Y57 continuously recruits young adults who are interested in taking part in producing the volunteer-run show.
You in 57 Minutes [Y57] is a local indie news, music and lifestyle show exclusively for young adults. It is a non-profit, volunteer run radio show based in Vancouver. The Y57 radio show is aired live every Tuesday night from 8-9 pm on Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5FM. Every week, the program gives spotlight to a new up-and-coming musician, which is followed by an exclusive music interview. The radio show also features weekly news segments on issues that matter to young adults. News stories can range from light-hearted conversations to serious discussions on crucial issues that need to be addressed.
As the Events and Fundraising Coordinator, you are responsible for all logistics behind Y57′s fundraisers. Detailed responsibilities include:
As the Sound Board Operator, you will be in charge of all technical aspects related to the on-air radio show. Detailed responsibilities include:
“Y57 has been an absolutely incredible experience for me. It has given me invaluable radio and volunteer experience, and more importantly, it has connected me to some truly inspirational youth in my community, who am now proud to call friends.”
-Emily Louise Chan-Youth of the Month Producer, 2010-2011 Currently a Journalism and Human Rights student at Carleton University and the leader of the Ottawa Me to We Mobilizers www.dearworldfromgirl.blogspot.com
“Even though I had considered myself to be very active in the community before I joined Y57, none of those experiences compared to working with the Y57 team. I learned a lot about what incredible power the Vancouver youth community has, and it has really made me appreciate and take pride in being a Vancouverite. Each show was an exciting challenge. The feeling of being on air and knowing your voice is being heard by so many youth out there just takes your breath away.”
-Rachel Ha-Youth of the Month Producer, 2009-2010 Currently studying for her Bachelors of Commerce at Queen’s University
“At Y57 I was able to practice what I was learning in the Radio program at BCIT not only in studio but behind the scenes when producing features. I enjoyed how I got to share what I learned with the team and give back to my community. Y57 has given me lots of team building and team work experience as well as radio on air and production experience.”
-Amanda Panes-Feature Story Producer, 2009-2010 Currently a Promotions Assistant and Fun Finder Reporter at 93.7 JRfm & 102.7 fm The Peak www.themodline.com
Y57 is a place to share amazing youth stories to a public who, in some instances, have become pessimistic with us millenials. The program has helped me to develop my broadcast journalism skills, like story production and interview skills, in addition to building relationships with like minded individuals who believe in the powerful influence of youth. I can truly say that Y57 has given me invaluable experience that has helped me get to where I want to be.”-Reena Gacad-Feature Story Producer and Co-host, 2009-2010 Currently an Account Coordinator at High Roads Communications