Archive | February, 2020

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!


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.


become a sustaining member!

become a sustainer for just $10 a month! help us pay the rent and the internet and the socan and the other things that we have to pay to keep the lights on and the signal lit.

CJMP’s sustaining members are the heroes we rely on to pay the bills & stay awesome. Sustaining monthly payments break down like this:

  • $5/mo – Supporter
  • $10/mo – Sustainer
  • $15/mo – Defender
  • $20/mo – Backer
  • $25/mo – Champion
  • and so on – we can think of many more titles for you. 🙂

Every little bit helps. We can’t thank you enough!

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