UPDATE: Our CRTC hearing took place on 13 January 2015, and we are currently awaiting word on a decision. The process
can take as long as 6 months, but we are optimistic that we will hear sooner! For more information about our application process, please
visit Our CRTC Application page.
Microbrews For Microphones Kick-Off March 1, 2015 by PCR
The local craft beer industry has stepped up to support the establishment of a community radio studio in Penticton. In the month of March, beer lovers who fill up their growlers at Bad Tattoo, Cannery Brewing, Tin Whistle Brewery and Kettle Valley Station Pub will be helping to raise funds for Peach City Radio.
What's a growler? It's a re-fillable 2 litre glass jug that can be used to purchase local beers. Between March 1 & 31, part proceeds from each growler fill at participating locations will be donated to the Raise the Radio campaign.
"We've enjoyed getting to know our local microbreweries and are happy that they have joined up with us for this friendly competition and fundraiser" says Peach City Radio's Community Support chair Jackie Del Rizzo. "We're encouraging everyone to visit these local tasting rooms, fill up a growler with their favourite brew, and know that they are supporting both the local craft beer industry and Peach City Radio at the same time."
Points will be earned by each location based on the number of growler fills over the course of the month, and Peach City Radio will present the first ever Microbrews for Microphones trophy for Pentictonís favourite beer at the 2015 Fest of Ale in April.
2nd Annual Penticton Arts Awards February 24, 2015 by PCR
Get your tickets for the 2nd Annual Arts Awards - happening this Thursday February 26th at the Shatford Centre.
Hosted by the Penticton & District Arts Council, the arts awards serve to underline the importance of the arts in our communities, and to recognize individuals and organizations for the significant contributions and for their exceptional support of arts and culture in the Penticton and District area.
Peach City Radio is a proud sponsor of this event as well as a nominee in two categories - Theatre (for the Big Broadcast of 2014), and Supporter of the Arts. Great job Peach City Radio people!
2015 NCRA Homelessness Radio Marathon February 23, 2015 by PCR
On Wednesday, February 25, Peach City Radio will once again participate in the 2015 NCRA Homelessness Radio Marathon. This is an annual event which broadcasts nationally live from the streets, all night, coast to coast to coast, in an effort to raise awareness of homelessness in Canadian Communities.
This year, this 13th annual event will be hosted by CFRC 101.9 FM Kingston Ontario. It will include 30-minute to two-hour segments from 14 stations representing six provinces, as well as a special edition of GroundWire focusing on homelessness, with headlines and feature stories from more stations across the country. Peach City Radio is proud to be able to provide this broadcast to you on our online stream, working together with stations across the country to help find solutions to this national problem.
Peach City Radio will be broadcasting a live stream from CFRC in Kingston for 15 hours, beginning at 1pm Wednesday February 25. Tune in to the Peach City Radio online stream by clicking the 'Listen Now' button between 1pm Wednesday February 25 through to 4am Thursday February 26.
Celebrating World Radio Day February 13, 2015 by PCR
World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe.
Radio reaches over 95 per cent of people worldwide and several radio stations in Africa have more than a million listeners each. One of the benefits of community radio is that it reaches a wide range of people and addresses the realities of local life. Community radio often speaks in languages ignored by mainstream media and shares vital information with hard-to-reach audiences.
Children and young people make up an important percentage of this audience. But young peopleís voices are still not heard in a consistent and recognised way. The theme for World Radio 2015 is Youth & Radio. Help us celebrate by listening to some of the amazing audio the students of SD67 made last year on their very own show: The Creation Station!
Orientation Night @ The Cannery! February 11, 2015 by PCR
Have you always been curious about getting into radio? Perhaps you've heard about Peach City Radio, but haven't had the chance to find out more about who we are and what we do? Maybe you're a member, and wondering how you can get more involved?
If any of this applies to you, we encourage you to come join us for our first ever Peach City Radio Orientation/Pub Night, coming up on February 19th at the Cannery Brewing Tasting Room (#112 - 1475 Fairview, Penticton BC).
If you are a current or new member, a volunteer, committee member, or just want to know what community radio is, join us for a brief information session and chance to get to know each other. Did we mention there will be beer?! Cannery Brewing will be hosting us so come down for a pint and a social gathering with a bit of info thrown in for good measure. 7:00 - 8:30PM.
Peach City Radio Sponsors Recognized February 4, 2015 by PCR
Peach City Radio congratulates the nominees for the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce 28th annual Business Excellence Awards.
Among the nominees that are Supporters in our Raise the Radio Campaign:
PCR Founding Sponsor Lake City Casinos in the Business of the Year and Community Supporter of the Year categories.
PCR Founding Sponsor Cowork Penticton in the Community Supporter of the Year category.
PCR Founding Sponsor So Country Radio with Dennis Walker in the Community Supporter of the Year category.
PCR Founding Sponsor The Bench Market in the Hospitality/Tourism Excellence Award category.
PCR Founding Sponsor The Bench Market in the Sustainability Excellence Award category.
PCR Founding Sponsor Cowork Penticton in the Workplace Culture Excellence category.
PCR Founding Sponsor The Bench Market in the Retailer Excellence Award category.