Magnus Thyvold, winner of this year’s National Campus and Community Radio Association lifetime achievement award, has run SFU’s non-profit radio station CJSF for the past 10 years. He now manages 150 student and community volunteers.

CJSF wins three national awards

August 5, 2010

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The National Campus and Community Radio Association singled out SFU radio station CJSF for three awards this year. Station manager Magnus Thyvold won a Lifetime-Achievement award, community volunteer Ryan Fletcher, creator and host of Melodies in Mind, received the Local Talent Development award, and CJSF won the Outstanding Achievement in Special Programming award—in part for a live, on-location music broadcast on homelessness that ran during the 2010 Winter Olympics. This live series continues on a monthly basis in partnership with Gallery Gachet, a disability arts group in the Downtown Eastside.

Thyvold, who has run the non-profit radio station society for the past 10 years, was recognized for his contributions to both the station and the national association. One of his greatest achievements at CJSF, he says, was securing an FM-radio license in 2003, which makes the station’s broadcasting available beyond the campus to listeners at home and on the road.

“Community and student participation at the station went up almost immediately,” says Thyvold, who now manages 150 student and community volunteers.

Currently, he’s involved in the W2 Community Arts Media Arts project to establish a community media centre at the new Woodward’s development downtown.

“CJSF will have a satellite studio at W2 to better serve SFU’s contemporary arts students and to be more accessible to community groups,” he says. “We’ll also have access to a large sound stage that can host live audiences, which opens up some amazing possibilities.”

Listen to CJSF 90.1 FM on radio, or online at


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Kyle Acierno

Fantastic job, I really look forward to more and have high hopes for W2!

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