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Voices of Community Radio: Week Six!

Today we are celebrating the important work that Membership Coordinator and Resonating Reconciliation Project Materials Coordinator Kari Benninghaus and Resonating Reconciliation Outreach Coordinator Gunargie O'Sullivan.

On Voices of Community Radio, Kari and Gunargie talk about what they hope will come from the Resonating Reconciliation project; things both beautiful and terrifying; and aural road trips.

Sadly, their contracts at the NCRA come to a close today, however we hope to welcome them back as soon as possible to continue the work they have begun with Resonating Reconiliation.

Follow this link to hear their Voices and more. To donate to the NCRA through our Friends of Community Radio program and support project like Resonating Reconciliation, follow this link

Pictured, the NCRA Board continues our tradition of celebrating milestones and major accomplishments with delicious treats at our in-person board meeting today. 

Voices of Community Radio: Week Five!

This week we turn the mic on ourselves!

NCRA staff members Shelley and Penny stepped into our sophisticated recording booth (read: we took our recorder into the abandoned office across the hall and hid under a sweater to muffle the echo) to try and explain how it came to be that we love c/c radio so much and why we believe the NCRA is vital to campus and community radio in Canada.

There is talk about first days, Mudhoney, and recording shows off the radio to mail to friends.

For more Voices, including station programmers, staff, volunteers, and NCRA project leaders, follow this link. To learn more about the Friends program, follow this link.   

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!