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DJ 101.9 starts October 7th! Learn to DJ at CiTR

scans3Learn how to DJ at CiTR. Dj 101.9 is free for students and CiTR members, no experience necessary and equipment is provided. Workshops are from 4- 8 pm on Tuesdays in the CiTR studios and divided into two formats:

Getting Started with Djing

We will look at how to drum beats & loops work, and how to mix different music together. No experience required!

Drop-in DJ Skills

Want to learn how to make your own tracks or mix tapes ? Have a question about how to get a sample sound a certain way? Interested in remixing a song you love? After you have come to the introductory getting started with Djing, please feel free to join us in the studio. We’ll look at your projects and ideas! Practice on controllers, CDJs, turntables and tablets.

Please sign up at the station or e-mail volunteer@citr.ca. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, Oct 7 – Getting Started with DJing 4 pm & 7 pm
Tuesday, Oct 14 – Getting Started with DJing 4 pm, Drop-in DJ Skills 7 pm
Saturday, Oct 18 – Getting Started with DJing 1 pm & 7 pm
Tuesday, Oct 21 – Drop-in DJ Skills 4 pm, Getting Started with DJing 7 pm
Tuesday, Oct 28 – Getting Started with DJing 4 pm, Drop-in DJ Skills 7 pm
Tuesday, Nov 4 – Drop-in DJ Skills 4 pm, Getting Started with DJing 4 pm

Ideas Fair Live Broadcast on Thursday!

CiTR Broadcasts live from the Ideas Fair!  Join Ola and Duncan as they host their program right out in the open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 2.

UBC Campus + Community Planning is hosting an Ideas Fair on Outdoor Spaces. This is an exciting opportunity to share your ideas on possible outdoor activities and help make outdoor areas yours.

UBC is in the process of redesigning the outdoor areas between Wesbrook Mall, Student Union Blvd, East Mall and University Blvd. This area includes MacInnes Field, the areas around the new pool, the existing SUB, Alumni Centre and the new SUB. This area is the heart of our campus. As we move forward with the design process, we’d like to hear from students on how you would like to use these outdoor areas.

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The Ideas Fair is an interactive exhibit for students to provide input on outdoor activities they would like to see happening in this area. Students will vote on their preferred activities as well as submit ideas. Those who submit their preferences and ideas in person or online have a chance to win one of the four AMS gift cards, valued between $25 and $50. The outcomes from the Ideas Fair will help inform the programming for this area.

For more details, go to the Campus and Community Planning website.

Date: Thursday October 2, 2014

Time: 10am to 2pm

Place: Bookstore Plaza (on the north side patio)

Students also can submit ideas online by October 10 at planning.ubc.ca.

CiTR Sports: Volunteer Posting

Recruiting Volleyball Analyst Commentator

Description
During live broadcasts of Canada West Conference varsity women’s and men’s volleyball matches at UBC which air on CiTR 101.9 FM and CanadaWest.TV, the volleyball analyst commentator assists the play-by-play commentator by providing analysis of player performance and strategies in between points. Both commentators will often engage in dialogue ad-libbed as they observe the action during the match. The volleyball analyst commentator provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy, and injury reports on the teams and players; and occasionally anecdotes or humour.

Qualifications
Requires experience competitive volleyball (indoor or beach) playing, refereeing, or coaching at minimum high school grade 11 level (age 17 equivalent), as well as proficiency and enthusiasm for public speaking.

Contact
Candidates interested may apply by submitting via e-mail to sports [at] citr.ca with carbon copy to volunteer [at] citr.ca a resume, plus a schedule of availability on Saturday evenings.

For more details, please refer to: PDF document

UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Saturday, September 27

Canada West Conference

Football

Alberta Golden Bears (1W-3L) 13 — 49 UBC Thunderbirds (1W-3L)
Final | Venue: Thunderbird Stadium

UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Friday, September 26

Canada West Conference

Ice Hockey (Men’s)

Alberta Golden Bears 3 — 2 UBC Thunderbirds
Final | Venue: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — Father David Bauer Arena

Supermoon at Victory Square Block Party!

