🔥Wildfire Season Are You Ready for Emergency Communication? 🔥

🔥Wildfire Season Are You Ready for Emergency Communication? 🔥

Wildfire Season Radio Station in a Box

When cell phone towers go down due to fiber cuts or power outages, how do you ensure your community stays informed and safe? Traditional communication methods may falter, but with our mobile Radio Station in a Box, you have a reliable lifeline.

Are you part of an indigenous community? You may qualify for license exemption, allowing you to establish a local radio station quickly and efficiently. This enables you to broadcast vital alerts and updates to everyone, including those without smartphones or social media accounts.

But what about reaching the audience often left out of modern communication channels? Our solution extends beyond the digital divide, ensuring no one gets left behind. With a portable local radio station, you can reach every corner of your community, keeping everyone informed and prepared.

And let’s not forget Canada’s AlertReady system – an underutilized resource that’s absolutely free for communities to leverage. By integrating AlertReady with your local radio station, you amplify your reach and enhance your emergency communication capabilities.

Don’t wait for the next crisis to hit. Empower your community with the Radio Station in a Box – because when disaster strikes, every second counts.

4 – 6 weeks delivery lead delivery time

Radio in a box RIAB

Photo Archiving Workshop

Indigenous archives take centre stage as guests tour the Yukon Native Language Centre alongside Rob Hopkins of CFET Radio, Michelle Barroca, RIM Instructor, and Emily Macht, CTFN Archivist. With a collection boasting over 3,000 cassette tapes, of which 2,000 remain undigitized, the centre aims to accelerate its digitization efforts, targeting four tapes per day pending smooth operations. This initiative underscores a crucial step in preserving indigenous languages and culture for future generations, showcasing the commitment to honouring and revitalizing indigenous heritage.

Yukon Archives


Proposed Indigenous Missing And Endangered Persons Alerts

FCC Considers Using EAS To Help Draw Attention To Missing And Endangered Persons

Alaska has the highest rate of missing persons, despite it being one of the least populated states. That underscores the high rate of Native and Indigenous Persons that are impacted by one of the most under reported trends. The Federal Communications Commission says it is looking to address that problem, as well as that for all missing and endangered persons coast to coast, as it proposes the creation of a new emergency alert code to help draw public attention when someone is at risk.


HTTPS change to the CAP-CP URL at Pelmorex

*** Important Update: Action Required for AlertPlayer Boxes ***

Pelmorex is enhancing its alert issuance system for improved security and reliability. As part of this upgrade, CAP-CP alerts will now be hosted using HTTPS URLs alongside HTTP for the next few months.

To ensure seamless communication, a simple adjustment is needed in your AlertPlayer dashboard:

  1. Log in to your AlertPlayer dashboard.

  2. Navigate to the Emergency Tab.

  3. Click on the advanced menu.

  4. Update the existing NAAD URL from “http” to “https” by adding a single “s” in both NAAD Streams.

  5. Remember not to modify the NAAD archive.

  6. Save your changes and utilize the Restart button located at the top right to implement the updates.

To confirm successful implementation, return to the Emergency Tab. Under heartbeats, you should see a connection status indicating successful syncing to Pelmorex. If any configuration issues arise or networking problems occur, the status will turn RED, indicating MISSING HEARTBEATS.

change to the CAP-CP URL

HD Radio

HD Radio offers listeners additional stations focused on different genres or styles on FM subcarriers.. However, recent stats indicate that audience engagement has not been prolific, with HD2/3 stations commanding only 1.2% of all radio listening in areas measured by the Nielsen.

Upon a closer look, the reasons for HD2/3 channels’ underwhelming performance began to unravel. The first hurdle was the user interface – a labyrinth that proved challenging for listeners to navigate. Unlike its counterpart, DAB stations, which present a straightforward alphabetical list, HD Radio didn’t offer that simplicity to listeners. Instead, they were required to first tune into the main station and then, in a race against the frequency, find and select the elusive -2 or -3 channel. The story of HD Radio’s journey continues, with hope for improvement and adaptation in future chapters.

How is HD Radio doing in Canada? It depends


Voice tracking

Introducing the Voice Tracking Feature: Revolutionizing Radio Broadcasting

Imagine effortlessly creating the illusion of a live disc jockey or announcer sitting in the radio studios, even when they’re not physically present. Our new Voice Tracking Feature makes this possible, enhancing the radio experience for both broadcasters and listeners alike.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Seamless Integration: With just a few clicks, access the Voice Tracking Feature directly from your playlist. A simple popup modal window appears, ready for action.

  2. Embedded HTML5 Audio Recorder: Say goodbye to complex setups and multiple steps. The embedded HTML5 audio recorder allows you to record your voice with ease. No need for external software or complicated installations.

  3. Effortless Editing: Make simple adjustments on-the-fly. Trim your recordings with precision, ensuring your message is delivered flawlessly.

  4. Instant Integration: Once you’re satisfied with your recording, save it directly into your playlist. No more tedious uploads or dragging files around. It’s all done seamlessly within the platform.

Whether you’re promoting your favourite songs, delivering announcements, or adding a personal touch to your shows, our Voice Tracking Feature streamlines the process. It’s the ultimate tool for creating captivating radio content with minimal effort.

Voice Tracking

How long does it take to get a CRTC radio licence in Canada? Part 3

After a temporary closure, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has reopened applications for new radio stations in Yellowknife and Calgary.

While the CRTC remains closed to other radio station applications, including; commercial, community, and indigenous stations, this recent development presents a unique opportunity for those interested in broadcasting in these specific regions.

Cabin Radio, in response to changing circumstances highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires in the Northwest Territories, has filed a new application. They recognize the importance of increased access to radio content, particularly in the North, and are actively working towards providing a valuable service to their community.

If you or your organization have been considering entering the radio broadcasting landscape, now is the time to seize this opportunity. Whether you’re passionate about serving the Yellowknife or Calgary communities, this reopening provides a chance to make a meaningful impact through radio.


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