You can live your inner DJ dreams with a new fundraiser for Vernon Community Radio.
The Vernon Community Radio Society has launched its “My Playlist” promotion in support of 97.9 Valley FM, which hopes to be on the air this summer.
Supporters can submit a playlist of three, five or 10 songs for donation to the nonprofit station.
“When Valley FM launches its streaming service, you’ll hear your songs featured on My Playlist, scheduled for Sundays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m.,” company chairman Gordon Leighton said in a press release.
You can submit three songs for a $25 donation, five songs for $35, and 10 songs for $50.
Each week, a listener’s name will be drawn for a $50 gift card for Match Eatery and Public House.
“Your playlist of songs can be dedicated to the person of your choice, or not! It’s up to you. Remain anonymous if you wish. We will inform you when your playlist is scheduled”, says Leighton.
The first weekly draw will take place on Saturday, July 16.
Songs must be five minutes or less and not include lyrics that some listeners might find offensive.
You can submit your playlist by email [email protected].
The Vernon Community Radio Society is a not-for-profit organization and will offer different programming than commercial broadcasters and the CBC.
Proceeds will be used to support local programming, local talent and worthy community projects.
The station will have a “smaller footprint” at 1,000 watts of power than Vernon’s two commercial stations, CJIB and CICF, which both broadcast with 100,000 watts.
The station has its operating license from the CRTC and is currently in the process of fundraising to begin streaming, followed by a campaign to build studios and live transmission facilities.
Membership in the Vernon Community Radio Society costs $35 per year.