Time to Listen to the Earth

Third Annual Wetland Project

CJMP90.1FM is proud to take part in the upcoming Wetland Project on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019

Turn on the radio and turn up the volume on the call for climate action! The third annual Wetland Project slow radio broadcast connects you to the 24-hour circadian rhythm of the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh in traditional W̱SÁNEĆ territory, Saturna Island, British Columbia.

Tune into CJMP90.1FM or stream the 24-hour soundscape online at CJMP.ca in sync with your local time, from anywhere in the world. Tweet @wetlandproject to add your voice to the interactive online stream.

The beautiful and complex soundscape, broadcast in real time, exposes interconnections between the creatures in the marsh and listeners in their homes, vehicles and workplaces as they go about their everyday activities. Created and produced by artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings, the broadcast promotes environmental awareness and reflexivity, which turns the simple act of listening to the radio into a powerful act of collective protest.

Commenting on the Wetland Project, environmental activist David Suzuki reminds us that, “In cities, we are increasingly isolated from the natural world on which we, as animals, remain utterly dependent for our health and wellbeing. Listening to nature is a necessary part of acknowledging the world around us.”

The Wetland Project pays homage to the World Soundscape Project (WSP), founded by Canadian writer and composer R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University in the late 1960s. WSP members initiated the discipline of Acoustic Ecology by studying, through active listening, the relationship between humans and their environment.

Listener feedback from the 2017 and 2018 broadcasts was overwhelming and enthusiastic.

The Wetland Project is a beautiful, quietly amazing work of micro-post-geographical art that allows us to be wherever we are and somewhere wonderfully natural and real, simultaneously. It’s an experience I wish everyone could have, and I wish there were more experiences like it. — William Gibson


volunteers – we wouldn’t be here without them

Canada’s National Volunteer Week takes place April 7-13 to celebrate the nation’s 12.7 million volunteers. I’m not sure how they got this number but living in Powell River has made me think that this number might be even higher.

So many people give their time and energy to organizations asking for nothing in return. I see it everywhere in Powell River. They do it because it makes them feel good! OK, so maybe they want the event t-shirt but they will wear it with the pride of a volunteer!

Volunteers organize people, they organize events, they bake things and they make things! Sometimes people volunteer because they have the expertise and want to share it. Sometimes they’re retired from their 9-5 and still want to make a contribution. Sometimes they recognize a need and fulfill it.  

CJMP90.1FM is run by volunteers. Everytime you hear some great music or discussion or hear a wicked podcast or the Tla’amin Word of the Day coming across our airwaves know that it takes about 30 volunteers to make it work.

So, take your hats off to all volunteers everywhere!!!

CJMP90.1FM needs volunteers! Visit cjmp (dot) ca (slash) volunteer!


The People’s Prom: Wedding Crashers

CJMP is thrilled to bring back the People’s Prom. This is a dance party fundraiser for Powell River’s community radio station. All proceeds from this volunteer-run event will go to the station to help keep the lights on and the signal lit.

But this year, something’s different.

You are NOT cordially invited to attend this year’s People’s Prom, but you are going to come anyways. The theme this year is ‘Wedding Crashers – Invited or not, you are going to this wedding!’

Prom will be one big wedding reception (without the dinner). Theme colours are ‘sea foam’ and ‘dusty rose’ so dress to impress! Fun wedding attire appreciated! You wanna be the bride and groom? Go right ahead! Do you have an old Bridesmaid dress you are dying to wear again to get your moneys’ worth? Wear it!!! Maybe you want to be a guest! What would you wear to crash a wedding that you weren’t invited to? Do your worst!

And, as always, this is the People’s Prom so you are welcome to come as you are. We just want to see you! It’s been a year, for heaven’s sake!! You don’t need a fancy dress to do the chicken dance! Come on!!!

$10 to get in. McKinney’s is slinging the drinks. There will be a 50/50, a photo booth and special treats so get ready to flash your cash! This is a fundraiser, after all!

What you need to know:

    Where: McKinney’s Vintage Pub in Townsite
    When: 8:00pm to 1:00am
    Cover: $10
    Brooks Dry Grad Safe Rides available on site to get you home

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