- Average weekly listening time: 76,200 hours
- Average weekly listening time per person: 5.28 hours
CFAI-FM, also known as Coopérative des Montagnes limitée, is a French-language community radio station established in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada since April 2, 1991. The station employs a dozen people and benefits from the commitment of many dedicated volunteers. With high-quality daily programming, CFAI-FM reaches over 35,000 francophones and francophiles in the region. It holds a community broadcasting license and broadcasts on two frequencies: 101.1 FM in Edmundston and 105.1 FM in Grand Falls.
As an active member of the Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada and the Association des radios communautaires acadiennes du Nouveau-Brunswick, CFAI-FM plays an essential role in the francophone radio landscape. The station also works closely with the Réseau francophone d’Amérique to enrich its programming and offer a diversified experience to its audience.
- Average weekly listening time: 37,800 hours
- Average weekly listening time per person: 6.83 hours
Radio Communautaire des Hauts-Plateaux Inc, based in the Restigouche West region of northern New Brunswick, is a not-for-profit radio station broadcasting on frequency 90.1. The station’s studios and administration are located at 6943 Route 17, between Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick. FM90 Route 17 is the only community radio station in Restigouche West, offering the only local radio programming in the area. Its coverage area includes the town of Saint-Quentin, the local service districts of St-Martin de Restigouche and Saint-Quentin, the rural community of Kedgwick, as well as the local service districts of Whites Brook, St-Jean-Baptiste and Menneval.
The station boasts a diverse offering of local programming, with a total of one hundred and sixty-eight (168) hours aired each week. Predominant musical genres include country, rock, pop and folk, offering a varied experience to its audience.
- Average weekly listening time: 78,600 hours
- Average weekly listening time per person: 9.29 hours
The Coopérative Radio Restigouche Ltd., located in Balmoral, New Brunswick, is a radio station serving over 15,000 French-speaking listeners in towns and villages such as Campbellton, Dalhousie, Balmoral, Dundee, Val D’Amours, Saint-Arthur, Charlo and Eel River Crossing. In addition to these communities, our territory extends along the magnificent Baie des Chaleurs, encompassing the Matapédia and Plateaux regions as far as New Richmond, Quebec, as well as the St-Quentin-Kedgwick area.
The history of CIMS-FM dates back to 1991, when Coopérative Radio Restigouche Ltée obtained CRTC approval to operate a special FM license. The first programs were broadcast in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, on frequency 99.9 MHz, from June 27 to 30, 1991. Then, on August 12, 1993, the cooperative received CRTC approval to broadcast a French-language FM radio station on 103.9 MHz in Balmoral. CIMS-FM officially began broadcasting on September 19, 1994. The station is managed as a non-profit cooperative, owned by a group of members who form “The Cooperative Radio Restigouche”, and operates under a community radio license.
- Average weekly listening: 395,000 hours
- Average weekly listening per person: 9.37 hours
CKRO FM was born out of the desire of the Acadian population to have a radio station that reflected their identity, a true communications tool. In 1988, the Radio Péninsule Inc. team was given the mandate to create this community radio station, and has carried it with pride ever since.
CKRO FM has positioned itself as an essential presence in the daily lives of its audience. Its main concern is to represent its population, highlight local realities and spread the word about the various issues facing the Acadian peninsula through its airwaves. To achieve this goal, the radio station strives to demystify the social, economic and cultural issues affecting its community by calling on local experts, with the aim of popularizing and informing the region’s inhabitants. CKRO FM is truly at the service of its community.
- Average weekly listening time: 6,510 hours
- Average weekly listening per person: 10.50 hours
C93 FM, or Radio MirAcadie, is dedicated to providing information, entertainment and unity to Northumberland County’s French-speaking community of over 18,000. The history of C93 FM goes back long before it opened in 2007. In the early 1980s, discussions and efforts were undertaken to build the Centre scolaire communautaire Carrefour Beausoleil. However, it wasn’t until 1989 that the first community radio committee was formed. Subsequently, a mobile radio station was set up, traveling to summer festivals in several Northumberland County towns and villages, such as Miramichi, Baie Sainte-Anne, Néguac and Rogersville. These festivals have contributed to the popularity of the community radio project.
