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CKPM-FM off air?

Postby jon » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:41 pm

There are reports to Dan Sys' Canadian Radio News Facebook page that CKPM-FM Port Moody has been off the air for at least a couple of days.

Can anyone confirm? Or know what's going on?
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Re: CKPM-FM off air?

Postby PicturesForYourEars » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:54 am

My first thought was just maybe their listener had died?
However, it's 245 overnight on Saturday (Sunday morning) and they are playing album cuts with no station identification whatsoever. The songs are so terrible there's no way to really tell what they are except to describe them as being hillbilly scratchy recordings. One song My Name The Song app on my phone could identify was one called Steel Rails. Another was Traditional cowboy song' Goodbye Old Paint. It's almost as if they're trying to run the station into the ground...lol
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Re: CKPM-FM off air?

Postby Dan Sys » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 am

What you heard "Pictures For Your Ears" was a pirate station from somewhere in Whatcom County that also operates on 98.7.These guys have been on & off the air for years playing hillbilly music with no ID's or any kind of spoken word content. When it's on the air the signal blasts into Aldergrove usually burying CKPM. At the moment 98.7 out here is clear, no CKPM and no hillbillies, but I did notice that the hillbillies were on the air a few days ago.
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Re: CKPM-FM off air?

Postby PicturesForYourEars » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:21 pm

That's SO sad.
IF this is final, kudos to Mr. McBride for his efforts.


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Re: CKPM-FM off air?

Postby sparky » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:46 pm

Another station that should have never been licensed. All they had to do was look at McBride's track record.
"You get a bunch of clowns together and sooner or later you've got a circus"
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Re: CKPM-FM off air?

Postby Tom Jeffries » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:34 pm

Hand's up. How many people have heard this station?

Not me....
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Re: CKPM-FM off air?

Postby erratics » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:42 pm

This station has been off air for a few days now. Is it gone for good after many temporary station signal shut downs over the years?
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Re: CKPM-FM off air?

Postby radiofan » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:06 pm

Posted last night on the CKPM FB page ...

98-7 The Point
20 hrs ·
Power surge has damaged some equipment. We are off the air.

Our trained professionals are working as fast as they can to get the tunes back in your ears
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: CKPM-FM off air?

Postby Jim Walters » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:33 pm

radiofan wrote:Posted last night on the CKPM FB page ...

98-7 The Point
20 hrs ·
Power surge has damaged some equipment. We are off the air.

Our trained professionals are working as fast as they can to get the tunes back in your ears


I was in Port Moody today and still no sign of life at 98.7. I talked with a few people at Rocky Point and none had ever listened to or were even aware of CKPM's existance.

On their website, I noticed they were supposed to be doing a remote from some Dragon Boat races last weekend. It appears that remote never happened, and was likely missed by none.

Didn't these bozos also screw up a remote/simulcast of fireworks a few years ago?

Pretty sad state of affairs when you're supposedly the voice of a small community and nobody's even aware of your existance.
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