CHHR-FM, Community, Sheet Harbour
Sheet Harbour Radio Society
|Sheet Harbour Radio Society
On December 6, the CRTC approved the application by Sheet Harbour Radio Society for a broadcasting licence to operate a low-power, English-language community FM radio station. It would operate on 94.7 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 45 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of the antenna above average terrain of -18.8 metres). The station would broadcast 126 hours of programming each broadcast week, of which all 126 hours would be devoted to local programming. In each broadcast week, 3 hours and 30 minutes of spoken word programming would be devoted to news, with 95% of its newscasts devoted to local news and 5% devoted to regional news. The station would broadcast a community bulletin three times a day, six days a week, featuring information on community events and interviews with local individuals of interest to the community. It would broadcast locally produced programs such as “Coastal Café”, which would highlight information about the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. Of the music programming to be broadcast, approximately 82% would be drawn from content category 2 (Popular Music 66%, and Country and Country-Oriented 16%) and approximately 16% would be drawn from content category 3 (Special Interest Music).SHRS stated that it would feature local musicians on its “Locals” program, which would be broadcast daily. The licence would expire 31 August 2026.
CHHR-FM signed on in the spring with a variety music format.
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