Broadcast History - March 11

Broadcast History - March 11

Postby jon » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:34 pm

In 1946, former CJCA writer John Oliver (Jack) Blick signed on his own radio station in Winnipeg, CJOB, which bore his initials. Two years later, he had the first FM license in Western Canada. In 1961, Jack Blick left broadcasting when he sold CJOB AM & FM to CKNW owner Frank Griffiths. Blick died in 1981. His CCF bio is at http://broadcasting-history.ca/personal ... ohn-oliver

In 1985, CKOM Saskatoon was approved for a frequency change from 1250 to the former U.S. 1-A Clear Channel 650 KHz that was originally Home to the Grand Old Opry, WSM Nashville. CKOM began on 1340 when it signed on June 8, 1951, with 250 watts. It switched to 1420 in 1955 and 1250 in 1965.

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