Resources for CFUZ Programmers, Hosts & DJs

Welcome to the Programming Committee resources page for CFUZ! Our aim is to have this page be your go-to for all things related to programming at CFUZ. If you have any questions, or need to look something up, you might consider coming to this page first. If your curiosity can't be satisfied here, then please send an email to our Program Director.

Note that this page is continually being updated with new information and documents for your benefit. If you notice that something is missing, please contact our Program Director with your suggestion.


CFUZ Programming Committee

  • Dave Del Rizzo (chair) (email)
  • Pierre Davidson
Note: there are 2-3 vacancies currently on the Programming Committee. If you are a member of CFUZ, and interested in volunteering with this committee, please let us know via email to the Chair (above).


Becoming an On-Air Host

The path to becoming an on-air host at CFUZ looks something like this:
  • Attend a Radio 101 session. Check here for the next available session and register via email.
  • Become a member of the Peach City Community Radio Society. Our online membership form can be found here.
  • Sign the CFUZ Member Code of Conduct
  • Attend a Radio 201/202 session
  • Submit your program application proposal to the Programming Committee. You can fill out our online Program Application form here
  • Once your application is approved, receive access to the studio and begin practising your skills
  • Produce a pilot episode and submit to the Programming Committee for review
  • Once your pilot is accepted, work with the Programming Committee to secure a time slot, and premiere date
  • Broadcast your first live program!
We estimate that this process may take anywhere from 1-3 months, depending on a variety of factors. (don't worry, it's usually us, not you!) Stick with it, become a part of our family, and you will be on the air before you know it.

We also encourage you to have taken a look at the documents you'll find lower down on this page, including the Programming Policy and the Programmer Handbook - handy documents! Our programmers don't need to know them verbatim, but you should be able to know where to look up any information that you might need. And... ignorance of our policies is not an excuse for not toeing the line!


Programmer Reference Documents

The following table includes the 3 main reference documents outlining CFUZ programming policy, our handbook and our code of conduct. We recommend that all programmers, hosts and DJs read each of these at least once!

DocumentVersionDownload
CFUZ Studio Handbook
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: The CFUZ Studio Handbook. This document describes in detail everything a programmer should know about recording or broadcasting from the CFUZ studio.

V 1.0
(2019-01-21)
PDF
(11.2 MB)
Member Code of Conduct
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Board of Directors

Description: This document is required to be signed by all members of the Society, prior to gaining access to the studio and becoming a programmer.

V 2.0
(2018-10-10)
PDF
(53.4 kB)
Programming Policy
Author: D Del Rizzo / P Davidson / L Frederick / G MacIntyre / J Hodson
Department: Programming Department

Description: This document outlines Peach City Radio policies surrounding all aspects of programming, programs and on-air content. This policy is required reading for all program hosts, DJs and producers at Peach City Radio.

V 2.0
(2018-07-09)
PDF
(131.5 kB)
Airtime Operator Handbook
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: A handbook for Peach City Radio Airtime Operators, describing details about how to use the station automation software.

V 2.0
(2017-05-27)
PDF
(2.4 MB)
Programming Handbook
Author: D Del Rizzo / P Davidson / I Mackinder / D Ludington / L Saidman / J Hodson
Department: Programming Department

Description: This document is a handbook for all Peach City Radio Programmers (Hosts, DJs and Producers). It forms the current basis for PCR's Radio 101 session, and gives a basic overview of the relationsihp between community radio stations in Canada, and the CRTC. This document is required reading for all current and future programmers/producers at Peach City Radio.

V 1.0
(2015-04-08)
PDF
(241.6 kB)


CFUZ Programming Related Training

Keep checking here for a seminar list offered to volunteers by the Programming Committee. Seminars occur as frequently as our volunteer leaders are able to offer them, and we appreciate your patience! We try to do our best to schedule them often, and at varying times so that as many as possible can attend. Be sure to keep up with our E-cast email list, or our social media or webpage for information about when these sessions take place.

Please note that for all seminars, attendees are required to be members of the Peach City Community Radio Society in order to attend.

Radio 200: All Programmer Meeting

Membership Required
This session happens a bit more infrequently than the regular training sessions, and is meant to be a chance for all those making programs to gather and discuss issues, policies, procedures with one another and the programming committee.

Radio 201: The CRTC & You

Mandatory for Programmers, Hosts & DJs
Membership Required
This session deals with all of the conditions of our broadcast license imposed on CFUZ by the CRTC. Don't know what the CRTC is? Then this is the session for you! We'll cover content classification, Canadian content, and many more things that we feel you need to be aware of before hitting the airwaves at CFUZ.

Radio 202: CFUZ Studio Orientation

Mandatory for Programmers, Hosts & DJs
Membership Required
During this session, we'll take you into our CFUZ studio, and show you how all the fancy buttons and knobs work. We'll also go over procedures and workflows. Taking this session will allow you to use the studio, and that's important if you want to be on the air!

