Thanks to generous support from the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres
Program, Peach City Radio was able to boost its volunteer resources in
2016/2017. Read the grant application.
Part of the project resulted in a series of training tools designed to help new
volunteers get started - whether as emerging programmers or general station
These training videos were made possible through the generous support of the
Community Radio Fund of Canada. Please enjoy the following videos...
CFUZ Station Location
Need help finding the CFUZ studio? Tune in to find the Peach City Radio (CFUZ) studio location at the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton BC
How To Listen to CFUZ
Learn how to tune in to our station online.
CFUZ Handheld Recorder Basics
How to use our Zoom H1 handheld recorders.
Learn the basics when it comes to handling a microphone in the CFUZ Studio.
CRTC Compliance: CanCon
Learn the ins and outs of Canadian Content and Community Radio.
CRTC Compliance: Hits
What's a hit, and why won't you hear one very often on community radio?
CRTC Compliance: Specialty Music
Why is specialty music so important to community radio?
Volunteer Job Descriptions
The following table contains links to the various Volunteer Job Descriptions
developed during the course of the grant.
CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Computer System Administrator Author: CFUZ
Description: System administrators are responsible for installing, maintaining, and testing software on the station’s computers. They are also responsible for responding to requests for software installations and updates, as well as providing tech support to all of our volunteers.
Description: Audio Systems Technicians are responsible for the analog and digital devices used in the CFUZ studio to produce audio signals, including the CD players, turntables, microphones, and broadcast consoles, as well as the cabling, wiring, and accessories that are required to make a broadcast studio function effectively and efficiently.
Description: Antenna and broadcasting systems technicians are responsible for the equipment and systems that generate and carry our FM signal, including our antenna, mast, FM transmitter, power system, and lightning mitigation system, as well as cabling, wiring, and accessories.
CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Support Crew Member Author: CFUZ
Description: Support crew members are the driving force behind CFUZ’s revenue generation. Working from a rate card designed by the Support Department, support crew members go around town seeking sponsorships from businesses and other organizations in Penticton and the greater South Okanagan community. They also reach out to their personal network to solicit one-time donations. All support crewmembers are expected to meet a monthly fundraising target.
Description: Programmers are volunteers who produce original programming to broadcast on the CFUZ airwaves. The “flavour” of our programming reflects our mandate as a community radio station: representing voices not heard elsewhere on the dial. Is jazz on the radio elsewhere in Penticton? What about Penticton news, Swedish death metal, book clubs? Each of our programmers brings a niche interest to the table. Their job is to use our airwaves as a medium to explore these interests through ideas/music/news/culture/more that our listeners might not have recognized they were interested in before being exposed to them under the CFUZ banner. All of our programming is made with our listeners in mind: they are the whole wide world, and more importantly, the community that surrounds us.
Description: Airtime Operators are volunteers with CFUZ who are responsible for regularly ensuring that assigned program and music schedule times are filled with content according to the latest published on-air schedule. Airtime is an open source software environment developed under the SourceForge banner which provides a library, scheduling and play-out automation environment for an online streaming radio station.
CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Production Crew Member Author: CFUZ
Description: Production Crew Members produce short, creative, high-quality spots that play on the air, including sponsor mentions, station IDs, public service announcements, and show promos. Sponsor mentions are the CFUZ equivalent of an advertisement: a short mention on-air to thank a local business for sponsoring our station.
CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Music Crew Member Author: CFUZ
Description: Music Crew Members are responsible for managing our digital music library. They seek out a range of musical styles in order to build our collection of Canadian creative expression. Their job is to dig deep into all the nooks and crannies of our local community and the whole country, far beyond the well-known and widely-covered. Their work includes performing data entry, reaching out to local artists, listening to and curating new submissions, and compiling the weekly charts.
CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Department Committee Member Author: CFUZ
Description: Departmental committee members are part of the leadership team of each department. They support their department chair in overseeing the department’s activities and operations. Each committee member is expected to manage a major project or branch of the department’s operations.
CFUZ Volunteer Job Description - Department Chair Author: CFUZ
Description: Department Chairs are the leaders of their department. They are accountable for making sure that the department runs smoothly and meets the needs of the station. They are the point person for all volunteers who want to assist with the work of the department and are responsible for making sure that these volunteers have the skills, knowledge, and support to perform at the required standards. The Department Chair is supported by their committee (leadership team) and meets with them on a regular basis.