2015 Steamfest Podcast Broadcast July 27, 2015 by PCR
Our re-broadcast of Steam Fest in the Park will air this Sunday, August 2nd from 11:00 am to 3 pm.
Tune in to hear stories and music celebrating the Kettle Valley Railway - a day-long event that took place in in Gyro Park, downtown Penticton on Saturday May 30th. The entire broadcast will be available for download and on demand listening later in August, but for now - plan to tune in to www.peachcityradio.org this Sunday to hear the show!
Thanks to all those who stopped by our table in front of the Bench Market on Sunday to support Peach City Radio by purchasing a CFUZ mug! Please share your CFUZ mug shot with us on social media by using the #cfuzmugshot hashtag!
If you missed your chance to pick up one of these stylish pieces of swag, fear not, as more opportunities will be available in August to support Peach City Radio in this way. Look for us at Saint-Germaine Café Gallery on August 11 (9AM-Noon) and at The Prague Café on August 12 (10AM-1PM). Volunteers will be on hand to answer all of your CFUZ related questions, and to supply you with a shiny new mug!
We'd like to thank our cefé partners for supporting our efforts, and providing all new mug owners with a fill of drip coffee!
Peach City Radio is pleased to bring you.... the official CFUZ mug!
This is the first piece of Peach City Radio station swag that features our new call letters. This is a limited time offer for these amazing, numbered mugs - we will NEVER make these again - so don't hesitate to get yours at one of a number of pop-up locations at partnering local Penticton coffee houses over the next few weeks. You will ONLY be able to get your hands on one of these in person!
The first location will be The Bench Market this SUNDAY July 26th from 9am til noon! Your $20 donation gets you one of these collectors items, plus a drip-coffee fill, and helps us with our Raise the Radio campaign.
Thanks for the support Penticton! Be sure to share a pic of you and your mug with the hashtag #cfuzmugshot
6TH Annual Naramata Cherry Pit Spit Approaching July 14, 2015 by PCR
The weekly Wednesday afternoon market at Naramata's Wharf Park will host a celebration of local agriculture on July 22, including the famous Cherry Pit Spit.
"The Great Cherry Pit Spitting Contest has been a big hit for market goers since 2010," says market manager Darren Rettie. The record to beat is 30-feet established in 2013. "Two years ago, a cherry picker working in Naramata named Frank took the crown from three-time winner Kim Russell, our local champion. Her previous best was 29.8 feet in 2012."
A media event will kick off the cherry pit spitting competition at 4 PM July 22. Cheer on your favourite journalist, radio host or television producer. Peach City Radio Director Don Ludington will no doubt spit his way to victory. Cheer on Don and the other cherry pit spitters at 4pm on July 22nd.
The Programming Committee has scheduled a Radio 101 session for anyone looking to acquire more information about becoming a host or DJ at Peach City Radio.
The session takes place in the Archives room at the Penticton Museum, Tuesday July 21st, 6:00pm. This is a free, hour-long seminar, which will delve into some of the subtle nuances regarding the relationship between Peach City Radio and the CRTC. Radio 101 is one of the few pre-requisites to making shows for Peach City Radio, along with becoming a member of the Society, and submitting a program proposal. All of this information will be covered!
St. Germain Café Art Brawl Benefits CFUZ July 6, 2015 by PCR
On Saturday July 4, two local artists toughed out the heat, and the competition on the patio of the St. Germain Café Gallery during their first ever Art Brawl. Two amazing acrylic on canvas works resulted from the event - both currently on display at the Café (449 Main St. Penticton). Over the course of the next week, folks may stop in to vote for their favourite and help to choose the winner. Bids are also being accepted in a silent auction format to purchase the amazing works, with partial proceeds going to support the Peach City Radio Raise the Radio campaign. Voting and auction bids will be accepted until the winners are announced on Saturday July 11, 2015.
The fun competition pitted Tara Kelly against Jenny Long. Each artist had one hour to create a piece of art on a blank canvas. Artists were able to use their own tools and paints, and no theme was in place to restrict the works in any way. Both Tara and Jenny have competed in the past in Art Battles locally, in which the competition is much more structured, allowing artists only 20 minutes to work, and restricting the supplies able to be used.
Both artists completed their works with time to spare, noting that heat was a factor in helping the paint to dry much faster than in studio.
Peach City Radio would like to thank Christopher Millin of St. Germain Café Gallery, as well as Tara Kelly and Jenny Long for making Peach City Radio a part of this event!
On Saturday June 6, 2015, the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) held its annual awards gala at the UNB Grand Hall in downtown Saint John, New Brunswick. At this event - held during the 34th National Campus and Community Radio Conference - the NCRA recognized the best efforts put forth by volunteers and staff at member stations throughout the 2014/2015 eligibility period.
Peach City Radio (CFUZ) was honoured to be recognized for a second year in a row - no small feat for a station not yet broadcasting on the FM dial. CFUZ volunteer, Vice President, and show host Timothy Tweed (a.k.a. "Tenacious T") captured the award for Best Music Program nationally for his music series Sounds from the Tenacious Hi-Fi.
"Tim is a dedicated volunteer, board member and host & producer of one of our longest running programs - he makes his podcast in his own home, on his own equipment - because we don't even have a studio yet! We just got our license approval a month ago, and I'm confident that this award is an indication of the great things to come from Peach City Radio in the future", said Society President Dave Del Rizzo who accepted the award on Tim's behalf in Saint John.
In addition, Dave Del Rizzo received an Honourable Mention in the category of Volunteer of the Year at the annual awards gala. Peach City Radio programmer Ian Mackinder had this to say in a letter of support for Dave's nomination on behalf of Peach City Radio, "Of our entire group of community radio volunteers here in Penticton, no one has spent more time and effort than our leader Dave Del Rizzo. He does so much - web design, committee chairing, sound engineering, policy writing, DJ'ing and more. He's a great guy - a leader, a visionary, and the hardest working man in community radio - plus, he has a great beard".
The NCRA organization boasts over 6000 volunteers nationwide, and the awards recognize the amazing work that is done by passionate volunteers throughout the year. The annual conference, held in June, is hosted by a different member station each year. This year's event was hosted by Local FM (CFMH) in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Awards Gala was live streamed, and a compilation of the award winners, including clips of their programming can be found at the link below.
In 2016, the conference will be hosted in Ottawa by CHUO, and in 2017 the conference returns to BC, being hosted by CIVL in Abbotsford.