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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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Listen Up! Welcomes The Pack A.D.
April 16, 2018 by CFUZ

The next event in the CFUZ Listen Up! Speaker Series takes place on Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm at Mondo Creation in downtown Penticton BC. Peach City Radio is excited to welcome Maya Miller & Becky Black of Vancouver garage-punk band The Pack A.D. give a talk entitled "Your Band Can Be On the Radio".

Known primarily for their raucous live shows, acid wit and bruising vocals, the Pack A.D. (guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller) bring high energy and gigantic sound to their live shows. Formed in 2006, The Pack A.D. have released 7 albums and toured extensively around the world.

CFUZ has invited this powerful Canadian duo to Penticton - not to rock, just to talk! Leaving their amps in Vancouver, they will sit with us to discuss their journey as a band and how community radio has played a role in their success.

There are TWO events:

Saturday April 28th WORKSHOP FOR MUSICIANS, free admission, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Must register by email: listenup@peachcityradio.org

Saturday April 28th PUBLIC TALK, free admission, 7:30 PM at Mondo Creation, 221 Main Street, Penticton

At the public talk entitled "Your Band Can Be on the Radio" we’ll hear what it's like to be a working band in Canada. This free event open to everyone.

Penticton and area musicians are invited to sign up for the workshop “How to Be a Band or Lose Your Mind Trying” which will be a chance to hear how Becky and Maya have managed their group – from the business of being a band, to working with labels, touring and more. Register by email at listenup@peachcityradio.org.

Listen Up! Welcomes Katie Jensen
February 6, 2018 by CFUZ

The next event in the CFUZ Listen Up! Speaker Series takes place on Friday, February 16, 7pm at the Okanagan College Lecture Theatre in Penticton BC. Peach City Radio is excited to welcome Katie Jensen to give a talk entitled "How To Trick People Into Learning: Using Humour in Podcasting".

Katie is a freelance producer who has worked on podcasts for CANADALAND, The Imposter, Polaris Music Prize, Motherboard, Appcanary, Metro News, The Atkinson Foundation, and St. Joseph Media. Her work has been featured on Best of iTunes 2015 and 2016. She produces and helped develop The Secret Life of Canada, a history podcast that hit #2 in Canada and was listed as New and Noteworthy after its debut episode. She’s the creator of a PWYC, inclusive podcast workshop series and has been featured in Now Magazine, Metro News, Brit + Co, and Broken Pencil Magazine. She has spoken about new media at Bloor Hot Docs Podcast Fest, World Radio Day, NCRA, CAJ, Bechdel Tested, and Pop Montreal.

Listen Up! Welcomes Janet Rogers
January 5, 2018 by CFUZ

The next event in the CFUZ Listen Up! Speaker Series takes place on Thursday, January 25, 7pm at the En'owkin Centre in Penticton BC. Peach City Radio is excited to welcome Janet Rogers to give a talk entitled "The Many Faces of Radio".

Janet is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia, lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Toronto Ontario and is living as a guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer, media and sound artist.

Her literary titles include; Splitting the Heart, Ekstasis Editions 2007, Red Erotic, Ojistah Publishing 2010, Unearthed, Leaf Press 2011 "Peace in Duress" Talonbooks 2014 and Totem Poles and Railroads ARP Books 2016 and a forthcoming title Between Spirit and Emotion, Bookland Press fall 2018. She produced and hosted Native Waves Radio on CFUVfm from 2007-2017. Her music column Tribal Clefs was part of CBC Victoria's programming from 2008-2016. Her radio documentaries "Bring Your Drum: 50 years of Indigenous Protest Music" and "Resonating Reconciliation" won Best Radio at the imagaineNATIVE Film and Media festival 2011 and 2013.

Janet Rogers and Ahkwesase Mohawk poet Alex Jacobs make up the poetry collective Ikkwenyes, which produced the poetry CD Got Your Back and won the Loft Literary Fellowship prize 2014. The 2Ro Media Collective is a production company she and Mohawk media artist Jackson 2bears own and operate which produced the short experimental documentary NDNs on the Airwaves about CKRZfm Six Nations radio. 2Ro Media also developed the multiple media project titled For This Land presented as multi-channel media installations in several galleries and public venues. Janet produced a six-part radio documentary series titled NDNs on the Airwaves focused on the current history of native radio in Canada, launched in February 2016.

CFUZ LiveStream Studio Launch
January 1, 2018 by PCR

Tune in to CFUZ from NOON to 4PM on New Years Day 2018 as we kick off the live to streaming capabilities of our studio at the Cannery Trade Centre! On this momentous day, the station will move to a new phase. A mix of live shows will be included amongst our podcasted content to make up our 24/7 internet stream.

Join us at the station on January 1, 2018 as we put our New Year's Resolution in motion!

CFUZ will be live streaming all afternoon so pop by and get your voice on the air. Listen in at www.cfuz.ca and tell your friends!

Listen Up! Welcomes Chad Saunders
November 2, 2017 by CFUZ

The next event in the CFUZ Listen Up! Speaker Series takes place on Friday, November 10, 7pm at the Riverside Conference Centre at the Days Inn Penticton. Peach City Radio is excited to welcome Chad Saunders to give a talk entitled "Breaking the Sound Barrier: Exploring the Unlimited Potential of Community-Based Radio.

Even as technology evolves, radio continues to play an integral part in the way we perceive the world around us.

Each and every time a local broadcaster turns on the microphone, they have an opportunity to change their community and the world for the better.

Community radio increasingly is playing an important role in the media landscape by representing a diverse range of voices and programming, allowing local communities to share their stores and to engage listening audiences.

Peach City Radio Society AGM Approaches
October 23, 2017 by PCR

Another amazing year has come and gone for Peach City Radio, and we are preparing to gather the membership together for our 2017 Annual General Meeting on Thursday November 9 at the Penticton Seniors Centre.

This year, we have much to celebrate! Our broadcast studio is has taken shape, and is almost ready for operation, and 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 closer to 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.

At the 2017 AGM, 4 of 9 directorships will expire and the following positions will be decided at the conclusion of the AGM:

Treasurer - 2 year term
Secretary - 2 year term
Communications Director - 2 year term
Director at Large - 2 year term
Director at Large - 2 year term

If you are considering standing for a position on our Board of Directors, please contact us via email at president@peachcityradio.org for more information. 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. We will also accept nominations ahead of time for the various board positions, please contact info@peachcityradio.org with your nomination.

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.

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