November 4, 2014

More Bad News, But GCR Forges Ahead

To Our Listeners And Supporters.

After eight months of waiting for the FCC to rule on our Petition for Reconsideration, we received word on November 3rd that the petition has been denied. The commission strongly disagreed with the claims made by our engineering consultants. At this point, it appears that any hope of Geneva Community Radio obtaining a Low Power FM license, during this round of applications at least, is now gone.

Words cannot express the disappointment felt by everyone connected with the radio station. However, GCR remains committed to providing quality programming to a global audience on our webcast. As far as gaining access to a local radio frequency, we are determined to explore all paths to make this happen. Our next step is to try and reach out to other local broadcasters to determine if some kind of partnership could be developed to put some or all of GCR's programming on the local radio dial. Beyond that, we will look to the next opportunity to file a new application with the FCC, either for Low Power FM, or a "full power" Non-Commercial Educational (NCE) license. As of now, we know of no plans to open a filing window for either service anytime soon.

As always, watch this space for further updates.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support, as we remain determined to bring community radio to our region despite the obstacles placed in our path.

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

October 26, 2014

Changes to Saturday Schedule

Effective Saturday, November 1st, Geneva Community Radio will be making changes to its very popular block of nostalgic music programming. These changes are due to the cancellation/hiatus of a couple of programs. These changes are also being made to ensure a better flow of the music from one time period to the next.

As always, the updated schedule is posted on our schedule page. We hope you will enjoy the new lineup, including our newest program, Radiola!.

Thanks for listening to Geneva Community Radio, the station where everything old is new again.

September 13, 2014

Geneva Community Center Open House 9/21/14

On Sunday, September 21st, the Geneva Community Center will hold an open house to celebrate the center's fifth anniversary.

The event will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at 160 Carter Road in Geneva.

As part of the open house, Geneva Community Radio's Jason Longwell will be in the GCR studio to welcome guests, and answer questions about the station.

If you've ever wanted to learn more about Geneva Community Radio, or, if you've ever wanted to see the studio, then be sure to join us on Sunday, September 21st, from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Geneva Community Center.

Hope to see you there!

August 31, 2014

New Program Schedule

We've put together a new program schedule here at  Geneva Community Radio. This schedule contains many of the programs that you know and have come to expect from GCR, along with many new shows that we hope you will enjoy.

As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please email us and tell us what you think of the new schedule, and what you would like to hear more of on your community radio station.

Thanks for your continued support!

August 23, 2014

GCR Bids Adieu To One Of Its Own.

For the past two and a half years, Kari Miller has played several active roles as a dedicated volunteer at Geneva Community Radio. She served as the station's secretary. She also produced and hosted the eclectic music program Radio Tolerance every Thursday night on GCR. Additionally, she played a part in some of the first training sessions for teens at the Boys and Girls Club who were interested in learning to produce their own radio programs. During her time at the station, she came up with many creative ideas for everything from station promotion to fundraising. She was also responsible for the very tedious, but necessary, task of compiling and submitting all of the station's music playlists to our streaming provider every month.

Earlier this week, Kari announced that she would be leaving the area, and returning to her native Oswego County to be closer to family.

She has generously volunteered to continue to help GCR on a limited, temporary basis from her new home, until we can find a local volunteer to fill her position.

While we are sorry to lose someone with the kind of creativity and enthusiasm that Kari clearly possessed, we wish her well in all her future endeavors, and we cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for the station.

We'll miss you, Kari.

August 12, 2014

Radio Australia to Cancel Asia Pacific

We regret to inform our listeners that, due to drastic budget cuts to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's international service, Radio Australia, the daily news magazine Asia Pacific will no longer be available to us. The final edition of Asia Pacific will air this Friday, August 15th, at 6:00 AM.

Starting Monday, August 18th, Geneva Community Radio will begin airing Daybreak Asia, a daily morning news magazine program from the Voice of America. We sincerely hope that listeners of Asia Pacific will find this new program to be just as informative.

Also, be advised that GCR is planning more schedule changes which will take effect in September. These changes are designed to make the station's programming even more diverse, and also to accommodate several listener requests and suggestions. Watch this space soon for further details.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments about any of Geneva Community Radio's programming.

Thank you for your continued support.

February 6, 2014

GCR LPFM Application Dismissed by FCC

It is with deep regret that I must inform our listeners that our application for a new low power FM (LPFM) station to bring community radio to Geneva, NY has been dismissed by the FCC.

The reason for the dismissal has to do with spacing issues with a local FM translator station. Our consultants tell us this was the result of an error in the FCC database at the time our application was filed.

Currently, our consulting engineers are working on a Petition for Reconsideration, in hopes that our application will be reinstated.

If our Petition for Reconsideration is rejected, and the ruling is final, we intend to explore other options in order to get a new community radio service on the air.

At this time, I want to personally thank all of our supporters for sticking with us even through this hardship. I especially want to thank the staff and board of the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva for their willingness to continue pursuing this project.

As always, you can check this space for updates. As soon as we know more as to the next steps we will take, we will post that info here.

This isn't over yet!

Jason Longwell
Station Manager
Geneva Community Radio