Funding Offered to CJSF-FM: the Community Radio Fund of Canada proudly supports “312 Main: Partnership-driven Community Programming”
Burnaby and Ottawa (October 15, 2018) – Mr. Roger Ouellette, President of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and Mr. Magnus Thyvold, Station Manager of CJSF-FM, the campus radio station of Simon Fraser University, BC, are pleased to announce that $47,963 will go towards the implementation of the project "312 Main: Partnership-driven Community Programming". These funds were made available by the CRFC under their Radiometres program, a funding program aimed to improve local programming and volunteer participation. This is the 4th time that the CRFC provides financial support to CJSF under this program, bringing the total awarded to $172,458.
With the funds received, the station will produce a series of public forum-style events focused around the discussion of important issues, which will be developed in partnership with community organizations. The second component of the project will consist of a series of performances by local and touring musicians, both in-studio and live on stage for an audience. Both types of event will be recorded to produce video and audio content, to be broadcast on radio and hosted online via CJSF’s website, YouTube, and SoundCloud. The project will also involve the development and delivery of training for new and existing volunteers to familiarize them with the skills and equipment required to record and produce high-quality audio and video content from live events.
“The new satellite studio CJSF is opening at the 312 Main Centre is an exciting new venture,” says Station Manager Magnus Thyvold. “The support of the CFRC will allow us to create ambitious community-connected programming to be based out of the new studio space. We are excited about being able to build strong partnerships with the music community and community groups that will support our activities well beyond the end of the project.”
Since its inception in 2012, the Radiometres program enabled a total investment of more than $12 million in the campus and community radio sector. It is an impressive number of 360 funded projects that have been approved. “I’m happy to add this project by CJSF-FM the growing list of funded initiatives. I have no doubt as to the significant and positive impact that this project will have on the development of the station, on the local music scene, and on the station’s listeners,” says the CRFC President, Roger Ouellette.
For more information about the CRFC, the only organization mandated to financially support the campus and community radio sector in Canada, and get the complete list of all funded projects in this round of funding, please visit www.crfc-fcrc.ca.
For more information about CJSF-FM and their project, please visit http://www.cjsf.ca/.
For further information, please contact:
Station Manager, CJSF-FM
Community Radio Fund of Canada