Lois Lane Lunch Break – July 30 – Theo Massop

The Lois Lane Lunch Break Music Series Thursdays 12-2 until the end of August Presented by CHLY and the DNBIA This week : Theo Massop Theo Massop is a west coast Canadian singer-songwriter whose musical journey has taken him from church choirs to dance halls, night clubs, festivals and concert venues. His previous album “Voyager” gained […]


Top 30 New Releases for the week ending July28,2015

1 MARK CRISSINGER* Blues Expression (Self-Released)
2 JON MILLER QUARTET* Three Days In Winter (Self-Released)
3 JOHN GOGO* Coal & Wood (Revisited) (Self-Released)


Lois Lane Lunch Break – July 23 – Dave Hart

Dave Hart is a versatile and playful guitarist/composer blending various styles of music, creating ambitious mixes from smooth jazz/rock to ambient soundscapes with touches of world & electronica. It’s all rolled up into the accessible vibe of a new age instrumental genre, ideal for those who like music to be a sensory escape from the world, interpretive and sound surrounding – but with a few surprises.


Lois Lane Lunch Break – Performers list

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Rhythm’a’ning host wins Stiletto Award

Host and producer Kerilie McDowall from the jazz and improvised music radio show Rhythm’a’ning, has been awarded a 2016 Woman of Distinction Award at the inaugural Stiletto Awards.
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Congratulations to the Si’em’ nu Ts’ Ihhwulmuhw team for winning NCRA’s Neskie Award for Aboriginal Affairs and Culture Programming. The award was presented June 6, 2015 at the awards gala at the annual National Campus/Community Radio Association convention, taking place in Halifax,NS.

The citation reads: “The winner of this award had a submission that truely impressed the judges. They felt it was truely a show for the communities and very important for connecting and continuing traditions in villages…Clearly this show means a lot and carries a great importance to the producers.”

Congratulations to Natasha`Bob of Snaw Naw As, Geraldine Manson of Snuneymuxw, Devin Pielle of Tla-Amin nation and Lawrence Mitchell of Snaw naw As and Buffi David of Stz“minus, and Kenny Brault.
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The Lois Lane Lunch Break summer music series returns! This Thursday June 4, 12-2pm!

Our first performer this year is Josh Gellman. Josh should be familiar to our listeners as he has had several Latin and World music shows on CHLY over the years.

He is a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter who sings in English & Spanish, and plays traditional songs from a variety of countries, as well as originals. Apart from specializing in a South American folk instrument called the Charango, he also plays Guitar, bass and has a Jazz Piano Degree from Vancouver Island University. His original music aims to create an ambient setting, convey meaningful messages, and express a world perception based on a wealth of travel experience.

Thanks to all our Sponsors:
Series Sponsor: The Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association

Weekly sponsors:
NYSA
InPrint Graphic Design and Printing
Fascinating Rhythm
Aladdin’s Cafe
Mambo’s Pizza
Hub City Cycle Community Co-op


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Librarians on the Radio recognized with an award

Librarians on the Radio, a recurring segment on Changes (except when they run the whole show like today) has been recognized by the BCLA. Click through to see the whole story or get the link to the VIRL website.


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Lois Lane Lunch Break Is Back!

  CHLY is happy to be partnering with the DNBIA to bring back the Lois Lane Lunch break for another summer of lunch entertainment down in the Lois Lane courtyard! Every Thursday starting June 4th you can come down to Lois Lane in front of the CHLY headquarters and enjoy live local entertainment during your […]


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Festival News!

CHLY is Proud to support the variety of amazing festivals offered around the west coast of British Columbia! We will be adding more festivals as we go, for a full list of Music festivals offered throughout the west side of Canada please pick up your own copy of The festival Guide by BC Musician Magazine. […]


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Grand Prize Draw Winners!

We have winners!
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Thanks to everyone who helped make our Spring Fundrive a success. We love to make the content but it would be meaningless without you our listeners and supporters.


Join Lloyd and Swan from SinoNaimo News for a night of “Sushi and Sake” Sunday May 31 5pm – 8pm at Sushi Eh Restaurant 6359 Hammond Bay Rd.
Food, Entertainment, and a Silent Auction make for a fun time with the proceeds going to CHLY. Limited seating! Click through to the full poster for more details.


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Get your donations in… we want you to win a prize!

Wow! We made it! We expend so much energy in doing the fundrive it is hard to keep it going for the next step…encouraging you to make good on your pledges. We all know how busy life can get and no one means to forget. Hopefully our fabulous ticket prizes are enough incentive to get […]


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Spring FUNDRIVE Total! $15,101.70!! We Reached our Goal!

  We are so thrilled to announce that we reached our goal and it’s all because of the support of this wonderful community!! There is still a chance to be entered into the draw for the festival passes if you pay your pledge or donate before May 4th! So if you haven’t had a chance to […]


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California Reggae Band BURNT shows their CHLY Love!!

Did you get to hear California reggae band BURNT live on Redzone Reggae back in early summer? If you missed it don’t worry because the band had such an amazing time they decided to make a live album based on the experience they had here at CHLY! Check it out and download it for yourself! http://www.burntmusic.com/burnt-backstage.html […]


Purchase a “mention” on CHLY 101.7 FM

A CHLY mention is a 10-12 second recorded segment in which listeners can have almost any message they want broadcast once a week. An example message could be

“This hour is brought to you by John Tesh. Reminding you that easy listening music is the only way to go.”

Local business can also purchase a mention as well. An example message could be.

“This hour is brought to you by, John’s Plumbing on Texada Island. Specializing in removing the crap from your toilette. Call John at 555-555-5555″

Some restrictions apply. For more details please email sales@chly.ca or call 250 716 3410


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The Radio Malaspina Society

The people of Radio Malaspina (CHLY 101.7 FM) are committed to engaging our listeners with an inclusive, intelligent and innovative alternative media experience. We encourage personal responsibility in all levels of community. We are a campus- and community-supported forum and stage for the voices of Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, the Islands and beyond.


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