Spring Membership Drive

Our goal this Membership Drive is to raise $15,000

KCR depends on membership revenue for more than 35% of our annual budget.  As you can see, we can't do it without YOU. We thank you for your support!

Look out for KCR booths in the community all month long - in front of the Kootenay Coop Food Store, Cottonwood Market, Oso Negro, Save On Foods.

We'll be there to help you renew your membership, or to sign you up as a member of KCR for the first time! 
A yearly membership and friends card is $60 and gets you great discounts with local merchants.

You can also renew your membership on our website.

We also have a great roster of events planned to celebrate KCR's Spring Membership Drive.

May 14: Hall St Live Music Event with First Before the Fire, Mushana Marimba and Cam Penner

May 22 - Silverton at the Cup and Saucer

May 25: Join Mad For Trad host Catherine McGrath for Waffle-Winning Wednesday,  10am to 2pm at the station. On the menu:

    Paul Holitzky and Steve Garth
    Peter, Paul and Hannah
    The Eisenhauers
    Bob the Postman
    Paul Prappas
    $3 waffles

 

 

 

KCR is hiring two youth news interns

These positions are funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada’s Youth on Air! grant. All applicants must be between the ages of 16-30 (inclusive).

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of, and interest in, current affairs and local news in the West Kootenay region

  • Writing skills (English)

  • Oral communication skills

  • Listening skills

  • Research analysis and presentation skills

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to multi-task efficiently

  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to work effectively under tight production deadlines

  • Desire to learn new technical skills, including sound recording and sound editing techniques

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of volunteers

  • Self-motivated and willing to initiate projects

  • Excellent computer proficiency

 

ASSETS:

  • Community radio or independent media experience or interest

  • Other journalistic experience

 

The interns will learn fundamental radio journalism skills, and gain experience in technical, creative, and journalistic aspects of creating radio documentaries, producing local newscasts, and producing news features at Kootenay Co-op Radio in Nelson, B.C..

 

Interns will receive training from experienced local journalists and radio technicians in these areas:

  1. how to produce radio stories in three formats: newscast, news feature, documentary

  2. broadcast standards in Canada, defamation law, journalism ethics, plagiarism, and the importance of fact-checking stories

  3. finding and accessing news sources/stories

  4. telephone, field, and studio interviewing and journalism techniques

  5. studio and field recording equipment and techniques

  6. microphone techniques

  7. sound editing and sound design

  8. podcasting, promotion, and show syndication

 

They will produce:

a. Radio newscasts three times a week for 8 weeks

b. Public affairs features three times a week for 8 weeks

c. Four 30-minute radio documentaries

d. One 29 minute episode of the national public affairs radio program, Groundwire, in conjunction with a Kootenay Co-op Radio volunteer

e. Additional special radio programming as time permits

In addition to this radio programming, the interns will research and compile:

f.  a reference list of local news contacts that can be used by Kootenay Co-op Radio to create future newscasts

 

Compensation: this is a part-time paid internship (20 hours per week) for up to 12 weeks. $15.00/hr

Start date (approx): June 13, 2016

End date: (negotiable: approx) Aug 26, 2016

How to apply: Please submit your CV,  a sample of your writing (either as an attached doc, or as a link to a blog or article), and a cover letter to:



The application deadline is Friday, May 27, 6pm PST. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

KCR Announces 3 New Staff Members

KCR is very excited to announce the following staff hirings.

Prudence-Elise Breton - Admin Manager

Stephanie Myers - Outreach Coordinator

Nicole Purvis - Programming and Volunteer Coordinator

The 3rd Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ

Sat Feb 27th at Finley's Bar & Grill

Featuring blues legend Sonny Rhodes
Music starts at 6pm with Aardvark Unplugged, Lil' Dave and the Big Blue Wave
and The Lazy Poker Blues Band

Kid friendly til 10pm

Special southern style BBQ menu

 $25 tickets available at KCR, Finley's and Otter Books

 

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