CKHQ-FM

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CKHQ-FM (Kanehsatake United Voices Radio) is a First Nations community radio station that operates at 101.7 FM in Kanesatake, Quebec, Canada.

Owned by the Kanehsatake Communications Society and serving the Mohawk community, the station received CRTC approval in 1988.[1] Following the death of a former station manager in the early-2000s, the station went dark and was abandoned.[2] The station's license lapsed in 2004, after a one-year renewal period, but was never renewed.[3]

Sometime in 2013, the station resumed broadcasting, but as a pirate radio station on a part-time basis, without a current license.[2] On December 9, 2013, the reserve, through licensee James Nelson, "on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated", applied for a new license, which will broadcast at 101.7 MHz with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 11 watts (maximum ERP of 27 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 27.2 metres).[4] In addition, the license stiplulates that the station would provide 83 hours of programming a week -- roughly 12 hours a day, with 68 hours featuring music programs and 15 hours spoken word. Languages that would be featured are 95% English and 5% Mohawk;[4] the new language provision differs from the original 1988 license, which stipluated that 55% of programs must be in Mohawk, 40% in English and 5% in French.[1] A hearing will be held at CRTC headquarters in Gatineau on February 26, 2014, to decide whether or not the license will be awarded.[4]

Funding for the new incarnation of CKHQ-FM will be provided through donations, as well as through its bingo radio program.[2]

June 14th 2014 the CRTC approved a new low powered type B radio license

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