Broadcast History - August 23

Broadcast History - August 23

Postby jon » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:51 pm

In 1967, CHYR Leamington, one of the few daytime-only stations that Canada ever had, increased power from 1000 to 10,000 watts on 710 KHz, daytime only. Two months earlier, they had obtained a license to operate at night on 730 KHz with 250 watts, initially as CHIR, later CHYR-7. Six towers were used: Towers 1-5 for the daytime pattern, and Towers 5-6 for the night pattern. This situation remained until 1993, when the station was finally allowed to convert to FM, but remained at the same transmitter location until late 2006 or early 2007.

In 1969, CHQM owner Vancouver Broadcast Associates Ltd. was renamed Q Broadcasting Ltd. Less than three months later, they purchased CKPG radio and television in Prince George, B.C.

In 2002, CFEX-FM Victoria became CHBE, just over two years since originally signing on as a new FM for CFAX owner Mel Cooper (Seacoast). The station's slogan switched from "Extreme 107.3" to "All Hits B107.3", with a format of "a high energy mix of adult Top 40 hits from the '80s, '90s and today". Less than a year and a half later, CHUM announced its purchase of both CHBE and CFAX.

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