CIVL Hosts the 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon

Abbotsford (January 26, 2016) – Abbotsford’s CIVL 101.7 FM, is the coordinating station responsible for this year’s installment of the collaborative project among National Campus and Community Radio Stations in Canada, called the 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon.

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Hosted for 11 years by McGill University’s CKUT-FM in Montreal​, the marathon has been coordinated by U of Alberta’s CJSR in Edmonton ​and Queens University in Kingston’s CFRC ​over the past two years, making this the first time the marathon has been coordinated by a station in British Columbia.

The broadcast will last 14 hours, starting on Tuesday, February 23rd at 2 pm (PST)​, and lasting until Wendesday, February 24th at 4 am (PST)​. Regular CIVL programming will be pre-empted for the entirety of the broadcast, airing instead public forums, pre-recorded stories, and other content provided by each of the stations mentioned above, as well as CJSF Burnaby from SFU​, CiTR at UBC​, CFRU at the U of Guelph​, CHRW from Western​in London, ON, and CKDU at Dalhousie ​in Halifax.

Each year, dozens of stations participate in producing accessible content from volunteers, staff, community groups, and concerned local citizens, in order to address issues of homelessness, poverty, and the associated stigmas that haunt people who struggle to make ends meat every day. To date, the broadcast is confirmed to air on stations in BC​, Alberta​, Saskatchewan​, Ontario​, Quebec​, NB​, and NS​.

Overall, 22 stations have already signed on to broadcast all or parts of the Marathon, and more are signing on every day! CIVL will be taking calls live on the toll free hotline for any listeners to chime in with their thoughts or experiences.

CIVL has broadcast parts of the marathon each of the past 5 years, contributing content 3 times, including a 30 minute live broadcast with 5 and 2 Ministries’ Ward Draper one week before Abbotsford City Council made the ultimate decision to forego the supportive housing project which was hotly debated in 2014. In 2015, CIVL submitted a 45 minute live recording of WJ Mouat Secondary’s 12th Grade drama production, commissioned by Character Abbotsford, answering the question “What can be done to eliminate homelessness in Abbotsford?”

Live forums will be set up in Vancouver, Burnaby, Kingston, and Montreal, featuring open mics and public forums so those most affected can participate and have their voices heard.

For further information, please contact:

Station Manager – CIVL 101.7 FM

UFV Campus and Community Radio Society

Tel: 778-982-0648

aaron@civl.ca

or

Marathon Station Coordinators

Staff/Volunteers at Participating Stations

1-888-504-7441 x 6307 (Toll Free Canada-Wide)

www.civl.ca/homelessness

marathon@civl.ca

CIVL Broadcasts UFV Convocation, Visits National Conference and Gives Away Krief CD’s!

CIVL 101.7 FM is proud to present the first ever live FM broadcast of UFV Convocation ceremonies today from the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre!
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Photo Courtesy of www.UFV.ca
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From 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm listen live at www.civl.ca and 101.7 FM in the Fraser Valley to Convocation proceedings, as well as a 2:00 — 2:30 lead-in with music.
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Visit the CIVL Radio booth outside the AESC, and tell us how you feel about CIVL for a chance to win one of three copies of Hundred Thousand Pieces, the new solo album from lead guitarist of The Dears, Patrick Krief!
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At this same time, with help from UFV’s Student Union Society, CIVL Radio Staff, Board and Volunteers are represented by members of UFV’s Campus and Community Radio Society at the National Community and Campus Radio Conference for the third year in a row!
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This year, CIVL represented UFV at an advertising and sponsorship panel alongside Canada’s highest grossing Campus/Community Radio Fundraiser, CJSW from University of Calgary, and Canada’s oldest Campus Radio station, from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, CFRC, who is hosting this year’s conference in their 90th year of operation!

 

Last year, UFV Student, CIVL’s Alicia Williams was the recipient of an honourable mention at the National Campus and Community Radio Awards, for Music Programming based on her fem-con episode of Mood Swings, as reported in the UFV Cascade here. CIVL also won the Community Development Award!

CIVL is up for several awards this year, and will find out on Friday which Campus and Community Radio Stations are recognized for their excellent work in 2012!

CiVL Radio Wins National Campus/Community Radio Award

After less than a year of FM broadcasting on 101.7 FM, CiVL Radio is proud to have received the award for Community Development from the 2011 National Community and Campus Radio Awards, on June 7th, 2011 hosted by the NCRA and CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

While the UFV Student Union Society made it possible for CiVL Radio volunteers and staff to attend the awards gala and conference, special thanks is due to the National Campus/Community Radio Association, without whom 101.7 FM would not be broadcasting the unique, local Fraser Valley programming content we continue to develop for our communities and campuses.

In addition to CiVL’s win as an organization, Inventory Manager Alicia Williams’ show Mood Swings, on Mondays from 11 am – 1 pm received an honourable mention in the category of Music Programming for the submission of her all Fem Con (Female Content) episode! Way to go Alicia!

Thanks goes most of all to the incredible volunteers, programmers, directors, and especially listeners, who make CiVL Radio the valuable and effective medium for local, community, and campus events and issues in the Fraser Valley cheap air max 90.

Without all of you, no impact would be felt whatsoever.

CiVL Radio will continue the tradition that’s developed this year of high quality programming and increased listener and community involvement starting with two upcoming projects: The Jam in Jubilee festival, which CiVL proudly sponsors, and will take part in hosting a night of, and the Community News project that CiVL Radio has just received funding for from the Community Radio Fund of Canada!

Stay tuned for more info!