CJTL-FM, Aboriginal, Pickle Lake

Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

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On May 16, the CRTC approved the application by Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Aboriginal-language, Specialty low-power FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Pickle Lake and a transmitter in Thunder Bay. The station would broadcast Christian spoken word and music programming. In its first years of operation, the station would broadcast, on average, 40 hours of local, station-produced programming per week. The licence would expire August 31, 2014. The station would broadcast on 96.5 MHz (channel 243LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The transmitter in Thunder Bay would operate at 98.1 MHz (channel 251LP) with an ERP of 50 watts. 

CJTL-FM and its transmitter CJTL-FM-1 signed on the air in October. CJTL received programming from the Wah-Ste-Win Aboriginal Radio Network (WARN), which provided Christian programming for Northwestern Ontario First Nations communities.


On August 8, CJTL received a short-term licence renewal until August 31, 2021 due to issues of non-compliance.

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