Own a piece of CHMA history! A stuffed pheasants from the Station Manager’s personal collection will be entrusted to you for permanent care and display. Only three left! Check out more details and the rest of the great perks on our indegogo at http://igg.me/at/chmafm
These awesome scarfs are available through our indiegogo campaign! check them out and the rest of the great perks at http://igg.me/at/chmafm
On November 3, 2011, the 36th General Conference of UNESCO approved the creation of the World Day of Radio, to be celebrated on February 13th of each year.
This year, there’s a special focus on the role of women in radio. Check out this great infographic about women’s role in radio around the world. (Also, this is the 10th anniversary of the NCRA’s report and toolkit on women in campus and community radio in Canada: Women’s Hands and Voices!)
UNESCO states: “World Radio Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.
Radio has to be recognized as a low cost medium, specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.
There is also a changing face to radio services which, in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets.However, it is said that up to a billion people still do not have access to radio today.”
For more information go to http://www.worldradioday.org
The world of radio is changing, and much of our equipment—stuff that’s been through decades of use and overuse—is simply wearing out. For the first time, CHMA is running a deficit, and without additional funds, we won’t be able to continue in the same way.
We want to be able to offer the same great programming experiences and open door that we’ve always had. In fact, we want to do more, to increase and strengthen our award-winning current affairs and news programming in the year ahead. We also want to embrace the brave new digital world, through apps and an online presence that will allow our signal, our voice, to reach beyond the marshes to a wider world.
But this isn’t possible without raising some money. And that’s where you come in. We’re asking friends, fans, and alumni of CHMA to dig deep and chip in to help us replace old analog equipment while simultaneously moving into a digital world. This will assure that our current programmers and the next generations of Allisonians and Sackvillians can continue to enjoy the magic of community radio.
Or goal is daunting but attainable: $11 000. We chose the number to honor the 11thedition of Stereophonic, our annual music festival. We’ve got some great incentives to get us there. Please tune in, share, and above all—give. Help keep The Voice of the Marshes loud and clear.
I spoke with both administration (Dr. Grant) and faculty (Dr. Michaelis and Dr. Fox) the day before negotiations resumed. A number of topics were covered, including whether the strike is about money, how students can engage with the bargaining process, and whether the administration’s proposed tenure review process can maintain academic excellence. Each interview was conducted separately, but both sides were asked similar questions.
It is clear from the interviews that there are still a number of major issues to work out on each side. For example, Dr. Grant expressed confusion as to why MAFA did not agree to the proposed tenure review process. While there are still major issues to resolve, both MAFA and administration expressed optimism about ongoing negotiations.
Listen to the interview below:
As the Mount Allison Strike has continued, students have attempted to engage in the bargaining process. Despite a lack of entry points, the Student Strike Headquarters has developed as a potential source of facts and information for students about the strike.
However, the SSHQ has been challenged by administration as partisan and not representative of all students. Ron Byrne had a meeting with members of SSHQ in which he accused them of partisanship. Skip to the 2:30 minute mark to hear about this confrontation. As a result of challenges, the SSHQ have attempted to collate student opinions through a survey. Ultimately, facts will vindicate student engagement. However, university refused to extend the SSHQ’s booking of its room, and the SSHQ continues to struggle to have its engagement efforts accepted by the university. Listen to the interview below:
Follow this link to find the survey: http://mtastudentstrikehq.com/survey/
Karen Grant spoke with CHMA’s Louis Zatzman about the ongoing MAFA strike and the potential for further negotiations. At present, negotiations have stalled as MAFA has stated that it will only return to the table if administration drops a few key proposals, and the administration is, according to Grant, “unwilling to compromise” those proposals.
While faculty members end their first week of walking the picket line, students have begun to wonder about their options, particularly since they are not invited to the bargaining table.
While she agrees that students need to stay informed, she argues that students have no place intervening in or engaging with the bargaining process. She compares students’ interest in the negotiations to hockey fans during the NHL lockout. (Skip to the 4:35 mark to hear Grant’s comments in regards to student involvement.)
Grant concludes by stating that the administration’s demands are commitment to financial sustainability while maintaining quality programming. Listen to the full interview below:
Be The News is a community-generated news and issues talk show about stories that matter to Sackville citizens. Local media by local people. On the 28th, Be the News investigated labour in Sackville. Find the interviews below:
Be the News aired its first ever radio show on CHMA the other day. It was an amazing hour about food in Sackville. Find the interviews below:
1 Dog Day* Fade Out Fundog
2 King Krule 6 Feet Beneath The Moon True Panther
3 Said The Whale* Hawaiii Hidden Pony
4 The Front Bottoms Talon of the Hawk Bar/None
5 Bastille Bad Blood Virgin
Check out http://chmacharts.wordpress.com/ to see who else made the cut