2017 Member Drive Is On

KCR has kicked off our 2017 Member Drive! We’re doing things a little differently this year. Instead of two annual drives, we’ve decided to move to one per year. This year's goal is $20,000. It’s a huge change, but one we hope will make things easier on our volunteers, as well as our listeners.

Over the course of the next month, we will make the case for why KCR is worth your investment when you become a member. We’ll tell you the station’s story, explain hour our finances work, and tell you our plans for the future. If there is anything you’d like to know, by all means, don’t hesitate to ask and we’ll do our best to answer your questions. 

So please stay tuned! And if you're already convinced to become a new member, or renew your membership today, you can do that right now. Just look to the right side of this page. If you prefer to do it in person, you can watch for one of our booths we'll be setting up around town during the month of June. Or you can give us a call at 352.9600 and pay by phone or arrange a time to drop by the station. Stay tuned!

KCR is Hiring

KCR has received a grant from Community Radio Fund of Canada for a project called "Amplifying the Voices of our Community".

We are looking for two community-minded radio and journalism enthusiasts to work as a team to create a series of radio documentaries spotlighting our regional non-profits. The producers
will work a few hours a week for about 24 weeks, starting on June 12th, and be trained and supported by KCR staff throughout the project.

This is a contract position, and each producer will receive a $1,500 honorarium upon successful completion of their work.

Current Kootenay Co-op Radio volunteers are encouraged to apply, and radio/audio experience is an asset, although not a requirement.

Application deadline is Monday, June 5th at 6pm PST.

For Job Description and How to Apply follow this link.

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).

QUALIFICATIONS
- 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

 

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