Template:Infobox Radio station Kootenay Co-op Radio, CJLY, is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 93.5 FM in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, and 96.5 FM radio in Kaslo, and the Kootenay Lake area. Kootenay Co-op Radio is expanding into the Slocan Valley.
Kootenay Co-op Radio was started by volunteers in December 1996 and incorporated as a co-operative in 1998 in Nelson, BC. The station first went on air in Nelson full time in autumn On November 6, 2000, the station began broadcasting about 18 hours a day at a power of 70 watts. In November 2004, CJLY expanded its range and began broadcasting in the Kootenay Lake region, north of Nelson, at a new FM frequency, 96.5 FM.
The organization purchased a building at #308a Hall St in Nelson in March 2006.
Kootenay Co-op Radio is co-operatively-owned and operated by its members, who employ five part-time staff for day-to-day operations.
As of August 2007, Kootenay Co-op Radio has approximately 1500 paid members and almost 150 active volunteers.
Other notable shows produced at KCR include Sinixt Radio, a show hosted by members of the Sinixt First Nation, Pickin' & Grinnin, the region's bluegrass music show, By the People, a show about participatory democracy in the Kootenay region,The Writer's Show, hosted by Holley Rubinsky, The Rank and File Voice, a show about labour-related topics and 'Nelson Before Nine', a weekly public affairs show spotlighting local issues.
Kootenay Co-operative Radio has received two National Campus and Community Radio Association Broadcasting Excellence awards as of February 2008.
- Programming Excellence (2004): Nelson Before Nine: A morning public-affairs magazine, segment by Bill Metcalfe.
- Best Newscast (2007): Weekly World Report: Jim Terral's weekly 10-13 minute segment on international affairs from a Canadian perspective. The main emphasis is on Canadian foreign policy beyond Canada-US relations and may include under the international heading stories on aboriginal rights, French Canadian politics, or events in which neither Canada nor the US plays a direct role.
- ↑ CJLY Website
- ↑ CJLY Website
- ↑ Van Luven, Lynne. "Holley Rubinsky's The Writer's Show: Broadcasting from the Kootenays, Wordworks: Federation of B.C. Writers Magazine, Winter 2007, pp12-13
- Articulate Arts Magazine, "Turn me on, I'm a radio" by Amme DeGrace, Fall 2005, pp 13/14
- CRTC Licensing 2000
- CRTC renewal 2006