On Saturday February 4th, 2023 CFUZ - Peach City Radio - is celebrating our fourth full year on the airwaves at 92.9FM. It's our ONAIRversary!
All of the talented programmers at CFUZ are gearing up for an amazing day of unique content to mark the occasion. We invite you to join the adventure! You'll hear a variety of programmers sharing the music they are passionate about, giving updates from the station, and explaining why community radio is so dang important.
This adventure continues with involvement from our community members. Your donations and participation help us grow and prosper as a staple of the FM airwaves in Penticton. Funds raised helps cover rent, licensing fees, equipment, training and other necessities needed to run a radio station. In addition, donations this year will fund the renovation of 2 new sound studios at CFUZ, as we work to expand our capacity and enable more volunteers to bring you even more amazing programming!
CFUZ is completely managed and run by volunteers, so every single donated dollar goes to keeping the studio, station equipment, and systems running, pumping locally produced content on the airwaves.
Donations can be made online (CFUZ.ca), in person at the Cannery Trade Centre parking lot in front of the CFUZ studio at 1475 Fairview Road, or over the phone (236-422-0929). We’ve got some great thank you gifts lined up to recognize your amazing donations! Stop by the station on Saturday for a look at our new expansion space!
Community Radio Appreciation in Penticton January 23, 2023 by CFUZ
For the first time in Penticton history, the first week of February has been designated as Community Radio Week. In a civic proclamation, Mayor Julius Bloomfield urged citizens to support community radio, "Community radio volunteers tirelessly work to highlight local people, issues and community groups. The strength of community radio stations such as CFUZ is dependent on support from listeners and businesses."
CFUZ is a 100% volunteer-run not-for-profit society. On Saturday, February 4, the station will celebrate four years on-the-air. The fourth annual day-long OnAir-versary fundraising broadcast will raise money for the radio station's operating expenses and to fund studio expansion.
"In the past three years, our OnAir-versary fundraising drive has raised over $27,000 from listeners in the Penticton area," says Dave Del Rizzo, CFUZ program director. "When the community tunes in to CFUZ, they are hearing local people who are passionate about producing radio. We currently broadcast twenty locally-produced spoken word and music programs covering a broad range of musical genres. Special emphasis is made to introduce local and independent music and Canadian content in general. CFUZ also supports local organizations, artists, writers, and businesses. During last year's local elections, we broadcast five all candidates forums."
The radio station, which can be heard at 92.9 FM or online at cfuz.ca, has been located in the Cannery Trade Centre since 2018, and this year’s fundraising drive will help support an expansion of the radio station facilities. "Once the renovations are complete, we will have an additional studio, a dedicated space for our transmitter, as well as an enlarged meeting room," says CFUZ technology director Nils Finnsson. "These new facilities will allow us to train more volunteers, boosting the amount and quality of locally produced music and spoken word programming for our listeners."
The station encourages members of the community to tune-in on February 4, 2023. Donations can be made online at www.cfuz.ca, by phone at 236-422-0929 or in person at the CFUZ studio – 121-1475 Fairview Road, Penticton, outside the northeast corner of the Cannery Trade Centre. A full list of programs and the weekly broadcast schedule can be found at here. Direct any questions or comments to us via email.
2022 Okanagan Vinyl Fest September 24, 2022 by CFUZ
We are pleased as punch to welcome back a musical institution to Penticton after a 2 year hiatus. The 2022 Okanagan Vinyl fest - taking place on Sunday September 25, 2022. Okanagan Vinyl Fest is the largest record fair in the BC Interior, attracting over 40 tables of new and used vinyl records, cassettes, posters and audio gear.
Sponsor packages are also still available for any business who is interested in supporting this great event. Our live broadcast to our internet stream will feature all sponsors prominently, and your business will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting the development of true community-based radio in Penticton. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web page for more details (click here).
This year, our live broadcast will commence at 9:00AM and run until 3PM. Early bird shopping will begin at 9AM, and at that time, admission is $5 for the privilege of having first crack at all the vendors have to offer. General admission is $3 per person, and doors open at 10AM. The first 100 patrons to the 2022 OKVF will receive a special gift - make sure you get there early!
Thank you to our Swag Sponsor Valley First, our Sound Lounge Sponsor Guerard's Furniture, our LP sponsors Iron Turtle Services and The Grooveyard and to our Stylus Sponsors The South Okanagan Events Centre and the Dream Café!
CFUZ Municipal Election Forum Broadcast September 24, 2022 by CFUZ
The CFUZ recording from the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce municipal election all-candidates forum coverage can be heard and/or downloaded from this link.
If you feel this is a necessary service that is provided by your community radio station, please consider making a donation to help keep CFUZ alive in Penticton!
CFUZ is committed to ensuring that our listenership is as educated as possible on the issues, and where each candidate stands on those issues. As such, we will be broadcasting additional forums in the near future. Please check back to this page for details in the coming days.
Unreal ONAIRversary Success! February 12, 2022 by CFUZ
ONAIRversary 2022 was declared an unmitigated success by CFUZ President Jackie Del Rizzo, on Saturday February 12, 2022.
The efforts of numerous volunteers and sponsors culminated in an unprecedented amount of donations collected at the station on February 5, and throughout the following week. In total, generous listeners donated $14,430 to CFUZ through cash donations, and by participating in our first ever NOT-SO-SILENT Auction.
Board members are still reeling from the sheer generosity of listeners. In the meantime, auction winners have been notified via email regarding pickup of their items. Those who donated cash, and are eligible for station premiums (swag) will be notified once the items have arrived at the station. At that time, CFUZ will organize 2-3 pickup times where donors can swing by to collect their thank-you gifts.