Vernon community radio station locates broadcast home

Vernon’s 97.9 Valley FM community radio station has entered into a lease with the Okanagan Screen Arts Society for studio space on 29th Avenue behind the Towne Theatre. (Contributed)


by Roger Knox

Vernon Morning Star

April 26, 2023


Currently streaming online, Valley-FM 97.9 will broadcast live from a 29th Avenue downtown studio

Vernon’s planned community radio station has secured downtown studio space.

Valley FM, known by call letters CFAV, and to be located at 97.9 on the FM dial, will soon broadcast live from 29th Avenue, behind the Towne Theatre, after the Vernon Community Radio Station Society reached a friendly agreement with the Okanagan Screen Arts Society, which owns and operates the historic theatre.

“There’s a public entrance, offices, washroom facilities. It’s in a real nice area,” said community station board of directors member John Trainor of Armstrong, a former radio newsman at CJIB in Vernon and CJOR Radio in Vancouver.

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