Communication services available locally include direct distance dialing telephone, telex, radio, cable television, cellular service, high speed Internet, Canada Post Office, weekly local newspaper, the Hudson Bay Post-Review whose list of distinctions include being the first weekly paper in Canada to print by offset. Other newspapers include the dailies from Regina and Saskatoon.
Local Newspaper – The Post Review was closed August 2015.
The Junction Review opened in 2016, providing weekly paper service to Hudson Bay and Area.
Junction Review Contact:
Les & Sherry Pilon
Local Radio Station
CFMQ 98.1 Hudson Bay SK. Community Radio Station
Box 965 Hudson Bay, SK S0E 0Y0
Phone: (306) 865-9810
Hudson Bay has it’s own radio station, CFMQ. The frequency is 98.1 MHZ on the FM dial, blanketing Hudson Bay and rural area with home-grown radio. The station started from the home of Sherry and Dan Brann who retired in 2014 after 20 years of broadcasting. In 2014 Chris Brinklow became the new manager of CFMQ and in 2015 Tracey Knihnitski became the new Manager. CFMQ keeps Hudson Bay and surrounding area informed daily. You’ll find it all here every morning from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — weather, news, sports, views, interviews, jokes, swap shop, and lots of local music talent. Speaking of talent, CFMQ prides itself on promoting and airing local talent of all ages from the community.
There is live broadcasting almost on a continuous basis from community locations such as live hockey from the arena, sound stage talent show from Al Mazur Memorial Heritage Park, the Hudson Bay Trade Fair (2 days), the Heritage Day Parade, the annual Soap Box Derby, the Cordwood Bonspiel, Hudson Bay Trail Riders Snow Drags, and these are just a few of the activities that CFMQ participates in.
CFMQ is a community radio station govered by a local board of directors. Because of the different approach to radio broadcasting, CFMQ has been featured in many newspapers and TV programs. Some are: CBC’s On The Road Again with Wayne Rostad; CBC & CTV news information programs; CBC’s Morningside with Peter Gzowski as well as many newspapers like the cover story on the Western Producer, Western People and also front page on the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
So, whether your visiting or driving through the “Moose Capital of the World”, Hudson Bay, tune in to CFMQ 98.1 Hudson Bay Sa-skatchewan’s Community Radio Station.