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CFRC recruiting radio residents

August 16, 2011


For Immediate Release

 KINGSTON, ON – CFRC 101.9FM, Kingston's only campus and community radio station, is recruiting two local writers for short-term Radio Residencies.

 Each writer will produce a sound art project for broadcast and public performance in November, 2011.  Projects could encompass sound poetry, creative storytelling, non-linear narrative, non-English languages, integrated music and text and other forms of text- or language-based sound art.  Interested applicants should submit a 1- to 2-page proposal for their project, outlining the theme, subject matter, source materials and production techniques (if known), a plan for involving CFRC volunteers and Kingston community members, and addressing how the finished work will engage with local issues and stories, reflect the diversity of the region and connect with listeners from other places.  Proposals will be reviewed by a jury of 3-5 members reflecting CFRC's staff and volunteer base.

 Applicants should submit proposals to by Friday, September 2 at 4pm.  Successful applicants will have access to broadcast production training, CFRC’s audio production studios and portable digital recorders, a small budget for honoraria for volunteers involved in their project, and will also receive a $1000 honorarium for completing the project.  Finished pieces will be broadcast on CFRC, shared with other community radio stations and debuted at a community performance at the Screening Room in November.

 CFRC's Radio Residencies program will continue in 2011-12 with the recruitment of two more writers to produce audio documentaries in the winter and two writers to produce radio dramas in the spring.  This project is made possible with the support of the City of Kingston and the Kingston Arts Council through the City of Kingston Arts Fund.

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Media contact:
Kristiana Clemens
CFRC 101.9FM Operations Officer