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, and incorporated under the guise of the Nakusp Community Radio Society (NCRS). 

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’re currently kickin’ out a powerful 1.6 watts over the airwaves which allows us to reach the good folks in the Village of Nakusp but not much further.  Thankfully, 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.