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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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Radio 200: Programmer Meeting - Wednesday January 4, 2017 Posted: January 5, 2017 - 81 minutes - 40 Mb -
This is a recording of the most recent Radio 200: Programmer Meeting, held at
Cowork Penticton on January 4, 2017. Click here to download the
accompanying PDF document and follow along by advancing the slide when you hear the computer sound effect during the
If you are an iTunes user, you can download the podcast/AAC version here and
the slides will appear in your player as you play the file, although the resolution is a bit low.
Radio 201: The CRTC & You
Mandatory for Programmers, Hosts & DJs
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.