WELLINGTON, PEI – Dec. 2, 2011 – Thanks to the Conseil de développement coopératif de l’Î.-P.-É. and RDÉE Prince Edward Island, as well as to numerous collaborators, the temporary mobile radio station that broadcast locally produced shows for two weeks in October was a huge success, say project organizers.
In fact, it succeeded so well that they are already talking about bringing the mobile radio back to the Evangeline region in early 2012!
Velma Robichaud, co-op development officer with the RDÉE, and Bernice Arsenault, coordinator of the Coopérative radio Acadie de l’Î.-P.-É. Ltée., say they truly appreciated all those who listed to the CISJ mobile radio station’s programming at 90.3 FM and who participated in the various contests.
“We particularly appreciated all those who took the time to come and produce and host informative and educational shows as well as other shows just for the fun of it,” said Arsenault. “We also really appreciated receiving calls from people congratulating us and encouraging us to continue.”
The organizers also indicated that their sponsors – AJL General Contractors Ltd., Ivan’s Garage, Wellington Esso, Jacinthe Lemire – real estate agent, Le Magasin du Coin and Skills PEI – helped ensure the financial success of the temporary project. Many businesses and organizations also contributed prizes for on-air contests.
Arsenault noted the project to establish a permanent community radio station is also progressing slowly but surely. Organizers are still hoping their station will be on the permanently at some point next year.
CUTLINE: These three teenaged musicians from the Evangeline area – Abel Arsenault standing, Ryan Arsenault seated in the front and Zakk Cormier seated in the back – hosted one of the many shows broadcast on the temporary mobile station back in October.
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Bernice Arsenault, coordinator
Coopérative radio Acadie de l’Î.-P.-É. Ltée.