Getting started at CiTR & Discorder

Authors

Tours

Training

Tours are hosted on Google Meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm Click here all the trainings we offer, including Spoken Word and Discorder trainings
CiTR & Discorder “tours” sign up Training dates TBA…

 

Click the links below for more info on what you can do with CiTR & Discorder

Radio

Discorder Magazine

Music

General info

Steps of getting started at CiTR & Discorder

    1. Take a tour.
    2. Become a member. Make a DJLand account and pay the membership fee.
    3. Take a training.
    4. Reach out to CiTR staff to realize your radio & magazine dreams (contact info below…)

Not sure where to start and want to speak to someone?
Email Jamie at outreachcoordinator@citr.ca

It’s a lot of ~words so you can also check out this super helpful flow chart…

Radio

CiTR is a radio station! So you can host a radio show!

Radio is 24/7, 365 days a year and our grid has shows that cover everything from local news, to pop, to jazz, to accessibility issues, to metal, and pretty much everything in between! Get a show and talk about whatever you want, as long as you care about it.

We broadcast in 9 different languages and train you on how to do everything! No experience necessary!

Host a show!

Here are the steps to getting a show…

  1. Get trained. We host 1-on-1 sessions over Google Meet to go over the basics of making radio. Email outreachcoordinator@citr.ca for more info!
  2. Contribute to 2 episodes of the radio collective of your choice.
  3. Do a “fill in” and practice picking music, pacing your show, hosting on air, and just making radio.
  4. Pitch your show to the Programming Manager.
  5. Submit a demo of your show to get feedback.
  6. Host a frickin’ show!

Join a collective!

Our radio collectives are shows hosted by a group of volunteers. You can practice all the steps that go into making a radio show with the support of volunteers with similar interests and passions

Our collectives cover local news, arts, accessibility, sports, music affairs, and more! Email spokenword@citr.ca for more info.

Who to contact!

Programming Manager – Jasper, programming@citr.ca
Programming Executive – Aaron, programming.executive@citr.ca

Spoken Word Coordinator – Hina, spokenword@citr.ca
Spoken Word Executive – Alistair, spokenword.executive1@citr.ca
Spoken Word Executive – Nick, spokenword.executive@citr.ca

 

Discorder Magazine

Discorder Magazine is a bi-monthly arts-and-culture magazine that’s 100% written by volunteers!

And we publish it all, baby! You can…

…review albums, podcasts, films, or live shows
…write an op-ed on something you’re passionate about!
…feature a local artist!
…get your illustrations published!
…do a photoshoot with Vancouver’s hottest up-and-coming stars!

Write for Discorder!

Make art with Discorder!

Real Live Action
Illustrate
Go to a (live) show of your choice and write a review of your night! Plus you get to go for free so… Discorder’s pages are filled with beautiful illustrations done by volunteers from UBC and greater Vancouver’s art community
Under Review
Photograph
Listen to an album, read a book, or enjoy a podcast and let the world know what you think Take photographs of events, workshops, or featured artists and we’ll print them!
Web exclusives
Is graphic design your passion?
We’re in a digital age and sometimes we don’t have room to print everything we want to cover, especially in a timely way. Get your voice out there ASAP with a web exclusive We have a small team of Production Assistants who work with the Art Coordinator to layout the magazine, design social media campaigns, make posters for upcoming events, and more…
Features
Discorder covers everything from album releases to current events
Meet some of Vancouver’s heavy hitters, build your writing skills, and practice working with a publication

Who to contact!

Discorder Editor in Chief – Tasha, editor.discorder@citr.ca
Discorder Executive – Isaac, discorder.executive@citr.ca

Art Coordinator – Ricky
Art Executive – Olivia

 

Music

We get 1 bin of physical music submissions a week… plus digital submissions!

Review music!

Our music library is essentially an archive of niche local music going back to the 1980s with almost 60,000 CDs, 11,000 LPs, 4,500 7”s, and 500 cassettes
You can review all the music that comes in and help decide what would be a good fit for our programmers and what gets added to our library

Curate playlists!

We have a lot of radio shows (and could always use more) but sometimes we just have to air a playlist made by volunteers

It can be a playlist of whatever you want, as long as you think it’s good music

Events!

CiTR & Discorder host shows throughout the year like…

Victory Square Block Party
Shindig
Fundrive Finale
Hosted every Labour Day Weekend at Victory Square with Megaphone Magazine! Our annual Battle of the Bands! A celebration of the end of our annual fundraiser week: Fundrive!

 

Volunteers can help with setting up the equipment, doing sound tech, and interviewing the bands!

Who to contact!

Music & Volunteer Manager – Dora, music@citr.ca
Music Executive – Finn, music.executive@citr.ca
Volunteer Executive – Maya, volunteer.executive@citr.ca

 

General info

Broadcasting from the unceded, ancestral, and traditional land of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, CiTR 101.9FM is the student radio voice of the University of British Columbia

CiTR & Discorder exists to

  • Provide community access to media opportunities and space for underrepresented voices,
  • Create alternative and locally-based content, and
  • Empower UBC students and community members through training and participation in the media.

Student Executive!

CiTR & Discorder is the only student-run campus radio station in Canada!The Student Executive is a group of dedicated UBC students who help with station governance and student & community outreach. It’s a great opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at station events, projects, and day-to-day operations

Who to contact!

Station Manager – Ana Rose, stationmanager@citr.ca
President – Katherine, president@citr.ca
Vice President – Sasha, vp@citr.ca