Nostalgia Seeks Licence to Enter Winnipeg Radio Market

A non-profit radio station hopes to hit the airwaves in Winnipeg after submitting a licence application with the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission.

Nostalgia Broadcasting Cooperative’s intent was published Wednesday, as well as the CRTC’s request for other applicants interested in entering the local FM market.

“Given the scarcity of FM frequencies in the Winnipeg market, the Commission calls for applications from other parties wishing to obtain a radio licence to serve this area,” the notice stated.

Nostalgia Broadcasting (CJNU) is currently operating on 107.9 FM under a temporary licence, and specializes in playing “a wide variety of nostalgia music that was first heard anywhere from the 1940s through the ’70s,” according to its website.

The deadline to submit a competing application with the CRTC is July 9.