Check out this brand new video of Supermoon playing at this year’s Victory Square Block Party!

The four-piece fuzz pop band graced the cover of this month’s Discorder, and also played the Live@Lunch series at UBC during the first couple weeks of classes. There is more awesome coverage from Victory Square Block Party coming soon, so stay tuned!

Credit to Kay Gallivan for filming and editing the footage.

Red Jam Slam Radio Fest!

September 22-24 from 1-5 p.m every day on three radio stations!

Listen LIVE ! A Radio Simulcast between 3 stations:

Monday, September 22nd at 100.5FM CFRO from 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23rd at 90.1FM CJSF from 1-5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 24 at 101.9FM CiTR from 1-5 p.m. broadcast live from Shop Wrong at 1192 E. Hastings.
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The Red Jam Slam Society exists to host events, celebrations,and annual festivals that feature emerging and seasoned aboriginal artists and performers. The Society encourages grassroots with inclusive strategies that honor all Aboriginal voices and encourage all to participate with continued growth, presence, and expression within all media.

Catch the radio premiere of Graham Flett’s “The Duke of Green” on 4’33” today!

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Tune in to CiTR 101.9FM from 6-7PM today to catch the radio premiere of The Duke of Green, a new musical work by award-winning composer Graham Flett!

Inspired by sustainable living and architecture, and in line with the city’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, The Duke of Green had its world premiere at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden on September 14th. The piece exists in four versions, with each tracing, erasing, copying, or mixing new ideas with its predecessor. Each version is named after a different shade of green: Keppel, Laurel, Mantis, and Viridian.

Flett is currently based in the UK. Through his work, he aims to “explore the limits and expectations of certain musical styles and their overall ability to be destroyed, combined, and reconfigured.” He will offer a short introduction to his work during the premiere.

4’33” is a weekly show at CiTR with a focus on contemporary classical and experimental music, hosted by Gregory Gan.

Check out these Shindig prize packs!

Hidden Towers, the winner of Shindig 2009

Hidden Towers, the winner of Shindig 2009

Here are the Shindig prize packs – we’re also recruiting more!

1st place:
* 2 full days and 1 night of recording plus mastering of 5 songs at Rain City Recorders
* 2 hours of free labour ($140) from Backline Musician Services
* Automatic acceptance to Music Waste 2015
* Showcase spot at Canadian Music Week
* Two page feature in CiTR 101.9 FM’s Discorder Magazine
* Music industry consultations from Nimbus Recording
* A Big Night Out with
Mint Records
* Showcase with AMS Events

2nd place:
* 20 hours of recording time from Vogville Recording
* One page feature in Discorder Magazine
* 1 hour of free labour from Backline Musician Services

3rd place: 
* 12 hours of recording time from Fader Master Studios
* One page feature in Discorder Magazine
* 1 hour of free labour from Backline Musician Services

Who judges shindig? Learn more about how the judging happens.

Shindig is CiTR’s annual, 13-week band competition. Twenty-seven bands compete for recording time, showcases and prizes, starting on Tuesday, October 21, at the Hindenburg.

Shindig Judging Form 2014Every night, five judges pick one band to advance to the semi-finals. Judges are local musicians, music journalists, or CiTR and Discorder volunteers and staff with extensive music knowledge. We make every effort to ensure that judges are unbiased – we make sure that the judges don’t know anyone performing that night, which is difficult in Vancouver’s music scene! Contrary to the opinions of some, judges aren’t biased on genre, but often pick the group that is the most interesting. The list of judges will be posted at citr.ca/shindig.

Also, we have a handy-dandy new judging form, that will provide a bit more structure for judges, and avoid all those random comments given to bands at the end of the night. Judges comments will be synthesized and sent to bands later in the week! Check out the new form…