a CRTC approved SCMO is Calgary’s first 24/7 South Asian
programming service largely based on the South Asian Community.
Established in 2001 with 100% Ethnic programming in various
languages such as Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.
There is a
strong listenership which covers majority of the South Asian
is an active member of the City of Calgary, supporting and
participating in various organizations and NGO’s.
It has been an
honour to serve Calgary’s South Asian community for over 10
years. We promote local talent, we engage youth in volunteer
opportunities and we educate newcomers on the ways of Canadian
As a result we
have sold an estimated of 25,000‐ 30,000 special receiver radio
sets in the city of Calgary, with a listenership proportional to
is also widely listened to from its website and the Iphone
content with the services of Radio SurSangam, therefore most of
the advertisers are long term advertisers.
Some of Our
Proud Sponsors are Scotia Bank, The Brick, Wind, Bell,
Mobilicity, Deerfoot Mall, ICICI Bank, SAIT & many more..
As a survey
conducted by NRG Research Group, it is clearly visible that the
most popular stations include 660AM‐CFFR (all news), 94.7FM‐CHKF
(Fairchild), 98.5FM‐CIBK (Virgin), and SurSangam.
of South Asian ethnic backgrounds are most likely to listen to
A survey conducted by NRG Survey Group
shows that out of the 56 surveyed advertisers of Radio SurSangam,
most (79%) have been advertising with Radio SurSangam for more than
Radio SurSangam has raised $321,000
during a radio‐thon (5 hour radio‐thon) in support of the Guru Nanak
Dev Ji Vision Clinic (Alberta Children’s Hospital).
Rewarded by the Canadian Red Cross
Association for collecting funds of over $200,000, which were used
to assist thousands of victims in the Tsunami affected countries and
the South Asian Earth Quake appeal and various other causes.
Proud Supporters and Participants of
the Calgary Drug Awareness Foundation, Alberta Health Services,
Calgary Police Services, RCMP, Indian Ex‐ Servicemen Immigrant
Association, Dashmesh Culture Centre, Friends of Pakistan Canada,
Arpan Likhari Sabha Calgary, Dashmesh Culture Senior Citizen
Society, Maharashrata Sewa Samiti Organisation, and other various
Radio SurSangam has been the voice of
Punjabi, Hindi & Urdu speaking community for the past ten years and
has worked with various community associations to facilitate sending
their message, have dialogue and discussions with listeners, provide
up‐to‐date news in the languages it broadcasts and engage its
listeners in healthy discussions on a broad range of topics during
Radio SurSangam has also launched a
newspaper (Punjabi National) in Calgary and Edmonton, which has
created a strong and well established news network that collaborates
with other news agencies, employs talented staff for translation,
extraction and compilation of news, has local on‐road staff
travelling within the city to provide live coverage of events and
has established ties with local communities to capture up‐to‐date
news for radio and newspaper.