|A breath of fresh air in our self-isolation
Tune into the 4th annual Wetland Project Slow Radio Broadcast and turn the simple act of listening to the radio into a powerful act of collective protest for climate action and a healthier planet.
|Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Vancouver, BC: CITR 101.9 FM
Worldwide Internet Stream: wetlandproject.com/stream
|Since Earth Day 2019 the news continues bleak: fires, floods, extinction, pandemic! It’s important to keep informed but at times the chatter is completely overwhelming. It’s time to pause. It’s time to reflect on what’s at stake. Multidisciplinary artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings invite you to tune into the Earth by taking part in the annual Wetland Project Slow Radio Broadcast.
Connect to the 24-hour circadian rhythm of the endangered ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh located in the traditional and unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations (Saturna Island, British Columbia). The beautiful and complex environmental soundscape, featuring birds, frogs, airplanes and more, engages with you in real time throughout the day. The immersive quality of the slow radio broadcast promotes heightened awareness of the natural environment, which turns the simple act of listening to the radio into a powerful act of collective protest for climate action.
“I love this!” … “an auditory gem” … “absolutely amazing radio” … “Such a lovely counterpoint to the usual keystone cops media!” … “so very enlivening” “What is it that makes this so calming and inspiring?” … “Been some time since I’ve come across something that has captivated me in the way this has” … “left me with a nice feeling all day” … “best radio I have heard in a long time” … “listened all day and loved it all” … “Such a lovely gift. Thank you, thank you!” read more
CJMP90.1FM is still on the air!!!
However, the Powell River Community Radio Society (PRCRS) has determined that in the best interest of its volunteers and the community the station will no longer be open to all volunteers and, therefore, live programming at the station will no longer take place. This is a temporary measure during this crisis.
We have loads of great programming so make sure you continue to listen in at 90.1 on the FM dial or online at cjmp.ca/listen where you can find our program schedule. We are offering remote broadcast to our programmers and if they can create shows at home we will load them into their time slots. Stay tuned to see how creative this group of programmers can get!
LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP
All local business sponsor promos are still playing has promised – nothing has changed. We thank you for your continued support in keeping the lights on and the signal lit. We can still create sponsor promos as needed. Find out more about sponsoring CJMP90.1FM at cjmp.ca/sponsor. Now, more than ever, we need your support.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
All community PSAs are still playing as promised. If you have a PSA that you need to get out to the community please go to cjmp.ca/psa.
We want to send a special thank you to our sustaining members who have supported us for so many years. We realize these are difficult times and we know you may be looking at your membership as a way to save some much needed money. We hope you will stay with us, even by just reducing instead of cancelling, but we understand the extraordinary circumstances of the times. We too are going through the same process right now.
If this is the time you would like to become a sustaining member to help us with our monthly operating costs find out more at cjmp.ca/sustain.
If by some chance you are one of the lucky ones that hasn’t been laid off or had severe income restrictions imposed, please consider a one-time donation to get CJMP past this pandemic. You can do this at cjmp.ca/donate.
Thank you and stay safe.
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!