CFURadio 88.7FM wraps up its NewsRoom this spring following support from the CRFC’s Local Journalism Initiatives Grant.
Just over $20,000 has been injected into the region’s news landscape since this past fall. Many in the community and surrounding area acknowledge more local news coverage is needed.
“In a region as large as ours, creativity and many resources are required to gather news and make an impact with the coverage,” said Ian Gregg, CFURadio station manager. “I can firmly say that our NewsRoom, headed by Kate Partridge, and staffed by students and local community-radio hosts, met that challenge with aplomb.”
CFURadio’s NewsRoom captured, then shared, news and issues affecting communities throughout the region both online through canada-info.ca and via the “Due North” program presented twice on weekdays on the radio signal at 88.7FM.
“Collaborating with the National College Radio Association (NCRA) by sharing news and resources with other campus-community stations across the country, we feel we made an impact this academic year,” said Gregg. “We’re proud to have been a part of this local-level, information gathering project and are in the process of renewing funding to go for it again in July.”
This initiative was made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the only organization mandated to financially support campus and community radio stations in Canada.