CFSI-FM

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CFSI-FM
City Saltspring Island, British Columbia
Branding Saltspring Island Radio
Frequency 107.9 MHz (FM)
First air date September 14, 2009 - July 25, 2015
Format commercial radio
ERP 130 watts average
700 watts peak
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 215.6 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning C F Saltspring Island
Owner Satnam Radio Group
Website www.greenfm.ca

CFSI-FM was a Canadian radio station began broadcasting on September 14, 2009. Broadcasting on 107.9 FM, it is the first radio station licensed to Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on October 22, 2007.[1] It offers a community-oriented programming format, including a variety of different musical styles: independent artists, blues, classical, jazz, world music. Programming also includes local interest talk shows and spiritual shows. Richard Moses, a former programmer with CKUA in Edmonton and CJRT in Toronto, is one of the contributing programmers.

The station began testing on June 15, 2009.[2] and officially began broadcasting in September 2009.

On September 23, 2011, Salt Spring Island Radio Corp. received CRTC approval to operate a new FM transmitter at 102.1 MHz in Mount Bruce, British Columbia.[3]

The station was sold in mid-February 2013 to South Asian broadcaster Satnam Media Group; Satnam announced it intended to maintain the existing format on CFSI.[4] However, after several non-compliances in a CRTC Audit, as well as alleged missing voluntary audits, including faulty program logs, as well as missing annual returns and several years of unpaid fees, a number of former CFSI staff/volunteers intervened [5] with the CRTC asking for license revocation due to the poor management of Satnam Media. After a hearing in May 2015, the CRTC revoked CFSI's radio license in June 25, 2015 and CFSI went off the air on July 25, 2015.[6]

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Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 123°31′52″W / 48.84889°N 123.53111°W / 48.84889; -123.53111