For Immediate Release
The airwaves are public, help keep them that way.
On Monday, November 14, 2011, campus and community radio stations across Canada will participate in a day-long broadcast celebrating the 25th anniversary of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA), the launch of an NCRA-led campaign to reserve frequencies for campus and community radio stations, and the 11th annual Media Democracy Day.
The broadcast will air live between 12-8pm ET from 8 host stations and be re-broadcast by more than two dozen other stations across the country. It will also be streamed live on the Web.
2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the NCRA, an organization committed to volunteer-driven, non-profit, community-oriented radio across Canada. Incorporated on July 14, 1986 it currently represents more than 80 members.
Over the coming year, NCRA members and supporters will be asking MPs and the Canadian government to reserve at least one frequency in every community for campus and community radio stations, to ensure that all Canadians have access to locally-produced, non-profit, community-access radio.
This year also marks the 11th annual Media Democracy Day, a global movement celebrating action and education about corporate media consolidation. Media Democracy Days in Vancouver take place from November 11-13.
“Reclaim Your Radio” kicks off at noon ET live from Parliament Hill hosted by CHUO 89.1 FM in Ottawa. Other stations include: CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax, CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal, CHRW 94.9 FM in London, CJLY 93.5 FM in Nelson, CJSF 90.1 FM and CITR 101.9 FM in Vancouver and CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo.
For more information, visit www.ncra.ca/reclaim.
Media Contact: Shelley Robinson, NCRA Executive Director
Phone: (613) 321-1440
Toll Free: (866) 859-8086