The Powelll River Community Radio Society is pleased to announce the newly elected Board of Directors for 2013-2014!
We welcome back Ari DubLion and Kate Wetherell for their second year on the Board. Kate will continue in her role of Treasurer while Ari remains ‘at large’. Hardworking volunteers Jason Leane and Don Mitchinson will work even harder as they step into the roles of Vice President and Secretary. Production Manager Emma Bell (aka Rock Thrustcrotch, aka Stacy) roams at large with our new member Chief James Delorme. č̓ɛč̓ɛhaθɛč Chief Delorme! Stepping into the role of president, CJMP welcomes Dave Brindle! Dave has a wealth of professional broadcast experience including news journalism, producing and hosting and is an innovator in transmedia.
Stay tuned for more information from and about the Board as they get settled and learn the ropes. Drop by the station and visit Courtney and see what’s happening. We’re open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9AM till 2PM.
Thanks and congratulations to all our members!
President – David Brindle
Vice President – Jason Leane
Secretary – Don Mitchinson
Treasurer – Kate Wetherell
At Large – Emma Belle, James Delorme, Ari Neuman
Join CJMP and Three (3!) metallicious bands (Scimitar on Saturday, November 16 at the Zoo (4463 Marine Ave. Powell River, BC) for the second in our series of 6 CJMP fundraiser shows. $10 at the door, it all starts at 9pm. This is a 19+ show, dudes, so bring your ID.
Two of Victoria’s absolutely most devastating metal bands hit town to battle it out in Powell River, with local guests. One of the heaviest shows in PR in a long time. Support your local metal scene. Presenting…
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013 ~ 19+ doors open at 8pm; cost $10
BUDOKAN are a rock and roll band from Victoria, B.C., Canada. They play hook-filled songs with loud guitars that they want people to love and remember. They draw inspiration from all the greats but feel particularly indebted to the likes of Cheap Trick (yes, the band name is a tribute to the Trick classic ‘Live at Budokan’), the Ramones, Redd Kross, the Stones, the Buzzcocks-y’know, the greats.
Andrew Molloy plays guitar, sings and writes most of the songs (knows some chords on the piano as well but can’t make the changes all that quickly). He’s been obsessed with popular music since he bought Elton John’s ‘Caribou’ album for $1 at the age of 10. It was quite a while ago. He’s played in a number of bands over the years, most notably BUM. The band with the really stupid name existed from ’90 to ’95, put out a slew of singles, one full-length epic, a couple mini-albs and a live album and toured Spain twice to throngs of screaming (or at least chanting) fans (seriously). After the breakup of BUM, he formed the Power Failures in Vancouver with Stephen Hamm and Terry Russell (from the amazing Slow and Tankhog). After that ran out of steam, he returned to Victoria and started up Budokan with bassist Kent Bendall, original drummer John London (Mission of Christ, Pigment Vehicle) and the man to whom we’ll now turn our attention.
Craig Vishek plays guitar, sings and writes some of the songs. He saw both Boston and Kiss with make-up live so there you go. He sharpened his teeth playing in jazzcore West Coast punk band Pigment Vehicle, releasing full-length cds on the Wrong and Sudden Death labels. A tenure with Nomeansno offshoot The Show Business Giants rounded out the guitarist’s love of rock to roll, and everything in between.
Kent Bendall plays bass and sings beautifully. He was the mastermind behind the enigmatic Victoria supergroup, Pingu and writes the odd bubblegum nugget.
Graham Watson hails from the Hub City-Nanaimo, B.C.-and has been banging the hell out of the drums since he left the womb, we suspect. He moved down to Victoria in the early 90’s and joined Andrew and the rest of the BUM group in ’92 just in time to record their ‘Wanna Smash Sensation’ lp for Popllama Records. After departing the group in ’94 he joined Vancouver’s mighty Smugglers and toured the world (Canada, USA, Europe, Japan), recording a number of fine albums along the way. He also kept time in the Metronome Cowboys and the Timber Kings, among others.
The Budokan group released their inaugural 7” single on Magic Teeth Records in 2006. It’s on pink vinyl and is a thing of beauty. Now, in April 2012, they have released their long-awaited first album, Spin A Little Gold, on Northern Electric Records. It’s on dazzling 180gram gold vinyl and will be released on cd on the Japanese SP label very shortly.
