CIWE-FM, The Raven (Aboriginal), Edmonton

Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta

CIWE-FM202189.3100,000Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta


On June 14, the CRTC approved an application by Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Indigenous-language Type B Native FM radio stations to serve the urban Indigenous community in Edmonton. The licence would expire August 31, 2023. The station would operate at 89.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 153.7 metres). In each broadcast week, the station would devote at least 35% of its musical selections from content category 2 (Popular Music) to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety. In each broadcast week; devote at least 7 hours of spoken word programming to Indigenous language programming; devote at least 20% of its musical selections to Indigenous-Canadian musical selections broadcast in their entirety; devote at least 5% of all musical selections broadcast to musical selections in an Indigenous language; devote a minimum of 120 hours of the programming broadcast to local programming.


CIWE-FM “The Raven” began on-air testing in January.

Official sign-on was February 1.

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