CKRP-FM, French/Community, Falher
Societe CKRP Radio Riviere-la-Paix
|Societe CKRP Radio Riviere-la-Paix
|l’Association Canadienne-Française de l’Alberta
On October 2, the CRTC approved the application by Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta – Régionale de Rivière-la-Paix for a broadcasting licence for a French-language FM community radio programming undertaking consisting of an originating station at Falher on the frequency 95.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 671 watts, and the following two transmitters: Nampa 102.9 MHz with 635 watts and Peace River 95.7 MHz with 13 watts. The licence would expire on August 31, 2000. The new station would broadcast 126 hours of programming each week, of which 30 hours would be locally produced. The remainder of the programming would originate from CITE-FM Montréal.
CKRP-FM (along with CKRP-FM-1 Nampa and CKRP-FM-2 Peace River) signed on the air in October.
On July 9, CKRP-FM received approval to change the frequency of its transmitter CKRP-FM-2 Peace River, from 95.7 MHz, to 90.3 MHz. The change was requested in order to resolve interference problems experienced by CKRP-FM-2.
On November 21, it was announced that CKRP-FM would be closed due to financial and signal problems, and the lack of volunteers. The station left the air November 21.
On July 15, the CRTC approved the application to transfer the ownership of CKRP from the Association Canadienne Francaise de Alberta to Societe CKRP Radio Riviere-la-Paix. Due to financial issues, the previous owners wished to dispose of CKRP’s assets and donated the station to the new owners at no cost.
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