Did you happen to catch CJMP’s inaugural News Hour on 90.1 FM this afternoon? CJMP News Director Carrie Swiggum and Station Manager Mel Edgar rolled through their headline stories with ease, sharing an interesting selection of live and recorded interviews and updates between noon and 1:00 pm on Friday.
Starting out with an update on the Fort MacMurray wildfire emergency, Carrie then presented an enlightening interview with Tla’amin resident and business owner Erik Blaney.
Next, local resident and well-known author, Murray Dobbin, interviewed Acting Mayor Rob Southcott and they discussed the Sino Bright International School proposal and what ALR exclusion means, as well as the quandry municipalities have been put in over the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries.
During a phone-in segment of the show, Ryan Thoms, the Manager of Emergency Services for the Powell River Regional District spoke with Mel Edgar about Powell River’s Emergency Preparedness.
A weather report, gardening and mulching tips and a local fishing report took up the remainder of time. Sponsors were thanked before original music, custom composed by John Wright, Western Canadian Hall of Fame musician, closed the program.
You can hear a rebroadcast of Friday’s CJMP News by tuning into CJMP 90.1 FM or online at http://cjmp.ca/listen on Saturday morning at 11:00 am. Powell River Daily News is excited to be a part of this new endeavour and will provide transcripts of each interview as they become available.