CHCR-FM

CHCR-FM, Community, Killaloe

Homegrown Community Radio

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CHCR-FM
1998
102.9
33
Homegrown Community Radio
1998

On January 31, CHCR-FM conducted a one day broadcast from the Goldcrest Lodge in Golden Lake. The station operated under a special event one-day permit. An application was submitted to the CRTC to allow the station to operate on a full-time basis.

On April 23, Tim Rivers-Garrett, on behalf of a company to be incorporated – to be known as Homegrown Community Radio was awarded a licence for a Type B community FM station. It would operate on a frequency of 102.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 33 watts. Homegrown proposed to offer programming consisting of news, agriculture, gardening, health, lifestyle, aboriginal affairs as well as on local artists, actors, writers, story tellers, musicians, entrepreneurs and craftspeople.

CHCR signed on full-time as a volunteer, community radio station in May.

2001

On August 13, Homegrown was authorized to add a rebroadcast transmitter at Wilno, operating on 104.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 35 watts.

 

2003

CHCR-FM-1 at Wilno went on the air.

 

2007

CHCR moved to new studios and offices. They had been located atop the IDA Towers and were now situated across the street at Unit 2, 14 Lake Street, above the Anything and Everything store. The station also operates a production studio at the Wilno Station Inn. 

 

2012

On August 8, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CHCR-FM Killaloe, and its transmitter CHCR-FM-1 Wilno, until August 31, 2013.

 

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