Taloyoak Broadcasting Society
The Taloyoak Broadcasting Society was incorporated under the NWT Societies Act in July 1981. The purpose of the society is to provide local radio programming to the community in Inuktitut and English. In 1997, the society had a membership of over 160 individuals, companies, and community groups. Funding for the Society's activities comes from a variety of sources including membership fees, grants from the GNWT's Community Broadcasting Grant program, and from radio bingos held every two weeks from September to June.
1) Community radio broadcasting
The society's main primary activity is the operation of an FM radio station in Taloyoak. The station, CBIQ-FM, can be found at 105.1 MHz on the FM dial. A broadcasting studio is located in the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation building across from the Paleajook Co-Op. The society broadcasts each weekday during lunch and dinner hours. The studio is also available for use by community groups and members who wish to do their own music shows or hold phone-in programs on topics of community interest. At times when the broadcasting equipment is not being used by the community, the Society broadcasts the CBC Radio 1 feed.
2) Community Internet access
The society, with funding assistance from Industry Canada's "Community Access Program", and the GNWT's "Community Initiatives Program", is in the process of establishing two community Internet access sites in Taloyoak. One site will be located at Netsilik School and will provide members of the public with Internet access using Macintosh computers, weekdays during school hours. A second location at the Taloyoak Training Center, will provide access two nights per week and on weekends, using PCs. With funding from Industry Canada and the GNWT, both locations have been equipped with HP ScanJet Scanners, Sony Mavica digital cameras, Connectix QuickCams, copies of Microsoft FrontPage 98 software, and Netscape Communicator software.