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CFUR, arts council to produce community podcasting program

CFURadio 88.7 FM (CFUR) and The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District (CAC) have embarked on a collaborative initiative entitled “Culture Confluence”, a six-month program that will introduce local artists and cultural organizations to podcasting technology.

This will result in approximately 14 podcasting episodes concerning the local arts and culture scene to be broadcast by CFUR.

This new program is intended to serve a very broad audience, not only the listening audience of CFUR, but all community members, ranging from students to seniors, multi-cultural sectors, Indigenous individuals and organizations, the local business community and those who are championing positive social change for the region.

“This program is very much about shining a light on the rich diversity that exists in Prince George’s social fabric,” said Ian Gregg. CFUR Station Manager, in a news release. “The staff and volunteers at the station are excited to provide an accessible platform for individuals within the broader community to participate in the creation of podcasts to promote local arts and culture, and other initiatives that are working to improve our community.”

Individuals or groups who participate in the creation of podcast episodes will benefit from developing relationships with CFUR personnel as well as getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process involved in recording and editing episodes. Podcast episodes will be broadcast on-air by CFUR and will also be available in digital format from a podcasting streaming service.

“This is a unique opportunity for partnership between the CAC and CFUR in order to help create bridges between the UNBC community, our local arts and culture sector, and the Prince George community-at-large,” says Sean Farrell, Executive Director of the CAC. “We are especially excited that there will be a cross-generational impact by having people from various age brackets working alongside the younger talent at CFUR. This will provide a unique learning and relationship-forming opportunity for everyone involved.”

Funding for this program is provided by the City of Prince George, the Prince George Community Foundation, and the CAC.

For more information on how to get involved with the new community podcasting program, please email cfur_hello@cfur.caor telephone 778 693 2387.