Happy New Year to All of CJMP’s Volunteers, Supporters and Listeners!
Thanks to a lot of dedicated volunteers, CJMP grew it’s local-live programming in 2018.
2018 in review…
Last year CJMP received 12 Show Applications. From those applications, 10 new local spoken word/music shows were added to our community’s radio station air waves!
In 2018 we welcomed 12 new programmers and their original, local shows:
- Nabob – Feeding Time
- Lando – Off the Shelf
- Babs – Babs’ Company
- Cindy – Get Interviewed!
- DJ JPD – Rarified Transmissions
- Heather – The Town Verse
- Tyler (and Ben) & Austin – Juicy Tunes
- Kenny Vesterfelt – Talk, Listen and Laugh with DJ Kenny
- DJ SaVan – Pop Off!
- Elizabeth – US of Eh? with DJ Zed
CJMP starts off 2019 with 19 shows providing over 24 hours a week of local live and local pre-recorded programming! Check out our broadcast schedule for show days and times.
CJMP’s newest addition to our local live lineup, Darklight Radio, premiered Saturday, January 19th. Tune in every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 8 to 8:30pm.
CJMP has one Training Programmer starting off the new year with 2 hours of live-on-air- training each week. Tune in as DJ Tony P perfects his DJ skills for his upcoming show, Crowd Control. Tony P can be heard Mondays 6pm to 8pm.
Many thanks and gratitude to all the active CJMP Volunteers that put in hours of effort in the studio and behind the scenes each month!
After all, we are 100% volunteer run.
Want to be a part of CJMP’s future programming?
If you have a radio show idea and you’d like to talk to someone about getting it on the air you can fill out an application here.
If you’re interested in talking to someone about what’s involved in volunteering as an engineer / producer for a radio show, go to our contact page and select “creating a new radio program”.
Hello CJMP listeners, programmers, and community radio enthusiasts. The end of October is here and we want to give you a heads up on some of the upcoming events happening here during the month of November at CJMP 90.1 FM.
Tune in November 1st at 10 am for our first airing of Rad Docs. Rad Docs is CJMP’s new radio documentary show in which short 2 minute to 1 hour documentaries produced or discovered by our community will be aired. Tomorrow’s first documentary is Library Is Heart Of Community which was produced by the Powell River Public Library’s Radio 101 Camp.
CJMP will be having a Fund Drive! The Fund Drive will take place on the airwaves November 13th to November 20th. Help us thrive and become a sustaining member of CJMP! Stay tuned for more details.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Powell River Community Radio Society will take place at 7:00 PM on Monday November 20, 2017, at the Community Resource Centre (4752 Joyce Ave.) in Powell River. CJMP will be reporting on a busy year and we would love to see you there!
Many new changes to the schedule and more events will emerge as the month continues so keep checking in with our blog, subscribe to our newsletter and most importantly, keep rocking out to CJMP 90.1 FM!
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.
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.