2016 NCRA Homelessness Radio Marathon February 12, 2016 by PCR
On Tuesday, February 23, Peach City Radio will participate in the 14th annual NCRA Homelessness Radio Marathon. This event 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 14th annual event will be hosted by CIVL 101.7 FM Abbotsford BC. 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 provide full coverage of the marathon via a live stream from CIVL in Abbotsford for 14 consecutive hours, beginning at 2pm Tuesday February 23. Tune in to the Peach City Radio online stream by clicking the 'Listen Now' button between 2pm Tuesday February 23 through to 4am Thursday February 24.
Amplified Radio Presents: Now on CFUZ February 5, 2016 by PCR
The newest syndicated show has hit the airwaves at Peach City Radio.
If your jam is electronic DJ music, including house, trance, techno, progressive, minimal, deep house, tech house, etc..., then Amplified Radio Presents: is the show for you.
Formerly a member of the CFRU staff at Guelph University, Barry Rooke is also an accomplished DJ, having devoted a significant amount of time getting rooms around southern Ontario hopping. Barry is now the Executive Director of the National Campus/Community Radio Association in Ottawa, and is producing Amplified Radio Presents: as a podcast, carried on many campus and community stations across North America.
Be sure to check out this 2 hour show which airs Fridays at midnight, into the wee hours of Saturday morning.
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to the Peach City Radio Volunteer Fair & Social last week at the Cannery Trade Centre! We were excited to see so many new faces there as well as lots of familiar ones. The tours of our studio space, currently under construction, were quite popular!
We also had four areas set up to let people know about the different volunteer opportunities at Peach City Radio. These four broad areas were:
Support - Friends Card, Fundraising, Fundrive, Grant Writing
Outreach - Market Tables, Special Events, Community Outreach
Programming - Music Intake, Production, Programs, Airtime Operators
Technical - Computer Systems, Computer Programming, Audio Systems, Antenna/Broadcast Systems
Congratulations to Chris S and Thomas B who won Peach City Radio 'Juicy' T-shirts in our draw! They, along with many others, completed our volunteer checklist to help us find out where people are interested in volunteering with us. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be going through those checklists and getting in touch.
Thank you to Jill Bateman at the Cannery Trade Centre for letting us hold our event there, and to Doc's Computers for the wifi access. A big thank you also goes to all of the volunteers who made the Volunteer Fair and Social a success!
If you weren't able to make it out to last weeks event and are interested in volunteering with Peach City Radio please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Claire at volunteer @peachcityradio.org.
Members, volunteers, and those interested in getting involved with Peach City Radio are invited to our Volunteer Fair and Social on Wednesday, January 27th at the Cannery Trade Centre from 7 - 8:30pm.
2016 is going to be a very busy and exciting year for Peach City Radio -- join us and be part of the action! On the 27th you'll find out about the various volunteer opportunities at Peach City Radio and chat with our members while enjoying some light refreshments. Rumour has it that there may even be tours of our new studio space which is currently under construction. This event will take place just inside the east entrance of the Cannery Trade Centre (between McGavin's Bakery and The Random Dish) at 1475 Fairview Road.
I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy holiday these past couple of weeks.
As you know, 2015 was a great year for Peach City Radio in many ways - but 2016 will prove to be even more so! There are so many exciting initiatives on the horizon.
We ushered January in by taking possession of the Society's first-ever leased studio space. Two committees (Build & Design) consisting of board members & volunteers have already begun working to transform the space for the use of all members.
I'm so grateful to Factory 78 Holdings (the Cannery) as well as Rona and Benjamin Moore for making sizeable in-kind donations which will greatly help to get us get where we need to be. We are looking forward to making our Cannery studio a warm and welcoming home for CFUZ this year.
We're also closing in on our $30,000 Raise The Radio goal. If you'd like to be a part this fundraising campaign, NOW IS THE TIME. The benefits of making a donation at this stage (eg. our cool Raise the Radio t-shirts, or Founder status plaques) will come to an end when the campaign does - so act fast! We look forward to reaching this milestone which will result in YOUR brand new community radio station.
