Broadcast History - March 21

Broadcast History - March 21

Postby jon » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:08 pm

In 1967, CHQB Powell River signed on to 1280 KHz with 1000 watts. The station was sold first to Fraser Valley Broadcast Holdings Ltd. in 1973, and resold to CFCP Courtenay in 1975. CFCP, CHQB and several other area stations were sold to Vista in 2005. CHQB was approved for an AM to FM flip in 2007, on 95.7 MHz with 1200 watts, from the CFCP-FM transmitter site on Mount Washington on Vancouver Island.

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In 1981, CKFH Toronto became Metro 1430, and changed call letters to CJCL on April 10th. Station founder Foster Hewitt (the FH in CKFH) had sold the station to Telemedia the month before due to health problems, and because the station had been losing money since 1978, when they lost (to CKO) the right to air the Toronto Maple Leafs games. From 1967 to 1975, CKFH had been one of the finest Top 40 stations this country has ever seen. Stations like CHUM and CKLW may be better known because of their spectacular success, but Ontario and Quebec had other great Top 40 AM stations, too, including CKFH, CFOX (Montreal) and CFTR.
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