Sonics FM

History of the Southern Onkwehon:we ‘Nishinabec Indigenous Communications Society 

29 Years and Counting

Planning for the Future

SONICS Inc Documents

SONICS Inc Board


 

History of the Southern Onkwehon:we Nishinabec Indigenous Communications Society 

SONICS was established as a community organization in the late 1980’s.  A Pirate Radio back in the day, we were on air when we had a volunteer or two and, only for those in close enough proximity to the antenna to hear.  On July 21, 1990 (the official anniversary date for CKRZ) we began broadcasting 24 hours and soon after became licensed by the CRTC as a Native B Community Radio Station.

CKRZ changed call letters in the 1990’s as we expanded our reach, and has continued to grown over the years.  We continue to be a volunteer driven station with two staff DJs, a small but dedicated group of volunteer hosts who ensure our listeners receive quality programming.

In 2013 SONICS became incorporation as a Non-Profit Organization and began our reorganization and expansion plans shortly after.  We continue to be dedicated to the people of Six Nations and New Credit and hope that our Native Community Radio Station continues to grow in the years to come.

29 Years and Counting 

CKRZ celebrated our 29th anniversary of 24 hour broadcasting on January 21, 2019.  Although we first began broadcasting in the 1980’s, January 21, 1990 is the date we consider our official launch.  We are busy planning our 30th anniversary festivities and will have more details in the coming months.

Planning for the Future

CKRZ staff and the SONICS Inc Board of Directors are in ongoing strategic planning meetings to keep our core sound at the station, whie we expand to reach a larger listener radius.  Your feedback is always welcome. You can send any comments, suggestions, or feedback to info@CKRZfm.com You may also suggest a Playlist at requests@CKRZfm.com and of course all community members are welcome to propose a show they would like to run by completing the Make Your Pitch program proposal.

SONICS Inc Documents

SONICS Inc is an NPO, an a registered employer with CRA.  Our policies ensure we conduct business and employment according to legislation and in the best manner for our clients, staff and community.

The most recent audit was done August 2019 Final Financial Statements 2018-19.  Our fiscal year runs according to the CRTC Broadcast year of September 1 – August 31.

SONICS Inc Board

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