Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta - Régionale de Rivière-la-Paix was awarded a licence on October 2 for a French-language FM community station at Falher. It would operate on a frequency of 95.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 671 watts. Programming would be rebroadcast at Nampa on 102.9 MHz with 635 watts and at Peace River on 95.7 MHz with 13 watts. It would broadcast 126 hours of programming each week. 30 of those hours would be locally produced, with the remainder originating with CITE-FM Montréal.
CKRP-FM began broadcasting in November.
On July 9, CKRP-FM received approval to change the frequency of its transmitter CKRP-FM-2 Peace River, from 95.7 MHz, to 90.3 MHz. The change was requested in order to resolve interference problems experienced by CKRP-FM-2.
When CKRP’s licence was renewed, it stated it would broadcast 126 hours of programming per week, with 38 hours to be produced by the station. The remainder of the programming (88 hours) would originate with the Réseau Francophone d'Amérique and CITE-FM Montréal.
On August 10 L'Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta, Régionale de Rivière-la-Paix had its licence for CKRP-FM renewed by the CRTC. The renewal included rebroadcast transmitters CKRP-FM-1 Nampa and CKRP-FM-2 Peace River.
Written by Bill Dulmage - Updated June, 2009