The CRTC has approved a First Nations radio station for Campbell River on BC’s Vancouver Island. Aupe Cultural Enhancement Society filed the application in March, promising 126 hours of local weekly programming with a minimum of six hours in the K’omoks language, 10 per cent of its music to be performed or composed by Aboriginal artists, and a $3,000 annual contribution to a scholarship for local Aboriginal students pursuing broadcast or journalism programs in Canada. The station must be on the air by October 2018. It will operate at 100.7 MHz with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 3,800 watts (maximum ERP of 8,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 277 metres).
Thanks to the ‘Broadcast Dialogue Weekly Briefing’ for drawing our attention to this decision in today’s electronic issue.
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