Tuning In To Our Volunteers 2016-2017

Thanks to generous support from the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres Program, Peach City Radio was able to boost its volunteer resources in 2016/2017. Read the grant application form here.

Part of the project resulted in a series of training tools designed to help new volunteers get started - whether as emerging programmers or general station helpers.

These training videos were made possible through the generous support of the Community Radio Fund of Canada. Please enjoy the following videos...

CFUZ Station Location

Need help finding the CFUZ studio? Tune in to find the Peach City Radio (CFUZ) studio location at the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton BC

How To Listen to CFUZ

Learn how to tune in to our station online.

CFUZ Handheld Recorder Basics

How to use our Zoom H1 handheld recorders.

Microphone Technique

Learn the basics when it comes to handling a microphone in the CFUZ Studio.

CRTC Compliance: CanCom

Learn the ins and outs of Canadian Content and Community Radio.

CRTC Compliance: Hits

What's a hit, and why won't you hear one very often on community radio?

CRTC Compliance: Specialty Music

Why is specialty music so important to community radio?

Programmer Training Documents

The following table includes the available programming related training documents in PDF format, developed specifically under this grant.

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CFUZ Radio 200: Programmer Orientation
Author: D Del Rizzo

Description: Presentation slides from the January 4, 2017 All Programmer Meeting, held at Cowork Penticton.

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CFUZ Radio 201: The CRTC & You
Author: D Del Rizzo

Description: Presentation slides accompanying a CFUZ Radio 201 session. This session details the relationship between the CRTC and Campus/Community Radio stations.

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CFUZ Radio 202: CFUZ Studio Orientation
Author: D Del Rizzo

Description: Presentation slides accompanying a CFUZ Radio 202 session. This session gives an outline of the basic operation and elements of the CFUZ broadcast studio.

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CFUZ Radio 204: CFUZ Airtime Operator Training
Author: D Del Rizzo

Description: Presentation slides accompanying a CFUZ Radio 204 session. This session gives an introductory treatment of the Airtime Operator basics.

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Volunteer Job Descriptions

The following table contains links to the various Volunteer Job Descriptions developed during the course of the grant.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Descriptions
Author: CFUZ

Description: The included documents were produced as part of the Tuning In To Our Volunteers project, which was made possible through a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Department Chair
Author: CFUZ

Description: Department Chairs are the leaders of their department. They are accountable for making sure that the department runs smoothly and meets the needs of the station. They are the point person for all volunteers who want to assist with the work of the department and are responsible for making sure that these volunteers have the skills, knowledge, and support to perform at the required standards. The Department Chair is supported by their committee (leadership team) and meets with them on a regular basis.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Department Committee Member
Author: CFUZ

Description: Departmental committee members are part of the leadership team of each department. They support their department chair in overseeing the department’s activities and operations. Each committee member is expected to manage a major project or branch of the department’s operations.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Music Crew Member
Author: CFUZ

Description: Music Crew Members are responsible for managing our digital music library. They seek out a range of musical styles in order to build our collection of Canadian creative expression. Their job is to dig deep into all the nooks and crannies of our local community and the whole country, far beyond the well-known and widely-covered. Their work includes performing data entry, reaching out to local artists, listening to and curating new submissions, and compiling the weekly charts.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Production Crew Member
Author: CFUZ

Description: Production Crew Members produce short, creative, high-quality spots that play on the air, including sponsor mentions, station IDs, public service announcements, and show promos. Sponsor mentions are the CFUZ equivalent of an advertisement: a short mention on-air to thank a local business for sponsoring our station.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Airtime Operator
Author: CFUZ

Description: Airtime Operators are volunteers with CFUZ who are responsible for regularly ensuring that assigned program and music schedule times are filled with content according to the latest published on-air schedule. Airtime is an open source software environment developed under the SourceForge banner which provides a library, scheduling and play-out automation environment for an online streaming radio station.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Programmer
Author: CFUZ

Description: Programmers are volunteers who produce original programming to broadcast on the CFUZ airwaves. The “flavour” of our programming reflects our mandate as a community radio station: representing voices not heard elsewhere on the dial. Is jazz on the radio elsewhere in Penticton? What about Penticton news, Swedish death metal, book clubs? Each of our programmers brings a niche interest to the table. Their job is to use our airwaves as a medium to explore these interests through ideas/music/news/culture/more that our listeners might not have recognized they were interested in before being exposed to them under the CFUZ banner. All of our programming is made with our listeners in mind: they are the whole wide world, and more importantly, the community that surrounds us.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Support Crew Member
Author: CFUZ

Description: Support crew members are the driving force behind CFUZ’s revenue generation. Working from a rate card designed by the Support Department, support crew members go around town seeking sponsorships from businesses and other organizations in Penticton and the greater South Okanagan community. They also reach out to their personal network to solicit one-time donations. All support crewmembers are expected to meet a monthly fundraising target.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Antenna & Broadcast Technician
Author: CFUZ

Description: Antenna and broadcasting systems technicians are responsible for the equipment and systems that generate and carry our FM signal, including our antenna, mast, FM transmitter, power system, and lightning mitigation system, as well as cabling, wiring, and accessories.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Audio Technician
Author: CFUZ

Description: Audio Systems Technicians are responsible for the analog and digital devices used in the CFUZ studio to produce audio signals, including the CD players, turntables, microphones, and broadcast consoles, as well as the cabling, wiring, and accessories that are required to make a broadcast studio function effectively and efficiently.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Computer Programmer
Author: CFUZ

Description: Computer programmers are responsible for the software that we use in our studio and flex room, including design, installation, and maintenance.

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CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Computer System Administrator
Author: CFUZ

Description: System administrators are responsible for installing, maintaining, and testing software on the station’s computers. They are also responsible for responding to requests for software installations and updates, as well as providing tech support to all of our volunteers.

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Once again, we are grateful for the support of the Community Radio Fund of Canada for helping us realize this project.