Dan Sys wrote:Someone on the PSR board claims the call letters for the Yerxa station (New 107 FM) will be CJAO. I just checked the Industry Canada database and it's still listed as CJNW 107.1. Anybody hear anything?
A little research turns up the fact that, during the CRTC Hearings in Edmonton, one of the losing bidders for 107.3 MHz was CIAM Media, which wanted a 250 watt ethnic station. During the hearing, they kept referring to their station at CJAO-FM.
Obviously, somebody made a mistake on one of the web sites that lists FM stations, and others have just copied the wrong info. The first three sites I checked just now all had it wrong.
Bottom line: Yerxa's station will be CJNW-FM.
The Facebook site for the station is starting to get some ugly comments from frustrated would-be listeners. Apparently, they've attempted to contact the Yerxas involved in the station, and no one is even responding anymore.
Assuming that Yerxa will be sharing the Newcap site in West Edmonton Mall -- and that, in my opinion, is a huge IF -- I can tell you that they are a long way from coming on the air. Sandclan was in town and we walked by the Newcap studios and the old Cat Country studio is totally vacant. Newcap ripped out the board, which was the last thing in an otherwise vacant room, about 8 months ago. That is where Yerxa's on-air studio was supposed to be.
Speaking of Newcap, they really are a pretty good indicator as to when we might see some new station activity. The day they start moving forward again on buying those Ontario FM stations that they put a hold on nearly a year ago, is when financing will be available to them. And, to the new stations.