For many years, CHFN 100.1 was the community radio station of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Broadcasting live over-the-air from Neyaashiinigmiing, CHFN programming and content reflected the diverse and powerful voices of CNUFN members. Unfortunately, the station went dark for a time and the local airwaves were poorer for the silence of CHFN. Now, excitingly, the Council has decided to put CHFN community radio back on the air!
CHFN 100.3 is governed by the CHFN Communications Society (CCS), our non-profit corporation, with a Board composed of community members and leaders. Building a strong board at CCS is important to the success of CHFN 100.1, and we’ll have more to announce on that in days ahead. Even more important, however, is our team of CHFN volunteers!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of community radio. Volunteers keep small stations like ours on the air, and produce the local content and commentary that the community wants and needs. As we prepare to bring CHFN back on the air, we are looking for volunteers that are passionate about community radio and the interests and issues of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
Our volunteers will help accomplish every task necessary to operate a successful radio station. They’ll help prepare the studio for operation and broadcast, answer phones, produce shows, keep the studio clean, serve as on-air presenters, provide technical support, fundraise, and assist the station manager in bringing high quality radio to Neyaashiinigmiing. Volunteers will receive necessary training for tasks, when available, and we’ll all learn together when it’s not. Community radio is always an adventure!
We will have volunteer opportunities for adults and students. If you’re interested in joining us at CHFN 100.1, please complete the volunteer registration form.