CHCN-FM, Community, Coal Harbour

Cole Harbour Community Radio Society

CHCN-FM200x106.945Cole Harbour Community Radio Society


On May 9, the CRTC approved an application by Cole Harbour Community Radio Society for a broadcasting licence for an English-language FM community radio station at Cole Harbour. The new station would operate on 106.9 MHz with an ERP of 45 watts. The station would broadcast 126 hours of programming per week, with a minimum of 75 hours to be produced by the station. The licensee was expected to devote 4% of its programming to news (40% to local news and 60% to regional news). The percentage of Canadian musical selections broadcast would be 35% for category 2 selections and from 10% to 12% for category 3 selections. It would be a condition of licence that, in any broadcast week, the licensee devote at least 25% of its programming to spoken word (content category 1), with an emphasis on community-oriented spoken word. devote a minimum of 20% of its musical selections to musical selections from content subcategories other than subcategory 21 (Pop, rock and dance), devote a minimum of 5% of its musical selections to musical selections from content category 3 (Special interest music).


In February, the CRTC gave CHCN-FM permission to relocate the transmitter to the MTT Cellular Tower in Preston and decrease the ERP from 45 watts to 20 watts.

In May, CHCN was given an extension to August 9, 2001 to have the station on the air.

The station did eventually make it on the air.


At the request of Cole Harbour Community Radio Society, on May 2, the CRTC revoked the licence for CHCN-FM.

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