CIVL Annual General Meeting

As seen in the Cascade Student Newspaper last month, and circulated via email to CIVL members, please review the below announcement and get in touch if you have any questions about the upcoming CIVL Annual General Meeting!2018 AGM Poster-page-001

FVMA Schedule for November 25th at Abbyfest!

From 10 am until 4 pm Saturday, November 25th, the Fraser Valley Music Awards team up with Abbyfest and the Abbotsford Centre for a FREE day of music and cultural celebration!

See the parade of nations, dances and martial arts performances, and then at approximately 12:20 pm, see FVMA nominee performances, and find out who the big winners are for our 15 awards!

1000 Parade
1015 Introductions
1025 Anthem (Alexandra Salvador)
1030 Sun Hang Do
1040 Tha Realm
1050 Milka UFV
1058 Mehak Anny Dance UFV
1106 Genial UFV
1112 Bhangra UFV
1122 Kevin UFV
1132 Cambree Music UFV
1142 Break
1150 Ukrainian/Scandanavian Dance
1200 Irish Dance
1210 Tae Kwon Do
1220 FVMA Intro
1230 Award: Excellence – Female
1237 Brander Raven
1245 Award: Folk
1300 Jada Klein
1308 Award: Blues
1314 Ria Jade
1322 Award: Rock
1328 Hope/MTHC
1336 Award: Hip Hop
1342 #DakotaLeslieMemorialLivePerformanceoftheYear 1
1350 Award: Queer
1356 #DakotaLeslieMemorialLivePerformanceoftheYear 2
1404 Award: Experimental
1410 #DakotaLeslieMemorialLivePerformanceoftheYear 3
1418 Award: #DakotaLeslieMemorialLivePerformanceoftheYear
1424 Award: Electronic
1432 Kristin Witko
1438 Award: Indigenous
1444 Little Evening
1452 Award: Country
1458 Dear Father
1506 Award: Pop
1512 Charlie Nam
1520 Award: Youth
1526 Award: Loud

Female, Queer and Indigenous Nominees Lead 2017 Fraser Valley Music Awards Pack

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Full list of nominees/categories/links for each artist. List of prizes available from sponsors.

Statistically to date: 147 unique artists (representing ~500 individual musicians) applied for an FVMA, and 90 unique acts (~250 musicians) have been nominated over 18 months.

Abbotsford – CIVL-FM is pleased to present the 42 acts nominated in 13 categories for the second annual Fraser Valley Music Awards. An announcement ceremony was held at Townhall Public House in Abbotsford Tuesday night, hosted by decorated Fort Langley-raised writer and comedian Harry Doupe. Abbotsford’s Kristin Witko, and Mamarudegyal MTHC from Burnaby led the pack with nominations in 4 categories, while Abbotsford’s Jada Klein and Coquitlam resident TestTubeBaby were both nominated in 3.

This year, in addition to local aficionados like CIVL music director Audrey MacDonald and host Rabia Kamboj, Wide Mouth Mason singer/songwriter Shaun Verreault, Pat Steward (The Odds, Bryan Adams, Matthew Good), and Polaris Prize Grand Juror/CHUO-FM Ottawa station manager Erin Flynn all adjudicated submissions. Even Nashville, TN resident Steve Dawson weighed in on this years’ submissions. Many will remember him leading the Black Hen Houseband when Henhouse Studios was in Vancouver just a couple years ago.

All in all, 20 nominees had an Abbotsford connection to the Fraser Valley, while 6 Langleyites brought home nominations, 4 Chilliwackians, and 3 each went to Maple Ridgers, Burnabyites and Missionites (who all, incidentally, tie in the category for least exciting venery). Two nominees are Surrey based, and one each hail from Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Lake Errock. Only 10 2017 nominees were also nominated in 2016, and only two category winners (Saint Soldier, Hip Hop – Abb/Harpdog Brown, Blues – Surrey) repeated.

Three Battle of the Bands dates to decide CIVL’s Dakota Leslie Memorial Live Performance of the Year Award and it’s accompanying $750 cash prize are taking place in Aldergrove, Chilliwack, and Mission. The following are dates where crowd participation WILL be a factor in deciding which artists will move on for a chance to play in the finals at the FVMA’s November 25th on the Abbotsford Centre stage as part of Abbyfest:

Thursday, November 16th at The Vineyard in Chilliwack, 8 – 10 PM, FREE w/ Ben Cottrill (Abby), Western Jaguar (Mission), Travis Murray (Ab) and Dear Father (Langley)


Thursday, November 23rd at Bob’s Steakhouse in Aldergrove, 8-10 PM, FREE w/ Molten Blues Band (Ab), Whiskeyjays (Langley), Corey Primus (Chilliwack) and Kenneth Kraylie (A)


Friday, November 24th at The Stage in Mission, 8 PM, FREE semi-final, winners TBA

FVMA Deadline Extended, Prelim. Categories Announced

The Fraser Valley Music Awards October 31st application deadline is being extended until November 4th at 11:59 pm PST.

