CHLY to receive approximately $47,000 from the CRFC to develop Student Media Collectives and shows.

Board President Nolan Duke.

Board President Nolan Duke.

Hello Friend.

I am happy to inform our listeners that we at CHLY have again received great news from The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) Radiometres program. Our station, CHLY 101.7FM has been granted approximately $47,000 for a project I submitted earlier this year to create Student Media Collectives at the station.

With the approval of our project, CHLY will very shortly be hiring five VIU Student Collective Coordinators to take a lead on:

  • The News and Current Affairs Collective;

  • The Music Collective;

  • The International Collective;

  • The Mariner Sports Collective;

  • The Indigenous Collective.

These Student Collective Coordinators will take a lead on recruiting students to their respective collectives, and act as senior host and producer, to run different student-driven programming initiatives at the station. For example, the Music Collective will host a one-hour music show, Monday to Friday at 3 PM, dedicated to playing both independent music from Canada and around the world, with interviews and more. The News and Current Affairs Collective will help to build our news department and produce news updates, while the Indigenous Collective will be focused on amplifying indigenous voices, documenting indigenous stories, all to empower and inform. 

I am very excited about this project and the increased capacity it will bring to the station through 2019 and 2020. Job descriptions will be posted this week, and if you know any VIU students, give them a heads up!

Jesse Woodward
Executive Director
CHLY 101.7FM.