We’ve now reached the end of this summer project. All eight episodes of the documentary series are now posted on this webpage, available for you to listen to on-line or download for listening at your convenience. We began broadcasting the episodes last week and while they’re still new we’re broadcasting them quite a bit. Currently, we are playing two episodes back-to-back on Wednesdays at 4 PM, the same two episodes again on Fridays at 9 AM and then repeating them again on Saturdays at 10 AM. We’re doing this partly just because we’re proud of the results, but also in response to requests from local listeners who asked for them to be broadcast more than once a week to give maximum listening opportunities. After all the episodes have been broadcast over the next 3 weeks, we will continue to air them but with lesser frequency.
When we started this project in July, I thought the documentaries would be about environmental work being done in the Lillooet area. As the series developed I came to realize that it is not only about the work but very much also about the people doing that work. When you listen, we hope you enjoy this voyage of discovery as much as we did.
I would like to end by thanking the following:
Community Radio Fund of Canada - Without their generous funding and support, this project would not have gotten off the ground.
Lillooet Camelsfoot TV & Radio Association - The governing body of Radio Lillooet who supported our application for funding and provided financial and other assistance along the way.
Lillooet Naturalist Society - Who also provided financial assistance with this project as well as valuable contacts.
Lillooet REC Centre Staff - Who cheerfully assisted us with printing and scanning documents and didn’t complain on those days when our operations sprawled outside the confines of Radio Lillooet’s studio and office.
Ted Margrett - Who recorded and edited our promotional video for the series (see link posted below).
CBC Daybreak Kamloops, Lillooet News and Radio Survivor - Who promoted our project with news stories about it.
All the Interviewees - Whose contributions both to the series and to environmental work in the Lillooet area are invaluable and indispensable. We are very grateful for your participation in making our project a success.
Finally, I would like to add my personal thanks to Leif and Fraser whose unfailing enthusiasm, intelligence and creativity were inspiring, and whose commitment made the project successful.
Jeff O’Kelly - Station Manager