Archive | January, 2017

Our Sustaining Members Speak Up!

QUESTION: WHY ARE YOU A SUSTAINING MEMBER OF CJMP? (join up as a Sustaining Member now!)

Bad Karen (pictured at left): “I am a sustaining member because I believe community radio is an important part of life in a small town.”

Susan Hainstock: “I believe in community radio and in our PR community generally. It is hard to support every good cause and as a pensioner I have to choose very carefully how I spend my charitable money. Community radio is one of my choices within this great town.”

Daniel Rajala: “The reasons I have for being to a sustaining member is I like to help to keep free, independent radio going; hear programs that are about Powell River. I hang out at the radio station, do a show, use the internet and telephone and like to help to pay the bills.”

DJ Triple Dub: “I’ve been a sustaining member of CJMP from the day we started selling memberships, but really came to understand how critical regular monthly income is during my three years on the Board of Directors. The annual memberships at $10, although highly indicative of one’s support for local independent broadcast media, are quite puny, to be frank, and hardly help CJMP with operating expenses. We are like your loyal pet, we are better nourished and offer more companionship with feedings at regular intervals, rather than once annually.”

Dolores de la Torre (pictured at left): “I have become a sustaining member because I believe in community involvement and unity, a radio station of our own is a great privilege. It has countless benefits which we can all help sustain.”

John Speakman: “I chose to become a sustaining member for two reasons:
1) the community it creates and
2) radio waves go on forever (almost) and I want to be more like radio waves.”

Kaia Sherritt: “It gives everyone in our community the opportunity to have a voice. There’s a diverse array of shows and personalities. Great music, informative conversations, and a good way to keep up on what’s happening locally.”

Sherry Pooley: “I have grown up listening to commercial radio and all that it has to offer. But Community radio stations are what I have been tuning to for the last few years. I love to listen to indie music and new Canadian artists who are trying to get their music heard. Community radio can offer that alternative without having to give in to what is commercially more acceptable. If my 30 cents a day can help, then I consider that cheap entertainment for what I want to listen to. Way less than a cup of coffee, even at Timmies! Keep up the good work CJMP!”

Giovanni Spezzacatena: “I first came into contact with Community/Campus radio in Montreal (CKUT). I was amazed at the freedom the DJs had to play a range of musical styles and present ideas (International music, Punk, Goth, Death Metal, even the Smiths – that commercial radio did not play at all – and songs with swearing! ♥). Diversity reigns on Community Radio. And while I didn’t necessarily like everything I heard on Campus Radio, it was always challenging and gave voice to young people and non-corporate ideas that I was yearning to hear reflected. I was not alone in the top-40 desert in the suburbs! I believe that Community Radio in a small town is many times more important as there are naturally fewer local avenues for self-expression and conversation than in larger population centers with more vibrant social/educational institutions and better-funded arts and culture. Yes, we have the internet now, but radio is accessible and what a thrill to actually be able to voice local concerns, play music we’d like to hear on the radio in real time. Sustaining Memberships are a no-brainer. Super-cheap , and ALL the money goes to making great radio happen. CJMP is proudly non-profit and independent.  [Giovanni has been a member of CJMP since 2009,was a Board Member of PRCRS , and is employed part-time with CJMP as a Community Engagement/Producer until March 2017 + he is volunteer host of 1000 Tiny Magnets]

Many thanks to PRCR Secretary David Parkinson who got this blog post rolling with a call to Sustaining Members to pipe up!

Also many, many thanks to the ‘Sustainers’ mentioned above (there are 50 of them in all, folks!) who took the time to write us these fabulous reasons to sustain).

(join up as a Sustaining Member now!)

Gift Memberships NOW Available!

Gift Memberships NOW Available!

A CJMP Gift Membership means no garbage!

Buy someone an Annual or Sustaining CJMP Membership and send them one of our locally-designed CJMP eCards!

Does the thought of unnecessary gifts filling up our landfills keep you up at night?  Want to give someone special something truly local, affordable and garbage free?  Consider an Annual or Sustaining CJMP Membership as a gift starting at only $10 for the whole year and send them one of our CJMP Gift eCards designed by local artists!

Your special someone will know that you care about them as well as their local arts, news and culture and even the garbage in the landfills!

CJMP Gift Memberships – A truly Sustainable way to say you really care !

Here are just some thumbnail samples of our many ecards (more added all the time– submit your own image too via, offered as Annual or Sustaining Memberships.

















Please fill your own contact info followed by your CJMP gift recipients, then you can select which eCard to send

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Option #1

Click Below to purchase an Annual Gift Membership (1 year for $10)

Once we have processed your purchase, you will be taken to a page that allows you to select and send an artist-designed e-card with your own holiday/special occasion message!

After you’ve completed your transaction, you can pick an e-card for a one-year card selection here.

Option #2

Click Below to purchase a self-renewing sustaining gift membership (minimum $5/month ongoing donation — you can unsubscribe at any time)

Giftee’s name

After you’ve completed your transaction, you can pick an e-card for your Sustaining gift membership here.

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!”