Construction is underway to create a new regional 300-foot telecom facility in Waskaganish that will allow radio station CJRH 92.5 FM to expand its reach an estimated 110 km beyond the community. It is also expected that once the tower is operational, radio service will be available to about an additional 200 km of the James Bay Highway.

As an added bonus, the new tower will allow for two-way radio-telephone service for emergency services in the area.

The project is being carried out by the Cree Nation of Waskaganish and CJRH with project management services from RTS Canada. A similar project was carried out with RTS Canada in Wemindji two years ago.

In total the anticipated cost for the project is budgeted at $575,000.