Can you hear our Fund Drive? We hope so!

Fund Drive starts today!

The CJMP 90.1 fund drive will be running on the airwaves THIS WEEK from Monday, November 13th until Monday, November 20th. The goal of our fund drive is to increase sustaining membership! Our sustaining members help us pay for expenses related to the station such as our rent, utilities, buy and upgrade equipment and much more!

That’s why, if you become a sustaining member by nov 30 OR are a current sustaining member , YOU will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Zeal Sunglasses from Sunshine Coast Eyewear. Prize draw date is December 1st.

To become a sustaining member, please visit our website at https://cjmp.ca/sustain/

Tune in to 90.1 this week and listen to our programers tell you all of the reasons why community radio is great for Powell River and our community!

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Come have a SCARY good time with CJMP at The Haunted Ball 2017 on October 28th!!

For the 5th year in a row CJMP90.1FM will be running the photo booth at The Haunted Ball. Drop by, get your photo taken and donate to Powell River Community Radio. The Photo Booth will be running from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Photos are a minimum $5 donation.

The Haunted Ball 2017 is brought to you by the Vale Society and will take place at Dwight Hall on Saturday, October 28th. Live music, DJ’s and art installations are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit! This year’s live music and DJ lineup includes; PromHeart, The Tailor, Nightingale, SimonSayz, and Trevor Refix! Other activities include showcased art, costume prizes, free snacks, and spooky decor!

Check out the event’s facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/events/117859998915386/

Get your advanced tickets for $20 at Base Camp and River City Coffee. Tickets will be $25 dollars at the door. This event is 19+.

Come on out and support not only CJMP community radio but also The Vale Society and our local community here in Powell River!

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The Sounds of Silence

Ginny – CJMP’s never-one-to-complain assistant in all tower endeavors

By Don Mitchinson
As many have you have heard – or better put – not been able to hear, our aging transmitter had been showing the croak in its voice for the last two weeks, until it uttered its last words last week. The timing couldn’t have been much worse, as we were in the final stages of testing our new antenna on Gallagher Hill.

Even though we’re close, ooh so close, to finally getting a better signal, all you hear now is the silence of a turned off transmitter. It’s been a couple years work to get this far, so we’re hoping you stick with us for just a while longer.

The antenna has been mounted on Gallagher Hill. We’ve received official approval. And finally, a new transmitter is on its way. We are planning a celebration for this event whenever it happens. Stay tuned to Facebook and the website for updates – and when it does happen, let us know if it’s made a difference in your listening locations.

We hoped we’d beat the BC Ferries schedule with the new ferry running between Comox and Powell River, but it looks like they might just win that race by a hair.

Your patience and unending support is appreciated.
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NEWCOMERS SOCIAL
CJMP will be at the Newcomers Social at Dwight Hall tomorrow night (Tuesday May 16) from 6-9pm, so make a point of dropping by and seeing us. Ask about our new shows and our survival plans for the future. You can always volunteer to take a more active role in that lifeline support. We have had some amazing staff and continue to rely on the work of dedicated volunteers, especially in times like the year ahead of us, when we don’t have a grant to pay staff.

CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS
Because of the immense support we’ve received from the community (Cranberry Hall, Regional District, Community Forest), donations from the Top The Tower campaign, significant reductions in Telus fees, reduced installation charges from TriLinks communications, we have enough in our Tower Fund to cover the equipment and installation, as well as monthly tower rental charges for the next year.

Unfortunately the failed transmitter was not part of our budget. We have enough to pay for it by combining funds from our Contingency and Sponsorship Funds, but if you’d like to help out, we’d certainly accept donations or sustaining memberships with grateful thanks.

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