CRTC approves first English radio station for Clarence-Rockland

Residents of Clarence-Rockland will get their first local English-language radio station this fall.

OTTAWA — Coming this fall, the residents of Clarence-Rockland can tune into their first local English language radio station at 92.5 FM.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved a broadcasting licence on Monday for an adult contemporary station with a focus on local news and happenings in the city of 23,000 east of Ottawa.

The station will be operated by Evanov Communications Inc., which runs 15 other stations including Ottawa’s 98.5 The Jewel. The company’s vice-president said the goal is to mix top 40 and easy listening music to appeal to a wide demographic of 18 to 54 year olds.

“We want to be as inclusive as possible and as broad as possible,” said Carmela Laurignano.

The station has yet to be named. It will be hit the airwaves sometime in the fall of 2013, Laurignano said.

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