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The NCRA is proud to announce that it has officially released the "NCRA Community Radio Exchange" as of January 20th, 2016. Members and media producers can access the newly launched program at the main page of the ncra.ca website. It features new updates such as..... [click title for more]
We are excited to have our member stations complete and participate in this years RVF programming.
To help celebrate Rendez-Vous De La Francophonie, the 2016 version has had 22 NCRA member stations participate in producing 30 minutes of audio which will be aired across the producing stations and offered to other NCRA stations between the 11th of January to the end of March....
Just as AMARC's week to End Gender Based Violence wraps up, their leadership met in Paris!
"The new AMARC International Board met in Paris to initiate the process for strategic planning towards the implementation of the strategic plan voted by the General Assembly in Ghana in August 2014. The meeting took place in the UNESCO headquarters, in central Paris."
Hello and a big welcome to our newest members WDCR and Gulf Islands Radio!
Our board meeting last week approved the two new groups. Here is some information:
Westbank and District Community Radio broadcasts out of West Kelowna - and has been broadcasting for a few years now. You can see a bit older news clip here. http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/217126891.html http://ncra.ca/members/member-directory/wdcr
Gulf Islands Radio is a newly formed radio society located on Salt Springs Island, looking to bring back community radio to the BC Island. There hope is to be on the dial by end of 2016.
The National Campus and Community Radio Association is looking to take on a project that is essentially a online system that will assist in using Roberts Rules when at an AGM or planning meeting, to help streamlining discussion and voting. What we are looking to develop in brief is the following.....
Hello NCRA members!
We are very excited to announce that we have two brand members joining us at the association, we have CKAW - FM, Clearview Community Radio, in Clearview, ON. We want to welcome Sandra Green to the Campus and Community radio community! We've been hearing great things about CKAW and suggest you all go check them out! http://www.clearviewcommunityradio.org/
We are also welcoming CHOQ-Online, a francophone online campus station in Montreal and are attached to UQAM. We are thrilled to have them on board, and looking forward to some great partnership moving forward. CHOQ has a great international project they do each year around radio production, so watch for that information in the next little while about how you can get involved". Dont get CHOQ (UQAM) and CHOQ FM (UofT) mixed up, they are different stations. http://www.choq.ca/
We would like to invite our members to welcome members number 90 and 91 to the NCRA!
The CRTC recently made a decision to decline the creation of a radio station in Burlington. The Commissioner Raj Shoan issued a dissenting opinion. The NCRA staff have pondered what that opinion could mean for C/C radio in the Burlington area.
See the link here: http://www.ncra.ca/NoteRegardingBurlingtonRadioDecision.pdf
Thanks to everyone who tuned in and participated from across the country. We had a great pannel at Algonquin college and were thrilled to have stations like BOIR in Corner Brook, NL to CJSF in Burnaby BC (plus inbetwen), re-broadcast the show live. Thank's to Dan at CKDJ for hosting and organizaing, and the rest of the team there for putting on a great alternative discussion to the election on the 19th. Great work overall.
NCRA Executive Director
The academic year has begun and we’re having a by-election!
We’re recruiting for an Indigenous Representative on the NCRA/ANREC Board of Directors. In addition to executing his or her responsibilities as a Director, the role of the Indigenous Representative is to be a voice for Indigenous people and Indigenous radio at the national level, in the work of the NCRA. In accordance with the NCRA by-law provisions (Section 4, 1.17, b, v.), the Indigenous Representative must be from the First Nations, Métis, or Inuit peoples of Canada.
The Board would like to thank Larry Portelance, who previously held this position, for his years of service.