Community Radio Fund of Canada Offers CJRU Fresh Support15 September 2015 / by CJRU 1280AM (author)
CJRU: The Scope at Ryerson is pleased to announce that it was awarded $110,000 for the implementation of Collaborative Community Radio Application.
By creating a community radio mobile app, CJRU is helping to add local news to participating community radio stations, increase volunteer contributions and it has the potential to be used by local musicians as well.
We are proud to share this funding with our partner CHHA Voces Latinas 1610AM. CHHA will implement and test the collaborative application through workshops focused on training diverse youth for radio news. These funds were made available by the Community Radio Fund of Canada under their Radiometres program, a program that aims to improve local programming, volunteer training and community members’ participation.
"The CRFC was created in 2007 with the intention of fulfilling the needs of the stations. This is the reason why, over the past year, we have doubled the funding envelope offered to stations," says CRFC’s president, Mr. Roger Ouellette.
"CJRU is excited to be a part of the future of radio and thrilled to have CHHA radio as a partner. Building new digital tools for community radio production will attract young volunteers and make all our community and campus stations more dynamic," said Jacky Tuinstra Harrison, Manager of CJRU The Scope at Ryerson. "We could not have contemplated doing this project without CRFC and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for recognising the need and responding."
CHHA's existing youth news team will attend documentary workshops and then test and use the newly developed tool over a 12-week training series delivered in English and Spanish.
"CHHA-1610 AM is profoundly full of gratitude for this enormous economical support which will empower our alternative voice with our Latin American and Canadian community around the GTA," said Father Hernan Astudillo of CHHA Radio. "In the same way, will enable an immense opportunity to our youth in order to expand our radio station with a high quality of news production."
The CRFC supports more than 175 licensed campus and community radio stations across Canada. Its programs aim to strengthen local news and community programming, promote local music and emerging artists, support emerging distribution technologies, and contribute to the sustainability and capacity to effectively serve local communities.
For more information about the CRFC and all of its recipients, please visit www.crfc-fcrc.ca.
Jacky Tuinstra Harrison
Radio Ryerson Inc.
Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC)
Tel: 613-321-3513 ext. 1