Kwende Kefentse, the first executive director of CKCU, Canada’s oldest campus-based community radio station (located on the fifth floor of the University Centre), is talking to students in the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership and Journalism programs, looking for ways to collaborate.

By Dan Rubinstein
Photos by Fangliang Xu

The first day of a new job is always tough.

But when the gig is running a community radio station with four staff and 180 volunteers, and it’s six months into a global pandemic and you don’t have any access to your offices or studio, the challenge is even more pronounced.

“The organizing principle for everybody was always the physical space,” says Kwende Kefentse, who last September became the first executive director of CKCU, Canada’s oldest campus-based community radio station, headquartered on the fifth floor of Carleton’s University Centre.

Kwende Kefentse poses by the CKCU office

“Everybody came to the space and interacted with each other in the space, so COVID-19 caused a real crisis of identity. But we got past that by getting back to the core thing we do: producing and broadcasting content.”

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in , ,
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