Start a local CIAM station
Does your area need an uplifting community radio station?
As a ministry, CIAM supports and launches new local radio broadcasts each year and would
love the opportunity to share Good News with your community.
CIAM Radio will support your station by -
Managing government relationships and applications with CRTC and Industry Canada, which ensures APPROVAL.
Providing power location contacts, technical analysis, and frequency & call sign search, which ensures CONTACTS.
Supplying a complete package of equipment including transmitter, antenna, computers, on-air broadcasting software, installation and set up, which ensures RELIABILITY.
Implementing or assisting in developing program and music structure for your target audience, which ensures CONTENT.
Providing local training in programming and on-air broadcasting, which ensures on going high QUALITY.
Providing website templates, including web-streaming of your broadcast, which ensures effective COMMUNICATION.
On-going programming and broadcasting support, which ensures long-term CONTINUITY.
Pray for a clear vision and develop a strong community team with a vision for Christian community radio (with Christian representation from several churches)
Form a local steering committee of core visionary leaders (5-6 people) and a society.
Look for existing tower sites for co-location and a FM frequency which is clear from disturbance within a range of at least 100km.
If possible, visit CIAM’s Support Center in Edmonton and Broadcast Center in Fort Vermilion, Alberta.
Build up community awareness/support and volunteer involvement, especially prayer support.
Set up costs
CIAM will provide your local group with a complete broadcast structure including a transmitter, antennas, broadcast servers and a basic on-air/production studio at cost.
The initial set up also includes software for 24/7 fully automated broadcasting. The cost of climbing and install depends on your individual tower co-location agreement.
The cost of setting up a new broadcast varies ($15,000-$20,000) pending on local circumstances.
Broadcast fees vary based on the size of and support from your community and go towards a cost-sharing model to cover:
- News Broadcasting Fee
SOCAN (Music Royalty)
Your station’s monthly broadcast fee does not include your local tower rental, studio rent, and missionary support etc.