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CRTC Receives 12 Applications for Radio Stations Serving Urban Indigenous Communities

Indigenous RadioThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it has received 12 applications to operate radio stations serving urban Indigenous Canadians in major markets. Radio for First Nations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa could complement existing Aboriginal services. Specifically, the CRTC has received two applications for stations in Vancouver, three for Calgary, three for Edmonton, two for Toronto and two for Ottawa.

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CJSW Launches New Project Aiming to Document Calgary’s Rich Musical History

Calgary-musicCampus radio station CJSW 90.9 FM recently announced their Calgary Local Music Library project, which aims to compile an aural and visual history of Calgary music. The traveling installation will tour around Calgary Public Library branches. CJSW is searching for donations of CDs, posters, photographs and other paraphernalia from the local music community for the project. The installation is funded through a $30,000 Calgary Foundation grant to CJSW and the Calgary Public Library. 

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660 News, Calgary’s Small But No Less Mighty All News Radio Station

CFFRCFFR broadcasting on the AM dial at 660 AM in Calgary is owned by Rogers Media. Although at its launch on January 10, 1984, it broadcast an “Oldies” format, as of April 3, 2006 to the present, it broadcasts an all-news format, branded 660News. The re-branding is similar to that used by Rogers all-news or news-talk stations in Toronto (680News), Vancouver (News1130), and Ottawa (1310News).  660 News is one of two all-news stations in Calgary, the other, CHQR 770 AM operated by Corus (not including CBC Radio One). 

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Alberta Radio Station – 630 CHED: Edmonton’s Breaking News and Conversation Station

CHED RadioCHED (630 AM) is a radio station broadcasting News/Talk/Sports format in Edmonton first launched in 1954 and now owned by Corus Entertainment. For a significant portion of its early history, CHED was Edmonton’s (and North America’s) most successful Top 40 station with a 40% share of the local listening audience. With the arrival of FM radio, it lost its listenership and in 1993 moved to News/Talk/Sports format and its current slogan is: Edmonton’s Breaking News and Conversation Station.

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Corus Radiothon in Support of Stollery Children’s Hospital to Run January 19 – 20, 2016

Corus RadiothonThe 17th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton from 5:30am to 6:00pm during the two day broadcast. CISN’s sister stations, 92.5 Fresh Radio and 630 CHED, support Radiothon both off- and on-site before and throughout the broadcast. These stations generously donate air time, staff and programming to allow the community a glimpse into everyday life at this world-class Hospital.

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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)