Peach City Radio faces big challenge

Peach City Radio board members Ian Mackinder and Dave Del Rizzo broadcasting live from the 2014 Okanagan Vinyl Fest.— Image Credit: Submitted Photo

By Steve Kidd

October 22nd, 2014

After nearly four years of planning and development, Peach City Community Radio is facing its biggest challenge yet.

Dave del Rizzo, president of the community radio society, said they have just received word that their licence hearing before the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has been scheduled for Jan. 8. As well, the period for public consultation that the CRTC requires is now open, until Nov. 20.

“Community members have a chance until that date to submit letters of support on our behalf, telling the CRTC why they think that a broadcast community station would be important for Penticton,” said del Rizzo. “It can be done electronically, so it’s very easy, and we would very much appreciate the support from the community.”

Del Rizzo said he will be putting links up on the Peach City Radio site at for people that want to write a support letter.

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