A Professional Engineer was retained to prepare a technical brief to support our application to the CRTC. The PEng. selected 97.9 MHz (Channel 250) as the optimum frequency, with an average effective radiated power of 630 watts and peak power at 1,000 watts.
Our PEng. will develop coverage contour maps as part of the technical brief. Our objective is to serve Greater Vernon including Coldstream. We have secured an agreement with a private tower owner to co-locate our transmitter and antennae on a vacant tower on Vernon Mountain (Vernon Hill).
We intend to locate in a highly visible location in Vernon's downtown core. Our studios must be easily accessible to everyone, including handicapped persons.
Yes, online listening is an important element for all successful broadcasters. Streaming will be enabled for all applications, including mobile.
Using social media, the Board invited suggestions for a brand name. A short-list of five names were submitted by a Facebook poll to the community. The community chose "Valley-FM" as their # 1 choice! Derivatives such as "The Valley", "Valley Voice", etc may also be used. Industry Canada has assigned the call letters CFAN-FM to our application.
We estimate that costs will be $120,000 or more.