Based in Nakusp, B.C. in the heart of the Arrow Lakes Valley, CJHQ, 107.1 FM, "The Arrow" is Nakusp’s community radio station.  The station was originally operated by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) who received a developmental license in 2005 and a seven year broadcasting license in 2008.  In 2009, the license was transferred to the Nakusp Roots Music Society (NRMS).   In December 2011, the radio station branched off on its own, forming the Nakusp Community Radio Society (NCRS). In 2015, the station's license was again renewed for a further 7 years. 

Currently the radio station has no “official” office.  Instead, the station currently operates out of space at the Arrow Lakes School District office, courtesy of CBAL and the School District.  Thanks to both groups for their continued support.

We are excited to announce that as of December 2016, our station had it's license amende to be able to broadcast at 49 Watts! Our signal now can be received inside homes and businesses in Nakusp, and our signal has a radius of approximately 30KM! For those who are outside of this area, we are able to stream our broadcast live over the internet, allowing us to not only reach the entire valley, but the entire world!

All of us here at CJHQ, The Arrow, are committed to community radio as a vehicle for community development, information sharing and fun.  We are constantly looking for new ways to involve the local community in our programming and program development and we have increased our local program development quite a bit in the past year. 

There is more to do, however, so if you’re in the Nakusp Area, give us a listen and send us your feedback and your program ideas.  We’re open to just about anything as long as it’s not harmful to anyone or anybody and, of course, it’s legal. 

Keep listening and check this site for new information on the station as it happens.

The Nakusp Community Radio Society would like to give special thanks to the following groups and persons for their continued moral and financial support:

Community Radio Fund of Canada

Paul Peterson - Director RDCK Area 'K'

Columbia Basin Trust

Nakusp & Area Community Foundation


National Campus and Community Radio Association

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

School District #10 Arrow Lakes

And many others, you know who you are!