Resources for CFUZ Programmers, Hosts & DJs

Welcome to the Programming Committee resources page for CFUZ! Our aim is to have this page be your go-to for all things related to programming at CFUZ. If you have any questions, or need to look something up, you might consider coming to this page first. If your curiosity can't be satisfied here, then please send an email to our Programming Coordinator.

Note that this page is continually being updated with new information and documents for your benefit. If you notice that something is missing, please contact our Programming Coordinator with your suggestion.


CFUZ Programming Committee

  • Dave Del Rizzo (chair) (email)
  • Pierre Davidson
  • John Hodson
  • Lydia Frederick
  • Glory MacIntyre


Program Application

At CFUZ, we welcome all program proposals from anyone wishing to converse with our community on the airwaves. You can fill out our online Program Application form here.

Once you have submitted your proposal, our committee will review and contact you as soon as we are able. Note that our committee meets monthly, and we are all volunteers, so please don't be discouraged if you don't hear from us immediately!

We'll contact you as soon as we have reviewed your application, and then work with you to figure out where your program will fit in our schedule, and provide training for all the aspects of being a programmer at CFUZ.

All that we ask of our programmers is the following:

  • You maintain an up-to-date membership with our society
  • You have participated in the following CFUZ sessions:
    • Radio 101 (Initial volunteer orientation - check our website for dates)
    • Radio 201 - The CRTC & You
    • Radio 202 - CFUZ Studio Orientation
  • You have signed our Volunteer Code of Conduct
  • Participation in program peer reviews from time to time
  • You volunteer some additional time to CFUZ (ask us how!).

We also encourage you to have taken a look at the documents you'll find lower down on this page, including the Programming Policy and the Programmer Handbook - handy documents! Our programmers don't need to know them verbatim, but you should be able to know where to look up any information that you might need. And... ignorance of our policies is not an excuse for not toeing the line!


Programmer Reference Documents

The following table includes the 3 main reference documents outlining CFUZ programming policy, our handbook and our code of conduct. We recommend that all programmers, hosts and DJs read each of these at least once!

DocumentVersionDownload
Programmer Handbook
Author: Programming Committee

Description: This document is a handbook for all Peach City Radio Programmers (Hosts, DJs and Producers). It forms the current basis for PCR's Radio 101 session, and gives a basic overview of the relationsihp between community radio stations in Canada, and the CRTC. This document is required reading for all current and future programmers/producers at Peach City Radio.

V 1.0
(2015-04-08)
PDF
(201.1 kB)
Programming Policy
Author: Programming Committee

Description: This document outlines Peach City Radio policies surrounding all aspects of programming, programs and on-air content. This policy is required reading for all program hosts, DJs and producers at Peach City Radio.

V 1.0
(2015-04-08)
PDF
(114.6 kB)
Programmer Code of Conduct
Author: Programming Committee

Description: This document is required to be signed by all hosts, DJs and producers at Peach City Radio, prior to being on-air.

V 1.0
(2015-04-08)
PDF
(55.2 kB)


CFUZ Programming Related Training

Keep checking here for a seminar list offered to volunteers by the Programming Committee. Seminars occur as frequently as our volunteer leaders are able to offer them, and we appreciate your patience! We try to do our best to schedule them often, and at varying times so that as many as possible can attend. Be sure to keep up with our E-cast email list, or our social media or webpage for information about when these sessions take place.

Please note that for all seminars, attendees are required to be members of the Peach City Community Radio Society in order to attend.

Radio 200: All Programmer Meeting

Membership NOT Required
This session happens a bit more infrequently than the regular training sessions, and is meant to be a chance for all those making programs to gather and discuss issues, policies, procedures with one another and the programming committee.

Radio 201: The CRTC & You

Mandatory for Programmers, Hosts & DJs
Membership Required
This session deals with all of the conditions of our broadcast license imposed on CFUZ by the CRTC. Don't know what the CRTC is? Then this is the session for you! We'll cover content classification, Canadian content, and many more things that we feel you need to be aware of before hitting the airwaves at CFUZ.

