CFCR-FM (Community), Saskatoon

, Saskatoon Radio Society of Saskatoon

On July 2, Community Radio Society of Saskatoon Inc. was awarded a licence for an English-language community FM station, operating on 90.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 180 watts. In addition to English, the new station would also provide some programming to the French, German, Chinese and East Indian communities.

CFCR-FM officially signed on the air on September 7 at 3:19 p.m. The community based station will broadcast programming 128 hours a week. More than 90 volunteers will host programs. On the weekends the station will feature ethnic programs representing 13 cultures.

On May 26, CFCR was authorized to increase effective radiated power from 180 to 1,480 watts; relocate the transmitter to 3135 Lorne Ave. in the southern part of the city; and increase antenna height from 52.5 to 64.4 metres.

On August 8, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CFCR-FM until August 31, 2013.

                                                     Written by Bill Dulmage - Updated August, 2012