The Powell River Community Radio Society (PRCRS, operating CJMP 90.1 FM) are very happy to announce that as part of Powell River Community Forest Ltd (PRCF) recommendations for additional 2015 grants from the Community Forest Reserve Fund, a motion was passed on September 23, 2015 by the PRCF board of directors recommending that CJMP Powell River Community Radio be awarded $5,750 as a partial contribution towards purchase of new equipment and relocation of a new transmitter to ensure coverage for entire community.
This was the final piece of money that was requested for the Signal Strength project, and with this grant, our “Signal Boost” or “Tower Relocation” fund now has enough money
to purchase all the required equipment. The only thing left to account for is the additional $10,000 that’s estimated to come from a Telus tower rental agreement. They’ve finished the Site Analysis Study – we now have to wait for Rogers to finish one of their installs. The dream of having CJMP more easily available to the entire community is becoming a reality! If you would like to contribute toward this project, please click “donate” below to donate any amount (using PayPal, Debit or Credit card). Cheques can be made out to”
Powell River Community Radio Society,
4476C Marine Ave.
Powell River, BC
Please note that while we are a non-profit organization, we do not have charitable status, and so receipts from donations are not tax-deductible.
We’re also now set up at First Credit Union to accept Pre-Authorized Credit (automatic deductions from bank accounts). Just bring a void cheque and your photo ID to the front counter at First Credit Union in Powell River. They have forms ready to go for CJMP!
CJMP will be at two community events this weekend in Powell River. If you’re in the area, come by and say hello.
- Saturday, May 30 (12 pm-2 pm): CJMP will be providing sound at the 30th anniversary of PREP* (Powell River Employment Program) Society at Willingdon Beach. Games, prizes, music (by CJMP and programmer Roger Thorn!). Food. FREE! There is an easy trivia contest on and YOU can win a flight for 2 to Vancouver and 1 night’s stay at River Rock Resort (contest closed).
- Sunday May 31 (12pm – ?): Soap box derby Media CHALLENGE. Races start about noon on Sunday. We’ll be there with the V-Egg Racer. On Sunday May 31, the Derby kicks off with a Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Kiwanis, from 8:00 am -11:00 am at Sunset Park. Races on Lois Street, derby HQ at Sunset Park.
*”PREP acts as an umbrella organization providing administration for a wide range of community-based services and programs, such as employment, mental health, literacy, community resource, and parenting support programs.”
The Equity Committee of the National Community Radio Association has decided to air their monthly Reading Group discussions to encourage participation and to help broaden the conversation.
Each month, a member offers to host the Reading Group, proposing a selection of equity-related writing and/or audio to review. CJMP Program Director, Zoë Ludski, hosts this first experimental show today, (October 9th) at 4PM PDT.
Today’s readings are on the theme of NON-DEFENSIVE COMMUNICATION:
First, an interview on Non-Defensive Communication in this August episode of WINGS
Sue Supriano, host of Steppin’ Out of Babylon interviews Sharon Ellison, communications Counselor – website www.pndc.com
This link is to a 2 page pdf with great summery info on Non-Defensive Communication
Finally, a pdf of Ten Principals for approaching social justice issues through the arts. They are from a paper Ludski co-authored about using arts education to teach social justice issues She feels the points are useful in many work environments outside of the classroom. Whether you are working on a documentary, a marathon, an episode, or just thinking about our work in the station, these ten points are good reminders of things to keep in mind or ask yourself throughout the work.
We hope you will join in our discussion today and next month!