Andrew Molloy singer/guitarist
Craig Vishek guitarist/singer
Graham Watson drummer
Kent Bendall bassist
Paulina Ortlieb bassist
Don Mitchinson and Zoe Ludski are the leads on this project which aims to increase CJMP’s capacity to remote-broadcast from around the community, and include voices that are not usually heard.
This fall, CJMP programmers will be able to take their shows to the streets, parks, and community places. Darleen Sundin plans to re-launch “Hidden Treasures” from her home; its a popular call-in buy and sell show that she had to give up when she could not access the new station location.
To find out more contact Don Mitchinson at: don dot mitchinson at gmail dot com
The Let’s Talk Trash team won an Honourable Mention at the National Campus and Community Radio Association awards ceremony last week!
They were one of over a hundred entries in the competition. “Let’s Talk Trash Medical Waste” was entered in the News category. We are all very proud. Thanks team!
Here’s Coco Hess’ “speech”:
“From the humble beginnings of Abby and I training with Zoe on the board and practicing vocals to the evolution of our radio script and the constant learnings on speech style, interviews, and technology, this show has certainly developed over the past two years. I am grateful for 33 shows under our belt and for the early recognition from the NCRA. What a treat and an honour to be a part of the CJMP radio community.”
Last Thursday (June 6, 2013) was the second installment of the fabulous new program On-Air Book Club at CJMP, 90.1FM in Powell River. The one-hour program has its own blog at http://onairbookclub.wordpress.com
The show airs live at 8pm on the first Thursday of the month, except July and August. It is rebroadcast in the same time slot throughout the rest of the month. If you have any suggestions for a special one-off on the third Thursdays, however, let these folks know about it at onairbookclub”at”gmail.com. The club consists of ten avid readers with diverse interests and backgrounds, who discuss works of fiction and literary non-fiction. The list of books to be covered – so you can read along and share in the lively, laughter-filled discussion– is at http://onairbookclub.wordpress.com/reading-list-1/ This summer, crack the reading list books and share in the fun!
I am happy to announce our podcast site is back thanks to me and mostly Terry Joyce! I know you are busy as of late Terry but thanks so much for getting it fixed for us!
To make the news even better, nothing has been lost unlike the main site. All the podcasts, posts, images, content are all still there. As things have changed a little, please let me or Terry know if there are any problems or broken links and such.
The link to CJMP’s Podcast site is above in the menu bar or right here written out for you: podcast.cjmp.ca As for podcasters who want to upload their podcast here is the link for doing just that written out here: podcast.cjmp.ca/uploadpodcast/ So update your bookmarks listeners and podcasters.
On behalf of CJMP, I must apologize for our downtime. This is our new site, I know it looks a little empty now, but over the next few weeks I and others will be filling it back in with more content. The Listen Live! and Contact pages I figured were the most important so I got those working first.
As to the reasons why we went down, I won’t go into great detail but I will give the gist of it. One of our members was kind enough to give us free web hosting of cjmp.ca for all this time. While he was away his web host provider decided without warning to move all his content and our site and others to a different server. Since all this was moved to a different server the ip address changes, which means cjmp.ca isn’t pointed to the correct ip address so then we went offline. So why not just change cjmp.ca to the new ip address and be done with it you ask? We discovered that even though all the files and databases were intact, the server was “misconfigured” in a bad way we didn’t know how to fix. On top of that we encountered more and more… and more problems. So then we tried to restore cjmp.ca to a different members web host server but ran into many problems trying to restore it.
So here we are now using my server, using a fresh installation of WordPress and here is me slowly bringing it all back together page by page. I’ll be bringing back support us, our programs, about us next in more or less that order first.
As for podcasts, podcasts will be permanently located at podcast.cjmp.ca the link is also on the menu bar at the top of the site under Podcasts. Now I know when you go there now its empty, but hopefully that site will rise again soon with help of Terry Joyce.
If you were a author, editor, contributor, or administrator on this site before send me a email with your desired username, email address, your desired level (listed earlier), and I will create an account for you. Your password will automatically be generated and sent to your given email and which can of course you can change later. Contact me! (Select “Webmaster” under who to contact).
Once again sorry for the downtime! If you have any questions or concerns or need info that the old site provided but its not currently up yet please contact me! (Select “Webmaster” under who to contact).