CJMP 90.1 FM, a community-based OR campus radio station in Powell River, is proud to announce that it was awarded $7,555 through the program Youth on Air! of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC).The CRFC awarded over $200,000 to 21 communities and campus stations to allow them to hire interns to produce programming on their airwaves this summer.
CJMP 90.1 FM will use the funds to hire a Production Assistant Intern and provide community radio experience to a local youth.
CJMP is a listener-supported community radio station. As a non-profit alternative to mainstream media, CJMP 90.1 FM engages, educates, entertains, challenges and provides community access to the airwaves.
The objective of the CRCF’s ‘Youth on Air!’ program is to increase capacity and outreach of stations through the recruitment, hiring and training of young talented radio programmers while contributing to new and innovative programming.
Roger Oullette, president of the CRFC, mentions that “the CRFC is proud to offer campus and community radio stations a program that not only fosters new radio talent among youth, but that also strengthens stations’ capacities and productivity.”
The CRFC supports more than 180 licensed campus and community radio stations across Canada and distributes funding for the development and sustainability of local community radio broadcasting.
For more information about the CRFC and all of its recipients, please visit www.crfc-fcrc.ca.