Two very exciting events are on the Local FM horizon! As some of you may know, Local 107.3 FM has just started its first Spoken Word Collective. This collective will not only shape how Local FM operates, but it will provide a new group of services and opportunities for members. Especially those who wish to collaborate with other members, or strengthen their creative pursuits.

Sound interesting? Like the Local FM SWC Facebook page here:

or email Shawn at


The collective also has two very exciting events to announce.

This collective will be community-run, and we need your input on what the future of the collective will bring.

The first collective open house will be on Nov. 12.

Find the Facebook event here:

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. at Second Cup King Street to have your say!

Second Cup is located at 16 King St, Saint John, NB E2L 1G2

Things to look forward to:

Workshops – First workshop is in November! More at the meeting.
Poetry Slams
Collaboration on documentaries
Radio dramas/plays
Experimental spoken word radio
And more! – Depending on your input at the meeting.

Can’t make the meeting? Email your ideas to, or message the Spoken Word Collective via out Facebook page here:


Finally, we’d also like to announce our Interviewing 101 Workshop with Huddle’s Cherise Letson! This workshop, which is open to the public, will take place in UNBSJ’s Whitebone Lounge on Nov. 26, from 7 – 10 p.m.

Find the Facebook event page here:

If you want to learn how to conduct a good interview, or how to get the most out of your interviewee, this is the workshop for you!

Cherise Letson is the Associate Editor of Huddle Today, former CBC Reporter, has also worked the Telegraph-Journal, The Canadian Press and Rabble. She is also the Co-host of the Strange Grooves Podcast. Cherise has also had a great relationship with Local 107.3 FM, and we are absolutely delighted to have her join us.

UNBSJ’s Whitebone Lounge is located at 100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John, New Brunswick.

Once at UNBSJ, head to the Student Centre Building, up the stairs, and towards the left.


Safer Spaces
We as musicians, friends, show-goers and Local FM staff thank you all for treating this space and the people in it with respect and safety. It’s a community’s responsibility to make effort to ensure that shows are free of unkind, unfair, or oppressive behaviors on the basis of language, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, sex, age, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic standing, family status, as well as all acts of violence and harassment, sexual or otherwise. If you experience something that makes you feel uncomfortable, please know you can approach Local FM staff and you will find support. Thank you for helping us be a better community.

Land Acknowledgement
Local FM is an incorporated nonprofit organization that recognizes and respects that it operates on the traditional, unceded territories of the Wolastoqey, Peskotomuhkati, and Mi’gmaq Peoples.

Accessibility Notes
Second Cup King Street has two accessible entrances at the front and back. There are two single use, gender neutral washrooms.

UNBSJ’s Student Centre has elevator access from the back of the cafeteria as well as two multi-use gendered washrooms.


Local 107.3 FM and its members would like to thank the Canadian Radio Fund of Canada for their support in helping create new local content and supporting new projects. Without the CRFC’s support, Local FM’s Spoken Word Collective would not be possible.

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