Broadcast History - August 25

Broadcast History - August 25

Postby jon » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:08 pm

In 1962, CHAB-TV Moose Jaw changed from CBC to CTV affiliation. CHRE-TV Regina signed on as a semi-satellite on December 21st of the same year. CHAB-TV originally signed on July 7, 1959. In 1969, the CRTC forced Moffat Broadcasting to sell both stations to the CBC.

In 1994, the CRTC approved CHUB Nanaimo to move from 1570 KHz to 102.3 MHz with 1400 watts, CHPQ Parksville from 1370 KHz to 99.9 MHz with 900 watts, and CKEG Nanaimo from 1350 KHz to 1570 KHz, with a change in transmitters from Gabriola Island to CHUB's site in North Cedar, immediately South East of Nanaimo. CHUB became CKWV-FM and CHPQ became CKWV-FM-1. CHUB first signed on May 24, 1949, with only 250 watts. Power was increased to 1000 watts in 1951 and 10,000 watts in 1959, partly because of interference at night from 250,000 watt XERF just across the Mexican border from Del Rio, Texas.

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Also in 1994, CJWW Saskatoon owner Western World Communications was approved by the CRTC to buy CFQC Saskatoon from the bankruptcy receiver that had been appointed the previous year. The CRTC also approved an FM flip for CJWW-AM to 92.9 MHz with 100,000 watts.

In 1995, the CRTC approved the sale of CIRK-FM Edmonton, CKMM-FM Winnipeg and CKIT-FM Regina from Western World Communications to Craig Broadcast Systems of Brandon, Manitoba. At the same time, Craig sold CFQX-FM Selkirk, Manitoba, to Western World and Forvest Broadcasting. Western World had previously sold CJCA-AM Edmonton.

In 2000, the CRTC denied the application by Golden West Broadcasting to convert CILG-FM Moose Jaw to a non-specialty format. The station had only been approved less than a year earlier.

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