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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.

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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!

Next Radio 101: December 12
November 28, 2016 by PCR

Things are heating up here at CFUZ and we're looking for qualified volunteers to help us take the station to the next level! Register for our next Radio 101 information session on Monday, December 12th at 6:30pm to learn about our volunteer opportunities and how to apply to join our ranks.

There's lots to do, from knocking on doors to raise funds, to helping out with our community events, to reaching out to local bands to grow our music library, to producing public service announcements, and of course, making radio shows. 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 and we welcome the interest of people from a variety of cultures, ages, identities, orientations, and abilities. For more information, contact Station Coordinator, Ophira Horowitz.

Peach City Radio Elects New Board
November 15, 2016 by PCR

The Peach City Community Radio Society held its 2016 Annual General Meeting on Monday November 14 at the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre.

Outgoing President Dave Del Rizzo gave a presentation of financials, budget and a 'State of CFUZ' address, which outlined the many amazing achievements of the Society and its volunteers over the past year. As a part of the report, former Board member Laurel Burnham presented the Society with a donation of $4,000 from the Okanagan Makers organization, in return for CFUZ volunteers assisting with the admission at their recent Christmas Fair held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

Over 25 members were present at the meeting, and took part in elections which saw 3 new members step up to Board positions, along with a shuffle of a few other board members. The Society would like to welcome incoming President Jackie Del Rizzo and Vice President Claire Thompson! Dave Del Rizzo stepped down as President, and became the new Volunteer Director for the next 2 year term.

The Society would also like to welcome Lydia Frederick as our new Membership Director for a 2 year term, as well as Suzanne Mackinder as our new Communications Director, and Andrew Drouin as a Director at Large, both for 1 year terms.

Keep yourself tuned to this space for information about the plans for the new year by our new Board of Directors!

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