Broadcast History - August 16

Broadcast History - August 16

Postby jon » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:35 pm

In 1957, CFSL Weyburn, Saskatchewan, signed on with 250 watts on 1340 KHz. The "SL" in the call letters stood for owner Soo Line Broadcasting Co. Ltd. In 1961, the company opened CJSL in Estevan. Golden West bought both stations in 1995, CFSL having already moved to 1190 KHz with 10,000 watts day and 5000 watts night.

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In 1994, CFXL Calgary, the once legendary CKXL, was approved to move from 1140 KHz AM with 50,000 watts to 96.9 MHz FM with 100,000 watts. The CRTC also approved the merger of ownership of CFFR-660 and CFXL with owners Rawlco getting 82.5% and Golden West 17.5% of the new company. CFXL moved into the CFFR Building later that year.

In 2005, CHMZ-FM Tofino, B.C., signed on as "The Bear" on 90.1 MHz with 170 watts. The call letters were intended to be pronounced "Chimz", a local native word for bear. Owner Matthew McBride had been the General Manager of Central Island Broadcasting of Nanaimo.

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