About CFNK Radio
CFNK Radio has been in existence since around 1986. Programming started with announcing local meetings, social events, northern music and sending out messages to the traditional user cabins situated around the community of Pinehouse. This continued for about 30 years with ‘spotty’ programming and intermittent personnel.
In 2014, the Federal government started funding CFNK Radio in the hopes of equipment upgrade, a new studio, consistent staff and predictable and sustained programming. In 2016, CFNK Radio moved into its current location upstairs at the Mike Natomagan Arena. The move consisted of entirely new broadcast equipment, new tower, new production and broadcast studio. With the hands-on approach of the new CFNK Board of Directors, the administration of CFNK Radio stabilized. This allowed for audited financial statements to be submitted to the funders in order to facilitate subsequent funding years!
Through simple word-of-mouth, CFNK Radio has grown organically in terms of increased listenership year-over-year. Online audience ranges from the “Cree-homeland” of Canada that stretches from northern Quebec to British Columbia. In addition, there are quite a number of listeners from the United States as well as across-the-pond. According to the latest metrics, CFNK online listeners are anywhere from 3,200 to 3,500 every quarter!
CFNK Radio Staff
Vince Natomagan, Communications Manager & Morning Cree Show Host
Clarence ‘Tsi-Boy’ Iron, Senior Radio Announcer & Afternoon Cree Show Host
On his spare time, Clarence also calls NHL play-by-play on APTN TV in the language of Cree
Amy Boyd, Administer & Payroll
Mallory Lariviere, Techical Support & Videographer
CONTACT CFNK Radio c/o Vince Natomagan
+1 (306) 884-2011