Sunday, November 11, 2012


Ey Swayel!

Are you wondering why we not on air yet?

It's because we are still fundraising for equipment! To date we have raised approximately $1900 Canadian.

So far, we have ordered and already received our soundboard. Tomorrow, we are picking up our transmitter. We still need to order mics, mic stands, a CD player, and we are in the market for donated computers. We probably need two computers: one for live broadcasting, and one for the pre-recording studio.

We are also still looking for a suitable and permanent location in Cheam to air from.

We are still accepting donations via our paypal account online, and we would like to hear from anyone who has radio training or expertise and can help out with set up.

Later on this week we will be posting profiles of some of our on air personalities (who are also Cheam community members), as well as different highlights from when we were on air (the weekend of September 1-2).

All Our Relations,
Pilalt FM
Unceded Pilalt Territory

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Back on Air for Nov 1st and Need Funds

Ey Swayel!

Exciting news for all of our listeners and supporters...

We cannot wait any longer and we want to be back on the air for November 1st! To do this, we will need $2500 for radio equipment. We have launched an Indiegogo campaign to fundraise online. Please pass on this site, no donation is a small one!

You can also donate online with a PayPal account or credit card by clicking on the PayPal button to the right of this website.

The video below explains Pilalt FM and our fundraising needs.

Please spread the word!

We are also accepting submissions from Indigenous hosts, storytellers, language speakers, and singers (contemporary or traditional) to air. Send your music and talk to


Friday, September 21, 2012

Logo Contest

Ey Swayel!

We are happy to announce that we have kicked off a community-wide logo contest today in Cheam...

Who is eligible: Any Cheam band member

Deadline:           Friday, October 19th at 4 PM

How to submit:  Email to
                           or snail mail to Pilalt FM c/o June Quipp
                                                   51888 Old Yale Rd
                                                   Rosedale, BC
                                                   V0X 1X1

The winner receives a brand new iPod!

Look for the Cheam community newsletter today for more details on Pilalt FM, including this contest.

Happy Friday!
Pilalt FM

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fishing Matters Episode 1

Ey Swayel!

We have edited and uploaded our first episode of "Fishing Matters" that we aired on 91.1 FM in Cheam on September 1 & 2 (if you recall, we test aired using borrowed radio equipment from Secwepemc FM).

Laverne Victor and Jessica Benson host three Cheam fishers (Corkey Douglas, Sidney Douglas and Rick Quipp), who share their experiences in a 45 minute long program. Press play below.

Also, more updates are coming soon as we are still fundraising to purchase our own equipment to go on the air. Come back soon as we are just about to announce an exciting new contest!

Pilalt FM

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thank You for Listening

Ey Swayel to all our listeners and to those of you who are visiting this site for the first time!

If you are tuning in to 91.1 FM in Cheam or came here to live stream us, but can't, it is because we are now off air. Today we return the radio station equipment that we borrowed from Secwepemc FM to its home in Neskonlith First Nation.

But this doesn't mean we are gone, in fact it means quite the opposite! We are now fundraising to purchase our own equipment so that we may occupy our airwaves once again, using all of the feedback that we've gained from this past weekend in order to produce quality programming by the people, for the people.

We will also continue to produce and record programs in the community that will be used once we go on back on air with our own station equipment. 

We will be posting our progress on this website, our twitter (@PilaltFM), and facebook (search: Pilalt FM). We have documented, videotaped, and recorded all of our progress extensively, and we will be posting highlights from the weekend on this website, as well as the programs we will producing in the studio in the mean time.

It has been an incredible weekend for us as a team, community, and for our listeners local and worldwide.

We are accepting all donations, big or small. We received over 800 visitors this past weekend- can you imagine if all of those visitors donated just $2? We'd have enough for a quality studio! So far we have raised $514 from online donations and cash donations from different community members. Wow!

To donate online via PayPal click on this donate button below, or click on donate on the top of this webpage.

We are also selling 50/50 tickets in the community, that will be drawn every Sunday. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. You can buy tickets from any of your hosts you heard on air this past weekend. The first draw will be Sunday, September 9th.

We are accepting any and all support, even our community members who have drove by honking and waving with the radio on was enough to keep us going with happy hearts and powerful voices.

Stay tuned for more,
And let's keep the conversation going...

What were your favorite highlights from this past weekend?

All Our Relations,
Pilalt FM in Cheam First Nation.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Donate now!

Ey Swayel!

Did you know we are borrowing the radio station from Secwepemc FM at 91.1 in Neskonlith First Nation?

We are fundraising to buy our own studio and station equipment, and you can help by donating to our Pay Pal account, which is linked in the button below.

Help spread the word! Thank you all for listening and contributing.

From all of us at Pilalt 91.1 FM LIVE from Cheam First Nation.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Schedule update coming soon...

Just wanted to let everyone know that in order to provide the best quality programming this weekend, we will no longer be airing for 48 hours straight. We have decided to go off air between midnight and 6 AM tonight and we will be wrapping up on Sunday night at midnight also. We want to thank you all for your patience and support through this learning experience. Keep on listening and thank you for the feedback!
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