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Peach City Radio Rock Show May 30
May 22, 2017 by PCR

Peach City Radio is putting on a rock show! Take a break from the every day and come out on a school night to see Lethbridge's very own A.Trozzo & The Electric Few perform on the Elite Restaurant stage, as they make their first ever stop in Penticton on their 'We Are As Sick As We Are Secret' tour. They will be supported by Yarrows.

Describing themselves as a rotating cast/collective of Lethbridge dinguses, A.Trozzo & The Electric Few have been a thing since October 2016. A few of their past projects include: Jesse and The Dandelions, Michael Rault, Renny Wilson Punk Explosion, and Lustre Creame.

Their style combines a loud, trashy, melodic rock aesthetic with garage-punk roots. The music seems to arise naturally from the depths of A.Trozzo's subconscious. Their live show is driven by 1000 ghosts of rock & roll, their gear is old and musty and loud as hell. They've been known to perform as a four, three, and two piece without hesitation. Regardless of what form you find them in, A) it's likely to be loud B) relatively entertaining C) affordable.

If you don't want to take our word for it, here's what Calgary's Sled Island festival had to say:

"If The Muppet Show had been set in grunge-era Seattle, this might have been the house band to replace Dr. Teeth. Fuzzy, bouncy and chaotic, Trozzo & Co's concise rock songs showcase the bright side of pent-up aggression." - Sled Island

Make sure to come early and take in local band Yarrows. Yarrows is a duo based out of Summerland, resulting from the improbable encounter of Mathieu Drolet (Karate Kids) and Stephanie Lines (Great Lonely West); yarrows plays a delicate and nocturnal alt-country/folk. The band's first EP will be released in June 2017, followed by selected touring dates across B.C.

Admission is 'pay what you can' at the door.

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Provincial Election Forum Audio Online
April 29, 2017 by PCR

On Thursday April 27, 2017 the CFUZ Crew set up shop at the Penticton Lakeside Resort to capture the Provincial election all candidate forum, hosted by the Penticton Herald.

Audio from that event is now available online from our CFUZ Events program page.

Three candidates representing the major BC provincial political parties took the stage to answer questions posed by a panel of media 'all-stars'. The debate was informative, and at times a bit feisty. The complete unedited audio is provided by the volunteers at Peach City Community Radio.

Microbrews for Microphones 2017
March 3, 2017 by PCR

Peach City Radio - CFUZ is pleased to announce that the local craft beer industry has stepped up to support the establishment of a community radio station in Penticton. During the month of March, beer lovers who fill up their growlers at Bad Tattoo Brewing Company, Barley Mill Brew Pub and Bistro, Cannery Brewing, Detonate Brewing, and Firehall Brewery will be helping to raise funds for Peach City Radio.

A growler is a re-fillable 2 litre glass jug that can be used to purchase local beers. Between March 1st and 31st, partial proceeds from each growler fill at participating locations will be donated to help finish outfitting our new studio in the Cannery Trade Centre. The studio is coming along nicely, but more equipment is needed in order to be ready for FM broadcast including, of course, quality microphones.

"We're excited that Microbrews for Microphones has expanded this year to include five local breweries" says Peach City Radio Vice President Claire Thompson. "We're encouraging everyone to visit these 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."

Throughout March Peach City Radio will be sharing information about participating breweries and running fun contests on our online stream and Facebook Page. The total amount of money raised through Microbrews for Microphones will be announced at the 2017 Fest of Ale in April.

2017 NCRA Homelessness Radio Marathon
February 20, 2017 by PCR

On Wednesday, February 22, Peach City Radio will participate in the 15th 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. CFUZ's coverage will begin at 3pm PST Wednesday February 22, and continue through to 3am PST Thursday February 23. Of particular note to our station is that our very own Lydia Frederick has contributed a 30 minute documentary focusing on themes of "sharing when you have nothing" and "keeping your dignity when you are ostracized". Her piece will air at 2:30AM PST nationwide.

This year, this 15th annual event will be hosted by our friends in Saint John NB at CFMH Local 107.3 FM. It will include 30-minute to two-hour segments from 17 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 CFMH in Saint John for 12 consecutive hours, beginning at 3pm Wednesday February 22. Tune in to the Peach City Radio online stream by clicking the 'Listen Now' button between 3pm Wednesday February 22 through to 3am Thursday February 23.

A Message From The President
January 2, 2017 by PCR

Happy New Year Peach City Radio Members and Friends.

It's already been a couple of months since I was elected as President of the Peach City Community Radio Society - and they have been quite a whirlwind.

