Happy New Year to supporters of CJMP 90.1 FM!
Thanks to lots of support and hard work, we had a big year in 2017!
First and foremost, there was the move of our broadcast antenna to the TELUS tower on Gallagher Hill. Special thanks to Don Mitchinson, Roger Thorn, & Jason Leane for making this happen.
Do you remember our “Can you hear us now?” campaign on August 11th? We asked our listeners to tune in and give us a call from 12 noon to midnight. For every call received, TELUS donated to the Powell River Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society. On October 24th, CJMP 90.1 FM and TELUS presented a donation in the value of $2,900 to the Powell River Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society at the Fire Hall #1 in Powell River. The donation will be used to support the Fire Department in Powell River as well as their volunteer work. Thanks to our sponsorship coordinator, Leeanne Barr, for making this happen.
The Powell River Community Radio Society had its Annual General Meeting in November, where we reported on the past year’s activities & finances, and also held elections for a new board of directors. Don Mitchinson stepped down from the board after spearheading the antenna move, so we’re down to a smaller but still mighty board of directors consisting of President Jason Leane, VP Suzan Roos, Treasurer Roger Thorn, Secretary David Parkinson, & Orientation/Volunteer Coordinator Jennye Vishek.
Now, we’re planning ahead to 2018 and we hope you’ll be there with us!
Big news! CJMP 90.1 FM is bringing back The People’s Prom!! After not holding one in 2017 we realized we had to do this again, so plans are afoot for a fab dance party to blow away the winter blahs, probably sometime in early March. Stay tuned for updates and get ready for the prom you always wish you’d had.
Jennye and Trevor-Travis have been working to support a bunch of training programmers to start up new programs. If you’re interested in being on the airwaves, you can fill out an application here, or go to our contact page and select the option for “creating a new program”.
Remember: they’re your airwaves; use ’em! Remember to check our broadcast schedule, as it does change periodically.
CJMP 90.1 FM has a wide variety of local businesses sponsoring us. Thank you to Agius Builders, Base Camp Coffee, Culaccino, Capone’s Cellar, CMG Printing, Coastal Cookery, Costa del Sol, Frenchie’s Pressure Washing & Yardwork, Grassroots Botanicals Wellness Cooperative, Magpie’s Diner, Modern Windows, Paul Mercs Concerts, Powell River Peak and Top of the Hill Solutions! These sponsors help keep our rent paid and our lights on, so please support them and thank them for being friends of community radio. Or better yet, be just like them! If you want to know more about sponsoring us, contact our Sponsorship Coordinator Leeanne Barr by going to our contact page and select the option for “sponsoring CJMP or one of its programs”.
And the board is hosting our first meet-n-greet at Strikers Bowling Alley, February 7th, for CJMP volunteers.
As always, the PRCRS board of directors meet at 5:30 PM on the second Monday of every month at CJMP. The public is welcome to attend.
Leeanne Barr is a new volunteer to CJMP and is here to help the current sponsors with renewals and to bring on new sponsors!
Leeanne is a new transplant to Powell River hailing from Vancouver. She is the human to a Chihuahua-mix named Carlos. She made the move to Powtown last September and has never looked back. “The main thing that drew me to Powell River is the sense of community. People are genuine, they support each other and take care of each other here. And everyone says hello!! I was really missing that in Vancouver.”
She’s knocking on the doors of local businesses and non-profit organizations all around Powell River so keep an eye out for her. And if you can’t wait, email her at email@example.com.
Why should you sponsor CJMP?
CJMP is a non-profit, local alternative to corporate mainstream media.
We engage, educate, entertain, challenge & provide community access to the airwaves.
- Sponsorship gets your organization’s message out to local listeners and spreads awareness of who you are and what you are all about.
- Sponsoring CJMP demonstrates your commitment to community radio which is truly the voice of the community!
- Sponsors help pay expenses to keep the station running and the signal on.
We could not survive without our sponsors side by side with our sustaining members.
sus·tain. səˈstān verb 1. strengthen or support physically or mentally. synonyms: comfort, help, assist, encourage, succor, support, give strength to, buoy up, carry, cheer up, hearten noun MUSIC 1. an effect or facility on a keyboard or electronic instrument whereby a note can be sustained after the key is released.
This November (or is it Yesvember?), Become a CJMP Sustaining Member!
CJMP and The Powell River Community Radio Society invite YOU to renew your support via a Sustaining Membership at the $10 per month rate; note that a sustaining membership can cover up to two members in the same household. Click here!
As a Sustaining Member, you can feel you are directly contributing to local independent non-profit media, and helping to maintain our programming like CJMP News and all our excellently diverse music and spoken word programs, PLUS you can help fund our proposed move to a newly wheelchair-accessible studio location, and of course help fund our broadcast tower move as well to help dramatically increase our reach to our whole region and beyond to Texada Is., Savary Is.,Lund, and Courtenay/Comox!
But this can only happen with the steady small stream of income that YOUR automatic monthly contribution can bring. For as little as a cup of coffee and a sandwich every month, you can show your L♥VE for community radio and enjoy the perks of membership.
Use PayPal, Credit or Debit cards or direct bank transfer via First Credit Union. It’s easy, and worry-free. Gift memberships are also available for this coming festive season. Just visit https://cjmp.ca/sustain for all the details or give us a shout at 604.485.0088
- Coming up…
The 2nd Annual Vinyl Flip Record Sale is on Saturday, Nov 5th @ Noon-4PM at CranHall; 50% of the $2 entry fee goes to CJMP– contact the organizers to have a table there asap. @vinylflip
- The Powell River Community Radio Society (operating CJMP) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 24th at 7PM at the Community Resource Centre. There are a few spots available on the board of directors, so if YOU are passionate about radio and have mad skills in the areas of community development, radio tech, computers, event organization, the arts and the like, why not run for election? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.