1 Sep 2017 to 2 Feb 2018
CiTR 101.9FM/Discorder Magazine are the inaugural occupants of PLOT, occupying the space in the fall and winter of 2017-2018. During their five-month tenure in the space, the crew from CiTR/Discorder will host events in the space, using their temporary satellite office with us to bring themselves in closer proximity to many of the organizations with which they collaborate, and to host events off-campus from their permanent home at the University of British Columbia.
Initiatives include the third-annual Downtown Eastside Women’s Art Collective (DEWAC) Zine Launch and Fundraiser; introductions to Discorder Magazine with Editor-in-Chief Brit Bachmann; regular content-contributor meetings; collaborative broadcasting projects; and the first Pender Guy Radio listening party. Hosted in partnership with Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies UBC, the Pender Guy Radio listening party will provide an opportunity to learn about the history of Chinese-Canadian community radio in Vancouver.
CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, situated on the unceded, traditional Coast Salish territory of the Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam peoples. CiTR began as a student club in 1937, gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. Run by the Student Radio Society of UBC, CiTR offers students and community members broadcast training and access to the airwaves, broadcasting 100+ locally-focused radio programs in seven different languages, streamed online and available as podcasts.
Since 1983, CiTR has published Discorder Magazine, mirroring CiTR’s mandate to amplify underrepresented communities and to provide invaluable publishing experience. Discorder prints 10 issues per year with a distribution of 8000 copies across the Lower Mainland and Victoria, and publishes web exclusive content throughout the month. Though initially founded as a music-focused magazine, Discorder now covers a range of content related to the local arts scene, community organizing, current affairs and much more! Visit this link to learn how to contribute to the magazine. See their website here.
IMAGE: Copies of Discorder Magazine on display in PLOT. Courtesy of CiTR Radio 101.9FM/Discorder Magazine.