Islands Radio

    Bringing Community Radio To the Gulf Islands

    Update on our Progress

    It has been a very long process from where a number of enthusiastic individuals conceived of a truly community based radio station to where we are today. There were 3 hard years of work to get members and volunteers, raise considerable funds for engineering studies, and finally in December 2018 to file our CRTC application. We raised funds through every possible method: from a KickStarter campaign at inception, corporate sponsorships through memberships, donations, and selling logo-ed swag at fairs and the Saturday market to our very successful used vinyl and CD sales. So many people have supported us.
    In the meantime we also outfitted a studio and started real programming on our radio stream (reached through the LISTEN NOW button). At first it was simply a live morning program that Scott Merrick has been announcing for close to two years. More recently we have started to add more programming, which is shown on our SCHEDULE page. We will continue to add more new programs and will be starting a series of podcasts at the beginning of 2020.
    Now, almost a year after we applied for an FM radio licence, the CRTC has called for letters of support or comments to be sent to them BEFORE Jan. 15. You can find the information at https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2019/2019-384.htm. The process is simple: Supporters go to the website and click the link. That takes you to a page where our submission is the first one on the list. Click on Submit and that takes you to a page where you can comment.Please send in your support and the reasons you think having FM Community Radio will be positive for our community. Depending on the response, the CRTC may call for a hearing into our application

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    This Week's Feature Program

    SetList: Live Concerts

    Beam Me Up Scotty!

    Our flagship morning program program hosted by Scott Merrick with news, music, and chat. Every day, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 9:00AM

    Dec. 30 - Jan. 3:Monday: an eclectic mix- UB40, Thomas Dolby, Gloria Gaynor, Cher, Bob Seger & more!Tuesday: New Year's Eve! Part 8 of our countdown of Rolling Stone's Top 500 Songs of all time: Queen, Sinead O'Connor, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Prince, The Everly Brothers, & more!Wednesday: A new year! My top songs/performers of 2019!Thursday & Friday: Eclectic mixes of great music from the classics to recent!

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    Great Support from Community for CRTC

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    Results of CRTC Investigation

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    GICRS co-sponsors Films

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    Results of CRTC Investigation

    About Gulf Island Community Radio

    Established in 2015 , GICRS is in the process of brining comprehensive community radio to the Gulf Islands. We aim to provide a local perspective and flavour through our blend of music, news and information and special interest programs for and about the islands.
    Our mission is to provide our audience with a distinctive radio experience across a number of ways to listen. With our diverse types of music genres, we have something special to meet any taste.

    This Weeks Programs

    Highlights from some of our programs for the week of December 30:

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    Rock and Roll Family Trees

      Thursday
      9:00 PM
      Sunday   
      9:00 PM

    Host Damian Inwood features a whole program on Robbie Robertson going all the way back to his beginnings as part of our sponsorship of the film festival showing of

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    Setlist - Live Concerts

      Wednesday
      9:00 PM
      Sunday        
      6:00 PM

    This week host Tom Boivin features Elton John in concerts from the early days - 1970 and 1974. With an appearance from John Lennon.