Wrapping up Radiometres

“Doc & Bowl”: Feb 24, 2017 Listening Party for CJMP at Westview Bowling and Billiards

Around 25 audiophiles attended Powell River’s possibly first-ever Listening Party at Strikers Pub/Westview Bowling and Billiards last night, where 5 short audio documentaries were played, two of which had never aired on CJMP. The docs were produced through a CRFC Radiometres grant received by CJMP in 2016. All five producers [Janet May, Zoë Ludski, Ionanthan Waisgluss (Ioni Wais), Sandra Lopez, and Giovanni Spezzacatena (rabideye)] were in attendance at the event that was held with the financial support from a grant awarded by The Powell River Council for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

The surprisingly intimate gathering (seeing as it was held in a bowling alley) listened attentively, some with eyes shut, while the short documentaries played. The audience did not hold back on reactions to the material, providing a new an interesting way to deliver audio docs: in a live setting and with the producers present. A brief q&a period followed, where some audience members pointed out how inspired they were by the unique the multi-faceted docs, two of which prominently featured the T’a’amin Nation, and all of which really got to a very specific sense of “place”.

Many kudos to former CJMP News Director Carrie Swiggum who planned the event, acted as emcee, and who provided direction and assistance in the production of the docs.

This event also marked the close of the Radiometres grant period, that helped fund three part-time staff members [Carrie Swiggum (News Director), Mel Edgar (Station Manager) for 20 hours per week and Giovanni Spezzacatena (Community Engagement/Producer) for 8 hours per week], who were also joined in the summer of 2016 by intern Ioni Wais at 20 hours per week. The grant helped produce 7 months of weekly 1-hour CJMP News programs, two major fundraisers (Top the Tower and the Fall Membership Drive), CJMP presence at loads of public events (Canada Day, The 2016 People’s Prom, Movie Under the Stars, Blackberry Fest, and many more), community engagement via these events, monthly e-newsletters, maintaining of the CJMP events calendar, the production of a dozen PSAs for community organizations as well as internal promos and graphics, a serious uptick in new programming with 7 new programs, and the documentaries screened on February 24th.

This good work would not have been possible without the dedication, hard work and attention paid by the volunteer board that operates CJMP, the Board of Directors of The Powell River Community Radio Society.

To listen to the audio documentaries produced, visit http://cjmp.ca/radiometers-2016-radio-documentaries/ for links.

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PAID CONTRACTS at CJMP 90.1 FM!

PAID CONTRACTS at CJMP 90.1 FM!

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Notice to all lovers and listeners of Powell River Community Public Radio: paid contracts available at CJMP!

Five contracts are available to the individuals in the community. Each $100 contract is for the creation of five radio pieces (15-30 seconds each) around the theme “Sounds Like Powell River.”

Applicants are eligible to apply for as many as two contracts…so if you have 10 ideas we’d be happy to hear them.

CJMP wants to hear YOUR IDEAS for uniquely Powell River sounds for:

● Station Id’s — How the station identifies itself (eg. “You are listening to  CJMP 90(point)1 FM!”)

● and/or community-minded Public Service Announcements — in the realm of (but not limited to) things like road/bike/swimming safety, pointers on best swimming holes, tips on what to do in Powell River when waiting for the ferry…

TO APPLY

Send your written ideas for FIVE Station ID’s and/or community-minded Public Service Announcements with a “Sounds Like Powell River” theme to us here at the station at stationmanager@cjmp.ca.

About the Program

Funding for “Sounds Like Powell River” was provided to the Powell River Community Radio Society through a grant in aid from the City of Powell River. Funds provided to help locally based non-profit groups and organizations improve the economic, cultural and civic well-being of the community.

Deadline for Applications : Monday, August 15, 2016

Note: These are paid, contract positions

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