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General News · 25th October 2011
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Cortes Community Radio will soon suspend on air transmission at 89.5 FM to comply with Industry Canada regulations regarding testing of broadcast facilities. It is expected that the station will be off the air for a period of about three weeks, followed by on air testing which may not consist of regular programming. The board, management and staff are working to have some level of programming continue via the live internet streaming link at cortesisland.com during this testing phase.

Cortes Community Radio has recently been granted approval of their application to the CRTC. This testing process is designed to ensure that our new station does not interfere with other communications systems like other radio stations or communications systems used by aircraft. As part of our commitment to meet all of the requirements to legally operate the station, we are committed to working with Industry Canada to complete this process and achieve certification.

We also very much appreciate the patience and support of our sponsors, DJs and listeners during this important step of licencing. Without their support, we would not have been able to reach this point. We hope to be back on the air as soon as we possibly can. We also appreciate the significant commitment and contribution of Sean Cowell in handling the technical side of this process.