“We’re excited about County FM Radio Night at The Regent,” says Jim JJ Johnston, interim General Manager of 99.3 County FM, the area’s community radio station scheduled to go on air this fall. “Besides giving us the opportunity to introduce our program hosts and let people know how they can be a part of this terrific project, we’ll be showing the riotous movie Pirate Radio. It captures the essence of the kind of fun that radio is all about.”
County businesses have donated a variety of items to be given away as door prizes on Wednesday, June 25th at The Regent.
It was three years ago that a group of committed residents started the long journey which culminated in CRTC approval of a license for a community radio station for The County in January.
Today, 99.3 County FM boasts well over 300 members and dozens of volunteers who are actively working on fund-raising, programming, marketing, technical and engineering committees needed to bring the station to air.
Treat Hull, Chairman of the Board of 99.3 County FM stresses the radio station is “community owned and community operated. Program hosts will be County residents and content will focus on music, news and other features which are of interest to the community.”
County FM Radio Night at The Regent is the first of many public events planned to introduce the radio station to the County. Johnston believes the show will be a sell-out. “The price is right,” he says, “just $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and for that you’ll get a great night of entertainment and also the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to a cause which will benefit the entire community.”
Pirate Radio stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Count, an American DJ afloat on a boat full of Brits in the 1960s. It also stars Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost and Kenneth Branagh as the uptight politician determined to sink the ship that`s rockin` the establishment. The movie is rated 14A.
County FM Radio Night at The Regent is Wednesday, June 25, 7 p.m. Tickets are available at The Regent box office- 613-476-8416 – and online at www.theregenttheatre.org.