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Peach City Community Radio Society (PCCRS) is a not-for-profit society located in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
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NOTE: The window of opportinity to submit comments on behalf of the Peach City Community Radio Society application to the CRTC for an English language, low-power FM community radio broadcast licence is closed as of 1700h PST 20 November 2014.
Thank you to all who submitted letters of support! For more information about our application process, please visit Our CRTC Application page.


RAISE the RADIO This Holiday Season
November 25, 2014 by PCR

If you are looking for an alternative to holiday shopping this year, consider making a donation to the Peach City Radio RAISE THE RADIO campaign in the name of one of your friends, coworkers or family members. Peach City Radio is a non-profit organization that strives to provide local and diverse programming for Penticton. We are a passionate group of award-winning volunteers making radio that celebrates our area - and we need YOUR help to get up and running. Funds received will build our studio in the Valley First Community Arts Centre - allowing us to continue to bring community radio to our listeners - and most importantly - to bring that radio to the FM airwaves which will make it even more accessible for all.

  • For $25.00 - get a FRIENDS card, and a sticker
  • For $55.00 - get a Raise the Radio t-shirt, FRIENDS card, and sticker
  • For $92.90 - get a local music download card, Raise the Radio t-shirt, FRIENDS card, sticker

Please help to RAISE our tower and BUILD our studio and CREATE more opportunities for Penticton to share and grow as a community.

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Thanks Myke!
November 24, 2014 by Dave Del Rizzo

What's the next best thing to sending your entire Board of Directors to an NCRC conference? After this past weekend, for Peach City Radio, it's bringing the flavour and experience of a community radio guru to you!

For their annual planning retreat this year, the Board of Directors decided that it was time to engage someone who would give us a real taste of what it takes to not only make a radio station, but to make it great. As a result, we were very pleased to welcome Myke Atkinson to Penticton over the past weekend. Myke is the current Station Manager at Calgary's CJSW 90.9FM campus/community station at the University of Calgary. Myke brought with him his entire toolbag, which includes 13 years of experience both as a member and DJ at the station, through News Director, Music Director and most recently Station Manager.

Over 30 community members - most of whom are current members of our Society - attended a public talk at the Ramada on Friday, where Myke spoke for almost 2 hours. Intermixed with interesting stories about interesting people, he gave us a glimpse into what it really means to be a family at a community radio station - a goal well worth striving for.

On Saturday, the Board spent over 6 hours with Myke, talking through several scenarios, and laying down a plan for the BIG YEAR ahead of us. We looked over our past, reviewed our successes and failures, and refocused our energies towards the future. We all look forward to moving Peach City Radio into the future!

So, a big thanks to CJSW for letting us borrow your guru for the weekend, and a big thanks to Myke for seeing our potential, and helping to make it shine. Myke's talk will become part of the podcast archive and will be broadcast under our Peach City Speakers show soon - stay tuned!

Start Your Weekend With a Little "Big Friday"
November 17, 2014 by PCR

Want to know what Penticton could be like with community radio? Join us for a talk on Friday November 21, 7:00pm at the Ramada Conference Centre - with Myke Atkinson.

Myke is currently the Station Manager at CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary's only community radio station based on the University of Calgary campus. He has been a member of the station for the last thirteen years holding a number of different positions including News Executive and Music Director, along with hosting various programs throughout his time at the station. He currently hosts the Friday morning drive show "Big Friday" on which he is a nerdy hype-man for various beats and science news. The program was the most successful during this year's Funding Drive, raising over $22,000 for the station in four hours.

Myke will speak to us about how community radio benefits a community. His enthusiasm for campus and community radio is absolutely infectious, and we would like to give Penticton an opportunity to hear about his experiences, having managed one of Canada's most successful stations for the past number of years.

This is open to all - admission is by donation, and free to Peach City Radio members.

Brought to you by Peach City Radio and the Ramada Inn & Suites Penticton

Only Days Remain to Submit Your Comments
November 16, 2014 by PCR

The consultation period opened by the CRTC with regards to our FM broadcast licence application will only be open for another few days. The period officially closes on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 5:00PM PST. There is still plenty of time to let the CRTC know how you feel about potentially having a community-based radio station on the FM dial in Penticton.

Follow the link at the top right of our home page, or just below this story, to navigate to our CRTC Application page. There, our full application is available for download, and instructions on how to submit letters regarding our application (2014-0800-8) can be found.

This is your last chance to let the CRTC know how you feel about the work we are doing to establish a platform from where local citizens can speak directly to the entire community via our FM signal.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Peach City Radio Welcomes New Founding Sponsor
November 13, 2014 by PCR

Dennis Walker of So-Country Internet Radio in Penticton has become the latest Founder Level supporter of Peach City Radio. PCR Membership Director Craig Henderson was pleased to accept the donation for community radio on behalf of the Society. In return Peach City Radio will provide numerous benefits to So-Country as a Founder. This donation is truly an example of Dennis' generosity and community mindedness, putting our campaign at nearly the $4000 mark in sponsorships and donations collected to date.

The Raise the Radio campaign has a goal of raising $30,000 to be spent on capital costs related to construction and outfitting of a broadcast studio within the new Valley First Community Arts Centre. The campaign began shortly after the Society submitted an application to the CRTC for a broadcast licence. The duration of this campaign will be the only opportunity for forward thinking and community supporting businesses to achieve the designation of FOUNDERS of community radio in Penticton. For more information, please follow the link below, and consider becoming a sponsor of Peach City Radio!

Win Tickets to See John Fogerty in Penticton
November 12, 2014 by PCR

Peach City Radio is giving away a pair of tickets to see John Fogerty live at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on November 27th. This Canadian tour is called '1969' signifying the extraordinary year in which he wrote enormous volumes of music - propelling Creedence Clearwater Revival to popularity.

A lot happened in the world in 1969... For your chance to win tickets - go to our Facebook page and tell us what 1969 event you wish you could have witnessed, and why. (Or - what 1969 event you DID witness & why!). If you don't use Facebook, send an email to info@peachcityradio.org with the subject line Fogerty and include a description of your 1969 wish.

Winner will be chosen on Friday November 21st. Good luck - and thanks for sharing!

"Big Friday" Night with CJSW's Myke Atkinson
November 7, 2014 by PCR

Want to know what Penticton could be like with community radio? Join us for a talk on Friday November 21, 7:00pm at the Ramada Conference Centre - with Myke Atkinson.

Myke is currently the Station Manager at CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary's only community radio station based on the University of Calgary campus. He has been a member of the station for the last thirteen years holding a number of different positions including News Executive and Music Director, along with hosting various programs throughout his time at the station. He currently hosts the Friday morning drive show "Big Friday" on which he is a nerdy hype-man for various beats and science news. The program was the most successful during this year's Funding Drive, raising over $22,000 for the station in four hours.

Myke will speak to us about how community radio benefits a community. His enthusiasm for campus and community radio is absolutely infectious, and we would like to give Penticton an opportunity to hear about his experiences, having managed one of Canada's most successful stations for the past number of years.

This is open to all - admission is by donation, and free to Peach City Radio members.

Brought to you by Peach City Radio and the Ramada Inn & Suites Penticton

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Promotions Committee Meeting
Wed, Nov 26 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant
340 Main St., Penticton
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Dec 3 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
TBD
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Dec 10 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jan 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Promotions Committee Meeting
Wed, Nov 26 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant
340 Main St., Penticton
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Dec 3 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
TBD
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Dec 10 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jan 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Promotions Committee Meeting
Wed, Nov 26 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant
340 Main St., Penticton
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Dec 3 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
TBD
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Dec 10 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jan 14 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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