On July 9, the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and CIVL Radio, UFV’s campus and community radio station, announced that $50,000 will be used for the RECORDING project at CIVL. RECORDING, in this case, stands for Respectful Entertainment, Creating Open Radio Dialogue, and Impacting New Groups. The funding comes from the Radiometres program, which intends to improve local programming and volunteer participation for Canadian radio.
The $50,000 will go toward bringing high-profile artists in contact with Fraser Valley artists, and performances and interviews centring on intersectionality, local and independent arts, and social justice will be recorded. As well, CIVL Radio will be hiring up to four new staffers.
“CIVL is always trying to encourage people of different backgrounds to engage in local arts,” said CIVL station manager Aaron Levy. “This is a great opportunity to bring more groups into the fold.”
This is the fifth time CIVL Radio has received funding from the Radiometres program, bringing their total received funding to $186,993. With funds received from other CRFC programs, CIVL has received over $200,000 in funding to date.
For more information about CIVL Radio and the RECORDING Project, visit civl.ca.