On April 14 2012,
Coop Radio in Nelson will be hosting the
Community Radio Conference in the Southern Interior of BC.
This will be a great opportunity for skills sharing and
networking among volunteers, staff, programmers, board and committee
members of the existing and burgeoning community radio stations in this
corner of the province.
This conference is part of The Sounds Co-operative Project - a
collaboration between Kootenay Co-op Radio and the National Campus and
Community Radio Association.
The project is working to celebrate 2012-The United Nations
International Year of Co-operatives by promoting co-ops through
community radio, encouraging radio stations to be more co-operative,
and to help emerging stations to set themselves up as co-ops. This
year's conference will feature workshops on co-operation, as well
radio-specific ones like at RCRC2012.
Seed money from RCRC2012 has come from from this project, which will
also support 4 other regional conferences across the country. More
project information at www.soundscooperative.coop
participating stations include: Kootenay Coop Radio CJLY, Rossland Coop
Radio CHLI, Salmo Radio CFAD, Creston Radio CIDO, Nakusp CJHQ, Voice of
the Shuswap, Cranbrook Community Radio CKCL, Peach City Radio and
Revelstoke - Stoke Fm.
Registration Fee is $40 per
Payable to Kootenay Coop Radio.
Registration will close on
April 11 at 5pm.
Registration includes a full day of workshops, the David Barsamian talk in the evening, lunch, a wine and cheese social, and coffee and muffins. We will set up a spot for a cd and program exchange.
If you arrive in town Friday afternoon, please come by the station at
308a Hall St and say hello.
Bob Wiseman is performing at the Capitol Theatre Friday night at 8 pm,
arranged a reduced admission to the concert for conference
delegates. Also that night Wooden Sky and The Sun Parlour Players
are playing at the Royal later that night.
Saturday April 14.
Registration from 8:00 to 8:45 am at KCR
Opening Remarks by Taress Alexis from the Sinixt Nation at 9, followed
by Station Introductions.
Workshops begin at 10 am
Catered lunch at 1 pm
Workshops continue through the afternoon
Wine and Cheese Social at 5 pm.
Keynote Presentation by David Barsamian at 7:30 pm
more conference information, email rcrc2012 at kootenaycoopradio dot com