CHLI-FM, Community, Rossland

Rossland Radio Co-operative

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On May 15, the CRTC approved an application by Rossland Radio Cooperative for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language, low-power, developmental community FM radio programming undertaking in Rossland. The applicant indicated that the new station would offer training to those members of the community who wish to have access to the airwaves, including local students. The new station would offer an average of 50 hours of programming per broadcast week, of which 6 hours would be acquired. The programming would consist of local news, weather and coverage of local events. The proposed station would also broadcast two hours of French programming in each broadcast week, in order to serve the area’s French-speaking residents. The station would operate at 101.1 MHz (channel 266VLP) with an effective radiated power of 5 watts. The licence would expire 31 August 2010.

CHLI-FM “Rossland Radio” signed on the air (officially) on December 31. The station was operating from the Rossland United Church building. 


On August 31, the CRTC renewed the licence for the developmental community FM radio programming undertaking CHLI-FM Rossland from 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011, subject to the terms and conditions in effect under the current licence. This decision would allow the Rossland Radio Cooperative to maintain the station’s operation during the application process for a new community radio programming undertaking.

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