Canadian Radio News for September 2012

Canadian Radio News for September 2012

Postby Dan Sys » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:58 am

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For SEPTEMBER, 2012

OCTOBER 1, 2012

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
NB Miramichi 99.3 CFAN From Hot AC to Country (remains The River)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
AB Edmonton 90.1 CHFA Moved from 680. Takes over frequency from CBCX-1 Edmonton which has relocated to 101.1
AB Stettler 93.3 CKSQ Moved from 1400. Testing - launch date will be October 15

CALL LETTER DATA
NF Rocky Point 98.1 new Will become CHRH
ON Alliston 92.1 new Will become CIMA
ON Nipissing 97.1 new Will become CHYQ
ON Toronto 88.1 new Will become CIND
ON Uxbridge 105.5 new Will become CIUX
YT Whitehorse 95.3 new Will become CFWH-1

BRANDINGS
QC Levis-Quebec City 102.9 CFOM From 102.9 Souvenirs Garantis to 102.9 FM (format remains Oldies-Classic Hits)

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
AB Edmonton 101.1 CBCX-1 Moved from 90.1. Takes over frequency from CHFA-10 101.1 Edmonton which has ceased operations (a former nested repeater for CHFA 680)

MB Selkirk 104.1 CFQX Now operating from new transmitting facilities 19 km's SW of Selkirk/13 km's NE of Winnipeg
ON London 99.9 CHJX Moved from 105.9 and increased power from 10 watts to 234 watts (500 watts Max. ERP)

OFF THE AIR
NS Middle Musquodoboit 107.3 CKBG Station is no longer financially viable
QC Quebec City 800 CHRC Station is no longer financially viable

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
NF Rocky Point 98.1 50 watts (Community) (will simulcast CHBB 95.9 Norris Point)
ON Alliston 92.1 1,986 watts (3,750 watts Max. ERP) (Gold Based AC) (My Broadcasting)
ON Markham 105.9 618 watts (1,600 watts Max. ERP) News-Talk/Triple A (days) / Multilingual (nights) (Bhupinder Bola)
ON Toronto 88.1 532 watts (875 watts Max. ERP) Indie/Alternative Rock) (Rock 95 Broadcasting)
YT Whitehorse 95.3 50 watts (CBC Radio One) (will simulcast CFWH 94.5 Whitehorse) (required due to deficiencies in the north end of Whitehorse with the new converted AM to FM signal)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
QC La Tuque 97.1 CFLM Move from 1240 with 18,230 watts (32,000 watts Max. ERP) (format will remain Eclectic)

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Vancouver 88.1 CBU-2 Increase power from 8,900 to 36,900 watts (19,500 to 97,600 watts Max. ERP) and raise antenna height
ON Dryden 104.3 CKQV-1 Move from 104.5 (all other technical parameters will remain unchanged)
ON London 102.3 CHST Increase power from 5,840 to 20,400 watts (12,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP) (all other technical parameters will remain unchanged)
ON Ottawa 580 CFRA Increase night power from 10,000 to 30,000 watts (day power will remain 50,000 watts) and modify the authorized contours
ON Woodstock 103.9 CKDK Decrease power from 52,000 to 51,000 watts (average and maximum ERP), raise antenna height and relocate transmitter

EXTENSIONS GRANTED
ON Iroquois Falls 104.7 CJFL Joel Lagace has until July 23, 2013 to get this station on the air
QC Levis 96.9 CJMD Radio Communautaire de Levis has until September 4, 2013 to get this station on the air (This is the final extension to be granted by the CRTC)
QC Sainte-Marie 101.3 CHEQ 9174-8004 Quebec Inc. has until August 19, 2013 to relocate CHEQ to 101.5 (This is the final extension to be granted by the CRTC)

DENIALS
ON Brampton 1190 500 watts (days) (South Asian) (Sarabjeet Arora)
ON Markham 1480/1490 1,000 watts days on 1480 / 500 watts nights on 1490 (Sri Lankan) (Geethavaani Tamil Radio)
ON Toronto 88.1 The 21 competing applications that lost out to Rock 95 Broadcasting hoping to set up shop on 88.1

LICENSE REVOKED
QC Quebec City 103.7 CIMI The CRTC will not renew the license for CIMI 103.7 in Quebec City (formerly licensed to Charlesbourg). The station went dark in late 2008. Several attempts to get it back on the air since then have failed. A new recovery/business plan was submitted to the CRTC, however it was deemed as unacceptable.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Saint Paul 105.5 3,440 watts (CBC Premiere Chaine)
MB Steinbach 88.5 61,000 watts (Country) (Golden West)
ON Ottawa 92.7 51 watts (Christian) (French) (Fiston Kalambay)

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
AB Edson 1540 CBXD Move to 95.3 with 50 watts
AB Fort Vermilion 1460 CBKC Move to 105.1 with 50 watts
AB Grande Cache 1450 CBWI Move to 92.3 with 50 watts
AB High Level 1560 CBKD Move to 99.5 with 50 watts
AB Rainbow Lake 1240 CBXX Move to 101.5 with 50 watts
MB Flin Flon 590 CFAR Move to 102.9 with 191 watts (CFAR 590 will remain on the air as a nested repeater)
MB The Pas 1240 CJAR Move to 102.9 with 250 watts (CJAR 1240 will remain on the air as a nested repeater)
MB Thompson 610 CHTM Move to 102.9 with 190 watts (CHTM 610 will remain on the air as a nested repeater)
MB Winnipeg 1050 CKSB Move to 88.1 with 100,000 watts (if approved the existing CKSB 1050 nested repeater in Winnipeg CKSB-10 90.5 will be shut down)

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
MB Winkler 103.7 CKMW-cp Move to 88.9 and increase power from 61,000 to 100,000 watts (maximum ERP would remain unchanged at 100,000 watts) (Golden West was granted permission to flip CKMW 1570 to 103.7 FM this past June, but has since then decided that 88.9 is more suitable)
MB Winnipeg 107.9 CJNU Move to 93.7, increase power from 45 watts to 460 watts, and change status from a limited operation Special Events station to a regular Community FM station
NB Fredericton 92.3 CFRK Increase power from 40,000 to 42,000 watts (93,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
NB Fredericton 93.1 CIHI-cp Increase power from 50,000 to 100,000 watts(average & maximum ERP), lower antenna height and relocate transmitter

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
ON Simcoe-Norfolk 98.9 CHCD From Radiocorp Ltd. To My Broadcasting

PROPOSED CHANGES TO PROGRAMMING
MB Winnipeg 104.7 CIUR Reduce the amount of required Canadian content from 40% to 35%.

Next update November 1, 2012
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