erratics wrote:I was unable to open any of the pdf files in the Pattison application and was interested in the musical vision they had in mind for Calgary. Is it like the Peak in Vancouver or a more traditional AAA like the Shore? If I was in Calgary, the Pattison application is about the only one of interest to me in this round and I wish them best of luck.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!
Please write the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission telling them in your own words why the CRTC should approve the application by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group to launch a new "AAA" station in Calgary. A Calgary version of the PEAK will add a distinct new radio voice, highlight new independent Canadian Artists and provide an alternative format to those serving the market today.
The station will feature artists such as Mumford & Sons, Foster The People, Mother Mother, Arcade Fire, Metric, Tegan & Sara, The Black Keys and many more.
Plus, the Pattison Broadcast Group has committed $8,750,000 to Canadian Talent Development, including $4.9 million dollars to an Alberta version of the PEAK Performance Project…a multi faceted concept that will elevate a number of Alberta artists to a NATIONAL stage over a seven year period.
Pattison has also committed:
a/ $1,225,000 to the Save the Music Foundation for funding and support of music programs in elementary & high schools in Alberta.
b/ $350,000 for a PEAK Performance stage at Calgary’s Sled Island Music Festival.
c/ $525,000 for Mega Music Canadian Music giveaway.
d/ $1,750,000 in support of Factor.
jon wrote:Dan Sys wrote:Clear Sky Radio - 90’s based Country - 95.3 - 54,000 watts
Could someone with some (less than 20 year old) knowledge of Country Music confirm/explain this?
Wasn't the beginning of the 1990s the beginning for "Contemporary Country" music, as opposed to "Traditional Country"?
Here is three sample hours of music from Clear Sky's CRTC application:
Note the number of "current century" releases. Nothing wrong with that as I've heard lots of great shows over the years that are focused on, say, '50s and '60s Blues, that play current material that is written and performed in the same spirit as the '50s and '60s Blues was.
My question to the experts is: Reading that Music List, would you say that this station is trying for a '90s Contemporary Country "sound"?
Sadly, there is much truth to that statement....because that's how any application from an independent will be scrutinized in the future.45 RPM wrote:Major market licenses obviously don't belong in the hands of amateurs and hobbyists. Look at that one in suburban Vancouver, will it ever get on the air?
Dan Sys wrote:As for opening up the floodgates....the FM band is pretty well full in most major Canadian markets. It would be virtually impossible for a station such as CKNW 980 to find an FM frequency.
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