Preliminary categories that will be recognized, in addition to the $750 Dakota Leslie Memorial Live Performance of the Year, which will be awarded to one Battle of the Bands participant, which can come from any genre, are as follows in order of volume of applicants to date: Rock, Pop, Folk, Blues, Electronic, Experimental, Hip Hop, Metal, Punk and World. CIVL will also take the opportunity to recognize excellence from the Queer, First Nations, Youth, and female identifying community members throughout the Fraser Valley. We’ve also been asking artists to self identify their own genres or categories, and 31 unique different classifications have been identified thus far of the 90+ musicians represented by acts that have applied.

Important Upcoming Dates (All events are FREE to the public):

FVMA Application Deadline

Saturday, November 4th at 11:59 pm PST via

All FVMA applications must be submitted by this point to be adjudication by jurors

FVMA Nomination Announcement:

Tuesday, November 14th at Townhall Public House in Abbotsford – 5:30 – 8 pm

Hosted by Harry Doupe, a veteran comedian and writer, who’s work has included writing for the Olympics, Junos, Geminis, Just for Laughs, and so much more. Harry will help us announce the nominees in each category.

FVMA Battle of the Bands Final:

Friday, November 24th at The Stage in Mission – 7 pm

Bands that have competed in the preliminary Battle dates throughout November will face off for one last chance to appear on stage at FVMA’s to win $750 and more!

Fraser Valley Music Awards at Abbyfest!

Saturday, November 25th at the Abbotsford Centre – 10 am – 4 pm

For more information about CIVL’s Fraser Valley Music Awards, please visit or contact CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy via

CIVL Sweeps National Community Radio Awards


In addition to HOSTING the National Community Radio Awards in Abbotsford this year, CIVL also took home no less than 4 (FOUR) awards for programming — more than any other station in the country for this year!

Check out our winning content here:

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New Programming — Quin MacIntosh’s CIVL Community News UpdatesBest-in-News-1-ilovepdf-compressed-2

Sports Talk Show — Touchline with Tobi Jonathan and Raymond Kobes


Live Sports Broadcast — WBB: UFV Cascades vs TRU Wolfpack


CIVL Hiring Students… Again!

If you haven’t already heard, CIVL is hosting the 2016 National Campus and Community Radio Conference from June 7-11th!

For details on the conference itself, visit the NCRC36 Page of this site!

We are also glad to be hiring a few Canada Summer Job positions in the next few months, with the first two positions, a Live Sound Production and a Conference Coordinator, both posted on the NCRA Job Board here.

Are you a UFV student who can’t commit to full time work, but wants to look into paid work opportunities with CIVL this summer? Visit the UFV Career Centre’s Jobs page, and find out about CIVL Work Study opportunities! Login there at

CRFC Funds CIVL to Pay You to Learn to Produce Radio!


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CIVL 101.7 FM at UFV in Abbotsford invites you to participate in the next project funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. The CRFC’s $50,000 grant is aimed at providing accessible training and sustainable engagement to Fraser Valley community members interested in participating in media. Two workshop presenters kick off this initiative.

Hired to coordinate this project is Gordon Katic of Cited, a syndicated program based out of CiTR 101.9 FM at UBC. Gordon will be at CIVL Monday, January 30th starting at 10 am to discuss any questions participants have about this project. Reach him via

For more information on CIVL’s work through the CRFC’s invaluable support, visit the last tab in our menu above.

What? Radio Mini School: Become a student of the radio mini school, and you’ll attend a half-day workshop with leading producers, receive hands on mentorship in developing your own radio piece, and then hear that piece play live on CIVL 101.7 FM.

How much does this amazing program cost? Nothing! We pay you between $250-500.

When? The first half-day workshop is Saturday, Feb 4th. 11:00AM – 2:00PM (lunch provided)

Where? UFV Abbotsford Building A, Room 229, 33844 King Road


How do I report for the radio? Presented by Angela Sterritt of the CBC. Sterritt will cover the essentials of what makes a radio story, how to report it, and how to report it ethically.

How do I produce for the radio? Award-winning documentary producer, Garth Mullins. Mullins will cover production essentials, like narrative structure, music, and ‘good tape.’

