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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 luke@ncra.ca

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 1minute@ncra.ca

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 (empowerhouse.dk) and Sofie Jannusch (cameco.org). 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 larry.portelance@gmail.com 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: equity@ncra.ca
Board of Directors Member: Sarah Newton vp@ncra.ca
UNBSJ Security Dept David Gillespie: dgill@unb.ca

 

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.

New April Newsletter Out Now!!!!

Check out our latest Transmission!

The latest issue covers our latest Webinar! Check the Presentation here 

Check out our Careers section as we highlight the latest jobs available in the sector. 

In the Press:  We look at the radio in the car! With an article in Forbes magazine we discuss what role the AM/FM dial plays today, and how the UK is leading the way with the switch to Digital. 

Message from Freya: A message to our members about Re:Sound and Tarriff 8. 

Also don't miss the updates on the NCRC, Grants, Great news from our stations! And so much more. Check it out!

Media Works Launch Party

Wednesday, April 29 Doors at 6:00 PM, to 9:00 PM The Foundery, 376 Bathurst St (just north of Dundas St W).Toronto

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Join them for this free event to celebrate the launch of Media Works. The evening will feature labour reporting articles, audio documentaries and graphic journalism pieces commissioned for this project. There will be a moderated discussion with contributors to the project about current issues in media work and labour reporting.

Plus: Free copies of the handbook on the rights of media workers and on how to improve labour reporting.

Free snacks and drinks!

Find out more at www.media-works.org.

Media Works is a project funded by CWA Canada Associate Members, and done in collaboration with the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) and the Canadian University Press (CUP). This event is being co-presented by Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts – see full schedule at www.mayworks.ca