|City||Creston, British Columbia|
|Branding||Creston Community Radio|
|Owner||Creston Community Radio Society|
|Website||Creston Community Radio|
Creston Community Radio CIDO FM, 97.7 FM, is a Community Radio station broadcasting with an effective radiated power of 20 watts in the small Southern Interior community of Creston, B.C, Canada. The non-commercial station is staffed entirely by members and volunteers of the Creston Community Radio Society.
The Society was founded in 2001 to provide locally-based broadcasting in the Creston, after the Creston Valley's only commercial radio station discontinued its local broadcasting, and the valley's "'community connection' ... was significantly impacted". The station brands itself as "CIDO: Community First" and offers "A different view on a familiar valley." CIDOs broadcast application to the CRTC was approved in February, 2005, allowing the society to broadcast as an English-language FM type B community radio station .
The station is one of the smallest community radio stations in Canada, and one of several Cooperative and Community Radio Stations operating in the Kootenay region of Interior B.C. In addition to creating its own local programming, Creston Community Radio rebroadcasts a few shows originating at CJLY-FM, in the larger community of Nelson, B.C.. These include Deconstructing Dinner, a nationally syndicated spoken word program about food issues, Canadian Voices a public affairs program which features talks by Canadian authors, academics, activists, artists, and thought-provoking citizens, and Pickin' & Grinnin, the region's bluegrass music show. CIDO also broadcasts on the Internet
- Articulate Arts Magazine, "Turn me on, I'm a radio" by Amme DeGrace, Fall 2005, pp 13/14
- Creston Radio
- CRTC Decision
- Deconstructing Dinner
- Canadian Voices