Archive | August, 2016

CJMP at Blackberry Street Party


Photo: Aaron White

CJMP is proud to have been part of this year’s Blackberry Street Party, Marine Avenue’s biggest festival. With music, food, dancing and more, the festival drew in locals and tourists to celebrate together and showcase Powell River’s culture, arts, businesses and non-profits. CJMP set up their live radio station at the south end of the festival, channeling the airwaves coming live from the studio and playing them out onto the street. Many thanks to Bad Karen (Every Day is Like Sunday), DJ Kamandi (Cowbell Radio), and DJ TripleDub (Pow!Town Get Down) for their awesome shows which we got to blast onto the street, as well as a big thank-you to everyone who helped set up, staff the booth and take down. Good times were had by all!

Featured: our high-tech equipment for playing radio over our huge speakers and modern sound system: an old Sony Walkman





Events Horizon

Our Up-Coming Events (please email if you would like to volunteer some of your time to CJMP for any of these below! We can certainly use the help!)

firstcuPosterFRIDAY AUGUST 5 @ 11AM-3PM – First Credit Union 4721 Joyce Ave.
CJMP Sustaining Membership Drive at the First Credit Union

CJMP will be on site for “Jeans Day” at First Credit Union to help you become a sustaining member — small automatic deductions of $5 or more per month help us keep the lights ON and the signal STRONG at CJMP. You can become a sustaining member today at

pridephotoSATURDAY AUGUST 6 @ NOON-7PM – Willingdon Beach Park
proceeds to go to CJMP’s “Top the Tower” campaign. Donate also at


MOVIEUNDERSTARSTUESDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 9:15PM START – Larry Gouthro Park (at Manson & Barnet)

(arrive early to get a great spot)
First Credit Union presents “Movie Under the Stars” with CJMP at concession table as fundraiser for Top the Tower Campaign! This is a FREE event
Donate to tower fund at



SUNDAY AUGUST 14 @ 11AM-3PM – First Credit Union Parking lot 4721 Joyce Ave.
CJMP BENEFIT CAR WASH: Powell River’s own amazing firefighters will wash your car – PROCEEDS TO “TOP THE TOWER CAMPAIGN”!




blackberryFRIDAY, AUGUST 19 @ 5:30PM-9PM – Marine Avenue just below the bowling alley
Celebrate the POWELL RIVER BLACKBERRY STREET FESTIVAL with CJMP’s DJs (to be confirmed) Bad Karen, Kamandi, and Triple-Dub LIVE under the sun and stars. Imagine…

POST A NEW COMMENT READ THE ARTICLE Sustain Campaign July 15 – August15

The Sustain Campaign July 15 – August15

sustainstrings (1)CJMP 90.1 FM is excited to announce the Summer 2014 Sustain Campaign Membership Drive! The CJMP Sustain Campaign will run for one month from July 15th through August 15th culminating with the “CJMP Masquerade Contest” at Powell River’s 2014 Blackberry Festival.

CJMP only needs $500 of guaranteed income to meet our monthly costs. By joining the Sustain Campaign, your monthly donation of $10 (or more) ensures that we can focus on more groundbreaking alternative media education and opportunities for our community rather than the basics.

What are “sustaining memberships”?

Sustaining members donate a chosen monthly amount which automatically comes from their bank (via Interac transactions), charged to their credit card, or coming from their PayPal or debit account automatically. You can become a “sustainer” of CJMP for as little as $10 a month. Check out our PayPal drop menu for other options.

Want to help for the Blackberry Fest?

The CJMP Masquerade Contest is being coordinated by long-time volunteer and host of the Latin Hour, Lola. (Monday’s at 2PM) You might know her as Dolores De La Torre, who volunteered to organize this years party! She hopes CJMP can bring more life and colour to our end of the street festival!

CJMP’s new Membership Outreach Coordinator, Tara Thurber is excited, “We’re looking forward to launching our “CJMPortal” box where people can have their community message recorded on the street and send it out to the listening world via CJMP. We’ll be looking for volunteers to help us run the band stage, operate the CJMP Photo Booth, help out with sound and of course help with the Masquerade! The more of us involved, the more fun this will all be so don’t hold back, join your community-radio community for this event!”

Contact Tara to contribute time, energy and ideas to CJMP! She can be reached at, 604-483-1712 or “Tara Thurber” on Facebook.

CJMP Sustain Campaign July 15-Aug 15 Janet says: 'It takes many voices to raise a Community”

CJMP Sustain Campaign
July 15-Aug 15
Janet says: ‘It takes many voices to raise a Community”

Meghan says "I support CJMP because it's the most local and immediate way to support independent media - an endangered species!"

Meghan says “I support CJMP because it’s the most local and immediate way to support independent media – an endangered species!”