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Executive Director job posting: deadline extended!

The NCRA is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Based in Ottawa, the ED will work with and report to the NCRA/ANREC Board of Directors. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 8th at midnight PT. See the Careers tab for more details! 

Qualifications include: 
● management experience in a not-for-profit organization and/or a national association
● a track-record of successful fundraising, including grants and other activities
● skills in community outreach, public education, communications and/or member services
● a working understanding of broadcast regulations is an asset
● work or volunteer experience at one or more campus or community radio station in Canada is an asset
● experience with anti-oppression work is an asset
● diploma or university degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
● bilingualism in written and spoken French and English is ideal

Rendez-vous de la Francophonie: March 6-22!

Rendez-vous de la Francophonie is an annual celebration of Canada's membership in the Francophonie and promotes the French language and its numerous cultural expressions. It runs March 6-22 in communities across Canada, check out the project website at

La Francophonie is an international organization representing countries and regions where French is the first or customary language and/or where a significant proportion of the population are Francophones and/or where there is a notable affiliation with French culture. Canada is one of its 57 member states. A full list of all members and observers can be found here. The newly-appointed head of the organization is former Canadian Governor General Michaëlle Jean.

To help celebrate Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, nine NCRA member stations from across Canada are each producing 17 daily two-minute audio capsules that document local Francophone culture, highlight Rendez-vous de la Francophonie events, and the importance of bilingualism. Check out some of the capsules already produced here!

This project is funded by La Fondation canadiene pour le dialogue des cultures. Click on the title of this post for more information

TONIGHT! Homelessness Marathon

On Wednesday, February 25 to Thursday, February 26, 2015, CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston, Ontario will host the 2015 Homelessness Marathon. The yearly overnight broadcast is shared on campus and community stations from coast to coast, creating linkages and raising awareness of homelessness in Canadian communities.

The Marathon began in 1998 in Geneva, New York and this year the 17th annual Homelessness Marathon will take place in Sarasota, FL. The concept moved North to Canada 13 years ago with CKUT-FM in Montreal as the host station. Last year the Marathon was hosted by CJSR-FM in Edmonton.

The 2015 marathon will feature local and national programming including 14 stations representing six provinces, as well as a special edition of GroundWire focusing on homelessness, with headlines and feature stories from more stations across the country. The 2014 Homelessness Marathon was broadcast by 35 community radio broadcasters across Canada.

Check out CFRC-FM's webpage about it here.

Voices of Community Radio: Week Eight!

It's Programmer Week redux on this instalment of Voices of Community Radio!

Listen to the double-or-nothing host of the shows G R L G R M S and Mood Swings on CIVL-FM in Abbotsford and Resonating Reconciliation producer, Alicia Williams! 

Listen to Jarrett Evan Samson, Tough Age frontperson and bass player of the Apollo Ghosts talking about his old show Geographing on CJSF-FM in Vancouver and how radio helped him get in to playing music himself and inspired him to start his own label. 

Hear about Christmas Spooktaculars and awards on this week's Voices of Community Radio!

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Voices of Community Radio: Week Seven!

Voices of Community Radio is back this week with Vancouverite extradinarie Maegan Thomas, Spoken Word Coordinator at CJSF-FM and former Advertising Coordinator of host of the Arts Report at CiTR-FM, and Rob Schmidt, Station Manager of CKUW-FM in Winnipeg. 

Hear about Meat Magazine, Backstage Passes to Life, and how CKUW-FM wouldn't have existed as a station without the NCRA. 

For more Voices, including programmers, volunteers, listeners, and staff, follow this link to the Voices of Communtiy Radio page. 

To support the work of the NCRA, please donate through our Friends of Community Radio program here.  

Voices of Community Radio: Week Six!

Today we are celebrating the important work that Membership Coordinator and Resonating Reconciliation Project Materials Coordinator Kari Benninghaus and Resonating Reconciliation Outreach Coordinator Gunargie O'Sullivan.

On Voices of Community Radio, Kari and Gunargie talk about what they hope will come from the Resonating Reconciliation project; things both beautiful and terrifying; and aural road trips.

Sadly, their contracts at the NCRA come to a close today, however we hope to welcome them back as soon as possible to continue the work they have begun with Resonating Reconiliation.

Follow this link to hear their Voices and more. To donate to the NCRA through our Friends of Community Radio program and support project like Resonating Reconciliation, follow this link

Pictured, the NCRA Board continues our tradition of celebrating milestones and major accomplishments with delicious treats at our in-person board meeting today. 

Voices of Community Radio: Week Five!

This week we turn the mic on ourselves!

NCRA staff members Shelley and Penny stepped into our sophisticated recording booth (read: we took our recorder into the abandoned office across the hall and hid under a sweater to muffle the echo) to try and explain how it came to be that we love c/c radio so much and why we believe the NCRA is vital to campus and community radio in Canada.

There is talk about first days, Mudhoney, and recording shows off the radio to mail to friends.

For more Voices, including station programmers, staff, volunteers, and NCRA project leaders, follow this link. To learn more about the Friends program, follow this link.   

Programmer week on Voices of Community Radio!

Listen to CKCU-FM programmer Rachel Weldon and CJSW-FM programmer Dave Shiroky as they talk about their love of community radio, good surprises in the mail, and the secret origin of CJSW's couches.

Voices of Community Radio: Week three!

This week we hear from our brand new Board President Brian Cleveland and our disAbilities Handbook founder and Co-Editor, Board Member Stephane Bertrand!


Voices of Community Radio: Week two!

Yes, we're doing this every week! This week, we're delighted to present CiTR-FM past President Grace McRae-Okine and our very own former Executive Director, Friends program brain-parent, and money-where-his-mouth-is first official Friend of Community Radio, Kevin Matthews!