New member: CFTH-FM

Welcome to CFTH 97.7 FM in Harrington Harbour, Quebec!

This island station was first incorporated in 1985, but it took another six years of hard work and fundraising by local volunteers for CFTH to officially start broadcasting on January 21st, 1991. They now reach six communities (five English and one French) and approximately 1000-1500 people. In summer the station is only accessible by boat and in the winter, snowmobile.

The station is run by three staff, Station Manager Kate Nadeau, Program Director Nancy Bobbitt and On-air Host Lois Jones. In the summer, they broadcast live every weekday 7am-3:30pm. (Fall and Winter they start an hour later.)

Probably the most popular show is "Harbourside" which airs every weekday from the open of broadcasting till noon. Hosted by Nancy Bobbitt it features local news, trivia, contests and music requests.

nancy“In June of 1992 a new window of opportunity opened for me," Nancy said. "A job as animator kept me at home in Harrington. Over the years I have seen many changes at the station; from managers, formats, programs, music, members and employees. We had to eliminate the newsroom in Chevery and the sub-station in La Tabatiere but through it all we have continued to provide quality service.

"Now, since the installation of a full broadcast computer system, the chore of radio preparations is much easier and faster but is always interesting and exciting.”

CFTH-FM is yet another amazing example of how important community radio is in all the different places it operates and we're excited to be working with them.