Letter: Rossland Radio Co-op here for interested DJs

Many readers may not know about the local radio co-op here in Rossland.

Dear Editor,

Many readers may not know about the local radio co-op here in Rossland.

Rossland Radio Cooperative has been around for less than a decade. It is volunteer-run and some volunteers have their own shows (two have been doing it since the days at the first studio many moons ago).

All the finances are fundraisers and memberships. On air, Rossland Radio plays your favourite mainstream bands’ (like Van Halen) singles that you won’t hear on mainstream radio and their B-sides, other songs done by one hit wonders that you won’t hear on mainstream radio, Indie bands and the odd “Weird Al” Yankovic gem.

The programs on Rossland Radio show who we are and I have a show on said station that combines Japanese music with classic rock and 1980s music called Seanatonin.

Some of the fundraisers that Rossland Radio does over the year are pretty fun to do, like Trivia Night done by Phillus Dillus, Radio Bingo (which you play bingo over the radio) with myself and as of this past March “Mocktoberfest”. This past summer, the two-time WKWRDA Golden Boot winning Gnarlie’s Angels hosted a bout against a US team for a fundraiser for Rossland Radio.

The biggest fundraiser that Rossland Radio had done to my knowledge was the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve event that Rossland Radio went from internet radio to the FM dial. On occasion, Rossland Radio has an open house and a membership drive which is always is fun.

For a year’s membership for Rossland Radio is $20. Some of the perks of being a member are having your own show, a percentage off RRC events/merchandise, ability to share your fundraising ideas, making new friends and creating great memories.

If you would like to see what the co-op has been doing, drop by an open station meeting. They are every Monday at 1807 Columbia Ave in the old Rotary building (near the Miners’ Hall) starting at 7 p.m. If you like what you are hearing or want to try a hand at a radio show, join up.

You can listen to Rossland Radio live online on its website RosslandRadio.com or between 3 p.m. and midnight daily on 101.1 FM CHLI (Your Voice in the Wilderness/Your Eye in The Sky).

Sean Bateman

RRC member/host of Seanatonin

 

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