2016 National Community Radio Awards

Awards were given out at the recent NCRA conference.
Congratulations to Paulette McQuarrie
for her show Nash Holos winning for Third Language programming,
and to Dave O’Rama for The Lovecast’s
honourable mention in the Syndicated Show category.
Click this headline to go to the post and see all the winners.


Top 30 plays for the week ending June 14, 2016

Click through to see the list.


Next Board Meeting June 13, 2016

The next board meeting will be June 13, 2016 at the Painted Turtle Guest House (121 Bastion St, Nanaimo) meeting room. Call to order at 6:30pm.


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Free Radio On My Phone

National Campus and Community Radio Association Starts
Free Radio On My Phone Campaign
Unlocking the power of the FM Chip, already installed in most android smartphones
click through for the full press release


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We kept putting off posting as the list keeps changing. Click through to see them all.
Edit: Now includes prize winners


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Final Fund drive total: $15,500.00

Total of pledges and money received to date: $15,500. Thank you to all who have donated already and those who will be making good on their pledges in the next few weeks. If you did not have a chance to donate earlier we are happy to accept donations at any time. It’s true, non-profit fundraising never really ends. Nor does our gratitude for your donation, large or small.


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Next Board Meeting May 16, 2016

The next board meeting will be May 16, 2016 at the Painted Turtle Guest House (121 Bastion St, Nanaimo) meeting room. Call to order at 6:30pm.


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Top 30 CDs played in the week ending 26-Apr-2016

Top 30 for the week: top 3 here, click the headline to go to the full list
1 GARY FJELLGAARD AND VALDY* Contenders 3: Off the Floor (Self-Released)
2 ROBERTS HALL* I’ll Send A Friend (Self-Released)
3 ALLANNAH DOW* Ravelations (Self-Released)


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Fundrive total end of Day 12: $10,500

Thanks to all the listeners/supporters who believe in community radio, we have raised just over $10,500 so far. While we are happy to be out of the “panic zone” we are not near our “comfort zone” yet. It is still not too late to donate and support local access community/campus radio and get in on the expanding list of incentives we have in our prize draw, which will take place May 2 (pay by April 30).


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Fundrive Day 1

We had a very good first day. We ended the day with a total of $3030! Let’s keep it going.

Donate on the website (donate is just over on the right of the page), or call in to pledge your support and then send us a cheque.

Or come down (or phone) during office hours and pay with your credit card.


Next Board Meeting April 11, 2016

The next board meeting will be April 11, 2016 at the Painted Turtle Guest House (121 Bastion St, Nanaimo) meeting room. Call to order at 7pm.


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Top 30 new releases played the week of 22-Mar-2016

The Ladies take the Top 3 this week”
1 TINA JONES* Quickening (Self-Released)
2 BASIA BULAT* Good Advice (Secret City)
3 ANGEL FORREST* Angel’s 11 (Ad Litteram)
Check the rest of the list click the red headline


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Top 30 Albums played the week ending Mar. 8, 2016

Top 3:
1 TINA JONES* Quickening (Self-Released)
2 DAVID GOGO* Vicksburg Call (Cordova Bay)
3 BASIA BULAT* Good Advice (Secret City)
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Next Board Meeting Mar. 14, 2016

The next board meeting will be Mar. 14, 2016 at the Painted Turtle Guest House (121 Bastion St, Nanaimo) meeting room. Call to order at 7pm.


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Next Board Meeting Feb. 15, 2016

The next board meeting will be Feb. 15, 2016 at the Painted Turtle Guest House (121 Bastion St, Nanaimo) meeting room. Call to order at 7pm. *NOTE* Changed from Feb. 08 due to Family Day Holiday.


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Next Board Meeting Jan. 11, 2016

The next board meeting will be Jan. 11, 2016 at the Painted Turtle Guest House (121 Bastion St, Nanaimo) meeting room. Call to order at 6pm.


Adam Barron, host of The Moon Room show on CHLY and a certified yoga instructor, and OmTown Yoga (www.omtown.ca) presented a series of yoga sessions the proceeds of which were donated to CHLY. The total proceeds came to $496.65!! A greatly appreciated addition to our fund drive total. Many thanks to Adam and to OmTown […]


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Next Board of Directors Meeting

The next BOD meeting will be in the Painted Turtle Guest House (121 Bastion St.) meeting room Dec. 14 at 7pm.


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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.
Click on the headline to read more about it.


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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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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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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