The Listen Up! Peach City Radio Speaker Series is a training program, primarily designed to inspire community members into participating in community radio, and to provide practical information on topics relevant to new and developing programmers, members and volunteers.

Our goal throughout this year-long project is to host a diverse cast of interesting and engaging speakers from around the country in Penticton. These speakers will facilitate a workshop for Peach City Radio members, in addition to providing the general public with a talk.

Each invited speaker will have some connection to community. Relating their experiences, skills and knowledge back through the vehicle of community radio, will help to inspire our community to support and become involved in our project to gain the airwaves of Penticton.

Workshops will be intimate venues for small groups of members and interested parties to directly engage with our speaker, while our public talks will be an opportunity for our speakers to shine, and engage an audience with their passion.

Check back to this page often as we update and present our current and future speaker series participants.

Next Event:
Friday May 25, 2018 - The Dream Café - 67 Front St. Penticton BC
Doors 6pm, Talk 8pm

Holger Petersen
Host of Saturday Night Blues on CBC Radio 1 & Natch'l Blues on CKUA from Edmonton AB
featuring Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne

Holger Petersen is most likely a familiar name to any avid CBC listener. His show Natch'l Blues on CKUA is the longest running blues program in Canada, and he has hosted "Saturday Night Blues" on CBC Radio 1 for over 30 years. Holger is teh co-founder of Stony Plain Records - winner of 13 Juno Awards, and is a founder and past Artistic Director of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Holger joins us for his first time ever at the Dream Café to discuss his journey in music and radio. He will be joined on stage by Kelowna blues musician Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne.

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