Canoe FM’s Mission Statement
Canoe FM, as a not for profit volunteer based community radio station, is the Voice of the Haliburton Highlands. Our mission is to provide balanced programming, including entertainment and vital information. We strive to showcase local talent and meet community needs. Canoe FM will remain a strong partner in the development of our community.
It is designed for full time, part-time and seasonal residents of Haliburton County. Our CRTC mandate requires we have content that spans a vast majority of the music genres balancing music with talk and information exchange while at the same time providing a stage for Canadian artists and their music. We have it all and that’s what makes us unique!
We are staffed by over 100 volunteers and 3 paid positions. We are managed by a volunteer board of directors that are elected by volunteers at our Annual General Meeting. Our board meets the 4th Thursday of each month. For information contact our Station Manager at 705-457-1009.
A Salute to the Founders
In 2001 Don Cameron, Dave Sovereig and Jack Hewit met to discuss the idea of creating a community radio station.
The first meeting of the proposed radio station was held on March 20, 2001. During this meeting the discussion was arround incorporation, the vision, fundraising and an engineering study.
The committee approached the community and business and families raised the $100,000 needed to get the radio station started. Members of Haliburton County have created a unique station unlike any other.
The first unofficial broadcast was July 8th, 2003 and the Grand Opening of the station was September 6th, 2003.
The radio station was incorporated on July 18, 2001.
The first song broadcast over the airwaves was The Impossible Dream.