Aboriginal Voices Radio (AVR) Network is a Canadian national radio network with licensed radio stations in nine Canadian metropolitan areas. It airs programming produced primarily by and for Aboriginal people in Canada, featuring music and personalities from around the world.
AVRN was founded in 1998 by a group of high-profile Aboriginal Canadians, including actor Gary Farmer, playwright, novelist and author Tomson Highway, filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and actress/producer Jennifer Podemski. Other founders and key contributors to creation of the network included Christopher Spence and Andre Morriseau (production and programming), Doug Bingley (help getting first license), Robert Templeton and J. Robert Wood (corporate funding), Elaine Bomberry, David Deleary, Sherman Maness, Nicole Robertson and Minnie Two Shoes.
The network's earliest and largest corporate sponsor is Newcap Broadcasting.
Some sources have confused the Aboriginal Voices network with the Aboriginal Multimedia Society of Alberta, which operates a distinct community radio network in rural northern Alberta that is not affiliated with Aboriginal Voices.
The network has faced technical and logistical problems which have prevented it from launching some of the licensed stations listed below. For some of the stations, the network had applied to the CRTC for extensions five or six times as of the end of 2005. Since then, however, the network has moved forward with most of the approved licenses.
Between every second or third song, AVR does insert an endorsement of their station from any one of a variety of Aboriginal artists like Susan Aglukark, Natalie Picard, Kinnie Starr or Shannon Thunderbird as part of their regular programming that includes station identification. The station does not advertise aggressively on the air.
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