In those two months, the board has had two productive meetings, I was invited to take part in all of the committee gatherings to get updates on the work they're doing, I sat in on a great Radio 101 session, and we had a fun night at the pub to celebrate the holidays.

I've also spent a great deal of time getting up to speed on the progress that our Station Coordinator, Ophira Horwitz, has made in her time at CFUZ. She is bustling along, creating infrastructure for our volunteers and working full-time out of our studio. I've taken time over the past month to acquaint myself with the deliverables of the grant that made it possible for us to hire her, and to work closely with VP, Claire, to keep this project rolling along.

January will be no quieter - as we have many meetings and training opportunities taking place for our programmers and volunteers. Whether you are thinking about getting involved or have been taking part in some capacity before now, there are things to check out!

On January 4th, the Programming Committee will host an All Programmer's Meeting (open to all who have or want to have shows on CFUZ). On January 19th we'll host an intro to community radio session called Radio 101, and on several nights (January 24, 25 & 26) we will offer Radio 201 and 202 - which are new sessions designed to further develop our programmers on the ins and outs of the studio and being on the air. The board will also gather for a full day of strategic planning - making sure we are on track for a successful year.

We are full speed ahead - as much as we can be - with our group of hard-working volunteers. Thank-you for your patience as we get the station moving from one exciting phase to the next. Want to help? We have several committees looking for your ideas and enthusiasm and would love to add you to our growing list of community radio volunteers. Contact us at volunteer @ peachcityradio.org for more information.

Lastly, I look forward to working alongside our hands-on board of directors. Claire, Andrew 1, Andrew 2, Chris, Dave, Lydia, Sue & Ian thank you all for stepping up to continue this project. We're off to a great start and I can't wait to spend way too much time with you all over the next year.

2017 All Programmers Meeting
December 21, 2016 by PCR

Looking for a reason to get some exercise after the holidays? Why not stretch your legs and join us for our first 2017 CFUZ Programmer Meeting! Anyone who is already a part of our programmer family, or perhaps considering being on the air at CFUZ, should plan to attend! The meeting will be held on Wednesday January 4 in the Cowork Penticton meeting space at 125 Eckhardt Ave E, and will begin at 6:30pm.

This is a gathering of anyone who is currently making programs for CFUZ, or plans to be involved in making programs for CFUZ in the future. Your Programming Committee is going to facilitate a long-overdue update of our activities over the past year, give an overview of programming at Peach City Radio, and an outlook to the future. We are excited to share with you all of the hard work we've accomplished over the past year, and to announce new training opportunities to happen later in the month of January. Training includes orientation sessions in our new studio!

If your plan is to have a show on our station one day, we suggest you clear your schedule, as this is a must-attend event.

CFUZ December Get Together
December 6, 2016 by PCR

All CFUZ members and volunteers are invited to join in as we celebrate the holiday season on Thursday December 15. We'll be at the Barley Mill Sports Pub & Bistro (2460 Skaha Lake Rd) from 5:30pm on into the evening.

This is a casual event where everyone and anyone is encouraged to drop in and mingle with fellow CFUZ folks. This is your chance to also meet new Board members, get in touch with our new Membership Director Lydia Frederick, or talk about volunteering opportunities for the new year with Dave Del Rizzo, our new Volunteer Director!

Join us as we celebrate the season with some cheer, reminisce about our successes during the past year, and look forward to the challenges and excitement ahead of us in 2017!

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Upcoming Events
A. Trozzo & The Electric Few w/ Yarrows
Tue, May 30 8:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant, 340 Main St.
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Jun 7 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
contact our Committee chair for info.
National Campus/Community Radio Conference
Wed, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 11
CIVL, Abbotsford BC
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jun 14 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
A. Trozzo & The Electric Few w/ Yarrows
Tue, May 30 8:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant, 340 Main St.
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Jun 7 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
contact our Committee chair for info.
National Campus/Community Radio Conference
Wed, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 11
CIVL, Abbotsford BC
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jun 14 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
A. Trozzo & The Electric Few w/ Yarrows
Tue, May 30 8:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant, 340 Main St.
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Jun 7 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
contact our Committee chair for info.
National Campus/Community Radio Conference
Wed, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 11
CIVL, Abbotsford BC
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jun 14 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
A. Trozzo & The Electric Few w/ Yarrows
Tue, May 30 8:00 PM
The Elite Restaurant, 340 Main St.
Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, Jun 7 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
contact our Committee chair for info.
National Campus/Community Radio Conference
Wed, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 11
CIVL, Abbotsford BC
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, Jun 14 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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