Angela Sterritt is an award-winning journalist, artist and writer, from the Gitxsan Nation. Sterritt has worked as a journalist for close to twenty years and has been with the CBC since 2003. She currently works as a TV, radio and online reporter with CBC Vancouver and CBC Indigenous.

Garth Mullins is a broadcaster, writer, activist and musician. Mullins has produced award-winning radio documentaries for programs like CBC Ideas. He has written for numerous publications, including Vancouver Sun, the Georgia Straight, Vice.

How do I apply?

Email outlining your interest, any experience or questions you have, or topics you’d be interested in covering. Please RSVP before Thursday, February 2nd.

CIVL Feature Review

CIVL Volunteer extraordinaire Becca Lee reviews Kara Golemba’s Every Little Light:


Tell us about a specific song that stands out on this record, and why it is worth noting: ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ stands out because it’s a cover. They make it their own, so if you listen to it, it sounds like they could have written it. It’s also worth noting because they have a video of the song showing all five members of the band playing the same guitar – that makes the song sound amazing.

Tell us how the record progresses from one song to the next: Once you listen to their first song, it sounds amazing and makes you listen to the next song, and it keeps going into that same pattern, thats how the album progresses from one song to the next

Tell us why you dislike certain songs or parts of the record more than others: I like the song Summer Vibes. It’s better than the other summer songs because it has a good beat to dance to, and the sound is upbeat and has its own unique way that the other songs don’t have.

Tell us who you think would like this band, record, or any of these songs: Anyone who likes up beat, workout music, and party music would like this band.

Get in touch with us at to submit your own review!

101.7′s Top 102 of 2016!

Every week, CIVL compiles a list of the most spun releases at the station, submitting them to , and these charts combine with those from other campus/community stations in Canada to provide you with a weekly national top 50.

Today, CIVL is pleased to present to you our own TOP 102 Artists played on CIVL in 2016!

Calculations are based on weekly appearances on CIVL charts, with artists getting a score of 30 for every appearance at #1, a 1 for every appearance at #30, and equivalent scaled points for each ranking in between. Placements on this list are relative to artists’ appearance on the charts, but not with respects to a particular release.


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1. Blessed &%

2. Jordan Klassen %
3. Basia Bulat *
4. Cheap High ^%
5. You Say Party ^%
6. Anvil *
7. Dodgers %
8. Atodaso &%
9. Parquet Courts
10. Loans %
11. Foreign Diplomats *
12. Preoccupations *
13. Library Voices *
14. Mogwai
15. Tegan and Sara %
16. Tricky
17. The Tragically Hip *
18. Black Mountain %
19. David Bowie
20. Plants and Animals *
21. Majid Jordan *
22. John Cale
23. Saint Soldier ^%
24. Adrian Teacher and the Subs %
25. Andy Shauf *
26. Villain Villain &%
27. Radiohead
28. Iggy Pop
29. Teen Daze %
30. Angel Olsen
31. Like Bears %#
32. Oh Village %
33. Wolfmother
34. Laura Sauvage *
35. Douse %
36. Explosions in the Sky
37. Alex Rake and the Leaves %##
38. Tokyo Police Club *
39. Wishkicker %
40. Deerhunter
41. A Tribe Called Red *
42. We Are The City %
43. Badbadnotgood *
44. Lowell *
45. Sylvia Platters %&##
46. Brendan Canning *
47. Suede
48. Local Natives
49. Brasstronaut %
50. No Sinner %
51. Santigold
52. Modern Space *
53. L.T.Leif *
54. Eleanore %
55. Twin River %
56. Half Moon Run *
57. DIIV
58. Chastity *
59. Holy Fuck *
60. Comfort %
61. White Lung %
62. Wolf Parade %
63. Neon Indian
64. Aleem Khan
65. Elephant Stone *
66. Weird Lines *
67. Gregory Pepper and His Problems *
68. Rae Spoon *
69. Mugg Shot & RZ %
70. Grimes *
71. Pack A.D. %
72. Roosevelt
73. Milk %
74. Phantogram
75. Charles Bradley
76. El Vy
77. Leonard Cohen *
78. Ra Ra Riot
79. Tanya Tagaq *
80. The 1975
81. Glass Animals
82. Breakbot
83. Dumb %
84. James Buddy Rogers %&
85. Rococode %
86. Dressy Bessy
87. Amon Amarth
88. Kurt Vile
89. Damian Jurado
90. The Dears *
91. The Zolas %
92. Nylithia %
93. Fond of Tigers %
94. Bear Mountain %
95. Gal Gracen %
96. Nothing
97. Doja %^#
98. Striker *
99. Sex With Strangers %
100. Suuns *
101. July Talk *
102. Crystal Castles *