Membership Drive is coming up quick here at KCR! Festivities get started this Saturday, May 18th at 11am. Come down to the station and enjoy your favourite breakfast cake (pancakes? or waffles?), and join what promises to be a wicked record sale and swap. Some major music afficionados will be on hand with their collections. Lots to see! Bring your un-used vinyl, cds, tapes and other stuff to swap!
Look out for KCR booths around town all week long - we're there to help you renew your membership, or to sign you up as a member of KCR for the first time! A yearly membership and friends card is $48/year ($4/month), and gets you great discounts around town and opportunities here at the station.
And on Saturday May 25th we're having a BLOCK PARTY!! Come on down to the Nelson Commons Parking Lot, at the North end of Baker Street, to enjoy the music of Motes and Oates, Hot Tin Can, Chinese For Travellers, Slam poetry, and lots more ! there will be food, community groups, a kid's zone, an exhibition roller derby game and SOooo Much MOre!! 1-7pm May 25th.
And of course don't forget to support your favourite little station that could this membership drive! Join us! Become a member, renew your membership, show your support to Kootenay Co-op Radio!!
Kootenay Co-op Radio is EXCITED to announce some new resources available to rural radio-makers in the Kaslo and New Denver areas - handheld audio recorders available to borrow!
Is there a talk, workshop, performance, interview or sound you'd love to collect for broadcast on KCR?
Get in touch with our Recorder Guardians (Randy in Kaslo and David in New Denver) to book a recorder. Email them at recorder at kootenaycoopradio.com.
This opportunity is available to all Co-op Members in good standing.
For tips and tricks and inspirations for working with audio, check out our Programmer Resources page.
Kootenay Co-op Radio's Random Acts of Co-operation is a 5 -part radio series exploring the thriving co-operatives and credit unions of the Kootenays.
The series is currently airing on KCR Wednesdays at Noon.
It was produced with financial assisitance from the Community Radio Fund of Canada, in celebration of 2012-the UN -Declared International Year of Co-operatives.
This series presents the voices of people involved in our local co-ops and credit unions, discusses our connection to the wider national and international co-op movement, and features collages of street interviews conducted by students at the Nelson-based Wildflower Elementary School.
For more information, go to www.kootenaycoopradio.com/raoc, where the entire series is also archived.
In the East and West Kootenay, a rich history of co-operation has arisen over the last century, in which people have banded together to serve their economic, social and cultural needs. Land co-ops, transportation co-ops and food buying clubs have been a big part of the area's history.
These days, social entrepreneurs, community organizers and leaders in economic development have returned to the co-op movement's internationally-established principles of mutual aid, concern for community, and democratic governance to form successful cooperative businesses that generate surpluses, and non profit co-ops that respond successfully tocurrent social and economic challenges.
The diversity of the co-ops formed over time in the Kootenays has reflected the diversity of individuals, interests, and economic situations of the area, and their development has helped to provide residents with services and opportunities that are unique to a region with such a relatively small population.
Listen to Random Acts of Co-operation to hear from the people involved in this vibrant sector today.
Tune in Wedensdays at Nooon!
Soundscoop website is up and looking fantastic. Have a look at the How to start a Co-op Radio Station Handbook, a report on the RCRC 2012, and the first documentary on Canadian co-ops. http://www.soundscooperative.coop