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Programmer week on Voices of Community Radio!

Listen to CKCU-FM programmer Rachel Weldon and CJSW-FM programmer Dave Shiroky as they talk about their love of community radio, good surprises in the mail, and the secret origin of CJSW's couches.

Voices of Community Radio: Week three!

This week we hear from our brand new Board President Brian Cleveland and our disAbilities Handbook founder and Co-Editor, Board Member Stephane Bertrand!


Voices of Community Radio: Week two!

Yes, we're doing this every week! This week, we're delighted to present CiTR-FM past President Grace McRae-Okine and our very own former Executive Director, Friends program brain-parent, and money-where-his-mouth-is first official Friend of Community Radio, Kevin Matthews!

The NCRA turns 28! Friends of Community Radio is born!

It's the NCRA's 28th anniversary today! We celebrated with cupcakes, Regulatory Support Guides, and Friends of Community Radio!

Support the work of the NCRA now and into the future through our BRAND NEW Friends of Community Radio program. Learn more about the program here.

The NCRA's New Voices of Community Radio Series

Welcome to the first week of Voices of Community Radio, a series showcasing the experiences and stories of campus and community radio lovers from across the country. The week we're featuring two of our newest Friends of Community Radio, CiTR-FM Station Manager Brenda Grunau and CFUV-FM Programming Director Johnnie Regalado!

New member: Nuxalk Radio!

Welcome to the NCRA's latest member: Nuxalk Radio!

The station is based in Bella Coola, BC and is launching on the summer solstice on June 21st.

They have already applied to the CRTC and will operate as a non-commercial, educational, community radio station, operated by community volunteers, administered by Nuxalk Acwsalcmalslayc Academy of Learning Society (NAALS) and managed by the Nuxalk Radio Committee.

One of the station's main missions is to promote Nuxalk language use, increase the fluency of semi-fluent Nuxalk language speakers, inspire new Nuxalk language learners, raise the prestige of the Nuxalk language, and reaffirm the fact that the Nuxalk language is relevant today and not simply of the past.

You can find their entire mission here.

NCRC Victoria!

More than 120 campus and community radio people (representing more than 25 NCRA member stations) from across Canada have come together this week to talk all things radio.

Events include a concert for the 10th anniversary of the Women's Hands and Voices project; a keynote by Weird Canada founders Aaron Levin and Marie Flanagan; a presentation by CRTC Commissioner Stephen Simpson; a number of amazing workshops on radio production, human rights, accessibility, and the Resonating Reconciliation project, among others; the AGM; and this year's regulatory compliance game show: Compliance Family Feud!

Check out the conference website for full details!

Friends of Community Radio Coordinator!

We are thrilled to have Penny Clark join our staff to help launch a new program that will give people who love and want to help community radio a chance to support our work directly!

The Friends of Community Radio Program is a monthly-donation program that will help cover the ongoing costs of the NCRA's training, advocacy and equity-based work so that every Canadian has access to diversity on the dial and the chance to make and hear radio featuring local music and voices and perspectives you just can't find anywhere else.

Penny has a BA in Political Philosophy, and Nardwuar the Human Serviette has said that she has her master’s degree in CiTR 101.9 FM.

She has also worked with Mint Records and is currently the editor of the How To section at Weird Canada, which facilitates the sharing of knowledge and expertise between the talented members of the Canadian independent music community. 

Welcome Penny! 

AWARDS: Apply now!

Since 1993, the NCRA/ANREC Awards have honoured the amazing programming, people, and activities of our sector and continue to reflect the range and diversity of campus and community radio across Canada.

Each year, recipients receive national recognition (and unique trophies) at the NCRA/ANREC Awards Gala, held during the annual National Campus and Community Radio Conference. This year's deadline is TODAY, Friday May 9th! (Or rather, sometime before we check our email the morning of Monday, May 12th 2013.)

Application forms can be downloaded in French and English here (zipped files) or found under Entry Forms. The application guidelines can aso be found in the zipped files or under Awards Guide.

To apply, send your entries to awards AT ncra DOT ca. For full details about the categories, go here. Good luck to all the applicants!

NOW HIRING: Summer Regulatory Support Guide Editor

We are looking for a student to edit, re-structure and create new content for a bilingual Regulatory Support Guide that details CRTC and Industry Canada regulations and legislation relevant to the campus and community radio sector as well as best practices for stations to get and stay compliant. The extended deadline for applications is Monday, May 12th. You can find the full job posting here

Funded by the Young Canada Works program, this year's work will build on the previous version of this guide, created by David Meffe, who was a Carleton journalism student also funded by Young Canada Works. Since that guide was created in the summer of 2011, we have distributed hundreds of copies to c/c radio stations in print editions and online.