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.


Events Horizon

Our Up-Coming Events (please email stationmanager@cjmp.ca if you would like to volunteer some of your time to CJMP for any of these below! We can certainly use the help!)

firstcuPosterFRIDAY AUGUST 5 @ 11AM-3PM – First Credit Union 4721 Joyce Ave.
CJMP Sustaining Membership Drive at the First Credit Union

CJMP will be on site for “Jeans Day” at First Credit Union to help you become a sustaining member — small automatic deductions of $5 or more per month help us keep the lights ON and the signal STRONG at CJMP. You can become a sustaining member today at www.cjmp.ca/sustain

pridephotoSATURDAY AUGUST 6 @ NOON-7PM – Willingdon Beach Park
proceeds to go to CJMP’s “Top the Tower” campaign. Donate also at cjmp.ca/15k


MOVIEUNDERSTARSTUESDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 9:15PM START – Larry Gouthro Park (at Manson & Barnet)

(arrive early to get a great spot)
First Credit Union presents “Movie Under the Stars” with CJMP at concession table as fundraiser for Top the Tower Campaign! This is a FREE event
Donate to tower fund at cjmp.ca/15k



SUNDAY AUGUST 14 @ 11AM-3PM – First Credit Union Parking lot 4721 Joyce Ave.
CJMP BENEFIT CAR WASH: Powell River’s own amazing firefighters will wash your car – PROCEEDS TO “TOP THE TOWER CAMPAIGN”!




blackberryFRIDAY, AUGUST 19 @ 5:30PM-9PM – Marine Avenue just below the bowling alley
Celebrate the POWELL RIVER BLACKBERRY STREET FESTIVAL with CJMP’s DJs (to be confirmed) Bad Karen, Kamandi, and Triple-Dub LIVE under the sun and stars. Imagine…

The Tony Colton Show Starring Nicholas Simons Starts Wed June 15 @ 7PM

The Tony Colton Show Starring Nicholas Simons Starts Wed June 15 @ 7PM

The Tony Colton Show Starring Nicholas Simons is an hour-long show where politics finally meets ornithology, opera, water conservation and tips for good posture. We’ll play music, interview interesting guests and really talk about the weather. Join us on what we hope to be a regular and timeless journey.
The Tony Colton Show Starring Nicholas Simons Wednesday nights at 7:00.
Radio, that lets you do the dishes.

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