Community radio station getting into the election game

Smithers’ community radio station, CICK, is getting involved in the local election more than ever.

Smithers’ community radio station, CICK, is getting involved in the local election more than ever.

This time around, Lorraine Doiron will be interviewing all candidates, the recordings of which will air at random intervals.

This is all ahead of a live broadcast of the candidates debate on 93.9fm, which is expected to happen on Nov. 2.

Questions are currently being collected from the community and a selection of those questions will be asked to the candidates. The interviews will be conducted starting tomorrow.

“What we’ve done also is gone to the high school and asked Perry Rath to solicit questions from the students perspective,” said CICK volunteer Paul Anderson. “Hopefully we’ll have a broad number of questions to ask these candidates.”

Candidates will all be asked the same questions.

Questions can also be submitted on the station’s website at smithersradio.com.

The coverage will be for Smithers’ council election.

It will mesh with the station’s focus.

“I think it’s just to broaden the community focus of the radio station. It’s definitely a big local interest item and it’s something we thought could add that local flair to the radio station,” said Anderson.

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