Broadcast History - March 25

Broadcast History - March 25

Postby jon » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:56 pm

In 1970, CHQR Calgary was approved by the CRTC to be sold to CKNW owner Western Broadcasting. The actual ownership changed on April 15th.

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Also in 1970, CHFI-AM Toronto was approved for a power increase to 10,000 watts day and 25,000 watts night, after owner Rogers paid the expenses for CHLO St. Thomas to move from 680 to 1570 KHz on February 13th. To celebrate what would have been the late Ted Rogers, Senior's 71st birthday, on June 21, 1971, CHFI became CFTR, where TR = Ted Rogers.

In 2003, the CKLG call letters returned to Vancouver, and were assigned to Jack-FM, formerly CKKS-FM. They had previously been used for both 730 KHz and CFOX-FM. The "new" call letters were merely a historical trivia note, as they were used on-air only for "Legal IDs".

In 2005, CFSR-FM Abbotsford split from simulcasting CKSR-FM Chilliwack. On May 2nd of the same year, Abbotsford call letters were changed to CKQC-FM and branding to Country 107.1, with local announcers and commercials.

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