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Exciting Times at CFUZ!
December 17, 2018 by PCR

A message from CFUZ President, Jackie Del Rizzo:

I am happy to report on some very exciting developments taking place at the station.

First, I hope you have taken note of our tower and antenna on the roof of the Cannery Trade Centre. This has now been connected to our transmitter and all associated electrical and engineering work is complete.

Second, we have successfully navigated the paper trail required for compliance with the City of Penticton, Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED), and NavCanada. This was no small feat - thank you to all of the very helpful contacts at these organizations who made this as painless as possible.

And on Wednesday Dec 12, with ISED on site, we passed the initial broadcast qualification needed to proceed with our FM broadcast undertaking!

What this means is the antenna and transmitter are functioning as designed and the signal is working well with no known problems.

What's next? Well, we can't put Peach City Radio on the air just yet. One of our final hurdles is to run a 3 to 6 week test broadcast to determine if there are reports of signal interference. This will be a 24/7 terrestrial broadcast and will consist mainly of a random mix of eclectic music and station identification messages. If all goes well we will be awarded our broadcast certificate!

As you know - Peach City Radio is MUCH MORE than a random music mix. Peach City Radio is local voices, information, issues and ideas as well as great locally created music programming. The CFUZ programming that you have come to know and love is still running 24/7 on our online stream at www.cfuz.ca and will not transfer over to the FM station until we successfully complete the test broadcast and we are satisfied that we have everything in place to begin our FM station phase.

That said - I invite you to tune your radios to 92.9 FM and enjoy the test broadcast of Penticton's newest radio signal now!

Finally I want to thank all of the volunteers working tirelessly in the direction of our FM goals. We have come a long way in 2018 and we are ending the year with so much to be proud of!

Jackie Del Rizzo
President - Peach City Community Radio Society

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Peach City Radio Society AGM 2018
October 24, 2018 by PCR

Another amazing year has come and gone for Peach City Radio, and we are preparing to gather the membership together for our 2018 Annual General Meeting on Thursday November 8 at the Penticton Seniors Centre.

This year, we have much to celebrate! We have completed nearly all the requirements in pursuit of our broadcast certificate, and will be testing our transmitter in the next month. Our Board of Directors is eager to share information about our progress over the past 12 months in working to bring CFUZ and community radio to the brink of reality for Penticton.

During the AGM, your Directors will present information about our work this past year, along with providing some insight into upcoming projects and initiatives in place for the next few months.

The shape of the Board is changing at this AGM, as the number of members drops from 9 to 7. Also, please take note that nominations for Board positions are required this year, and should be submitted via email to nomination@peachcityradio.org no later than November 1.

At the 2018 AGM, 4 of 9 directorships will expire and the following positions will be decided at the conclusion of the AGM:

President - 2 year term
Vice President - 2 year term
Director at Large - 2 year term

Detailed descriptions of each of these positions can be found here. We encourage anyone interested in a Board position to review our Society documents pertaining to Board positions, as well as our Constitution and Bylaws document.

Immediately following the meeting, Peach City Radio invites the public to mingle and meet current volunteers and committee members of our Society. If you are interested in becoming a part of Peach City Radio, and particularly in volunteering on a committee, members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding what committees do, and how they function.

If you are interested in attending, or want to know more about the Society, please see our AGM page.

Speak Out Community Collective
October 10, 2018 by PCR

Mr. Roger Ouellette, President of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and Ms. Jackie Del Rizzo, President of community station Peach City Radio (CFUZ - FM) , based in Penticton, BC , are pleased to announce that $33,000 will go towards the implementation of the project " Speak Out Community Collective ". These funds were made available by the CRFC under their Radiometres program, a funding program aimed to improve local programming and volunteer participation . This is the third time that the CRFC provides financial support to CFUZ under Radiometres , bringing the total awarded to $120,495 .

With the funds received, the station will launch live, community - focused spoken word programming highlighting important local organizations and community groups. Guests on the show will be representatives from comm unity organizations who will be interviewed on - air by a rotating group of trained hosts. The result, in addition to an increased awareness of community initiatives, will be highly trained volunteers and the first live, talk - based show on CFUZ. Training for volunteer hosts will include the art of research, interviewing and general hosting for live radio, as well as technical training in live studio setup, management and troubleshooting. The live spoken word program will complement the station’s live streamin g format and will transition CFUZ from live stream to live FM broadcast in the coming months .

Next Radio 101: October 11
October 9, 2018 by PCR

Interested in community radio but don't know know how to start?

We've got our next Radio 101 info session happening Thursday October 11th, 7:30pm at the station.

Things are really heating up here at CFUZ and we're looking for qualified volunteers to help us take the station to the next level. What is the next level? Come and find out!

Radio 101 is a basic information session about CFUZ and how you can be a part of your local community radio station. Please register and attend to learn about our volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved in a big or small way. There's lots to do – from fundraising, to reaching out to local bands to grow our music library, to producing public service announcements, and of course, making your own radio show. 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. We welcome the interest of people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, abilities and walks of life. Sign up for Radio 101 today. Contact volunteer@peachcityradio.org to secure your spot.

Peach City Radio to LIVESTREAM Election Forums
September 25, 2018 by PCR

Click here to access recordings of the 2018 election forums.

Peach City Radio is pleased to be able to bring the 2018 Municipal Election Forums to all those who cannot attend the event. The proceedings of the event will be live streamed via our website starting at 6:55pm, and going until they are completed. The forum for Mayoral candidates takes place on Wednesday September 26, and the Councillor candidate forum takes place on Thursday September 27. Both forums will be held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, and moderated by James Miller of the Penticton Herald.

In addition to live streaming both forums, Peach City Radio will be recording the proceedings, to be rebroadcast in the weeks prior to the election on October 20, 2018. Stay tuned to this website for details about when the forums will be rebroadcast.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Penticton Lakeside Resort for their assistance in making the live stream of these events possible.

2018 Okanagan Vinyl Fest
September 11, 2018 by PCR

The 2018 Okanagan Vinyl Fest is fast approaching - taking place on Sunday September 23, 2018. The Okanagan Vinyl Fest is the largest record fair in the Okanagan, attracting over 40 tables of new and used vinyl records, cassettes, posters and audio gear.

Sponsor packages are also still available for any business who is interested in supporting this great event. Our live broadcast to our internet stream will feature all sponsors prominently, and your business will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting the development of true community-based radio in Penticton. Contact us at support@peachcityradio.org or visit our web page for more details (click here).

This year, our live broadcast will commence at 8:30AM and run until 3PM. Early bird shopping will begin at 9AM, and at that time, admission is $5 for the privilege of having first crack at all the vendors have to offer. General admission is $2 per person, and doors open at 10AM. The first 110 patrons to the 2018 OKVF will receive a special gift - make sure you get there early!

Thank you to our event sponsors London Drugs, and Valley First Credit Union!

Next Radio 101: August 16
August 9, 2018 by PCR

Interested in community radio but don't know know how to start?

We've got our next Radio 101 info session happening Thursday August 16th, 6pm at the station.

Things are really heating up here at CFUZ and we're looking for qualified volunteers to help us take the station to the next level. What is the next level? Come and find out!

Radio 101 is a basic information session about CFUZ and how you can be a part of your local community radio station. Please register and attend to learn about our volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved in a big or small way. There's lots to do – from fundraising, to reaching out to local bands to grow our music library, to producing public service announcements, and of course, making your own radio show. 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. We welcome the interest of people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, abilities and walks of life. Sign up for Radio 101 today. Contact volunteer@peachcityradio.org to secure your spot.

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