CFUR's Northen BC Audio Archive Project

 

By Norm Coyne on September 23 2013

Needs Music & People Like You

 

It’s been an exciting year for CFUR; we were lucky enough to attend both the Midsummer’s Dream and Arts Wells Festivals; we recorded interviews and performances by the likes of Mat the Alien, Lewda, Tyler West, Nelos, Ricky Business, DJ Nige, Fred Penner!, Scott Cook, and many more. Another exciting development is the completion of our Live Performance Studio at the station. Our goal is to get as many local artists in for performances and interviews as possible. This live performance studio is a small part of a bigger project called the Northern BC Audio Archive (NBCAA).

Our goal through the NBCAA is to acquire any independent recordings (produced albums, interviews, live performances, bootlegs, etc.), that have their origins in Northern BC. We will maintain a physical archive here at CFUR and we will make it all available for streaming online. British Columbia is jampacked full of talented artists from Victoria to Thinahtea Lake. Sometimes Northern BC artists are overshadowed by the sheer magnitude of the lower mainland. A larger population means artists have more access to support, and we’ve noticed that, due to the size of Northern BC, our more frostbitten artists sometimes get left behind.

The goal of this project is to provide a unified voice from the North and shine a spotlight on the huge number of talented Northern artists. This project is made possible with funding through the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA).

A project of this magnitude is going to take a lot of planning and help from people like you. If you would like to submit your album or recording to the Archive, or if you would like to get involved with the planning and implementation of this project, please email fhayes@cfur.ca. And again… keep it tuned to CFUR 88.7fm for updates! Visit our webpage and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out when you can hear all of this great content.

A2013Norm Coyne