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A community radio station for NOTL? David Auger thinks it could work
David Auger is trying to determine if a local radio station could work in NOTL. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

A local radio station may be just what’s missing in a small town like Niagara-on-the-Lake, says David Auger, and that’s why he has initiated the first steps in determining if a community station could work.

“We’re trying to create some awareness right now,” he said during a public meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

“One of the first steps is to find people who want to be on the founding board, which will have to exist before the radio station can start.”

Auger said he’s looking for support and dedicated volunteers now, then concrete decisions about what the station might look like can be determined.

It would be a station for residents, by residents.

“Every time you turn it on you either know or know of someone who is on the air, or who the local sponsor is,” he said. “Imagine if everything on the radio is within five minutes of where you live. That’s how local it will be.”

Ideally, he said he’d like to see it off the ground by Canada Day next year – but it will all come down to how much support can be found.

Another exploratory meeting will be held soon, he said.