Broadcast History - July 21

Broadcast History - July 21

Postby jon » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:06 pm

In 1972, CKXR-580 Salmon Arm increased power to 10,000 watts day and 1000 watts night. The station had originally signed on November 18, 1965 with 1000 watts. Satellite sister station CKCR-1340 Revelstoke signed on November 21st with 250 watts. CKXR moved to FM on November 27, 2006, on 91.5 MHz with 810 watts, but AM simulcasting will continue until repeaters are approved and installed in communities served by the AM signal, but not the FM signal.

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In 2004, the CRTC announced it had received an application for Kamloops, and invited other parties to apply for a commercial radio station there. Exactly one year later, on this day in 2005, the CRTC approved NL Broadcasting's application for a Country music station on 103.1 MHz with 5000 watts. After building studios and tranmsitters, renovating sister stations CHNL-AM and CKRV-FM, and transmitter testing, CJKC-FM officially signed on at 1:03 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2006 as Country 103.

In 2005, CKYE-FM Vancouver was approved by the CRTC as a new ethnic FM station on 93.1 MHz with 2800 watts. On the same day that the station signed on, December 21st, the CRTC approved an increase in power to 4200 watts and a decrease in antenna height. Calling itself RED-FM, the RED stands for "Reflecting Ethnic Diversity".

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In 2006, the CRTC approved ownership changes in Bell Globemedia (BGM), parent company of CTV, reducing Bell Canada's (BCE) share to 20% from 68.5%, increasing the Thomson family's to 40% from 31.5%, and adding Torstar (Toronto Star) and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, with 20% each. In January 2007, BGM was renamed CTVglobemedia Inc., and has since been renamed again, to Bell Media.
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