We're looking for qualified volunteers to help us take on roles at the station and help us to get the next level! Register for our next Radio 101 information session on Tuesday August 1st at 6:00pm to learn about our volunteer opportunities and how to apply to join our ranks.
There's lots to do, from knocking on doors to raise funds, to helping out with our community events, to reaching out to local bands to grow our music library, to producing public service announcements, and of course, making radio shows. If you're already a volunteer, tell your friends!
We know that our station is stronger when our membership reflects the diversity of our community and we welcome the interest of people from a variety of cultures, ages, identities, orientations, and abilities. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Dave Del Rizzo.
CFUZ Peach City Radio is pleased to announce that it was awarded $38,550 for the implementation of the Listen Up! CFUZ Speaker Series. These funds were made available by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) under their Radiometres program.
With the funds received, the station hopes to inspire community members to participate in community radio while also training and developing programmers, members and volunteers.
"As the first licensed community radio station in the Okanagan Valley, CFUZ has found it a challenge to attract volunteers who already have first hand radio experience" says Peach City Community Radio Society President Jackie Del Rizzo. "By bringing a series of facilitators to the area over the next year we plan to provide our current and future radio volunteers with information and skills on a wide variety of topics". Experts in areas such as production, interviewing on the air, music curation, and sponsorship will be invited to speak. In addition to hands-on workshops for community radio volunteers, speakers will also provide informative public lectures which will be open to all. The public lectures aim to assist CFUZ in creating awareness of community radio and the power it can have in a city like Penticton.
Peach City Radio is pleased to be hiring a coordinator to assist in the speaker series. Interested applicants may find more information about applying on the station's website.
The CRFC is a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build and improve the campus and community radio sector for all Canadians. Through the Radiometres program, which is currently the cornerstone of their funding, the CRFC just announced that they will invest close to 1.5 million dollars into the campus & community radio sector in order to enrich local programming and to promote volunteerism and community participation this year.
In the past five years, the Radiometres program has invested 10.5 million dollars through over 300 projects initiated by 123 stations. "Funded initiatives, such as the project proposed by CFUZ, are necessary in order to make community radio a true local media outlet, radio that interacts with people
in their neighbourhood," says the President of the CRFC, Roger Ouellette. For more information about the CRFC and all of its recipients, please visit their website.
CFUZ invites the public to weigh in on topics for the speaker series by attending an info session at the Tin Whistle Brewing Co. in the Cannery Trade Centre on Wednesday July 12th at 5:30 or by emailing our president. For more information about CFUZ and the Listen Up! CFUZ Speaker Series, please visit www.peachcityradio.org.
Tuesday July 11
Craft Corner Kitchen
Doors 6pm, Music 7pm
Pay What You Can
Looking for something new, interesting and amazing to occupy your earholes on a warm Penticton Tuesday evening? Not to mention keeping your tummies satisfied by pairing that with the fantastic eats and drinks of our very own Craft Corner Kitchen? Look no further for you have arrived!
CFUZ - Peach City Radio, in association with Record Lab Productions is pleased to bring you a night of experimental, ambient and explosive music by two amazing Canadian artists, FOONYAP and An Ant And An Atom, at the Craft Corner Kitchen on Tuesday July 11, 2017. Entry is pay-what-you-can to support these amazing talents, as all door donations will go directly to the bands.
"her voice can move mountains" - CBC Radio 3
Born in Calgary, FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist and vocalist with an incomparable sound. Previously collaborating with Woodpigeon and Art Bergmann, her latest solo release 'Palimpsest' is a therapeutic reconciliation with her sheltered Chinese-Catholic heritage and the intense classical music training of her childhood. A haunting and challenging experimental-folk album, 'Palimpsest' has "a signature sound that alternates between vibrating lullabies and primordial heart-explosions," (Discorder), drawing comparisons to Björk, Braids, Lhasa, and Kate Bush. Described by Fader as "a tense and bespoke mixture of swampy electronics, strings, and vocals that flash with a bold volcanic brilliance," the album has captivated audiences across Canada and was named #6 in the Top 30 albums of the year by the Toronto Star.
FOONYAP's performances captivate audiences with looped violin, mandolin, and voice creating "textured complexities" that showcase her "gifted and powerful voice" (The Reflector).
An Ant And An Atom (Lethbridge)
An Ant And An Atom is the solo project of Sean Warkentine, based in Lethbridge, AB, commanding electronic noise, drone, ambient, and post-rock genres into a mass of sound. Having appeared at numerous music festivals including Calgary's renownd Sled Island Festival, he has performed alongside diverse acts, including Big Brave, R.Ariel, Technical Kidman, Bitter Fictions, Pigeon Breeders, Pyramid//Indigo, and recently completed a prairie-provinces tour with Valiska. This summer he will be touring the Prairies and West Coast in support of a new EP, Exterior, with tourmate, emerging experimental pop violinist, FOONYAP. An Ant And An Atom's live performances join together his love of intricate design and powerful immersion as he crafts slow burning melodies atop hazy vocal samples layered with visceral textures that explode into blasts of noise.
