Montreal, Quebec, 16th of May 2014
Radio Humsafar is pleased to announce it has been awarded an AM license by the CRTC to serve the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean populations of the Greater Montreal Area on 1610 AM. A tentative launch date will be announced as soon as the transmitter is ready. Radio Humsafar will provide live, local programming and community updates to 10 different ethnic groups in 8 different languages; Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali, Pashto and English. This will make Radio Humsafar the first full-time commercial radio service for the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean populations in Montreal and the surrounding area.
President Jasvir Singh Sandhu of Radio Humsafar has been providing service to the South Asian community of Montreal for over 20 years by means of various radio and television channels, in addition to frequent community events. For the past 13 years, Radio Humsafar has been providing non-stop, 24/7 service to the community by means of SCMO radio. However with the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean population now over 200,000 strong in the Greater Montreal Area, Radio Humsafar felt the community deserves a greater voice that can meet their needs, and this need will soon be met. Along with his very experienced and reputable team, Mr. Sandhu hopes to provide the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean people with a means of staying connected to their culture and up to date with community events.
Radio Humsafar would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of its listeners for their support, loyalty and good wishes. It is with great pleasure that Radio Humsafar will now offer its services to the community on commercial radio. Until then, listeners can continue to enjoy Radio Humsfar’s programming both via SCMO radio and via our website.
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