Downtown Grande Prairie Presents

Memory Lane

A History of Downtown Grande Prairie from 1914 - 2014

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SPRA 256.01.21 Schenk family fonds

CFGP was established in 1937, the first radio station north of Edmonton and the most northerly station in the British Empire at the time. They moved to this building on the corner of 99th Street and 100th Avenue in 1941. Public Service broadcasting was a key role for CFGP – not just the weather and local news, but school broadcasts, church services for shut-ins, radio dances for community fundraisers, emergency communications for natural disasters, radio plays with the Little Theatre, and local bands and musical groups for programming. This building was replaced by the new Grande Prairie Herald plant in 1952, CFGP having moved one lot south.