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2018/2019 Board of Directors
L to R:
Claire Thompson, Dave Del Rizzo, Jackie Del Rizzo, Suzanne Mackinder, Ian Mackinder, Craig Henderson (absent: Ken Almond)
President - Jackie Del Rizzoemail
President (2016/20), Communications (2015/16, 2013/15, 2012/13), Membership (2011/12)
Jackie is a logistics and export whiz, handling inventory and supply chain documentation for the international lumber trade company that is
BPWood. With a background in music that began with piano lessons at the age of 6 and led to a career in music education, music therapy and
performing, Jackie has been eager to branch out into the world of music over the airwaves.
Vice President - Claire Thompsonemail
Vice President (2016/20), Volunteer (2014/16)
Claire is a local teacher who first became involved with Peach City Radio as part of a project to introduce the medium of radio to her
grade 1 - 5 students. The collaboration resulted in The Creation Station; six 30 minute episodes of student created radio that
was broadcast by and is now archived on Peach City Radio. The project may be over for now, but Claire's enthusiasm for community radio
is still going strong.
Ken returned to Penticton two years ago after leaving here for a long professional career as a Chartered Accountant and as a business owner and manager. His love of music prompted him to produce and host a program on CFUZ called ' A World of Chant' and is pleased to help out by being the station's treasurer.
Secretary - Ian Mackinderemail
Secretary (2017/19), Director (2015/17, 2012/14)
Ian is the co-host of the Peach City Radio show, Left Off the Dial. He brings his passion for music and love of
community radio to the board table. When not volunteering with PCR, Ian works as a Special Project Officer for
Director - Suzanne Mackinderemail
Director/Communications Director (2017/19, 2016/17)
In her youth Suzanne loved to dance the night away, preferably in some obscure club with a tiny dance floor and a big sound system. She's a long-term member of Peach City Radio and has volunteered at PCR's Vinyl Fest every year. Suzanne produces a program called EDM, which is a one-hour show of electronic dance music, and is a member of both the Music Committee and the Vinyl Fest Committee. These days she limits her dancing to her living room whenever she can wrestle control of the stereo away from her spouse.
Director - Dave Del Rizzoemail
Director (2017/19), Volunteer Director (2016/17), President (2014/16, 2012/14, 2011/12), Secretary (2010/11), Director (2010)
By day, Dave is a software developer for the National Research Council of Canada.
In his spare time, he is passionate about inspiring his community to get behind the idea of independent radio in Penticton. Dave is the co-host
of Left Off the Dial, and is heavily involved in the Programming and Technical aspects of the
Society, as well as engaging current and new volunteers in working with Peach City Radio.
Director - Craig Hendersonemail
Director (2018/20), Membership (2014/16), Vice President (2012/14), Director (2011/12)
Craig is a realtor by day and volunteer historian, writer and sometimes broadcaster in his spare time. He began a broadcasting
career in Penticton while in high school in 1977. After 10 years in radio and television, he shifted into print media. Getting
involved in Peach City Radio has provided the opportunity to give the region a grass roots vehicle for community and creative expression.
Past Board Members
Cameron Baughen - President (2010/11), Past President (2011/12), Director (2012/14)
Laurel Burnham - Secretary (2010/11, 2010)
Andrew Dimma - Treasurer (2015/17, 2013/15, 2012/13)
Andrew Drouin - Volunteer Director (2017/18), Director (2016/17)
Lydia Frederick - Membership Director (2016/18)
Wally Hild - Vice President (2011/12, 2010/11, 2010)