CFRC is hiring 6 positions for the fall! Your campus-community radio station is recruiting a full-time Spoken Word and Special Programming Coordinator for an 8-month contract; 4 Queen’s student Work Study positions to coordinate News, Arts, Remote Broadcasts and Outreach; plus a part-time Queen’s student Volunteer Coordinator. The Spoken Word and Special Programming Coordinator position is open to all community members and students; Work-Study positions are only open to Queen’s students with a Work Study entitlement; and the Volunteer Coordinator role is open to all Queen’s students. For complete job descriptions and application details, please download the Job Postings package. Application deadlines are rolling, beginning August 18 and ending September 15. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFRC is recruiting a community at-large representative for a 3-year term on its Board of Directors, the body that oversees the station’s operations and planning. This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking experience in the non-profit, broadcasting, business or government sectors. For more information or to apply for the at-large position, please contact Board president, Eric McElroy at email@example.com. The deadline to submit a statement of interest has been extended to Tuesday, August 12 at 5pm.
CFRC has received a significant boost from the The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, which has awarded CFRC $34,500 in funding for technical upgrades in support of the station’s Revitalization Plan.
CFRC has navigated significant administrative and governance changes in recent years, overhauling its operating structure and outreach strategies to better engage and serve listeners. Over the past twelve months, CFRC has secured increased funding from Queen’s University students, surpassed its fundraising goal through gifts from hundreds of donors and obtained support from Queen’s University for in-kind contributions of rent and services to 2017. CFRC’s Revitalization Plan mobilizes these resources to undertake significant technical, IT and accessibility upgrades at the radio station and to restructure staffing over the next three years. The Trillium Foundation funds will support technical and IT upgrades at CFRC over the next few months to enhance the station’s free broadcast skills training programs, on-air programming, and on-line access to CFRC audio content.
Contributions from CFRC’s diverse stakeholders will combine with the Trillium Foundation’s support to help ensure CFRC can fully implement its Revitalization Plan to build a healthy, sustainable and accessible future for campus and community radio in Kingston. On behalf of the station’s 250 volunteers and 48,000 listeners, thank you to the Trillium Foundation and all CFRC supporters!
Join CFRC on Friday, July 18, to celebrate World Listening Day! The purpose of World Listening Day is to celebrate the listening practices of the world and the ecology of its acoustic environments. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, founder of the World Soundscape Project and author of the seminal book, The Tuning of the World. CFRC will participate by airing special content at 10am EST, featuring a collection of local and international recordings, and on The Anatomy Lesson at 11pm/23h00 EST. You can participate, in part, by tuning in! For more information about World Listening Day visit http://www.worldlisteningproject.org/ or the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology.