CJRK-FM, Multicultural - East FM, Scarborough
8041393 Canada Inc
On November 5, the CRTC approved the application by 8041393 Canada Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a new FM radio station to serve Scarborough. The new station would target listeners 24 years of age and younger in South-, East- and West-Asian communities in Scarborough, Ajax and Pickering, and would serve a minimum of 18 distinct ethnic groups in a minimum of nine different languages. 10% of musical selections during ethnic programming periods would be Canadian content. 126 hours of local programming would be offered each broadcast week. There would be 25 hours of spoken word programming per broadcast week. News programming per broadcast week: 5 hours, 30 minutes (news and related surveillance material), 60% local and regional. The station would operate on 102.7 MHz (channel 274A), average effective radiated power (ERP) of 472 watts (maximum ERP of 1,200 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 72.6 metres)
CJRK-FM began on-air testing in April and it was announced the station planned to sign on the air on May 18.