New member: P.E. County-Community Radio!

Welcome to the folks at Prince Edward County Community Radio! They're joined as Developing Members of the NCRA but are eager to get a licence to serve their county in Southern Ontario, bordered by the Bay of Quinte. 

According to their website, the idea for a station has been bubbling since last Spring, followed by an official kick-off meeting last November 30, 2011. In that time they've already filed for incorporation, visited CKHA-FM in Haliburton, CJLX-FM in Belleville and CJAI-FM Amherst Island, had weekly Board meetings and released their first newsletter!

Some of what they've discussed in the community meetings include:

  • The County already has its own unique identity.
  •  Radio is another way to help it gain its voice.
  • Community ownership: by the County; for the County.
  • Timely information; unique content; reflecting the diversity of the County.
  • Have storefront studios for visibility, integration into the community.
  • When listening to the station, people should feel “at home”.

They're planning their first fundraiser in March.