UFV Student & CIVL Volunteer Hired onto CHWK News Team

FROM CAMPUS RADIO TO COMMERCIAL NEWS
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Chilliwack has a new voice for weekend news on FM radio, and her name is Alicia Williams!

The third year UFV fine arts and communications student got involved in radio by hosting Mood Swings on CIVL.ca in March of 2010.
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Maybe you heard her this past weekend, however, doing regular news updates on Saturday and Sunday mornings through the the mid-afternoon on commercial radio for the very first time!

In November, Williams officially became a part of the team at The Hawk 89.5 FM in Chilliwack as a weekend news personality. Williams has been more than just a show host on CIVL, winning a 2011 National Community and Campus Radio Association (NCRA) Award Honourable Mention for Music Programming based on the exclusively Female Content edition of Mood Swings.
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She also served as CIVL’s Program Assistant, Music Librarian, and Promotions Coordinator before trying her hand at news for the first time earlier in November. NCRA Executive Director, Shelley Robinson, says “It’s amazing to see someone’s passion for radio get recognized by both a local community and commercial station, and have a chance to reach even more listeners.”

Included among Williams’ other accomplishments at CIVL are her experience as Chair of the Programming Committee, responsible for approving new programs and reviewing concurrent content.
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She also participated in CIVL’s national news broadcast of Groundwire, an NCRA project that reaches 30-40 stations across the country every other week. “We are glad to see a dedicated volunteer recognized in the job market,” says CIVL President Dustin Ellis. “Creating broadcast skills and experience is a big part of what we do, and Alicia has helped make this possible for others while making the most of our organization.” Despite the new job, Alicia will read daily news on CIVL at least until the end of this semester.
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Alicia showing off CIVL’s 2011 Community Development Award from Halifax’s National Campus and Community Radio Awards, where Williams herself was recognized with an honourable mention in Music Programming for her Fem-Con episode of Mood Swings!

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!