A media event was held today at Cowork Penticton, where three major announcements were made by Peach City Radio.
Applications have been submitted by the Peach City Community Radio Society to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Industry Canada, to establish a low-power frequency modulated (LPFM) terrestrial broadcast signal in Penticton BC. These applications are a major step in the progression of Peach City Radio to becoming the Okanagan's very first broadcast community radio station. The process of obtaining a licence could take between 6 to 12 months, as the CRTC requires this time to process the application. Stay tuned for updates on our progress!
Peach City Radio Studio Location
The Peach City Community Radio Society has been working closely with the Penmar Community Arts Society for the past 6 months in defining a physical space for community radio to happen in Penticton. We are pleased to announce that the Peach City Radio studio will be located at the Valley First Community Arts Centre, 361 Martin Street, Penticton BC. We expect to occupy new studio space in the renovated building in early 2015.
"Raise the Radio" Fundraising Campaign
Today, Peach City Radio officially launches its "Raise the Radio" fundraising campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise the estimated $30,000 required to establish a physical presence for Peach City Radio in Penticton. This includes purchase of broadcast equipment, as well as outfitting of a studio space. Individuals, businesses and community groups interested in supporting the creation of a volunteer-driven community radio station are encouraged to support our efforts via our web site or through our Community Support Committee members.
Peach City Radio would like to thank our community partners for helping to make this announcement event possible: Cowork Penticton, Upper Bench Estate Winery, the Tin Whistle Brewing Co and Gregor's Gourmet.