Kootenay Co-op Radio sales and sponsorship director Amelie Sauquet and station general manager Ed Zych say momentum from a highly successful past year will be continuing into 2023, with plans for a bigger transmitter, new live performance venue and a raft of new locally hosted and produced programs. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Co-op Radio sales and sponsorship director Amelie Sauquet and station general manager Ed Zych say momentum from a highly successful past year will be continuing into 2023, with plans for a bigger transmitter, new live performance venue and a raft of new locally hosted and produced programs. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Co-op Radio AGM highlights big steps for little station and opportunity to step aboard

The AGM is Tuesday, Oct. 25

Submitted by Kootenay Co-op Radio

Following up on one of the most comprehensive West Kootenay election coverage projects ever provided by a B.C. community radio station, a partnership on the region’s wide-reaching events guide, and an unprecedented jump in support from the local business community, Kootenay Co-op Radio is inviting current members, programers and the public to get involved with little station that keeps on keepin’ on.

This year’s annual general meeting is coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the beautiful Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce boardroom, located on the second floor of the CPR Station and Nelson Visitors Centre.

Th event starts at starts at 5:30 p.m. RSVPs are required before Oct. 25. To do so, call 250-352-9600 or email kootenaycoopradio@gmail.com.

“KCR wants to share details on all of the hard work our volunteers, board members, and staff have been up to over the past year” says station co-chair Michelle Oakley. “And we’ll also be highlighting major initiatives that we’re working on for the big year ahead. This is a great opportunity to be a board member or volunteer for KCR’s new chapter as one of the foremost community stations in the nation.”

In its 22nd year, KCR started its new fall season this week, with 80 programmers — most of them local. The station also aired the very popular KCR Live! series earlier this year, highlighting all-local performers.

Work on a new transmitter that will boost the CJLY signal farther abroad is well underway, as is an extensive, volunteer and donation-driven renovation that will include a new live performance venue.