Vancouver Cooperative Radio
Organization profile published 1976
Publisher: Vancouver Cooperative Radio, Vancouver, Canada
Year Published: 1976
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX122
City-wide FM radio station run on a non-profit, no-commercial, committe-run basis.
Abstract: Co-op radio operates a licensed city-wide FM radio station on a non-profit, no commercials basis.... for special community and educational services, a platform for citizen action and native groups, a stage for amateur theatre, local bands, chamber music and poetry.... a low key Canadian alternative to Sesame Street, French for children, stories and drama.... health, legal and debt clinics and special interest programming for senior citizens.
People working at the station do so within committees, a committee for every kind of programming. There is no professional staff - committees are simply people with jobs elsewhere in the city, contributing five to ten hours each week to produce a news or urban affairs show, recording a local group of musicians or reading some of their favorite stories on tape.
The station is owned by the people who will listen and participate. The operation of the station is sustained by the support of all members and listeners, by redistributing taped material to schools and by renting out studio space. Membership in the coop is $10.00 for working people ($2.00 a share plus $8.00 donation), $2.00 for pensioners, students and unemployed. In addition there is an annual membership assessment for all shareholders. Audio Tape Catalogue available for $2.00.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1976.
See also CX2752, CX3062.