Broadcast History - January 30

Broadcast History - January 30

Postby jon » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:53 pm

In 1982, CFMM-FM Prince Albert (Saskatchewan) signed on to 99.1 MHz with 100,000 watts. Owner Rawlco already owned CKBI-AM Prince Albert. A second FM was added in 2000, CHQX-FM. A CFMM repeater at Waskesiu Lake signed on in 2001 with 58 watts on 92.1 MHz. Power increased to 2500 watts in 2003 at a new transmitter location on a SaskTel tower, to adequately cover all of Prince Albert National Park.

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In 1992, CKST-800 Langley received approval from the CRTC to acquire and merge with CIMA-1040 Vancouver. Five days later, CIMA was off the air. It took another 34 days before 800 KHz was silent and CKST was on 1040 KHz, broadcasting from the former CIMA studios on West Pender in Downtown Vancouver and CIMA's 50,000 watt transmitter on 104th Street in Delta. Today, the station is All Sports and owned by Bell Media.

In 1997, CJCD Yellowknife was approved for an AM to FM flip, to 100.1 MHz with 400 watts. The station originally signed on to 1240 KHz with 1000 watts on November 13, 1979, later adding rebroadcasters in Chetwynd, B.C. on AM and Hay River, NWT on FM. In 2007, the station was purchased by Vista.

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In 2001, CHAN-TV Vancouver announced that Kevin Newman was leaving ABC "World News Tonight" to anchor a national supper hour newscast originating from CHAN's studios.

In 2003, CKOM Saskatoon founder Robert Allan (Bob) Hosie passed away. The station first signed on June 8, 1951, on 1340 KHz with 250 watts. My high school Chemistry teacher used to tell me stories about all the troubles associated with originally getting the station on the air, such as land prices that mysteriously doubled as soon as the farmer discovered it would be used for a radio transmitter site. He worked with Bob, who retired in 1985 and sold the station to Rawlco. Over the years, CKOM moved to 1420, 1250 and finally its current home of 650 KHz with 10,000 watts in 1985. From 2000-2002, the station had the CINT call letters.

In 2004, CKWY-FM Wainwright (Alberta) was approved by the CRTC on 93.7 MHz with 100,000 watts. Owner Newcap already owned CKKY-AM Wainwright. CKWY signed on exactly one year and one day later, at 7:00 a.m. on January 31, 2005 with a Classic Hits format, as WAYNE-FM.

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