions and for their exceptional support of arts and culture in the Penticton and District area.
Peach City Radio is a proud sponsor of this event as well as a nominee in two categories - Theatre (for the Big Broadcast of 2014), and Supporter of the Arts. Great job Peach City Radio people!
2015 NCRA Homelessness Radio Marathon February 23, 2015 by PCR
On Wednesday, February 25, Peach City Radio will once again participate in the 2015 NCRA Homelessness Radio Marathon. This is an annual event which broadcasts nationally live from the streets, all night, coast to coast to coast, in an effort to raise awareness of homelessness in Canadian Communities.
This year, this 13th annual event will be hosted by CFRC 101.9 FM Kingston Ontario. It will include 30-minute to two-hour segments from 14 stations representing six provinces, as well as a special edition of GroundWire focusing on homelessness, with headlines and feature stories from more stations across the country. Peach City Radio is proud to be able to provide this broadcast to you on our online stream, working together with stations across the country to help find solutions to this national problem.
Peach City Radio will be broadcasting a live stream from CFRC in Kingston for 15 hours, beginning at 1pm Wednesday February 25. Tune in to the Peach City Radio online stream by clicking the 'Listen Now' button between 1pm Wednesday February 25 through to 4am Thursday February 26.