Getting with the Programming

Getting with the Programming


Jennye Vishek: CJMP’s New Music Director

AS part of CJMP’s continued revamping and refining of our operations, we have begun the important process of defining specific tasks and job titles for members beyond the team leadership roles. Our first official announcement comes today with Jennye Vishek’s graciously accepting to take on the job of CJMP Music Director on a volunteer basis. Jennye has served as the Team Leader of the Programming Working Group, pointing the way to our up-and-coming schedule. Being a volunteer, Jennye will be addressing only certain aspects of the official job description (see below). Essentially, the Program Director will lead the programming team and be the go-to person for all programming-related matters (e.g. accepting programs, referring programming policy to the Policy Team and to the Board, receiving CD’s, outreach to record labels, reviewing the musical styles we’ll be covering, making sure we meet our CRTC quotas, etc.) Jennye Vishek and her family moved to Powell River in the fall of 2009 and wasted no time in joining the community. Jennye is a founding member of an all girl band and is the Director of a punk rock choir, She promotes all-ages live band/dj events and is an active member of CJMP’s Programming Committee. Contact Jennye at

Position Description
The Music Director of a radio station is responsible for selecting music for specific programs aired on the station. The individual works closely with the program director. In certain stations, the Music Director is also the program director. The Music Director might also have his or her own show, working as a disc jockey.

The Music Director’s duties vary depending on what type of format is being used by the station and the duties of the program director.

Music Directors assist the Program Director in most music-oriented activities. The individual helps the Program Director research the market, determine the kind of audience the station plays to, learn what the people want to hear, and get a feel for station listeners’ likes and dislikes.

Prom Night Flashback

Prom Night Flashback

By Nola Poirier-

ON the windswept eve of February 12, CJMP held its inaugural Peoples’ Prom – a night of games, dancing, gender bending and pink champagne designed to motivate our members and friends to let their hair down – or backcomb it big – while we celebrated our community radio revival and created the party every prom should be.

The festivities included a romance inspiring Photo Booth, a much visited Hair Dos and Don’ts table, and the always popular Spin the Bottle, in which participants won raffle tickets they could enter into one of two draws: for Prom Queen or for Prom King.

At midnight we drew names and crowned our very own CJMP President, Aron Strumecki, as our lovely new Prom Queen and the truly lovely Kara Palangio as our Prom King. We look forward to having these new dignitaries perform ribbon cuttings and antennae raisings and, of course, lead our crew in next year’s Santa Claus parade.

Other highlights of the night included: the kick butt DJ’s “Hanging Chad” and Neil who had the dance floor packed from the time the doors opened until long after they were supposed to be closed, the brief but welcome attendance of astounding storyteller Ivan Coyote (see image below), and the generosity and talent of everyone (you know who you are) who helped out.

Only 362 sleeps until we do it all again next year, even bigger and better. And who knows… the next Prom King or Queen could be you.

Check out our Facebook Page gallery for more pics!


People’s Prom! Sat Feb 12 @ 8 PM: Club Bon Accueil 5110 Manson

People’s Prom! Sat Feb 12 @ 8 PM: Club Bon Accueil 5110 Manson

promIt’s the People’s Prom this coming Saturday, Feb 12. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie or find someone new! Loads of fun things to do, too. Cash bar, games, prizes, DJs Kamandi and Chad Musfelt, projections by Claudia Medina, raffle for King/Queen (or King /King or Queen/Queen, as the case may be), hairdos, spin-the-bottle/wheel. Safe rides home… It’s an all-ages extravaganza Powell River has never seen.

Volunteers still needed! Check out our volunteer needs here.

Dress up! It’s only $5 at the door.

This event is CJMP’s public gathering for February, and it’ll be a blast. The best night of your life! Take it from these guys below.


(Posters by Meghan Hildebrand)

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