We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation later in January where you can learn about the various volunteer roles and opportunities available to all - keep an eye on our website and newsletters for details. The new year also is a great time to renew your membership if you haven't done so already.
I'd like to express a very sincere thank-you to all volunteers, programmers, supporters, committees and board members for your dedication and contributions of all shapes and sizes to date. We wouldn't be this far along without each and every one of you.
It's going to be a great year,
Dave Del Rizzo President - Peach City Community Radio Society
The CFUZ online stream will be a-buzz with holiday music throughout this week!
Santa has filled our online music library with a ton of holiday tracks to get you (and keep you) in the mood this Christmas season. From 3pm December 24 to midnight on Christmas Day, tune in to Peach City Radio to enjoy 23 straight hours of holiday tunes. This includes all 7 episodes of the amazing Reluctant Reindeer shows!
2015 has been an incredibly successful and prosperous year for Peach City Radio. To all of our members, volunteers, donors, supporters and listeners, we would like to wish you all a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!
After an extensive search for the right studio location, Peach City Radio is happy to announce that they will be moving into the Cannery Trade Centre in 2016.
Since obtaining a licence to broadcast earlier in 2015, the Peach City Community Radio Society (PCCRS) has researched the viability of several locations around Penticton and the Cannery Trade Centre was always a favourite. Earlier in the search, there was no vacancy at the Cannery but recently a suitable area became available and PCCRS was contacted. "The Cannery already holds an eclectic community vibe and provides an excellent location for so many truly local offerings, so it was a great fit for our community radio studio" says PCCRS President Dave Del Rizzo. "Not to mention the great feeling we got from Factory 78 Holdings who worked hard to carve out the right kind of space for us. We feel truly welcome and canít wait to get set up and on the air".
Before the station can start broadcasting, some redecorating is required and studio equipment needs to be purchased. PCCRS has been working towards a $30,000 goal through its Raise the Radio campaign. The group has raised nearly $21,000 so far and hopes to hit their mark by the time the studio is ready.
Asking for donations during the holidays and at a time where so many other local organizations also need support is tough but the Peach City Radio programmers are asking you to listen to their current online broadcast, and to donate if you enjoy what you hear and if you feel that community radio is worth your support! The online stream runs 24 hours per day at www.peachcityradio.org but on Sunday December 6th, local DJs can be heard talking about the need for community radio, what the $30k will be used for, and why local radio is important. These volunteer radio hosts contribute programs to Peach City Radio on a regular basis and their programs will be just some of the truly local radio to be heard on the FM dial once fundraising is complete.
"In the months ahead, we'll be painting and equipping the radio studio in the Cannery Trade Centre and we look forward to training dozens of volunteers to broadcast to the community" says PCCRS Membership Director and longtime radio personality Craig Henderson. "Our Raise the Radio fundraising campaign has been a great success in 2015, however we still need to gather more in the weeks ahead to finish the project. "This is a very exciting initiative - the Okanagan's first community radio station - and we welcome individuals, non-profit groups and businesses to be among our founders by donating to the campaign."
PCCRS has been pleased with the generosity of donors to date. Donations from $25 up to the $500 are what the Raise the Radio campaign focuses on, whether from businesses or local listeners. The members themselves have also made contributions - demonstrating that the membership truly believes in the project and are determined to make FM community radio a reality here. Anyone donating at the $500 level will be forever known as a Founder of Peach City Radio - and the ability to gain that status ends when the funding campaign succeeds in reaching $30k.
In May 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Industry Canada approved PCR's application for a low-power English language community FM radio station at a frequency of 92.9 MHz on the FM dial. Peach City Radio FM (under call letters CFUZ) is the first community radio station in the Okanagan Valley, and the first new station in Penticton since the 1980's.