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NCRC38 Update

We wanted to share with you some important updates for the National Community Radio Conference that is scheduled for June 4th, 5th, and 6th at Ryerson University. The NCRC38 is being co-hosted by the incredible team over at CJRU-AM. We have the Welcome party on the evening of the 3rd, and don't miss the Gala and the awards ceremony!

Press Release - Campus Radio Stations & Student Newspapers Demand reversal on Ford’s fee policy

-March 5, 2019- Campus radio stations and newspapers may have to shut off the radio and turn off the printing presses if Ford’s proposal to change student funding goes ahead without amendment. 

Campus radio stations across Ontario have jointly issued an urgent appeal after the release last month of the provincial Conservative policy to decimate student funding for campus activities. The policy, ironically named the Student Choice Initiative,  will reverse democratic student referendums wherein students voted to fund services on campus- including newspapers and radio...[Click for more] 

NCRC38: Early Bird Registration! (Toronto June 2019)

We are very pleased to announce that the early bird registration for the National Community Radio Conference in 2019 is now open! The conference will be taking place in Toronto at Ryerson University, June 4th, 5th and 6th. We are being co-hosted by the incredible team at CJRU 1280 AM. Don't forget that we will have a welcome party on the 3rd, and there will be a rally against the Ontario Student Choice Initiative on the 3rd or 7th (The Choice Initiative will likely make all ON campus station levies opt-in)

Press Release: Comments on Ontario Provincial Cuts to Campus Funding

January 30th, 2019.    Earlier this month the Ontario government announced changes to the postsecondary education financial framework, including an opt-out option for ancillary fees. [Click for more]

The NCRA/ANREC has moved!

The new mailing address is. NCRA/ANREC 506-251 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3. [Click for more info]

NCRA/ANREC CRABO Awards open for submission - March 8 Deadline

We are opening up the 2019 Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online. The 2019 CRABO's have more simplified requirements and a shorter guide. [Click for more]

RVDF 2019 Marathon - Now taking applications (Dec 16th deadline)

The NCRA/ANREC has once again teamed up for the 5th year with La Fondation Canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures for the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act in Canada, as part of the Rendez-vous de Francophonie the annual celebration of Canada's membership in the Francophonie and promotes the French language and its numerous cultural expression.  We are taking submissions to participate in the March 20th Marathon until December 16th [Click for more info]

NEWS Wire Service: Collaboration with CUP and ThoughtBlox

National Campus and Community Radio Association/l’Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (“NCRA/ANREC”) and Canadian University Press (“CUP”) are thrilled to announce a six month pilot plan to further sharing of news and information between the radio and journalism sector using CUP’s CUPWire on the Thoughtblox platform.

NCRA and NFCB sign !earshot Digital Distribution System Agreement to bring !eDDS to the USA

!eDDS is an online platform that will allow both Canadian, and soon, American, musical artists, labels and distribution companies to upload recordings to be searched, reviewed, and downloaded by campus, community, and college radio stations. [Click for full story]

The NCRA/ANREC is launching its own industry Podcast

The NCRA/ANREC is launching its own industry Podcast - for you, by you - and we need your input. First, what should we call it? We would love some catchy marketing ideas. If not... [Click for more]