Due to pandemic, campus radio station CFBX now on autopilot

Campus and community radio station CFBX has switched on the autopilot.

Broadcasts from the 92.5 FM station will now be fully automated, with airtime being filled with program repeats rather than live voices.

article continues below

The decision to flip the switch came down after the province declared a public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The radio station has about 65 volunteers and some reached out in concern to station manager Brant Zwicker.

"I started getting calls and emails from volunteers saying they didn’t feel comfortable, which I understand. There was enough of that going on that we just decided to wind it down," Zwicker said.

Prior to the change, the station broadcast about 50 shows throughout the week, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

In the interim, the station will feature more Canadian content, including local music, mostly drawn from the overnight shows that usually play.

Zwicker said further updates or notices will be posted on the CFBX Facebook page or on its website, online at thex.ca.

© Kamloops This Week



Question of the Week POLL

The NHL season begins on Jan. 13, with teams in an all-Canadian division playng each other. Which team will finish first?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

Help Us Help Kamloops. Support Local Media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time .

NEW: For every donation of $25 or greater, we will offer a digital advertising package to the local non-profit group of your choice.

Click on https://support.kamloopsthisweek.com for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.