Green light for The Bear

Barriere radio station 93.1 The Bear has been approved

“The CRTC said yes …The Bear will live!” announced DJ Steve Shannon, with great enthusiasm bright and early on Tuesday morning.

Shannon, who is the owner of North Thompson Radio and 93.1 The Bear radio station in Barriere, has been waiting virtually on ‘pins and needles’ since Sept. 12 of this year, while waiting for the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) to announce their decision on whether or not The Bear can take to the air, .

“Barriere is about to reap the benefits of having its very own radio station, and my goal is to make sure the radio station is an intricate part of this community and its inevitable growth,” said Shannon, “This is a wonderful community, and the tremendous moral support from the residents during this long radio station application process has been amazing.”

Shannon says the CRTC have a few technical tests to perform before the station can go live, but he hopes to be on the air near the end of December.