CiVL Produces Groundwire, Receives News Grant!

Groundwire is Canada’s bi-weekly Campus and Community Radio Newscast, and this week, for the first time, CiVL Radio 101.7 FM at the University of the Fraser Valley is producing it!

This is an excellent opportunity to recognize the Abbotsford News, and their plethora of recent awards, as well as the following:

CIVL receives funding for “Community News Editor”

CIVL 101.7 FM is proud to announce that it was awarded $5,883 through the Youth Internship Program of the Community Radio Fund of Canada for its “Community News Editor.”

CIVL’s Community News Editor will be trained in reviewing, selecting, writing, producing, and scheduling different lengths and volumes of appropriate news programming for consistent airing of local and relevant international news content. The purpose would be to serve the Fraser Valley with unbiased, relevant local news content that focuses on environmental, academic, municipal/regional political, and community issues and events that are otherwise non-existent on the FM band in the area.

CRFC President John Harris Stevenson says “The Community Radio Fund is all about supporting programming that matters to people in your town, your village, your neighbourhood. I’m very happy that the fund has been able to contribute to so many amazing community projects again this year.”

The CRFC supports more than 150 licensed campus and community radio stations across Canada. Its programs aim to strengthen local news and community programming, promote local music and emerging artists, support emerging distribution technologies as well as sustainability of community radio stations to effectively serve their local communities.

For more information about the CRFC and all of its recipients, please visit

For further information, please contact:

Aaron Levy, Station Manager, CIVL, 604-851-6306,

Melissa Kaestner, Executive Director, CRFC, 613-321-3513,

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