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CRTC Grants Licences to Aboriginal Multi-Media Society for Radio Stations in Edmonton and Calgary

AMMSA-LOGO2Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted licences for the operation of five radio stations that will serve the Indigenous communities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto in order to fulfill an immediate need. These five new stations’ programming must reflect the communities they serve, include a large portion of local content, such as news, and deal with the specific concerns of Indigenous people in the regions in question.

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CFHI aka Real Country 104.9 FM Now On-Air in Hinton

RC-HintonAlberta’s newest radio, CFHI at 104.9 FM, launched in Hinton in early February 2017. It joins Newcap Broadcasting’s “Real Country” branded sister stations in Westlock, St. Paul, Stettler, Lloydminster, Red Deer, High Prairie, Brooks, and Blairmore, Alberta.  Originally proposed and approved by the CRTC in February 2014, as a rock based music format targeting adults between the ages of 25 and 54, the station launched under the “Real Country” brand name and format.

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Alberta Radio Station – CJSR, Volunteer-Run Radio Dedicated to Inclusion & Pushing the Status Quo.

CJSR RadioCJSR is a volunteer-run campus and community radio station with a weekly audience of approximately 20 000 listeners. The station offers Edmonton’s widest range of programming from award-winning spoken word, through cultural shows, a famously eclectic programs and the BBC World Service. CJSR made its first FM broadcast on January 7, 1984—the first song was “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” by Joni Mitchell—but its roots stretch to the founding of CKUA in 1927.

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Alberta Radio Station – CKOS aka 91.1 FM The Bridge “Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action” in Fort McMurray

CKOS RadioSince June 2007,  91.1 The Bridge (formerly branded KAOS 91.1 until March 12, 2017) has been promoting the values which have been foundational in building a strong Wood Buffalo Region through their vision of “Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action”. They are a values-oriented community Christian Radio Station owned by a registered Canadian charity [Kings Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Inc.], and operated by people who live in the community.

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CRTC Considering Applications for Radio Licences for Urban Aboriginal Communities in Calgary & Edmonton markets.

crtc-logoAs a result of revoking broadcasting licences for the following Type B Native radio stations held by Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. (AVR) on the basis of serious and repeated non-compliance and the inability of the licensee to adequately serve the needs of the Aboriginal communities in these markets Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa, the CRTC is holding hearings from March 27 to 29, to consider five applications received for a radio licence or licences to serve the urban Aboriginal communities in these markets.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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