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The NCRA Celebrates a successful 35th National Conference!

The 35th NCRC hosted by CHUO-FM in Ottawa was a resounding success! With over 130 delegates in attendance from droves of stations, both old and brand new! The NCRA is welcoming 3 new Board Directors to our Board, and the succesfull re-election of Johnnie Regelado. There was a week packed with presentations, seminars and workshops from folks in the Ottawa community, Industry partners and more!

The NCRA is hiring a National Programs Coordinator!

We are seeking a full-time National Project Coordinator. Based in Ottawa (180 Metcalfe Street), the National Project Coordinator will work with and report to the NCRA/ANREC Executive Director. This is a one-year contract with possible renewal, dependent on funding and performance supported by the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie Program in support with Heritage Canada.

The National Campus and Community Radio Conference!

CHUO is the proud host of the 35th Annual National Campus and Community Radio Conference June 6-11, 2016 (#NCRC35). #NCRC35 unites approximately 150 independent radio delegates from across the country to engage in skill-building and professional development, and high-level discussions around content creation and the future of the sector. The conference also includes the Community Radio Awards Gala on Friday June 10 at Jean Pigott Hall, as well as a variety of live music and networking events throughout Ottawa-Gatineau June 6-11.

Unlock the FM Chips on smart phones!

I have some very exciting news. The NCRA is about to lead a nation-wide campaign to pressure major telecoms (Rogers, Bell, Telus etc) and manufacturers to turn on what is called an "fm chip", which is installed on most smartphones already but not active (some phones have this enabled already). These organizations want to keep these chips disabled because they make money off of data use, whereas the FM chips don’t require data. The sector is interested in turning them on because it opens up more listening opportunities for people to hear FM radio (among other benefits, such as saves battery life when listening to music on the go, allows for emergency broadcasting alerts to be reached etc).....[Click title to read more]

NCRA Indigenous Zine - Content Wanted April 16 Deadline

Hello/Tansi/Salut/Yaw and in many more languages,

The Indigenous committee is putting together a zine about developing PSAs identifying traditional territories, per the action item on the Board’s strategic plan, which arose from the Open Space discussion at the 34th National Campus and Community Radio Conference (“NCRC”) this past June.

60 Second Radio 2016 World Contest Launched!

A world radio competition presented by CHOQ.ca radio - Montreal - 60 SECOND RADIO 2016
"A Calm and Quiet Morning"

Montreal, February 13, 2016. The Montreal university radio station CHOQ.ca is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the 60 Second Radio 2016 World Contest. Last year, more than 120 short radio works were submitted by producers from more than fifteen countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe.

NCRA Presents at CRTC Community TV Hearings

The National Campus and Community Radio Association staff presented to the CRTC on February 3rd, 2016 at the Community TV Hearing.  

The goal of the review is outlined ... [Click title to read more]

NCRA Community Radio Exchange Launched

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]

2016 Rendez-Vous De La Francophonie

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....

World Association of Community Radio Broadcaster Meet in Paris

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."