The door into the new Peach City Community Radio studio at the Cannery Trade Centre has some amazing roots.
It was a soundproof studio door at the first FM station to grace the airwaves of Penticton - CKOK - circa 1950. The door was donated to CFUZ by Glenis Shanks, nee Hohenadel, whose father Lou worked for CKOK from the 1950s to 80s. Thanks to some restoration work by the RONA Door Shop in the Cannery, and painting by Peach City Radio volunteer-of-the-year Kevin Nickerson, the old door is back in business and hanging proudly in our new digs.
The door donation was facilitated by Debra Formo, of Royal LePage Locations West Realty, a founding supporter of Peach City Radio.
"Microbrews for Microphones is a fun campaign that we started in 2015, which helps to engage our listeners and followers in Penticton's local brewing scene", said CFUZ President Dave Del Rizzo. "We're very grateful that the breweries participate, and we hpe that our program brings them a sales boost in the month preceding Okanagan Fest of Ale.". Del Rizzo goes on to explain that community radio is all about local involvement, and the participating breweries are great examples of businesses with a local focus.
During the month of March 2016, participating breweries in Penticton pledge to donate partial proceeds for each growler and grunt fill towards the development of community radio in Penticton. The winning participant is the one which fills the most during that time period, and wins the right to display the Microbrews for Microphones trophy for the remainder of the year in their tasting space.
Peach City Community Radio Society regrets to announce that the Big Broadcast of 2016 has been cancelled due to circustances beyond our control. Please accept our apologies for this cancellation but we wanted to ensure that all of our productions are just as successful as the Big Broadcast of 2014!
If you have purchased tickets, please return to the location you purchased them for a full refund.
We wish to thank the many volunteers who have worked so hard to prepare - the voice actors, musicians, sounds effects crew and many others behind the scenes. We also thank director Trevor Evans who has put countless hours of work into this show. Stay tuned for news on another show in the future.
Peach City Radio &
The Big Broadcast Team
We are jumping up and down with excitement to introduce our first ever CFUZ employee!
Peach City Radio is pleased to announce that Ophira Horwitz will join the CFUZ team as of Monday April 11th to coordinate and train our volunteers in preparation for broadcasting. Ophira comes from Ottawa by way of Nuxalk Radio in Bella Coola BC, and a community station in Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario where she has taken on similar roles. She has a wealth of campus/community radio volunteer experience as well, and currently sits on the NCRA - National Campus and Community Radio Association board.
Ophira will work out of the new studio and will be one of the welcoming faces and voices many will associate with CFUZ. Her role as Station Coordinator is made possible through a Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant. She is a passionate fan of CFUZ and has been a follower and listener for the past 2 years. Welcome Ophira - it's going to be an incredible year!
Raise the Radio Campaign Ending Thursday March 28, 2016 by PCR
The dream of community radio moves one step closer to reality on Thursday, as the Peach City Community Radio Society ends its major Raise the Radio campaign.
Since it's launch in September 2014, local individuals, community groups and businesses have come together to support our project, and we are ever so close to attaining our goal of raising $30,000 to equip a broadcast studio in Penticton.
"Thanks to the extremely generous support of our fellow community members, CFUZ now has the funds available to buy the equipment we need to make this happen" commented Dave Del Rizzo, Society President. "Coming together as a group of people united under one voice is what community radio is all about, and it is exemplified in the success of this campaign."
The campaign - including all swag and benefits - will be open until midnight Thursday... so there is still time to visit our donation page and become a part of broadcast history in Penticton.
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 Peach City Radio.
"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 Support Committee 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 coveted Microbrews for Microphones trophy for Pentictonís favourite beer at the 2016 Fest of Ale in April. Last year, Bad Tattoo took the top honours... will they be unseated as the top growler-filling Microbrew in Penticton this year?
CFUZ is Hiring a Station Coordinator February 26, 2016 by PCR
These are indeed exciting times for Peach City Radio!
Our new studio is taking shape, and we're very excited to share that with all of you soon. In the meantime, our Raise the Radio fundrive is almost over, and our goal of raising the capital we need to equip the studio is within our reach thanks to the generosity of our community.
Thanks to a recently successful grant proposal to the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the next piece of the puzzle will fall into place soon. CFUZ is now hiring a Station Coordinator to perform the duties required in fulfilling our Radiometres Grant. This first CFUZ staff member will be responsible for shaping our volunteer engagement, recruitment and retention strategies. This will allow us to better manage our community resources, and make our organization sustainable as we move towards broadcasting an FM signal later in 2016.
This is an amazing chance for someone to participate in the early stages of making a station happen! For full details and a copy of the job description, please follow the link below.
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.