Application submitted for Sylvan FM radio station

The future of an FM radio station being proposed for Sylvan Lake will become clear following a Canadian Radio-Television

The future of an FM radio station being proposed for Sylvan Lake will become clear following a Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearing on Nov. 12.

An application submitted by Lethbridge-based Clear Sky Radio Inc. proposes a modern rock FM radio station that would also offer local news and community information.

The station, 88.5 The Lake, would play modern music, which its proposal states is the genre most supported by research carried out in Sylvan Lake last year.

Reports on local news, weather, sports and highway conditions would be offered to fill demand created by the current absence of a local radio station, according to the proposal.

More than 60 news packages totalling more than three hours in length would be aired each week.

Sylvan Lake residents commuting to and from Red Deer make up an important listener base for the proposed station. Clear Sky says a strong in-car signal would allow frequent commuters access to up-to-date road and weather reports on Highway 11, enabling them to make important travel decisions.

If licensed, Clear Sky intends to create “strong relationships” with local community organizations and non-profit groups, which it says it’s already done in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat — homes to its other two stations.

The application states advertising would be solicited locally, and not in Red Deer.

Establishing the station locally would fit with Clear Sky’s goal of growing into a “strong regional broadcasting company.” Since 2005, its FM services have also been looked at for Calgary, Fort McMurray, Kelowna, Red Deer and Cranbrook.

Its Sylvan Lake proposal notes that radio stations have been successful in towns of a similar size to Sylvan Lake, and also in even smaller municipalities such as Olds, Whitecourt and Wainwright.

Comments and support are being solicited by Clear Sky until Oct. 14, prior to the Nov. 12 public hearing in Gatineau, Que.

 

Just Posted

Getting your passport has been made easier

Government of Canada doubles number of locations where Canadians can get their passports

PHOTOS: Sr. girls Lakers score gold in home tournament

The tournament was held at H.J. Cody on Dec. 14 and 15

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Christmas Market showcases home businesses

The Christmas Market was held on Dec. 16 at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre

Sylvan Lake moving towards greener future with Fogdog contract

At a recent meeting of Council it was decided to move forward with a contract with Fogdog Energy

PHOTOS: C.P. Blakely gets the circus treatment

The Flyin’ Bob Show has a week long residency to teach students various circus acts

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

A further $150 million is to be used for clean growth and infrastructure projects

Two-year-old attacked by cougar near Mission, B.C.

Boy not seriously injured in incident on Monday afternoon

Trump signs order to create US Space Command

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to create a U.S. Space Command.

Groups preparing new pipeline legal challenge, argue government’s mind made up

A Vancouver-based environment charity is readying itself to go back to court if the federal government reapproves the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Notorious Toronto triple killer gets third consecutive life sentence

Dellen Millard gets third consecutive life sentence for father’s death.

Most Read