Since 2015, C93, formerly CKMA, has been collaborating with community radio stations in Saint John and Fredericton. The three stations exchange hosts to offer more varied programming while keeping expenses under control. This collaboration strengthens the diversity and richness of the programming offered to listeners.
- Average weekly listening: 418,000 hours
- Average weekly listening per person: 8.17 hours
After eight years of development, Radio Beauséjour Inc. began broadcasting on July 26, 1994. Based in the seaside resort of Shediac, in southeastern New Brunswick, Radio Beauséjour serves a large Acadian community. CJSE Country 89 keeps pace with the region’s activities, offering dynamic programming. From sunrise to sunset, employees and volunteers from the advertising, information, technical, programming and administration teams work hard to deliver quality programming.
CJSE broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering a diversity of content for all tastes and ages. This community station plays an essential role in the emancipation of Acadian culture in southeastern New Brunswick, and we are proud to see that the efforts and investment devoted to this project are now bearing fruit.
- Average weekly listening time: 37,600 hours
- Average weekly listening per person: 6.18 hours
PLUS 90.7 is an urban radio station owned and operated by Radio Beauséjour Inc. and CJSE for over 25 years. In response to the dominance of the English-language market, the board and management of Radio Beauséjour, along with a group of Dieppe citizens, wanted to create a new radio station that would meet the needs of the city’s French-speaking population.
Thus was born BO FM, a French pop radio station serving the Dieppe region and southeastern New Brunswick. CFBO-FM has become the most listened-to independent French-language radio station in this region, with a team of hosts who accompany listeners throughout their day, whether at breakfast, during lunch hour, at work to entertain, or on the way home to end the day on a high note. In 2021, after 13 years under the BO FM brand, the station has made a major change by focusing on the latest hits and classics that are still part of the target audience’s playlists, and has been relaunched as Plus FM 90.7.
- Average weekly listening time: 18,200 hours
- Average weekly listening per person: 11.50 hours
Codiac FM, a community radio station located on the Moncton campus of the Université de Moncton, has been dedicated to the Greater Moncton community for 50 years. It serves the towns of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview, offering a variety of programs that meet the interests of our audience. Whether it’s entertainment, news, culture or sports, Codiac FM is there for you.
In addition to our diverse programming, we also broadcast the latest hits in popular music. As a member of the Association des radios communautaires et acadiennes du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada, we are committed to supporting the local community and promoting cultural diversity through our airwaves.
- Average weekly listening time: 9,360 hours
- Average weekly listening per person: 16.30 hours
C105 FM, formerly CHQC, Saint John’s only French-language radio station, broadcasts content from its studio at the Centre Scolaire Samuel-de-Champlain. Since 2007, this community radio station has operated on a cooperative model, with over 400 lifetime members. C105 FM’s online presence is also remarkable, with over 10,000 monthly visits to its Facebook page and close to 100 participants in its contests.
The Saint John region is experiencing rapid growth in its francophone population, ranking second only to the city of Dieppe. With two francophone schools in the region, one in Saint John and one in Quispamsis, the radio station actively collaborates with young people by organizing various activities. C105 FM is the voice of all francophones in the region, evolving in harmony with the growth of this dynamic population.
- Average weekly listening: 7,120 hours
- Average weekly listening per person: 9.99 hours
C90 FM, formerly known as CJPN and Radio-Fredericton, is dedicated to informing, entertaining and uniting the francophone community of Greater Fredericton, a region that is home to over 20,000 francophones. Since its official launch on August 22, 1997, C90 FM has been the only source of French-language radio for francophones in Fredericton, before Radio-Canada became available.
Over the years, the radio station has faced a number of financial difficulties. To return to profitability, C90 FM organized a lottery in 2005, featuring works of art by the province’s leading artists. Since 2015, C90 FM has established a collaboration with community radio stations in Saint John and Miramichi. This collaboration enables the exchange of hosts between the stations, offering more diverse programming while keeping expenses under control. C90 FM remains the only French-language radio station in the capital, continuing to play an essential role in the lives of the region’s francophones.