Amherst Island Radio to serve community with stronger signal

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Amherst Island Radio has announced that they have been approved for a signal boost, allowing them to move from 92.1FM to 101.3FM. Following the CRTC’s decision, Amherst Island radio has launched a donation drive aimed at building a modern telecommunications tower in the middle of Amherst Island.

“Amherst Island Radio has been approved by the CRTC for a massive signal boost from 250 watts to 4,800 Watts to serve the region better,” the station said on an instagram post. “We’re building a modern telecommunications tower in the middle of Amherst island for our new antenna and to house brand new internet equipment from Kingston Online Services to bring better Internet infrastructure to the island.”

The $70,000 fund driver was launched on Monday, April 12th and has already raised over $2,300. “We’re currently securing a location for a new broadcasting tower, it’s almost done, then they have to build the tower but from my understanding it could start testing by the end of the year,” Devin Stewart, host of Spiral Groove told YGK News. The total cost of tower is estimated at $200,000.

The CRTC requires Amherst Island Radio to make the switch by April 2023 at the latest. If you would like to make a donation, visit their Gofundme.

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