Thanks to the Remote Broadcasting Outreach Program (ReBOP) lifetime member, Darlene Sundin and her program ‘Hidden Treasures’ has been restored to the CJMP radio waves. Darlene’s buy/sell show, featuring music of the 50s and 60s, returns to CJMP twice a week and is produced right from her home.
Darlene’s Hidden Treasures had been on an unfortunate and involuntary hiatus over the past three+ years. When CJMP moved into the attic of the Bowling ally, the station became inaccessible due to stairs. Now thanks to the technology and equipment purchased with funds from this grant, along with the training developed during ReBOP, a programmer can now run their own show from home live to air with a computer, web browser, microphone and headset. Our technicians and researchers made a huge breakthrough during this project which allows us to stream live programs directly into the stations automation server without requiring a second technician at the station.
We have survived in our radio station attic for three years now, grateful for the rent deal while we struggled in our early years. We’ve been making the most of our situation with our motto “High Atop the Bowling Alley in downtown Powell River”, however accessible space is paramount for an organization to grow healthy community relationships. We believe CJMP’s space must be inclusive, safe and accessible but sadly we cannot afford it yet. At this time, CJMP is discussing funding and partnership possibilities while speaking with our lovely landlord about the ol’ space below – still home to our On-Air sign of yore. In the meantime, we can at least make the airwaves accessible to all.
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Hidden Treasures airs Thursday’s at 8am and is part of #SundayFunday on CJMP,
Sunday’s at Noon after Slack Tide
Powell River loves to Slam! Cousin Awd of 42 Fish hosts an evening of non-competitive poetry on the theme of Love, surrounded by images of rare earth magnets manipulated into beautiful geometric forms. Artist Ryan Kurylo will be at his Studio 56 opening to share his images and Joel Benson treats us to selections from his news play ‘Shrapnel’.
If you have attended any Powell River Slams previously, you know that when our local spoken word talent hits the stage they are louder then a bomb!
Friday, February 14th join us in evening of art and entertainment at the fabulous Studio 56 in Townsite to help raise funds for the Powell River Community Radio Society! The CJMP Photo Booth will be on hand as well as a cash bar, and entry is Pay What You Can. (suggested $5 minimum.)
CJMPeople ended 2013 with great happiness as we celebrated and honoured Residential School Survivors and Tla’Amin community members at our Community Listening Celebration.
The celebration took place at the Tla’Amin Gym where we aired the documentary We Are Still Here after a ceremony of singing, drumming, gifting and cedar brushing. Our documentary is part of the Resonating Reconciliation Program with the National Community Radio Association.
For information on the Tla’Amin Nation, please click here.
For more information on the Truth and Reconciliation process that Canada is currently undergoing, please look into some of our resources here.
To hear the documentary, click here.
My name is Devin Pielle. I am 22 years old and am part of Sliammon First Nation. I have a 5 month old daughter who is my little gem. I have been involved in the First Voices project in Sliammon, and am active in my culture in my community.
My name is Shelby George, I am 19 years old and I am Sliammon First Nation. I indulge myself in our culture and take pride in our traditional practices
Courtney Harrop is a freelance journalist/photographer and live broadcaster, covering social justice, politics, activism, police brutality/violence, and other news and photo worthy events. Courtney currently resides on the west coast of Canada, and when she is not out photographing and filming, she is farming, raising kids, and building community radio.
Emma Bell has been listening to community radio since discovering Sunday morning story time on Auckland University’s bFM as a small child in New Zealand. Now a reluctant adult, she has worked in commercial television, music events and live theatre in Australia and Canada, and is currently volunteer Production Manager at CJMP 90.1FM in Powell River, BC.
As a Transmedia Artist, Zoë hosts 42 Fish, a weekly radio show on CJMP 90.1 FM. She also creates sound design for theatre and video as well as writing for broadcast and stage. She has developed programs and curricula in leadership, arts education, and social justice for adults and youth. Zoe is also the Program Director at CJMP, Powell River Community Radio Society.