Golden West Broadcasting, a Manitoba-based company expects to be broadcasting from a Fort Saskatchewan radio station in about a year if all goes well at a federal government hearing this past September. “While Fort Saskatchewan is part of the metro Edmonton area it is its own community,” said Lyndon Friesen, president of Golden West Radio. “We think it makes great sense to operate a local radio station that focuses on the news and information specific to residents of Fort Saskatchewan.” Golden West Radio, of Alton, MB, appeared before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Sept. 16 for a hearing into its application to operate an 11,000-watt commercial radio station on the 107.9 FM frequency. Friesen said Golden West specializes in operating in small communities. The company’s 38 radio stations are located mainly in the prairie provinces.