Canadian Radio News for August 2012

Canadian Radio News for August 2012

Postby Dan Sys » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:57 am

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For AUGUST, 2012

SEPTEMBER 1, 2012

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
AB Edmonton 92.5 CKNG From Variety Hits to Variety Hits "with an edge"
MB Long Plain First Nation 101.7 VF2382 From NCI Network simulcast to local Aboriginal Variety programming (Rez Radio)
ON Hamilton 820 CHAM From Country to Comedy (Funny 820)
ON Leamington 92.7 CJSP From Variety Hits (Max FM) to Country (FM 95.9) (simulcasts CJWF 95.9 Windsor
ON London 97.5 CIQM From Hot AC (EZ Rock) to CHR (Virgin Radio)
QC Gatineau 104.7 CKOF From Hot AC-CHR (CKOI) to Talk (104.7 FM)
QC Montreal 91.9 CKLX From Jazz (Planete Jazz) to Talk (days) / Jazz (nights) (CHOI Radio X) (application pending to go 100% Talk)
QC Quebec City 93.3 CJMF From Talk (days) / Classic Rock (nights) to all Talk
QC Sherbrooke 107.7 CKOY From Hot AC-CHR (CKOI) to Talk (107.7 FM)
QC Trois Rivieres 106.9 CKOB From Hot AC-CHR (CKOI) to Talk (106.9 FM)

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
BC Salt Spring Island 102.1 CFSI-1 5 watts (20 watts Max. ERP) (Variety) (simulcasts CFSI 107.9 Salt Spring Island) (resolves signal issues on south side of the island)
ON Cobourg 90.7 CHJJ 250 watts (Christian) (UCB Canada) (September 8)
QC Gatineau 1350 CIRA-5 1,000 watts (days) / 180 watts (nights) (Christian) (French) (simulcasts CIRA 91.3 Montreal)

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Calgary 106.7 new Will become CKYR (Red FM)
BC Salmon Arm 93.7 new Will become CKVS
SK Prince Albert 107.1 new Will become CIAM-22

BRANDINGS
MB Winnipeg 103.1 CKMM From Hot 103 to Virgin Radio (remains CHR)
ON Brantford 93.9 CFWC From Power 93.9 to Faith FM (remains Christian)

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
BC Lake Cowichan 97.5 CICV Move from 98.7 (September 1)
BC Vancouver 100.5 CFRO Move from 102.7 (September 10)
BC Vancouver 102.7 CKPK Move from 100.5 (September 10)
QC Montreal 690 CKFM Move from 990 (September 4)

OFF THE AIR
YT Whitehorse 570 CFWH Simulcast time for FM conversion has expired

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
BC Salmon Arm 93.7 15 watts (Community) (Voice of the Shuswap Broadcast Society)
SK Prince Albert 107.1 50 watts (Christian) (CIAM Media Association) (will simulcast CIAM-10 100.1 Buckland, SK)
YT Haines Junction 99.9 25 watts (Community) (Robert G. Hopkins) (will simulcast CFET 106.7 Tagish, YT) (some local programming is planned in the future)

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Lake Cowichan 98.7 CICV Move to 97.5, increase power from 5 to 50 watts, raise antenna height and upgrade status from a developmental community radio station to a regular low-power FM community station
BC Smithers 93.9 CICK Increase power from 5 to 50 watts and upgrade status from a developmental community radio to a regular low-power FM community station
BC Vancouver 102.7 CKPK-cp Reduce power from 51,000 to 34,000 watts (100,000 to 70,000 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height and relocate transmitter (when approved frequency swap with CFRO to 100.5 occurs on September 10)
ON Sudbury 92.7 CJRQ Change the polarization of the antenna from horizontal to circular and combine CJRQ with CJMX 105.3 Sudbury into one single antenna system
ON Sudbury 105.3 CJMX Raise antenna height and combine CJMX with CJRQ 92.7 Sudbury into one single antenna system

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Dease Lake 90.1 10 watts (Aboriginal) (will simulcast CHON 98.1 Whitehorse, YT)

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
AB Coleman 1450 CBXC Move to 102.3 with 51 watts

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC Kelowna 96.3 CKKO Decrease power from 10,000 to 6,300 watts (31,000 to 14,100 Max. ERP), raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
NS Truro 107.1 CJIS Increase power from 2 to 340 watts (2 to 500 watts Max. ERP) and raise antenna height
ON Collingwood 95.1 CKCB Increase power from 350 to 9,700 watts (350 to 25,000 watts Max. ERP) and raise antenna height
ON Wasaga Beach 97.7 CHGB Increase power from 200 to 20,000 watts (347 to 75,000 watts Max. ERP) and raise antenna height
QC Montreal 940 new-cp Relocate transmitter site from Saint-Constant to Kahnawake
QC St.-Georges-de-Beauce 96.7 CBV-7 Increase power from 84 to 640 watts (84 to 2,500 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height, and relocate transmitter

PROPOSED PROGRAMMING CHANGES
QC Chisasibi 103.5 CBFG
The CBC wishes to replace the programming feed on the following stations from CBF 95.1 Montreal to CBFG 103.5 Chisasibi:

Manouane CBFA-1 103.5 FM
Mistassini CBFM 100.7 FM
Obedjiwan (La Tuque) CBFA-2 92.9 FM
Waskaganish CBFH 103.5 FM
Waswanipi CBFV 101.5 FM
Wemindji (Nouveau-Comptoir) CBFW 103.5 FM
Weymontachie CBFA-3 750 AM


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