Spryfield church proposing new radio station
The City Church in Spryfield has applied for a license to run a radio station. The proposed station would combine Christian music and local programming.
"It will have newscasts … it'll have interviews with all of the different people in our area, all of the different organizations that are working to make this a better community to live in," said Pastor Jerry Kendrick.
The 50-watt transmitter means the signal should reach as far as homes in Sambro and Purcell's Cove. Kendrick doesn't yet know how much it will cost to run the station, but said volunteers and youth will staff it.
"For those that would like to get a taste of broadcasting, and see if that's going to be their career, if that's their forte, if that's where they're going, we would like to be able to do that."
Kendrick's son said he's excited to try hosting the morning show with his wife. The license would allow for some commercial advertising, but Kendrick said he's expecting it will be more listener and community supported.
The CRTC will hear the church's application in May, and if all goes well, the radio station could be on the air in the fall.