CFRT-FM, French Community, Iqaluit

Association francophone d’Iqaluit

CFRT-FM1994107.327Association francophone d’Iqaluit


CFRT radio signed on the air.


The technical operating certificate was modified to allow for FM operation.


On January 1, Frobisher Bay became Iqaluit.


On September 13, Association francophone d’Iqaluit was granted a French-language FM community licence for operation on 107.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 27 watts. The station would offer 15 hours of local programming per broadcast week. AFI would supplement its programming by rebroadcasting 153 hours per week of programs received via satellite from CITE-FM Montréal. The station would be supported in part by government loans or grants.


In March, CFRT-FM 107.3 signed on the air. 


On April 1, the new Canadian territory, Nunavut, came into being. CFRT Iqluit was now in Nunavut rather than the Northwest Territories.

CFRT-FM affiliated with the network of the Alliance des radios communautaires. 

In the fall, CFRT received the equipment that would allow it to receive and broadcast the programming of Réseau francophone d’Amérique.


On December 1, Association des francophones du Nunavut had its licence for CFRT (French language Type A community station) renewed. The station would broadcast 126 hours of programming per week, of which 60 hours would be locally produced. CFRT failed to provide its annual return for the broadcast year by November 30. The licence was renewed because this was the licensee’s first non-compliance issue.


On June 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CFRT-FM until November 30, 2012.

On October 22, the CRTC renewed CFRT-FM’s licence to August 31, 2014. This short-term licence renewal would allow for an earlier review of the licensee’s compliance in regard to the filing of annual returns. 

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