CFURadio’s Broadcast Boost: Turning up the Volume on Local Culture

Bundada' hoonzoo

(good morning)

CFURadio is excited to announce that we have received the largest ever individual donation in our organization’s history, of $11,000.00. It has funded our new transmitter, which has been a goal of ours for the last six years. It’s hard to get more excited than this folks!

You can now hear us clearly in College Heights, Buckhorn, Miworth, Tabor Lake, and Salmon Valley. Plans to push the transmitter to its full capacity of 1Kilowatt are in place for the summer of 2019. Carried on this strengthened signal is the Carrier Bible Studies (CBS) Hour, An incredible project we’ve worked with community partners on over the summer of 2018. It was only with a tremendous amount of generosity from CBS and our anonymous donor that any of this was possible. We’d like to publicly thank them for their support, for appreciating our efforts, and believing in our capacity to grow the positive effects our station works to provide. We move into this coming solstice season with our spirits high, and ready to spread the joy.

We’re aiming for licensing completion to permit a full Kilowatt of power on the 88.7FM wavelength in 2019. This will get our community’s arts, culture and content much further afield, ranging North to Bear Lake, South to Purden, East to the Ancient Forest, and West to Vanderhoof, doubling our current quality and range of 500 Watts. Over the past six months, we’ve been running cables, tweaking dials, editing, recording, and archiving content into the NBCAA (Northern BC Audio Archive). This is where we have digitized an anthology series from Carrier Bible Studies, created by the Carrier Linguistic Society on Nak’azdli Whut'en traditional territory in Fort St. James BC. Content has been compiled and partly recorded in our Prince George studio with local elders. These sessions showcase the Carrier dialect of our region. To listen, check out our broadcast at cfur.ca/listen-live/, or 88.7 FM every Sunday at 8pm. During the summer of 2018, we worked with CBS director Dick Walker and Nak’azdli Elders Nellie Prince and Yvonne Pierreroy to record Genesis. This origin story recording begins broadcasting at the dawn of 2019, Sunday January 6th, 8pm. This creates local programming for CFUR’s archives, promotes indigenous language revitalization in our community, and access to it all for our audience. This content is sparsely represented in our mainstream media, we are happy to start here and grow the initiative further with the strength of our upgraded transmitter.

Best wishes in 2019 from CFURadio. We hope you will have the opportunity to spend quality time, cozy by the warm hum of the radio, with friends and family over the coming weeks.

If you have your community’s consent and are looking for a place to record & digitize your traditional language and/or stories, don’t be shy! Email us at stationmanager@cfur.ca, our in-house recording studio can fit your needs for the best price in town. If you’re looking to share what you record, we’ll also guarantee broadcast time every day.

Joy to the World!

Want to volunteer? Want to chat about advertising? Email stationmanager@cfur.ca. Curious about what that song was? Visit Twitter (@CFUR_Tracks) or Email music@cfur.ca. 

You can always follow our feed on Twitter (@CFURadio), Facebook (CFUR 88.7fm / @CFURadio) and Instagram (@CFURadiofm) And, of course, you can always drop us a line at (778)-693-2387.


Ready To Learn?

If you’re interested in learning more about the Carrier Linguistic Society please visit their website https://nakazdli.wordpress.com/dakelh-culture/carrier-linguistic-society/ 

If you’re interested in accessing more Carrier language resources online please visit the First Voices Archive where you can find Dakelh Language Dialect archives along with many more. Also Dakelh Good News http://dakelhgoodnews.org/, and the Lheidli T’enneh online Carrier dictionary to name a few.

Resources can be accessed in hard copy in Fort St. James at the CLS bookstore by appointment only, 121 Kwah Road, located behind Nak’azdli Natural Resources,  Many can be accessed at your local library, while UNBC’s Bookstore and the Final Chapter bookstore in Prince George both carry the Central Carrier Dictionary.

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A Delightful Christmas Audio Play

Anything Christmas seems to stand the test of time and become a classic as it is broadcast every year. Be it National Lampoons Christmas Vacation or or a Christmas Story the one where the kid get’s a BB gun and starts shooting kids eyeballs out or something.

Created in 2015, this hour of radio is cringe worthy at times but I assure you it’s worth it. Created in four parts, part one is the standard sitting by the fire place and sprouting some morals about Christmas, slowly but surely our hosts Garrett and Karl are inundated by each one of Garrett’s four mothers.

Part two is an interview with Jaypee Muldoe and Ryan White as they play along with host Karl Wyssen as their band Whiskey Fingers.

Part three is the most ambitious as we premier a new blind date christmas themed dating show “Under The Mistletoe.” Cindy-Lou must decided who she would like to meet under the mistletoe, Contestant one being Jesus of Nazareth, contestant two is 1980’s rock band Pink Riot, and in a Murray esque twist contestant three is Cindy-Lou’s baby daddy!

The forth and final part is a classic as Garrett and Karl stay up late to try and capture Santa Claus to try and sell them to the Japanese Mafia!

Certainly not your average Christmas special you can catch a broadcast of this special Sunday’s at 8 on 88.7 CFUR! Up to and after New Years! Or you can listen here at your convenience.