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NCRA Hires Francella! National Advertising Coordinator

After years of discussion, planning and preperation, the NCRA has moved forward with its plan to unify national advertising for the sector and is welcoming Francella Faillos to the NCRA office team in Ottawa....

NCRA By-Election Results!

Hello Members!

Thank you to those who participated in the 2015 NCRA/ANREC Board of Directors by-election.

We had 22 participating stations with a close race for one of the positions.

Please welcome Geneviève Dale and Ophira Horwitz to the NCRA/ANREC Board.

" feel really privileged to be part of the team. I'm so committed and enthusiastic and I look forward to working with everyone." - Ophira


"I'm very excited to be working with a great crew on the NCRA board, and to be able to make an impact on our sector on a national level. More than ever, campus and community radio is breaking new ground and doing amazing and important things in the world of audio media. I'm so happy to be a part of an organization that supports creativity and community." - Geneviève

Many thanks to Sonja Klotz for your nomination.

All the best and have a great weekend.

Best regards!

Larry E. Portelance

NCRA Review Committee - Response to NCRC Complaints

Dear Members;

After the conference in Saint John, the Board struck a committee that was tasked to review specific complaints submitted by members, and make suggestions to the Board of Directors with a best course of action going forward. From there, the NCRA Board of Directors would receive the recommendations of the committee, and look at the necessity to develop policy and procedure to better serve the association and its members.....

By-Election Deadline Extended to Friday August 21st

Dear NCRA/ANREC Members!

UPDATE: Due to a tie - Member stations in good standing who have not voted may do so by end of day Friday. Please follow the e-mail outlined by NCRA Secretary Larry which was sent out to stations on July 19th at 10am EST.

A by-election to fill a vacant seat on the NCRA/ANREC board is now open. For more information please contact

NCRA Launches Unloggable Campaign!

The NCRA has launched it's new Unloggable Campaign! The aim is to bring together 50 songs, all under 1 minute! A lot happens in under a minute, and we want all Canadian music to be recognized for it's contribution to Canadian culture.

Honorarium of up to $200 available for selected artists.

For more info contact

Community Radio, The Global Sustainability Debate

A lively debate on (community) radio sustainability took place on LinkedIn, sharing and discussing simultaneously in English, French and Spanish, during a period of ten days. We chose to have one main group, Radio and Participation, and to submit three language streams therein: Sustainable Radio (English), Radio Sostenible (Spanish) and Radio Viale (French). The debate was initiated by the communication consultancy CAMECO, run by its team of professionals with supporting translators, and coordinated by Birgitte Jallov ( and Sofie Jannusch ( See More of the Report!

NCRA and IMC Fundraising Campaign for Ghana Africa

Hello NCRA Members

I am very excited that a project which developed out of this years conference in Saint John and the open space is well underway and now to the point where we can provide information to our members.

Indymedia Convergence is a international non-profit, grassroots group developing community radio, specifically in Africa. The NCRA has teamed up and hope its members support a fundraising campaign to help send a delegate from an African country, as well as a Canadian delegate to Accra, Ghana from 4th to 15th of August to participate in the IMC Convergence and AMARC World Congress..... READ MORE!

NCRA by-election

The NCRA/ANREC Board of Directors is conducting a by-election to fill two vacant positions on the Board.

The elected candidates will serve on the Board until NCRC 2017.

Time commitment is approximately 10-25 hours per month for Board and committee meetings and associated action items.

To participate as a candidate in the by-election, please complete and return the Board Nomination Form to by Thursday, July 9 at 5pm PT. On July 29, 2015 at 12am PT, the list of candidates and voting instructions will be distributed by email to NCRA members.

The election will conclude on August 18, 2015 at 11pm PT.  READ MORE...

Statement Regarding NCRC 2015

The NCRA is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination which have arisen from the NCRA 2015 Conference in Saint John.  The association requests that anyone interested in providing detailed information do so via the following methods as noted below in order to assess the situation and reply with a detailed response. 

The Board of Directors takes these allegations very seriously.  We ask that in respect of the situation and the safety of the people who are potentially/allegedly involved, information be submitted through the requested channels and not published through social media or other forms of public displays.

The Board of Directors of the NCRA has reviewed the information submitted by members with respect to conduct by members at the National Campus/Community Radio Conference in Saint John, and has struck a sub-committee to work with a third party organization to best move forward with its investigation. We continue to encourage anyone who wished to submit information to do so via the opportunities as listed, and will respond to those who have indicated they wish to be updated when we have enough information to address their concerns or questions.

Feedback form (can be anonymous):
Board of Directors Equity Officer Stephane Bertrand:
Board of Directors Member: Sarah Newton
UNBSJ Security Dept David Gillespie:


Thank you
Barry Rooke
Executive Director - NCRA
c/o Board of Directors

Peach City Radio Approved as CFUZ!

On Monday May 4 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released their decision approving the Peach City Community Radio Society (PCCRS) application for a low-power English language community FM radio station in Penticton. Check them out at CFUZ-FM!

In 2016, Peach City Radio plans to broadcast a 49.9 Watt signal under call letters CFUZ and at a frequency of 92.9 MHz on the FM dial.

“We are overjoyed with the decision this week from the CRTC. It is the culmination of 5 years of hard work by our Board and volunteers. We are very proud to have attained this licence, and to be the first community-run station in the Okanagan, something long overdue in this area. We’re looking forward to making this station happen for the citizens of Penticton. This decision is a giant leap forward for our organization," said Dave Del Rizzo, Peach City Radio president.