FUNDING OFFERED TO CANOE-FM
The Community Radio Fund of Canada proudly supports “Training Specialist”
Haliburton and Ottawa (October, 2018 – Mr. Roger Ouellette, President of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and Ms. Roxanne Casey, Manager of Canoe-FM (CKHA), a community radio station based in Haliburton, Ontario, are pleased to announce that $33,012 will go towards the implementation of their project “Training Specialist“. The funds for this project were made available by the CRFC under their Radiometres program, a funding program aimed to improve local programming and volunteer participation. This is the 6th time that the CRFC provides financial support to CKHA under this program, bringing the total awarded to $155,687.
With the funds received, volunteers at the station will be educated on the importance of Advertising Sales and Community Commercials and they will learn to work with the sales department to decipher and read broadcast orders, and accurately input sales orders into the Radio Traffic Essentials Program for integration into the Broadcast Program. Volunteers will also be trained in entering music into our music schedule program to ensure that all required music timeslots are filled.
The results of our strategic plan indicated that we had too few volunteers working in critical roles and the station could potentially be at risk if we lost those volunteers. This grant has given us the funds to hire a staff person whose role will be to recruit and train a minimum of 8 volunteers to work in critical station positions. Volunteers will be trained in our Radio Essentials Traffic Program and our Music Scheduler Program. This grant addresses our commitment to clients and listeners and responds to issues of compliance and integrity. Canoe FM prides itself in offering and ensuring that volunteers receive quality training to ensure that we provide the best possible service to our listeners and to our customers. We are so thankful that the Community Radio Fund supports small community stations such as Canoe FM.
Since its inception in 2012, the Radiometres program enabled a total investment of more than $12 million in the campus and community radio sector. It is an impressive number of 360 funded projects that have been approved. “I’m happy to add this project to the growing list of funded initiatives. As a volunteer-based community station, I have no doubt as to the large, positive impact this project will have on the station,” says the CRFC President, Roger Ouellette.
For more information about the CRFC, the only organization mandated to financially support the c/c sector in Canada, and get the complete list of all funded projects in this round of funding, please visit www.crfc-fcrc.ca.
For more information about Canoe-FM and their project “Training Specialist“, please visit https://canoefm.com/.
For further information, please contact:
Canoe (CKHA-FM) 705-457-1009
Communications Officer Community Radio Fund of Canada 1- 613-321-3513