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NCRA Sees 2 new Member Stations!

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.

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.

Request for Proposals - Developer for Voting System (Dec 8 Deadline)

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.....

2 Brand New Members!

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!

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.

We would like to invite our members to welcome members number 90 and 91 to the NCRA!

NCRA Staff Analysis of CRTC Decision in Burlington

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:

#ALTEXLN42 Coverage - A Success

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.

-Barry Rooke
NCRA Executive Director

NCRA Releases Medicine Road

We were able to get the great work done by Nshannacappo and Ebuchanan translated into French, so we are now releasing the story about a man remembering the time he was 5 years old and taken away to a residential school. Read More

NCRA Board By-Election!

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.


NCRA Hires Francella! National Advertising Coordinator

After years of discussion, planning and preperation, the NCRA has moved forward with its plan to unify national advertising for the sector and is welcoming Francella Faillos to the NCRA office team in Ottawa....

NCRA By-Election Results!

Hello Members!

Thank you to those who participated in the 2015 NCRA/ANREC Board of Directors by-election.

We had 22 participating stations with a close race for one of the positions.

Please welcome Geneviève Dale and Ophira Horwitz to the NCRA/ANREC Board.

" feel really privileged to be part of the team. I'm so committed and enthusiastic and I look forward to working with everyone." - Ophira


"I'm very excited to be working with a great crew on the NCRA board, and to be able to make an impact on our sector on a national level. More than ever, campus and community radio is breaking new ground and doing amazing and important things in the world of audio media. I'm so happy to be a part of an organization that supports creativity and community." - Geneviève

Many thanks to Sonja Klotz for your nomination.

All the best and have a great weekend.

Best regards!

Larry E. Portelance

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.....