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Local Music TO Project to Launch this Fall

22 August 2019 / by Jacky Harrison (author)
MUSIC TO Announcement (photo: )
MUSIC TO Announcement

CJRU Radio Ryerson is delighted to be one of 40 recipients of this year’s Radiometres Program funding, thanks to the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

CJRU will be incubating a new project called Music TO, with the aim of curating 10 live music sessions and 3 musical showcases that will nurture Toronto's emerging bands and artists. To coordinate the project the station will hire a Local Music Director.

CJRU in Toronto noticed the loss of emerging artist-friendly spaces and station staff were inspired to look at ways to add exposure for local artists.

"Toronto really needs affordable venues for artists to play and campus radio stations have always been on the ground supporters of new local music," says CJRU Program Director Elissa Matthews.  "We see this project as a way to support and incubate local artists and grow everyone's audience." 

Our first step in making this project a success is hiring a Local Music Director to oversee the project. We are looking for someone with a passion for music and an understanding of video and audio recording. 

Without the financial support of the CRFC, this project would not happen. The Community Radio Fund of Canada is the only organization with the express mandate to financially support campus and community radios across the country. The goals of its funding are to enhance broadcast of local news and community programming, to promote local and emerging artists, to encourage new broadcasting technologies and to ensure that community stations remain viable and able to serve their communities.

If this project interests you, consider applying for the Local Music Director position. The job posting is attached here and to the right. Applications are due September 2 at midnight.

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