Monday, May 31, 2010

Toronto Lime - CARN 98.7 FM begins testing its signal!

Toronto Lime - CARN 98.7 FM begins testing its signal!

After many unforeseen delays and obstacles, CARN Radio is proud to announce that it commenced the testing its 98.7 FM frequency on Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 10am EST. CARN is aimed at servicing Toronto’s vibrant Black and Caribbean population in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding environs. Tune in now to hear it!!!!

“This is a great day for our community,” says Fitzroy Gordon, President of CARN. “We wish to thank everyone for their patience and support while we sorted out a petition against CARN.”

In April 2006, the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) approved a new commercial radio license for CARN Radio subject to it having an approved airways frequency. The frequency chosen after much technical and engineering testing was 98.7 FM. There is a Canadian broadcast rule which stipulates that if any frequency license holder has a second adjacent license to an incumbent broadcaster, then approval from the incumbent license holder is required before the second adjacent license holder can commence broadcasting. CBC Radio 99.1 FM is the incumbent broadcaster to CARN Radio 98.7 FM.

CARN had to lobby the CBC, the CRTC, Industry Canada, and the Government of Canada in its quest to get support for this second adjacent license. Finally, in July 2009, the Government of Canada, under the Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, granted CARN Radio permission to run tests on its 98.7 FM frequency. Toronto’s community held a celebration on Sunday, September 27th, 2009 to a packed house of well-wishers, politicians, media, and church elders.

CARN’s initial broadcasting test will comprise a music-only format, with occasional public service announcements, while its engineers work out technical matters. Before the switch was turned on, Fitzroy Gordon said a prayer of thanks to God for His greatness and for this great day for CARN. Then he flipped the switch turning on CARN at 10am with its first song being “One Love” by Bob Marley.


Anonymous said...

I am enjoying the station, especially the variety of music that serve the carribean people. Thanks and hope your station is around for a long time.

DJ RHYTHM said...

This Is D.J. RHYTHM Of UrbanMelodyFM In Brampton,Ontario. Just Wanna Give A Shout Out To Your New Broadcast Radio Station. We Need To Support More For Our Black Community So Upcomming Talent Here In Toronto Can Have An Outlet To Put Their Material Out. We'll Network In The Future. Much Bless!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dr Love, I know you have been trying for a long time to get this black/ carribean station going, but with God all things are possible... The church prayed and God answered, we are with you all the way.....
Rose Jackson-Donaldson
Vision link Promotion

Anonymous said...

From Brampton Ontario...My family and I are enjoying you radio station. The variety is amazing. Finally a radio station for the black and caribbean people. Keep the music playing.

Alicia said...

Just writing to say that I'm loving this station, something for everyone. I can listen, my mom can listen and our 4 year old can listen.
I'm telling everyone about it. I love it!!! Flow, Z103 and Virgin all sound the same it's time for something fresh and this is it.
Please don't sell out and become a carbon copy of the others.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

ok this station is the best finally why are you not advertising it i found it by accident but i am going to email all my friends finally toronto has a decent radio station

Anonymous said...

I absolutely luv this station I truly hope u guys will be around for a long time haven't listened to anything else since I heard about u guys

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