|City||Dawson City, Yukon|
|Frequency||106.9 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1948|
hot adult contemporary
|Callsign meaning||Canadian Forces Yukon Territory|
|Owner||Dawson City Community Radio Society|
CFYT-FM is a volunteer-driven community radio station operated by the Dawson City Community Radio Society, a non-profit organization that was established in 1984. The DCCRS also administers the Rolling Ads, a community announcement board on DCTV cable channel 11, and special community events are televised on channel 12. When not originating local programming, the station simulcasts Whitehorse's CKRW-FM.
Radio was first initiated in Dawson City in October 1923, when the Royal Canadian Signals opened one of two radio stations in the north — the other was in Mayo — to serve mining operations in the area and to provide contact for boats and aircraft. It wasn't until 1948 that plans were made by the Signals to install a civilian broadcasting station in Dawson City to be operated by the community. A town radio committee was formed and CFYT commenced broadcasting on April 1 of that year. The CFYT call signal was established at that point — it stands for "Canadian Forces Yukon Territory".
In early 2009, CFYT 106.9 began its first website, and later in the year online streaming audio was added. The website continues to offer live audio during all local CFYT broadcasting hours.
On May 21, 2009, the Dawson City Community Radio Society applied for a new community FM low-power radio station to operate at 106.9 MHz which received CRTC approval on October 27, 2009.
- "CFYT-FM Radio Continues to Grow in Spite of Many Moves". Klondike Sun, December 3, 2008.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-672
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