Thank You!

We would like to sincerely thank all of the people who donated to our Kickstarter Campaign back in May and June.  We were able to reach our $12,000 goal, and the money is being used to pay for our nearly complete engineering study!

We would like to list those supporters who donated to the campaign – we had donations large and small – and every single bit helps the effort to get live radio back in the Gulf Islands.  We feel very confident that we will be successful in our effort to get live radio in the islands.

Thank you to our Kickstarter Donors!

Carolyn Coles
Kathy Murphy
Distractions Kate
Jesse Howardson
Katrina Riccartto
Jordan Clark
Don Clogg
Sarah Cordes
Todd Boston
Debbie Magnusson
Maria Geck
Hans Lussenburg
Theresa Shafer
J.J. Pearson
Sally Holland
Liv Lamour
Sam Chaffee
Larry and Cindy Souza
Vera Algoet
Shalon Sugden
Tom Shiffman
Aaron Hailman
Eden Buday
Premilla Pillay
Bruce Hamer
Debbie Harris Funfer
R.J. Jones
Marga Ashley
A Good Life Design
Emily Verlinden
Sue McKenzie
Rob Pingle
Catherine Diakiw
Daniel Van Koughnett
Stephen and Nicole Kelly
Hannah Brown
Lisa MacIsaac
Mary Lowery
David Hart
Matt Steffich
Andrew Fosyth
John Moore
Sean Moore
Ray Higgs
Erika Verlinden
Jim MacLeod
Galen Armstrong
Damian Inwood
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Without everyone’s help this project wouldn’t happen. We are so pleased with not only the local support, but the support of friends both near and far. The board feels very confident that not only will the CRTC application be approved, but that the local island community will support this effort through  commitments from the community to meet the financial requirements to make this dream of live FM radio owned by the community a reality!

We also want to recognize all of the volunteers who have contributed many hours to date.  Every volunteer is gold to the society, and we want to give them a word of recognition as well!

Thank you!

The Board of Directors
Gulf Islands Community Radio Society




Connection is Part of Community Radio

By AmanDa Paska |

Community radio opened up for me new senses of meaning, adding purpose to my life.

When I think about a radio station within a community, I think about all the connections that I make when I have the chance to produce a show or co-host with someone. It feels so good to take part in a community. When networks spring up and endless possibilities and what to do next is your only problem, it makes it easy for you to live passionately and with enthusiasm.

It has shown me the depth of layers within the community if only you stop to listen to a program that reaches out and says something meaningful that may contribute to your life. There was finally a way for me to use my hands and mouth to share stories and share music that send chills down your spine, because that’s what happens to me when I listen to the radio. To be a part of that was better for me than anything and gave my life meaning and purpose.

I have begun to understand the responsibility behind the production of something that goes beyond walls into cars, homes and businesses alike. Music and talk radio unify our community and cultivating that seems to me to be growing healthy relationships.