CJTR is a radio station and non-profit arts and culture organization.
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As some of you may have noticed, our social media pages are starting to disappear. This is a result of Meta (operator of Facebook and Instagram) choosing to prevent you from seeing Canadian News as part of their battle with The Federal Government over the regulatory Bill, C-18. However, Community Radio stations across the country are finding themselves branded as “News” providers on Meta platforms and having their pages blacked out, or made selectively unavailable. Our Facebook page is already blacked out, and we are finding that some Instagram users are no longer able to see our content. This battle is only just beginning, and our visibility on social media is only going to get worse, so in the meantime we are asking that you sign up for our newsletter to receive updates from CJTR until the smoke clears. The timing of this assault on Canadian independent media by distant billionaires could not have come at a worse time, as we are gearing up for a very important Radiothon Fundraiser. So, if you are not already a member, I encourage you to head over to our membership page and show your support for Community Media, or to subscribe below for updates from CJTR.
When the Tech Giants stop punching down on the smallest and weakest sector of the Canadian Media and the smoke clears, Bill C-18 will ultimately be a good thing for Community Radio as a whole. It will allow us funding opportunities that have only been available to the billion dollar media conglomerates for nearly a decade. PostMedia, the national newspaper chain (owned by an American hedgefund, BTW) received 33 million dollars in public funds last year. That alone is enough money to give all the 250+ campus and community stations in Canada roughly $130,000/year. Our sectors last funding plea to the federal government, which was ultimately ignored, was for $21 million, to be spread across all 250+ stations. Official opposition leader Jagmeet Singh called the $21 million dollars “A rounding error,” because an amount that small in the context of a $250 billion budget is well within the margin of aberration.
You can learn more about how to fight this with us at www.ncra.ca/banned
For a deeper dive on our sectors struggle with Bill C-18, including comments from own Station Manager, check out this article in the US tech journal, Gizmodo.
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This is Neil Adams, Station Manager of 91.3FM CJTR.
Community radio is defined by what it isn’t; We don’t have an enforced playlist, our hosts choose what they play. Community Radio isn’t mono-cultural. We have 11 multicultural shows in 8 different languages reaching into communities that commercial radio doesn’t. We have over 60 hosts playing everything from AfroBeat to Polka. CJTR is the true music lovers choice. The Art lovers. The people that create and grow culture in Regina choose CJTR above all others. The tastemakers. Our supporters support the businesses that support CJTR.
When you advertise with CJTR, not only do you reach those tastemakers but you support a unique and valuable community resource. We play local and independent artists. Where else in Regina are you going to hear local artists? Community Radio is a critical component in the independent music ecosystem. CJTR provides affordable live music listings to the venues that support local artists. Where else are the independent artists going to get the radio exposure they need to get played on commercial radio? Where else are Regina’s many (and growing) multicultural communities going to share their perspectives and music?
SO, TO THE DEALS:
For only $600, you can get twice daily ads for 4 months! Your choice of Day or Night.
For only $800, you can get twice daily ads for 4 months during our drive time shows (7-9am, 4-6pm)
Both deals represent a 40% discount over our standard rate, which is about a tenth of the price of commercial radio placement as it is.
You can contact me any time to talk about CJTR, and how you can get more involved with our community. The easiest way to support CJTR is through our Community Supporter Program, which gets your businesses name into our newsletter, and gets you access to deeper deals and discounts.
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From our friends and Partners at the NCRA (National Campus and Community Radio Association)
Community Broadcasting Fund
The future of community broadcasting will rely on stable and consistent funding which can be used to support the daily core operations. Because community radio stations are all not-for-profit entities, every dollar of this support will be reinvested in the communities they serve.
FACTOR and Musicaction collectively rely on nearly $30 million in stable funding to support Canadian artists and they all rely on community radio to break, play and feature the artists they discover. These groups also benefit from CCD (Canadian Content Development) funding to a much greater degree than community stations. Last year, FACTOR and Musicaction received $16.3 million from CCD while community radio stations received $2.8 million. There are over 220 stations in competition for this $2.8 million, and by the terms of the CCD, it can only be used on projects, not operations. Some level of financial support to sustain community stations is reasonable in this context.
We are asking for an annual Community Broadcast Support Fund of $24.2 million dollars which will provide critical support to all 235 community, campus, and Indigenous radio stations.
How can I help?
Glad you asked! You can help CJTR and the broader campus and Community Radio industry by voicing your support to your local member of Parliament. You can copy paste and customize this message, and email it to your local MP which you can find here and CC’ing the following: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear MP [Inset Name]
I am an active and dedicated listener to 91.3FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio, located in your riding. This station provides critical local news, information and entertainment to me which I cannot access through any other medium. I am writing to ask that you support this very important station that serves this community. You can do so by Establishing a 25 million dollar annual Community Broadcasting Fund to be distributed among all community radio stations, including this one.
Without access to my local community radio station, I would not be able to stay connected to the community that I live in and love.
[Your Name, Your Contact Information, Your location]
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CJTR is holding a virtual Bottle Drive!
How can you help?
- Visit any SARCAN Drop and Go depot and input “CJTR” into the kiosk.
- Then, input the number of bags and boxes you have to print off the labels.
- Label your bags and boxes, put them through the chute and you’re done! It’s easy!
But it gets even easier! You can fill out this form and have one of CJTRs volunteers pick up your bottles for you! It’s an easy way to support Regina Community Radio.
- Remove caps from plastic bottles! SARCAN’s workers have to do this all day every day, and that’s not good for your wrists!
- Crush your cans lengthwise, not top down
- separate glass and put it in boxes, this is for the safety of SARCAN’s hard working staff
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