We had a table at the Apple Festival and Fall Fair this year, and we were treated with visitors both local and from afar. We made contact with MLA Gary Holman amoung others at the Fall Fair, and he subsequently paid us a visit at the Apple Festival – so we took the photo op to promote GICRS (Gulf Islands Community Radio Society). We also made many new connections and have increased our membership to the society to over 135 members. We have about 25 folks total who are active on our committees and board of directors. There are three committees in total:
Programming Committee: This is a team of people working on outlining programming requirements and methods of proposing and reviewing programming proposals.
Music Committee: The Music team is working on building the music library, and ensuring all music is correctly tagged and coded for CRTC requirements. They are also the team heading up the internet radio efforts, including loading and scheduling the music. Listen on-line at:
Technical Committee: This team of technical experts are currently working on laying out the vision for technical equipment requirements for the studio, and eventually will help with the tower equipment. This is our newest committee.
We now have a studio space for the society. The Senior Centre has offered us a room which we are currently converting to a radio studio. The studio is also being used as a meeting place for the various committees as well as the Board of Directors.
Please feel free the check us out at www.islandsradio.ca and we are always looking for not only volunteers, but contributions to the effort including equipment as well as monetary contributions. Thank you!