TNI boosts broadcasts


Last week, Taqramiut Nipingat Inc., Nunavik’s Inuttitut-language broadcaster, officially launched its regional radio network.

This means that Nunavimmiut can tune in to 94.1 FM for 12 hours of Inuttitut radio programming a day.

The new daily broadcast schedule includes TNI’s previous regular programming plus nine hours of new programs and music.

“The first time we spoke about an independent radio network for Nunavik was in the fall of 1999. At the time, this project was seen as an impossible task. Today, February 1, 2006, TNI is starting its regular programming on the new network. This is a major achievement, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that made it possible,” said Claude Grenier, TNI’s director general.

The new programming is reaching all communities in Nunavik, with the exception of Ivujivik and Kuujjuaraapik.

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