CHCR, Homegrown Community Radio

Benefit Jam for Jim Kidd

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 24, 2008

The Wilno Tavern is throwing a benefit jam for Jim Kidd of Paugh Lake, November 30. It start at 3 pm. Bring your instruments and be prepared to play some good old country music and have a great time.


Holiday Shopping at South of 60

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 23, 2008
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A show of miniature art, jewellery and crafts on for sale at the South of 60 Arts Centre in the Railway Station in Barry’s Bay has started today, November 22 and will continue until December 20. Come out Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Shop locally this holiday season. Visit South of 60 for unique, affordable art and craft pieces.

Peter Benner With A Message

Posted in Radio by chcrmember on November 21, 2008

Peter Benner here….board member for CHCR.
CHCR is now organizing its move to the downstairs space at 14 Lake Street. We are quickly designing a sound proof space for our control room, and encouraging those who wish to participate, to help us move furniture, records and other fixtures, into the space below our present location. This process will start after the weekend, continuing during the day, evening and into next weekend. If you are available, eager and willing to help lend a hand, please let me know and I will schedule you in accordingly. If you have carpentry, electrical or plumbing skills, have materials and time you wish to donate or volunteer, we’d love to hear from you!
If you’re a musician, send us some of your original music.
If you’re wanting to have your own radio show, come on in!
If you want to listen to eclectic music, viewpoints and spoken word on a diverse range of topics, we’re on 102.9, 104.5 FM, and (back up and on the Net in a few days at the most).
If you are a service organization and want to publicize something, please let us know.
If you are a business and want to become a CHCR sponsor for an affordable month or more, please get in touch!
We are a community radio station. We only reflect what effort is put into our programming.
It’s up to you. Please support homegrown community radio at its most independent. We’ve been on the air for 10 years now. Don’t tune in a month from now, only to hear dead air.
We need to hear from you. Even if all you can do is pass on words of encouragement, this will mean a lot to some dedicated, driven and yes, maybe even obsessed, devoted volunteers.
CHCR is here for you.
Yours in peace and fredom,
Peter Benner
CHCR Homegrown Community Radio 102.9 and 104.5 FM
P.O. Box 195,
Killaloe, ON.
K0J 2A0
Fax: 613-757-0818

Time to Worship Prgram Change

Posted in Radio Shows by chcrmember on November 16, 2008
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Time to Worship, long played live on Saturday morning 10 am to 12 pm, has now had a time change.  Effective November 8, Steve and Al have changed the starting time from 10 am to 12 pm and the ending time to 2 pm. The replays are at the usual times.

First Benefit Dance for Stanley Family a Success

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 14, 2008
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The first benefit dance held for the Stanley family who was burned out of their home on Thanksgiving Day was a great success. Many people came out and over $2500 was raised to assist them. Thanks to all who donated money and time for them. It is greatly appreciated and wonderful to know what a strong sense of community this area has. There is another benefit scheduled for early December and perhaps another in January. I will kepp you updated.

Dub Vibe at the Killaloe Lions Hall

Posted in Concert by chcrmember on November 10, 2008
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Saturday, December 13 will see Dub Vibe playing at the Killaloe Lions Hall as part of a larger event. The all ages event will feature local opening acts, belly dancing demonstrations and fine crafts. The show starts at 8:00, but come as early as 6:00. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. They are available at Grandma’s Pantry in Killaloe, Pickles and Quilts in Wilno, South of 60 Arts Centre in Barry’s Bay and Bob’s Music in Pembroke. For more information, email

Old Time Gospel Show and The Country Classic Show

Posted in Radio Shows by chcrmember on November 9, 2008
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Announcing a new DJ joing us at CHCR. Jerome Fabian has a few words to say:

Hi my name is Jerome Fabian.  I have just moved back to the Ottawa valley.  I had been away for many, many years.  Both of my parents where born in this area.  My mom in Tramore, and dad in the Bonnechere.  I have been a Lay Preacher, for over thirty five years.  My main desire is to help people understand the teaching’s of  Jesus.   Did you know, that Religion is man trying, to make himself good enough for God.  Christianity is God excepting man , just the way he is, and then changing them.  You are invited to listen in, and enjoy some good old country gospel  music, that is sung by some well known country artist’s.   listen to the Old Time Gospel Show, on CHCR Sundays from 5:00  to 6:00 PM. I hope that there are still listeners that share my love for the old country sound.  Some days you may hear, my wife, Elaine, and I playing the quitar, and singing a song or two also.  Come and visit us, every Sunday from 6:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.

Benefit Dance for Cheryl Stanley

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 8, 2008
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Looking to dance? Come out and have a good time for a good cause. Two benefit dances are scheduled to help out the Stanley family who lost their home on Thanksgiving Day. The first dance is Saturday, November 8 at 8 pm. The second is Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. Both will be held at the Combermere Community Centre. Tickets are $8 and a light lunch will be served. DJ Scott Mask will provide the tunes on November 8 and Vertigo and the Rock Hotel Co will have the other dance. Lots of dance prizes and raffles to be won. Come out and have a good time supporting a family in need.

Wilno Film Festival

Posted in Uncategorized by chcrmember on November 8, 2008
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The 5th Annual Wilno Film Festival was a great success. Held at the Wilno Station Inn, it brought together many independent films and musicians. Thursday night started it off with films and the Songwriter’s Showcase. Friday showed the TV pilot of Backwoods Gourmet, directed by Barry Goldie. On Saturday, the film Griefwalker was shown, with its creator presiding afterwards for discussion of it’s themes. The night was rounded off with Ian Tamblyn performing some of his songs and the 100 mile buffet feast prepared by the Red Canoe Café. On Sunday, it was wrapped up with the Dorothy Day story and a documentary of Madonna House. It was an insightful and enjoyable experience for all those who came out. I highly recommend marking it down on your calendars and attending this event in the future.

Interviewing with Ian Tamblyn, article

Posted in Interview by chcrmember on November 7, 2008
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Ian Tamblyn came to Wilno as part of the Wilno Film Festival to perform some of his great music.
He began playing music in 1967 in Thunder bay and then professionally in 1972. The first instrumnet he picked up was the ukelele, but that soon broadened out into the guitar, the piano, the Native American flute and the dulcimer.

36 years later, he has written between 1500 to 2000 songs. Approximately 600 of those songs were recorded, making up 29 albums. His most successful album, called “Over My Head”, sold over 100 000 copies.
His influences varies. At the moment, he is listening to Melissa McClelland’s Thumbelina Fantasy, Allyson Moorer, and Sudgan Stevens, Illinois. He listens to a lot of different music.
He recently played on a cruise ship for three weeks. Few of the songs were his own, but he took great pride in never repeating a single song while he played there. This time, he started off with a song called “Wind Through the Tucamore”. He went on to play many more, including “Black Spruce”. He finished off with “Ark of Dreams and Prayers”, “Tiger Lily Road”. As an encore, he played an amusing song called “Absolut Vodka and Wine”. He brought the audience from tears to laughter in two songs, as one of the audience put it. He really enjoys coming out to the Wilno Station Inn and will be there again, I am sure.