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Banff Centre Radio launches Mountain Culture radio stations in English and French on June 23

Posted on juin 16, 2014

Banff, Alberta, June 17, 2014 -- The Banff Centre is proud to announce the launch of Banff Centre Radio - two new radio stations set to hit the airwaves at 8:00am (MST) on Monday June 23 on 101.1FM in English and 103.3FM in French. Both stations will share stories exploring mountain culture as experienced by the diverse communities, both local and visiting, in Banff National Park. Banff Centre Radio will also be available online in Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise.  

Banff Centre Radio 101 will host a number of original programs custom created for the station and hosted by members of the Bow Valley community. Programs are centered on mountain culture and cover varying topics including art, politics, ecology, indigenous culture, environment, local history, science, sport, and health & wellness. Radio Banff Centre 103 is a French-language tourism information service, providing information to visitors about Banff, the National Park and the Bow Valley. Both stations will also highlight the new ideas and art created every day at The Banff Centre.  

Banff Centre Radio 101 hosts 16 programs including:  

Rocky Mountain Morning - 101FM’s flagship live morning radio program, Rocky Mountain Morning is for locals and visitors alike. Host Meg Wilcox (see Biography) prepares you for the weekday ahead with 60 minutes of live interviews, music, commentary, news and information.  

Good Sport - For sports enthusiasts, Good Sport, hosted by Jim Olver, discovers the joys of sport and the motivations that drive people to pursue it.   Writer Range - Join Mojo Anderson for Writers Range, a co-production with the Banff Public Library, where she engages in conversation with writers and connects their craft to mountain culture, landscape, and the environment.  

Basecamp - Basecamp sees Gripped magazine’s editor-in-chief Brandon Pullan profiling amateur and professional climbers and engages them in group discussions about the issues and topics that keep climbers talking.  

“Banff Centre Radio is a community focused network with a goal of serving the community we’re in and the three million-plus visitors that come here every year,” said Dominic Girard, Banff Centre Radio’s Senior Producer. “The expert guests we will feature on air, and the people of the Bow Valley who will share their stories through us, will truly reflect why we live here and why so many choose to visit.”

For more information about Banff Centre Radio, program descriptions and its team, visit

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About The Banff Centre: The Banff Centre's mission is inspiring creativity. Over 8,000 artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year. Through its multidisciplinary programming, The Banff Centre provides them with the support they need to create, to develop solutions, and to make the impossible possible. Moving forward, the Centre will disseminate the art and ideas developed in Banff using new initiatives in digital, web, radio, and broadcast media. 

About Banff Centre Radio: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission granted two radio programming licenses to The Banff Centre in July 2013. The application was made to continue and build on the operations of the two Park Radio information services stations, which had been on the air for 17 years under the management of the Friends of Banff National Park fellowship. The applications were made with the full support of the Friends, of members of Banff Town Council, and of community stakeholders.  

Banff Centre Radio 101.1FM is an English-language station and will explore mountain culture and life in Banff National Park. It is targeting the local resident with community focused programming, and is enticing Banff’s three to four million annual visitors with a mix of cultural programming, tourism information, and music. Expect to hear everything from local ski conditions to what it’s like to summit Mount Everest, or come face to face with a mountain lion.   

Radio Banff Centre 103.3FM is a French-language tourism information service, providing timely and relevant information to visitors about what’s happening in the Bow Valley, as well as the resources visitors need to navigate Banff National Park and enjoy everything it has to offer. A portion of the programming will be dedicated to French-language interviews with artists and newsmakers.