CKWO-FM, Aboriginal, Fort Frances

Couchiching Community Radio

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On November 14, Charles McPherson on behalf of a company to be incorporated (would be known as Couchiching Community Radio) was awarded a licence for an English and Aboriginal language Native Type B FM station int Fort Frances and Couchiching First Nation territory. The new station would operate on a frequency of 92.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. 

The station would broadcast an average of 126 hours of programming a week, with about 5% of that time devoted to Aboriginal language programming. As the station becomes more established, the applicant proposes to increase native content programming to better reflect the needs of the native community. It would offer a classic rock music format along with Aboriginal musical talent.


CKWO 92.3 “The Wolf” signed on the air January 5, with a classic rock format. 


On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CKWO-FM until August 31, 2012. The Commission noted that licence renewal applications for this station had not been received. If the licence renewal application was not been received by November 30, 2011, the Commission may not renew the licence further. 


On September 4, the CRTC administratively renewed CKWO-FM’s licence to February 28, 2013.

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