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Community Radio Commits Nearly $500,000 for Small Business Needs

July 13th, 2020 – Today, the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) and 30+ radio stations have committed over $480,000 to support local businesses in the economic recovery. From coast to coast, in small towns to major cities including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal stations have stepped in to offer grants of free advertising and promotion, or steep discounts to help local businesses ReStart and recover.

LJI Phase 2

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) has just opened applications for the second phase of the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). This program, which is funded by the government of Canada, will fund the hiring of a journalist to create local news content for stations located in underserved communities.

NCRA/ANREC Releases Statement on COVID-19

Several provinces have declared radio as an essential service. In many communities, their local radio station is a reliable and constant connection to their community and local updates for COVID-19. Community Radio has shown incredible resilience and perseverance in the past weeks. We want to thank stations, their volunteers and communities for making this possible.

NCRA/ANREC Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The NCRA/ANREC has issued guidance to stations related to COVID-19. Starting March 11th we have provided in-station posters around and provided an English and French langauge PSA promoting proper hand washing and other information.
In addition, the NCRA/ANREC provided our members with information about how to minimize risk at their station such as new sign-in features and much more.

Community Radio Awards In Broadcast & Online Now OPEN!

We are excited to announce that we’ve opened up the forms for the Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online (CRABO). We have awards available from programming which breaks down barriers, to station’s incredible community engagement along with some of the most amazing music shows in between and much more. [Click for more]

NCRA/ANREC New Office - 331 Cooper Street - Feb 2020

The NCRA/ANREC has re-located (a 3rd time in the last year and a bit) to a new office due to the others closing while we were there.... [Click for more]

 

 

 

Welcome to the NCRA Maureen and Guillaume - our Local Journalism Coordinators

There are 22 community stations participating across the country in the Local Journalism Initiative that is being run through the Community Radio Fund of Canada.  As part of our support to the program, we are hosting two staff at the NCRA/ANREC office until at least March 2021 to help stations complete the project. [Click for more]

Jobs! CRFC and National Journalism Coordinator

The Community Radio Fund of Canada has a bilingual Program Officer position available, as the NCRA/ANREC is hiring for the Local Journalism Initiative a National Coordinator for our Journalists... [Click for info]

NCRA/ANREC Statement on Student Choice Initiative

The National Campus and Community Radio Association is thrilled with the outcome of the Canadian Federations of Students and York Federation of Students’ court case against the Ford government’s Student Choice Initiative (“SCI”).

“The Student Choice Initiative has had a destructive impact on campus stations across Ontario leading to loss of operating funds and lay-offs. The SCI directly interfered with our campus stations’ ability to conduct the normal activities of supporting and training students across the province.” - Barry Rooke, NCRA/ANREC Executive Director

Station Manager Summit Details Announced

We are excited to reveal the agenda for the Station Manager's Summit taking place in Winnipeg January 18th and 19th.

We are very grateful for CJNU-FM (Nostalgia Radio) for hosting us. CJNU-FM and the Winnipeg Foundation will be hosting us for the two days.

We have some presentations and guided conversation but we've created a lot of space for station managers to bring their concerns, and discuss the biggest issues facing them. We hope to see around 30 of our members joining us. This summit is designed to bring forth those who lead a station (Station Manager, Board members or key staff members) to discuss high-level issues relating to stations in a confidential and supportive environment.