Radio 203: CFUZ Studio Advanced Topics

Membership Required
We couldn't fit all of our studio goodness in our introductory orientation session, so we have developed an advanced topics session which goes into further details on some of the more complicated aspects of operating the CFUZ studio. Pre-fader listening, telephone hybrid operation, recording podcasts and some others. If you are looking to maximize the features of our studio to the benefit of your show, then this is a must-take!

Radio 204: Airtime Operator Training

Membership Required
Ever wonder how CFUZ content gets played on the internet airwaves? Or how we plan to have content 24/7 when we may not have enough people to fill the studio 24/7? Airtime is the software we use to 'automate' our station playout. We're always looking for more help to do this job, because it's a big job! If you are interested, then this is the seminar for you!

Radio 205: Making Podcasts

Membership Required
Some content can't be made live in the studio, and we understand that. For those of you interested in producing documentary style shows, or other intensively edited shows, this seminar will go over some of the podcasting basics to get you on your way.


Collaborative Program Guidelines

Collaborative programs at CFUZ describe guidelines for a variety of different types of programs to which CFUZ Programmers and Hosts can contribute content when or as they are able to create it.

DocumentVersionDownload
Collaborative Program: Caught in the Act Guidelines
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: Programmer contribution guidelines for the Caught in the Act CFUZ Collaborative Program.

V 1.0
(2019-01-21)
PDF
(138.4 kB)
Peach City Speakers Guidelines
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: Programmer contribution guidelines for the Peach City Speakers CFUZ Collaborative Program.

V 1.0
(2019-01-21)
PDF
(137 kB)
Art Matters Guidelines
Author: P Davidson
Department: Programming Department

Description: Programmer contribution guidelines for the Art Matters CFUZ Collaborative Program.

V 1.0
(2019-01-21)
PDF
(130 kB)
Fresh Local Producers Guidelines
Author: L Frederick
Department: Programming Department

Description: Programmer contribution guidelines for the Fresh Local Producers CFUZ Collaborative Program.

V 1.0
(2019-01-21)
PDF
(134.4 kB)


Programmer Training Documents

The following table includes the available programming related training documents in PDF format. We recommend that all programmers, hosts and DJs review each of these after participating in the practical sessions at CFUZ!

DocumentVersionDownload
CFUZ Radio 204: CFUZ Airtime Operator Training
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: Presentation slides accompanying a CFUZ Radio 204 session. This session gives an introductory treatment of the Airtime Operator basics.

V 1.0
(2017-05-28)
PDF
(2.5 MB)
CFUZ Radio 200: Programmer Orientation
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: Presentation slides from the January 4, 2017 All Programmer Meeting, held at Cowork Penticton.

V 1.0
(2017-01-04)
PDF
(6 MB)
CFUZ Radio 201: The CRTC & You
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: Presentation slides accompanying a CFUZ Radio 201 session. This session details the relationship between the CRTC and Campus/Community Radio stations.

V 1.0
(2017-01-04)
PDF
(3.1 MB)
CFUZ Radio 202: CFUZ Studio Orientation
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: Presentation slides accompanying a CFUZ Radio 202 session. This session gives an outline of the basic operation and elements of the CFUZ broadcast studio.

V 1.0
(2017-01-04)
PDF
(5.6 MB)


Other Reference Documents

The following table contains other documentation which might help you navigate some of the technical aspects of being a programmer at CFUZ.

DocumentVersionDownload
Program Upload Instructions
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: Instructions to programmers/producers for uploading audio files to the Peach City Radio website.

V 3.0
(2015-07-13)
PDF
(95.6 kB)
DJ Policy
Author: J Del Rizzo
Department: Board of Directors

Description: A policy describing guidelines for Peach City Radio providing DJ services to external groups and organizations.

V 1.0
(2014-11-04)
PDF
(130.7 kB)
Program Log Sheet (Paper Log)
Author: D Del Rizzo
Department: Programming Department

Description: The official Peach City Radio programmer log sheet (paper form).

V 2.0
(2013-04-13)
PDF
(287.3 kB)


CRTC Reference Documents

Many people at CFUZ have put in many hours to be able to bring this opportunity of community radio to Penticton. The documents in this table contain some of the information that they have had to learn and to use in order to do so. We recommend that you at least think about reading these!

DocumentVersionDownload
Broadcast Regulatory Policy 2012-304
Author: CRTC

Description: Standard conditions of licence for campus and community radio stations
This document identifies the specific details surrounding licence requirements for campus and community radio stations.

(2012-05-22)
PDF
(33.5 kB)
Broadcast Regulatory Policy 2010-819
Author: CRTC

Description: Revised content categories and subcategories for radio.
This regulatory policy revises the list of content categories and subcategories for radio by adding a new subcategory 36 (Experimental Music), as announced in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-499 which sets out the new policy for campus and community radio. This regulatory policy will take effect only when the Radio Regulations, 1986 are amended to make reference to it.

(2010-11-05)
PDF
(39.3 kB)
Broadcast Regulatory Policy 2010-499
Author: CRTC

Description: Campus and community radio policy
This document sets out the Commission's revised policy for both campus and community radio. The Commission considers it appropriate to establish a single policy for this sector that makes provision for differences in the two types of stations where appropriate.

(2010-07-22)
PDF
(263.5 kB)