Old Time Radio Plays – a CRFC project

Voice of the Shuswap receives nearly $50 thousand to fund Old Time Radio
Imagine radio plays from the 1920s, bringing families together for a shared experience of “theatre of the mind”…
Voice of the Shuswap community radio in Salmon Arm has received a $48,720 grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada to create programming in the style of Old Time Radio.
The grant will enable the Broadcast Society to hire necessary technical personnel, and contact theatre groups in the Shuswap area with an offer of an opportunity to be a part of the project.
CKVS will recreate the magic of “theatre of the mind” using each group’s talented actors, live Foley sound effects, and modern recording equipment to create 5 productions over the next 10 months. These Old Time Radio productions will be performed and recorded in front of a live audience in each community. The recordings will be aired on CKVS-FM 93.7, then archived for posterity and future broadcasts. Theatre groups will receive copies of the recordings, along with an honorarium.
“The mission of The Voice is to bring the people who live here into the homes of their friends and neighbours.” said CKVS Board President Warren Bell. “There are a lot of talented actors as well as avid theatre enthusiasts in the Shuswap; bringing them together seems like an obvious goal for a community radio station – and it should be a lot of fun!”
The Voice is an independent, non-profit community radio station which has been broadcasting in the Shuswap since 2012. The society focuses on generating local programming by providing access to local music, information, news, entertainment, community events and emergency services for the Shuswap area. Station volunteers and staff work hard to create an environment for balanced expression of the many diverse perspectives found within our community, so that all voices can be heard. CKVS offers broadcaster training to all individuals wishing to learn more about how radio programming works, and even how to present their own radio show.
Visit WorkBC to see the job description for the position of recording engineer. Applications will be accepted by CKVS until March 25th , 2016.

Comments 2

  1. I was contacted by Joyce Henderson – Shuswap Theatre and am meeting with Isabel Sinclair (whom I have not met before) next week, to talk about options for heading up a Salmon Arm contingency. With our varied experience there is a possibility of our heading it up jointly and sharing our experience.
    Until that time we cannot commit to the project but I will contact you immediately after our meeting.

    In the meantime – can you email me more information. I hope my understanding is correct that our contribution would be to audition, rehearse and present, and that another entity will be the producer and tech support would be supplied?

    Look forward to hearing more. It could be a “hoot” and something I’ve long had an interest in. Lois A-D

  2. Hello from London, UK. Sounds like a great project. Any idea when the first one will be aired?

    I’m a Canadian but live in London for work.

    Keep up the good work.

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