KCR is Hiring a Summer Radio Camp Coordinator and Event Reporter

Join the dynamic staff team at Kootenay Cooperative Radio (KCR) in beautiful Nelson, BC this summer and learn about broadcast journalism (audio editing, broadcast writing, reporting, and production). KCR  is well known for its involvement in the community and the quality and diversity of its programming.

In the course of the 12 week contract (June 5 – Aug 25), you will report on several community events/celebrations and be responsible for organizing a radio day camp for 9-16 year olds (4 separate weeks including 1 week in French), recruiting participants and leading the day-to-day operations of the camp.

Job location: Nelson, British Columbia
Length of assignment: 2017-06-05 to 2017-08-25 (12 weeks at 32 hrs/week)
Hourly wage: $14.65 *

REQUIREMENTS The candidate must:

    be bilingual (French and English),

    meet the Young Canada Works eligibility criteria, i.e. must be a current high school, college, CEGEP or university student and must be returning to school in the fall, and

    have a current First Aid certificate (an asset).


    Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English

    Experience with children and/or teenagers

    organized, creative and responsible

If you are up for the challenge, please send your resumé and cover letter by May 15, 2017 to , attn: Hiring Committee.

*A distance allowance of $1.35/hr might be granted if the permanent residence of the applicant is more than 125km from the work location.

Tower Power

KCR needs members and listeners in Areas E and F to let their Regional Director know to support KCR's Tower Power project.  We have applied to the RDCK to move our transmitter to a higher elevation to increase our broadcast range.

Residents of Area E can attend the community meeting on April 23 at 1 pm at Blewett School and vote for KCR's Tower Power project

Residents of Area F can contact their Director - Tom Newell - and let him know they want to support KCR's Tower Power Project.

For more info call KCR Operations Manager - Terry Brennan - at 250-352-9600

Treefort RoundUp

KCR sent a crack team of music journalists to Treefort in Boise.  Here's Jon's one line wrapup.

Andy Shauf- perfect,understated, tender
the Dig- late night rock pop love in
Cydune- Rock n roll taken to another level
Clarke and the himselfs- Favourite one man band. Now transitioning into one woman band.
Au- Dana and Luke virtuosos who take you places while smiling a lot.
Cassiopea- Moody old/new wave
Boy Toy- All women 60's garage
Reptailians- Amped psychpunk
Wheelchair sportscamp-Dirty hiphop
Mutaneers- Twangy 2 piece rockers with harmonies
Deafheaven- Surprise highlight! Super tight symphonic, melodic metal with doom scatchy uplifting lyrics. Blew me away.
Coathangers- 3 piece women post punk rockers
Meatpuppets- old shredders with shot voices
This will destroy you- Spacious, earbleed atmospheric build and break perfection
Wooden Indian Burial Ground- 60s garage freak out rock and roll.
Franky and the witch fingers-Super tight 60s garage rock.
Sun Blood stories- Psychedelic to Beyonce. loving all of it
Emma Ruth Rundel- Troubador, PJesque, Slow rocker
J&L Defer- swedish duo, experimental with pop hooks
Anna Tivel- Acoustic storyteller
Weeed- bellingham island psychedelics
Secret drum band- all drum intracasies
Everyone is dirty- Fun post rock with electric violin.
Mini Horse- Fuzzy snazzy
Sad Horse- Short quirky blasts of drum and guitar fun!
Weezy Ford-Sallys sister rock n roll bo diddly with high pitched popping vocals.
Couches-Garage rock with heart
Weaves- Tweaked, experimental, post rock with poppy hooks
Jonathon Richman- An inspiration for us all
Magic Sword- synth costumed cultists
Xenia Rubinos- super tight funky. Lots of starts and stops.

Kootenay Music Award Winners

Congratulations to our Can-Filters Kootenay Music Awards winners!

Can-Filters Album of the Year: Clayton Parsons Music 'Little Things'

Live in Nelson - Fair Realty presents Best Folk/Roots/Country Act: Dawson Rutledge 'Mysterious Woman’

Nelson Star News presents Best Breakthrough Artist Dawson Rutledge'Johnny's Tale’

Hume Hotel & Spa presents Best Music Video Mooves with Jonathan Robinson 'Baby I Know’

Canna Clinic presents Best Electronic Producer: Moontricks ‘Home'

CRFC Golden KMA Industry Award - Chad Hansen

Nelson Brewing Company presents Best Rock/Punk/Metal Act: Alpine Conspiracy 'The Ride’

The GOAT and 897 Juice FM presents Song Of The Year 2016: Moontricks‘Home’

Kootenay Co-op Radio Artist of the Year - Set at Kaslo Jazz Festival:Moontricks


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