CJMP90.1FM COVID-19 Response

Dear, Listeners,

CJMP90.1FM is still on the air!!!

However, the Powell River Community Radio Society (PRCRS) has determined that in the best interest of its volunteers and the community the station will no longer be open to all volunteers and, therefore, live programming at the station will no longer take place. This is a temporary measure during this crisis.

We have loads of great programming so make sure you continue to listen in at 90.1 on the FM dial or online at cjmp.ca/listen where you can find our program schedule. We are offering remote broadcast to our programmers and if they can create shows at home we will load them into their time slots. Stay tuned to see how creative this group of programmers can get!

LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP

All local business sponsor promos are still playing has promised – nothing has changed. We thank you for your continued support in keeping the lights on and the signal lit. We can still create sponsor promos as needed. Find out more about sponsoring CJMP90.1FM at cjmp.ca/sponsor. Now, more than ever, we need your support.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

All community PSAs are still playing as promised. If you have a PSA that you need to get out to the community please go to cjmp.ca/psa.

SUSTAINING MEMBERS

We want to send a special thank you to our sustaining members who have supported us for so many years. We realize these are difficult times and we know you may be looking at your membership as a way to save some much needed money. We hope you will stay with us, even by just reducing instead of cancelling, but we understand the extraordinary circumstances of the times. We too are going through the same process right now.

If this is the time you would like to become a sustaining member to help us with our monthly operating costs find out more at cjmp.ca/sustain.

DONATIONS  

If by some chance you are one of the lucky ones that hasn’t been laid off or had severe income restrictions imposed, please consider a one-time donation to get CJMP past this pandemic. You can do this at cjmp.ca/donate.

Thank you and stay safe.

PRCRS

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Annual General Meeting – March 3rd at Strikers Bowling Alley!

The Annual General Meeting of the Powell River Community Radio Society will take place at 5:30pm on March 3rd at Strikers Bowling Alley. Anyone can attend!

Come find out what your community radio station has been up to for the past year!! You can meet the board and other volunteers and ask about what it’s like to be involved with CJMP90.1FM. We’re a great bunch of humans. 🙂

See you there!

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A Win for CJMP!

CJMP90.1FM applied for and successfully secured a Community Gaming Grant to enhance our current emergency broadcasting capability!! Of the $50,500 in funding earmarked for four non-profit organizations in Powell River, the Powell River Radio Community Society received $10,800.

This will cover a portion of our operating costs specific to our Emergency Broadcast Services Program in order to guarantee uptime during extended power outages for the next year. We are also adding remote broadcasting access to our FM signal for emergency personnel. 

Since 2016, this program has offered automated emergency messaging to the local Powell River municipality. In 2017, we increased our transmitter power and signal strength (remember our ‘Top the Tower’ campaign?) to extend FM coverage and the Emergency Broadcast Services Program to the whole of Powell River and surrounding areas.

Running in the background, the Emergency Broadcast Services Program offers an automated way to interrupt and bypass local programming with a warning signal followed by the actual emergency message specific to our broadcast area, repeated multiple times.

With the station’s in-studio soundboard and microphones, CJMP programmers can manually interrupt a scheduled broadcast to communicate follow-up messages or directions to the public in times of major local emergencies.

The Emergency Broadcasting Services Program benefits the whole municipality of Powell River, the qathet Regional District and the local Tla’amin First Nation. The population of the program’s coverage is nearing 20,000 people.

To find out more please contact Don Mitchinson don(dot)mitchinson(at)gmail(dot)com.

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