CHLI-FM, or Rossland Community Radio Co-operative, was a volunteer-led co-operative community radio station in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada.

Rossland, British Columbia
Frequency101.1 MHz
FormatCommunity radio
OwnerRossland Community Radio Co-operative
First air date
December 31, 2008 (2008-12-31)
Last air date
October 2013 (2013-10)
Technical information
ERP5 watts


The co-operative applied for a low-power broadcast license with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, with the aim to broadcast at 5 watts of power on the FM dial at 101.1 with the call letters CHLI, and the station was given approval by the CRTC on May 15, 2008.[1] As of March 2008, the co-op had more than 75 members and was housed in the Rossland United Church building.[2] Rossland Radio Coop began official broadcasting on December 31, 2008.[3]

The station was one of several new community radio stations launched in the Kootenay region in the 2000s. Others include CJLY-FM in Nelson, CFAD-FM in Salmo, CJHQ-FM in Nakusp and CIDO-FM in Creston.[4]

On April 29, 2011, Rossland Radio Cooperative received CRTC approval to operate a new FM community radio station in Rossland, British Columbia on the frequency of 101.1 MHz.[5]

In October 2013 the station was put on hiatus due to lack of interest and funds (according to their Facebook page). As of April 2014 it is still off-air, and the licence has since been deleted.


RRC aired several Rossland-based shows, like Sesn-a-tonin, as well as a few syndicated programs, like Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now!, and Kootenay Coop Radio's food-issues program Deconstructing Dinner.[6]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-103 CRTC Decision 2008-103
  2. ^ Bradley, Tyler. Warm Welcome for CHLI, in the West Kootenay Weekender, Friday, March 21, 2008
  3. ^ Handy, Erin. Rossland radio volunteers launch 'voice in the wilderness' , West Kootenay Weekender, Friday Jan. 9, 2009 p11
  4. ^ Anne DeGrace, "Turn me on, I'm a radio" Archived 2007-06-29 at the Wayback Machine, Articulate Arts, fall 2005, pp. 13-14.
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-279
  6. ^ "Schedule". Archived from the original on 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2008-05-11.

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