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Rankin Inlet, Nunavut prepares to go on air

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  • Lessard, George
    Rankin Inlet prepares to go on air Wednesday - December 04, 2002 - 17:30 CBC Iqaluit Regional News Summary Residents in Rankin Inlet will soon have a choice
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      Rankin Inlet prepares to go on air

      Wednesday - December 04, 2002 - 17:30
      CBC Iqaluit Regional News Summary

      Residents in Rankin Inlet will soon have a choice between CBC and the
      hamlet's new radio station, 95.1. The hamlet is expected to be live and on
      the air by the beginning of February. Ron Roach (sp) is the community senior
      administrative officer. He says the hamlet had hoped to be on the air by
      January, but he says getting the proper equipment led to the delay.

      "Well the biggest thing is right now everybody is getting prepared for
      Christmas, they're travelling and that and it was just unfortunate that it
      took a little longer to get our decision from Industry Canada and the
      material took a little longer to obtain than we anticipated."

      Roach says the setup of the station will cost the hamlet about $36,000.
      Thirty thousand of that is funded by the Department of Sustainable
      Development. The hamlet says it hasn't decided how often it will be on the
      air. It says that decision will be made once the station is up and running
      and will demand on the demand from the community.
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