New French radio station in Ontario to begin in fall 2011, the first private French radio station since 1957
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Francophones in Nipissing and Rivière des Français will be able to tune in to a private French-language radio station starting this autumn. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commision has granted an operating license to the lawyer Paul Lefebvre, owner of the station "Le Loup FM".
This station is already available in Sudbury and Timmins, and has re-transmitters in Chapleau, Hearst and Kapuskasing. The new station will be established in Surgeon Falls, will hire four people and will be broadcast at 97.1 FM. This is the first radio broadcasting licence in Ontario for a French-language station since 1957.
Paul Lefebvre is proud to be the person to make this happen, saying "this sort of thing happens very rarely, but when a community is behind a license, and everybody writes that there is a crying need in the region, I think the CRTC had no choice but to acquiesce to the demands of the people in the area."