CKFF-FM, Kipawa

Kebaowek First Nation

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On November 13, the CRTC approved an application by Kebaowek First Nation for a licence to operate an English-language Indigenous (Type B Native) FM station in Kipawa. The station would operate at 104.1 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 6,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 55.5 metres). During each broadcast week, the station would broadcast 126 hours of programming, including 111 hours of musical content (35% in the Algonquin language) and 15 hours of spoken word programming and news. 15% of its overall programming would also be in the Algonquin language. The licence would expire on August 31, 2025.


In the spring, CKFF-FM “Drumbeat Radio” signed on the air.

The story continues elsewhere…
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