CICK-FM, Smithers Community Radio, Smithers
Smithers Community Radio Society
|Smithers Community Radio Society
On June 18, the CRTC approved an application by Smithers Community Radio Society for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language, very low-power developmental community FM radio programming undertaking in Smithers. The new station would offer 72.5 hours of programming during each broadcast week, including at least 65.5 hours of programming produced by the station. It would offer a diverse array of music types including blues, punk, rap, bluegrass and International/Cuban/Latin American music, as well as French-language music, independent Canadian music and music directed at children. The station would broadcast on 93.9 MHz (channel 230VLP) with an average effective radiated power of five watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2012.
CICK-FM began broadcasting in January.
On August 29, the CRTC approved the application by Smithers Community Radio Society for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language, low-power community FM radio station in Smithers. The new station would operate at 93.9 MHz (channel 230LP) with an effective radiated power of 49.7 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -73.5 metres). Smithers Community Radio indicated that the station would broadcast 126 hours of programming each broadcast week, of which 94 hours would be station-produced programming and the remainder would be acquired programming obtained from other community and campus stations across Canada. The new licence would expire August 31, 2019.
In July the CRTC approved the relocation of transmitter site for CICK 93.9. All other technical parameters remained unchanged.
CICK received CRTC permission to relocate its transmitter.
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