This year the annual NCRA - National Campus and Community Radio Association Conference took place in Abbotsford BC June 7 - 11.
Hosted by CIVL Radio, six members of Peach City Radio traveled to the conference, attending a variety of presentations and workshops on research projects, technical and web development, interview skills, funding, volunteer recruitment and retention and more!
The conference was inspiring and each Peach City Radio delegate took away ideas and information that will serve us well as we move into the next exciting phase of community radio in Penticton.
During the conference, at the 2017 NCRA Awards Gala, Peach City Radio programmer, Lydia Frederick received an Honourable Mention for Best in Documentary for the Cannabis episode of her Doc Fever program.
Long-time Peach City Radio member and programmer, Larry Saidman received the award for Best in Music Programming for Discovering Jazz, a show he produces for Trent Radio in Peterborough, Ontario. Larry puts an extraordinary amount of work into community radio and though he no longer lives in Penticton, he still records Musical Therapy for Peach City Radio.
Congratulations to both Lydia and Larry. It's wonderful to see your hard work and creative efforts recognized and acknowledged on a national level.
Peach City Radio Rock Show May 30 May 22, 2017 by PCR
Peach City Radio is putting on a rock show! Take a break from the every day and come out on a school night to see Lethbridge's very own A.Trozzo & The Electric Few perform on the Elite Restaurant stage, as they make their first ever stop in Penticton on their 'We Are As Sick As We Are Secret' tour. They will be supported by Yarrows.
Describing themselves as a rotating cast/collective of Lethbridge dinguses, A.Trozzo & The Electric Few have been a thing since October 2016. A few of their past projects include: Jesse and The Dandelions, Michael Rault, Renny Wilson Punk Explosion, and Lustre Creame.
Their style combines a loud, trashy, melodic rock aesthetic with garage-punk roots. The music seems to arise naturally from the depths of A.Trozzo's subconscious. Their live show is driven by 1000 ghosts of rock & roll, their gear is old and musty and loud as hell. They've been known to perform as a four, three, and two piece without hesitation. Regardless of what form you find them in, A) it's likely to be loud B) relatively entertaining C) affordable.
If you don't want to take our word for it, here's what Calgary's Sled Island festival had to say:
"If The Muppet Show had been set in grunge-era Seattle, this might have been the house band to replace Dr. Teeth. Fuzzy, bouncy and chaotic, Trozzo & Co's concise rock songs showcase the bright side of pent-up aggression." - Sled Island
Make sure to come early and take in local band Yarrows. Yarrows is a duo based out of Summerland, resulting from the improbable encounter of Mathieu Drolet (Karate Kids) and Stephanie Lines (Great Lonely West); yarrows plays a delicate and nocturnal alt-country/folk. The band's first EP will be released in June 2017, followed by selected touring dates across B.C.
Provincial Election Forum Audio Online April 29, 2017 by PCR
On Thursday April 27, 2017 the CFUZ Crew set up shop at the Penticton Lakeside Resort to capture the Provincial election all candidate forum, hosted by the Penticton Herald.
Audio from that event is now available online from our CFUZ Events program page.
Three candidates representing the major BC provincial political parties took the stage to answer questions posed by a panel of media 'all-stars'. The debate was informative, and at times a bit feisty. The complete unedited audio is provided by the volunteers at Peach City Community Radio.
Microbrews for Microphones 2017 March 3, 2017 by PCR
Peach City Radio - CFUZ is pleased to announce that the local craft beer industry has stepped up to support the establishment of a community radio station in Penticton. During the month of March, beer lovers who fill up their growlers at Bad Tattoo Brewing Company, Barley Mill Brew Pub and Bistro, Cannery Brewing, Detonate Brewing, and Firehall Brewery will be helping to raise funds for Peach City Radio.
A growler is a re-fillable 2 litre glass jug that can be used to purchase local beers. Between March 1st and 31st, partial proceeds from each growler fill at participating locations will be donated to help finish outfitting our new studio in the Cannery Trade Centre. The studio is coming along nicely, but more equipment is needed in order to be ready for FM broadcast including, of course, quality microphones.
"We're excited that Microbrews for Microphones has expanded this year to include five local breweries" says Peach City Radio Vice President Claire Thompson. "We're encouraging everyone to visit these 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
Throughout March Peach City Radio will be sharing information about participating breweries and running fun contests on our online stream and Facebook Page. The total amount of money raised through Microbrews for Microphones will be announced at the 2017 Fest of Ale in April.