the Light radio Six years after receiving approval for a radio broadcasting licence, Touch Canada Broadcasting launched CJLI branded 700 AM the Light on June 29, 2015 in Calgary. Touch Canada Broadcasting, wholly owned by Charles R. Allard, now operates six Christian radio stations in Alberta under three different brands: three Shine FM stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer, two The Light AM stations in Calgary and Edmonton and a Reach FM station in Grande Prairie. 

The station joins its AM sister station CJCA in Edmonton and also its two cousins, Shine FM stations CJSI, at 88.9 FM in Calgary, CJRY at 105.9 FM in Edmonton and CKRD at 90.5 FM in Red Deer and Reach FM station at 96.3 FM in Grande Prairie.

In its CRTC application, CJLI proposed to offer a Southern Gospel and Inspirational music format that would draw a majority of its musical selections from non-classic religious content. The station intends to broadcast 37 hours and 44 minutes of spoken word programming, including news, weather, sports and business reports as well as community updates each week. In addition, 28 hours a week will be devoted to religious programming.

In its mission statement posted to its Facebook page, the new station promises to “make a positive impact on peoples’ lives, offering encouragement through the gospel of Jesus Christ in song, praise and spoken word in a safe and fun radio environment. Our stations will be a catalyst for bringing the good news to non-believers and believers across all denominations, while providing a practical advertising opportunity.”

Touch Canada Broadcasting is owned by Charles R. Allard, son of Dr. Charles Allard, founder of radio station CHQT (now owned by Corus Entertainment and branded iNews880) and television station CITV, Western Canada’s first independent TV station (now owned by Shaw and branded Global TV Edmonton).

Radio stations owned and operated by Touch Canada Broadcasting in Alberta:

CJLI Radio

CJLI
700 AM The Light
4510 MacLeod Trail South
Calgary AB, T2G 0A4
phone: 403-276-1111
fax: 403-276-1114
www.am700thelight.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AM700TheLight

Les-Moore Morning host: Les Moore
email: les.moore@shinefm.com
 cjca radio

CJCA
930 The Light
5316 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton AB T6H 4J8
phone: 780-466–4930
fax: 469–5335
www.am930thelight.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AM930TheLight

 Len-DehekMidday host: Len Dehek
email: len.dehek@shinefm.com
 CJSI radio

CJSI
88.9 Shine FM
4510 MacLeod Trail South
Calgary AB, T2G 0A4
phone: 403-276–1111
fax: 403-276–1114
www.cjsi.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/88.9shinefm

 Steph NicoleMidday host: Stephanie Nicole
email: stephanie.nicole@shinefm.com
CJRY Radio
CJRY

105.9 Shine FM
5316 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton AB T6H 4J8
phone: 780-466-4930
fax: 780-469-5335
www.cjry.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/1059ShineFM
Twitter: https://twitter.com/1059shinefm
 Johnny-RocketMorning host: Johnny Rocket
email: johnny.rocket@shinefm.com
 CKRD

CKRD
90.5 Shine FM
13-7619 50 Avenue
Red Deer AB, T4P 1M6
phone: 403-356-9052
fax: 403-356-1745
www.ckrd.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/905shinefm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/905ShineFM

 Ali KatMorning host: Ali Kat
email: ali.kat@shinefm.com
 CJGY
CJGY

96.3 Reach FM
111, 10530 – 117 Avenue
Grande Prairie AB, T8V 7N7
phone: 780–830-7640
fax: 780–830-7636
www.reachfm.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/963ReachFM
Twitter: https://twitter.com/963ReachFM
 Tanya OwenMorning host: Tanya Owen
email: tanya.owen@reachfm.ca

 

All six stations invite non-profit organizations to submit events through their website event calendars.