CFPT-FM

CFPT-FM, ELMNT FM, Toronto

First Peoples Radio Inc.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CFPT-FM
2018
106.5
2,600
First Peoples Radio Inc.
2107

On June 14, the CRTC approved the application by First Peoples Radio Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate English- and Indigenous-language Type B Native FM radio stations to serve the urban Indigenous community in Toronto. The licence would expire 31 August 2023. The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power of 984 watts (maximum ERP of 2,600 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 297.7 metres). In each broadcast week, the licensee would devote at least 35% of its musical selections from content (06 category 2 (Popular Music) to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety. Starting in the first year of operations, in each broadcast week, the licensee would devote not less than 9 hours of programming to Indigenous-language programming. By the third year of operations, in each broadcast week, the licensee would devote not less than 5 of the above 9 hours of programming to local Indigenous-language programming. In each broadcast week, the licensee would devote at least 25% of its musical selections to Indigenous-Canadian musical selections broadcast in their entirety. Local programming would incorporate spoken word material of direct and particular relevance to the Indigenous community within the Toronto market. This must include local news, weather, sports coverage, and the promotion of local events and activities. Where the licensee intended on carrying wrap-around programming, the Commission encouraged it to use programming from another Indigenous station or network with a focus on additional Indigenous-language programming or Indigenous music.

2018

CFPT began on-air test broadcasts in September. In the same month, CFPT received ISEDC approval to operate in HD.

CFPT (ELMNT FM) officially signed on the air at noon, October 24.

2019

On June 14, the CRTC approved CFPT’s application to increase power from 2,600 to 2,950 watts. EHAAT would be lowered from 297.7 to 280.4 metres.

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