Radio 202: CFUZ Studio Orientation

Mandatory for Programmers, Hosts & DJs
Membership Required
During this session, we'll take you into our CFUZ studio, and show you how all the fancy buttons and knobs work. We'll also go over procedures and workflows. Taking this session will allow you to use the studio, and that's important if you want to be on the air!

Radio 203: CFUZ Studio Advanced Topics

Membership Required
We couldn't fit all of our studio goodness in our introductory orientation session, so we have developed an advanced topics session which goes into further details on some of the more complicated aspects of operating the CFUZ studio. Pre-fader listening, telephone hybrid operation, recording podcasts and some others. If you are looking to maximize the features of our studio to the benefit of your show, then this is a must-take!

Radio 204: Airtime Operator Training

Membership Required
Ever wonder how CFUZ content gets played on the internet airwaves? Or how we plan to have content 24/7 when we may not have enough people to fill the studio 24/7? Airtime is the software we use to 'automate' our station playout. We're always looking for more help to do this job, because it's a big job! If you are interested, then this is the seminar for you!

Radio 205: Making Podcasts

Membership Required
Some content can't be made live in the studio, and we understand that. For those of you interested in producing documentary style shows, or other intensively edited shows, this seminar will go over some of the podcasting basics to get you on your way.

Programmer Training Documents

The following table includes the available programming related training documents in PDF format. We recommend that all programmers, hosts and DJs review each of these after participating in the practical sessions at CFUZ!

DocumentVersionDownload
CFUZ Radio 200: Programmer Orientation
Author: D Del Rizzo

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

V 1.0
(2017-01-04)
PDF
(3.3 MB)
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.

V 1.0
(2017-01-04)
PDF
(3.1 MB)
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.

V 1.0
(2017-01-04)
PDF
(5.4 MB)


Other Reference Documents

The following table contains other documentation which might help you navigate some of the technical aspects of being a programmer at CFUZ.

DocumentVersionDownload
Program Upload Instructions
Author: D Del Rizzo

Description: Instructions to programmers/producers for uploading audio files to the Peach City Radio website.

V 3.0
(2015-07-13)
PDF
(95.6 kB)
Program Guidelines
Author: D Del Rizzo

Description: Technical and Content-oriented guidelines for programs submitted to Peach City Radio.

V 2.0
(2013-05-13)
PDF
(117.7 kB)
Airtime Operator Handbook
Author: D Del Rizzo

Description: A handbook for Peach City Radio Airtime Operators.

V 1.0
(2013-07-16)
PDF
(1.7 MB)
Program Log Sheet (Paper Log)
Author: D Del Rizzo

Description: The official Peach City Radio programmer log sheet (paper form).

V 2.0
(2013-04-13)
PDF
(287.3 kB)
Peach City Radio DJ Policy
Author: J Del Rizzo

Description: The policy outlining guidelines for Peach City Radio providing DJ services to external groups and organizations.

V 1.0
(2014-11-04)
PDF
(130.7 kB)


CRTC Reference Documents

Many people at CFUZ have put in many hours to be able to bring this opportunity of community radio to Penticton. The documents in this table contain some of the information that they have had to learn and to use in order to do so. We recommend that you at least think about reading these!

DocumentVersionDownload
Broadcast Regulatory Policy 2010-819
Author: CRTC

Description: Revised content categories and subcategories for radio.
This regulatory policy revises the list of content categories and subcategories for radio by adding a new subcategory 36 (Experimental Music), as announced in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-499 which sets out the new policy for campus and community radio. This regulatory policy will take effect only when the Radio Regulations, 1986 are amended to make reference to it.

(2010-11-05)
PDF
(39.3 kB)
Broadcast Regulatory Policy 2010-499
Author: CRTC

Description: Campus and community radio policy
This document sets out the Commission's revised policy for both campus and community radio. The Commission considers it appropriate to establish a single policy for this sector that makes provision for differences in the two types of stations where appropriate.

(2010-07-22)
PDF
(263.5 kB)
Broadcast Regulatory Policy 2012-304
Author: CRTC

Description: Standard conditions of licence for campus and community radio stations
This document identifies the specific details surrounding licence requirements for campus and community radio stations.

(2012-05-22)
PDF
(33.5 kB)