CFPT-FM

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CFPT-FM
CityToronto, Ontario
Broadcast areaGreater Toronto Area
Branding106.5 Elmnt FM
SloganThe Spirit of Toronto
Frequency106.5 MHz (FM)
First air dateOctober 24, 2018
FormatIndigenous community radio, CHR
ERP988 watts average
2,600 watts peak
HAAT297.7 meters (977 ft)
ClassB1
Callsign meaningC First Peoples Toronto
OwnerFirst Peoples Radio
Websitetoronto.elmntfm.ca

CFPT-FM (106.5 FM, "106.5 Elmnt FM") is an indigenous radio station in Toronto. Owned by First Peoples Radio, a subsidiary of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), it broadcasts music and talk programming targeting the First Nations community, with the former focusing upon both contemporary and indigenous musicians. The station launched on October 24, 2018 as a replacement for the city's Voices Radio station.

History[edit]

In June 2017, the CRTC awarded licences for five new Indigenous radio stations in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Toronto to replace the Voices Radio network (whose licenses were revoked in 2015 due to long-term compliance issues).[1] The Ottawa (CFPO-FM) and Toronto licences were awarded to First Peoples Radio, a subsidiary of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), with the Toronto station inheriting Voices Radio's 106.5 FM frequency.[2]

In June 2018, it was announced that the two First Peoples Radio stations would brand as Elmnt FM, and air a mixture of music and talk programming, including popular pop, rock, and R&B music. At least 25% of the music played by the station will be by indigenous Canadian musicians. Métis musician Janet Panic was announced as the Toronto station's evening host.[3]

The station officially launched on October 24, 2018 as CFPT-FM.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-282". CRTC. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "New radio stations to serve urban Indigenous communities in 5 cities: CRTC". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  3. ^ Grier, Chaka V. (2018-06-13). "APTN to launch new Indigenous radio station ELMNT.FM in Toronto". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  4. ^ "Missy Knott launches radio career at new Indigenous radio station in Ottawa". kawarthaNOW. Retrieved 2018-10-31.

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