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.

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