Station applies for rebroadcast

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is expected to rule this week on an application to bring a new radio signal to Three Hills.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is expected to rule this week on an application to bring a new radio signal to Three Hills.

CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association has applied to place an FM transmitter in the Central Alberta town to rebroadcast from CIAM-FM’s station in Fort Vermilion.

CIAM-FM is a community radio station operated by a registered charity, CARE Radio Broadcasting Association. It carries music, news, community messages and interviews catering to northern remote areas, including in aboriginal languages like Dene and Cree.

It rebroadcasts in severak Northern Alberta communities. It does not generate advertising revenues through on-air sponsorship or commercials.

CIAM-FM’s application said no programming would originate in Three Hills, although station IDs and other community-related content would be included in its broadcast.

The station would be available in Three Hills at 89.5 FM, with a target audience of about 3,000.