Broadcast History - September 21

Broadcast History - September 21

Postby jon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:55 pm

In 1929, during the Radio Trade Show, CKAC Montreal announced that it was now affiliated with CBS, initially covering the exchange of classic music concerts. The CBS agreement was expanded in 1933 to include CBS News, after CP placed an embargo on radio stations using late evening News from the wire service that would otherwise beat newspapers to the late breaking stories.

In 1957, CHBC-TV Kelowna signed on for the first time. The station was jointly owned by CKOV-AM Kelowna, CKOK Penticton and CJIB Vernon; TV rebroadcast transmitters in Vernon and Penticton opened three weeks later.

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In 1968, CFKC Creston signed on to 1340 KHz with 250 watts. Owner Kokanee Broadcasting -- no relationship to the present day brewery with the Kokanee name -- simulcast much of the programming from CKLN Nelson, which they also owned. CKLN was then on 1390 KHz with 1000 watts, but had signed on to 1420 KHz on July 15, 1939, with 100 watts.

In 1995, CKIK-FM Calgary was approved by the CRTC for sale to WIC, owner of CHQR-AM. The CRTC had previously (1987) turned down an application by Selkirk, owners of CFAC-AM, to purchase the station. CKIK-FM originally signed on in 1982. Call letters changed to CFGQ-FM on September 15, 2004, to match the February 19th branding as Q-107, simultaneous with a format change to Classic Hits.

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In 2001, CFCF-TV Montreal was approved for sale by the CRTC to CTV, after CanWest Global was ordered to sell the station they had acquired as their part of the split of WIC assets between themselves and Shaw. Like its AM sibling, CFCF-TV was originally owned by Canadian Marconi. Marconi first applied for a TV license in 1938, applying yearly after World War II until finally being approved in 1960. Canadian Marconi had to sell all of its broadcast stations in 1970 to comply with new CRTC Canadian ownership requirements. Just over 50% of Canadian Marconi shares were owned at that time by English Electric.
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