Broadcast History - January 27

Broadcast History - January 27

Postby jon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:05 pm

In 1958, CKBI-TV Prince Albert signed on to Channel 5, with a rebroadcaster in North Battleford added on February 9, 1961. The Rawlinson family, later known by the corporate name Rawlco, owned both CKBI AM & TV.

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In 1975, CJSW-AM Calgary was licensed by the CRTC as a 20 watt carrier current station on 1580 KHz to serve the University of Calgary. On cable FM, it was on 106.9 MHz. The carrier current AM was replaced by CJSW-FM on January 15, 1985, on 90.9 MHz with 1900 watts.

In 1976, CKSW Swift Current received CRTC approval to move from 1400 KHz to 570 KHz. And increase power from 1000 watts day and 250 watts night, then the maximum for graveyard frequencies like 1400, to 10,000 watts from a new transmitter site.

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In 1998, the Eaton family sold its 41% interest in Baton Broadcasting, which changed its name to CTV Inc. the next year.

In 2007, CBR-1-FM Calgary signed on to 99.1 MHz with 1100 watts. It served downtown Calgary by rebroadcasting CBR-AM, which had difficulty penetrating the rebars of the reinforced concrete of the high-rise residential and commercial buildings that dominated the downtown landscape. On January 23, 2008, the CRTC authorized a power increase to 2800 watts to address listener complaints.

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