Canadian Radio News for October 2012

Canadian Radio News for October 2012

Postby Dan Sys » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:00 pm

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For OCTOBER, 2012

NOVEMBER 1, 2012

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
BC Gibsons-Sechelt 91.7 CKAY From Hot AC-Classic Hits to Classic Hits-Oldies
ON Ottawa 107.9 CKDJ From Alternative to All Ottawa Music (college)

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON Brockville 91.9 CBOB CBC Radio One (simulcasts CBO 91.5 Ottawa)
SK Estevan 106.1 CKSE Active Rock (Rock 106) (Golden West)

NEW STATIONS TESTING
AB Fort Saskatchewan 107.9 CKFT Testing with Eclectic mix (Golden West)

NEW NETWORKS LAUNCHED
BC Kamloops 94.1 CBYK New CBC Kamloops Radio One network is now on the air with 22 rebroadcasters throughout the Interior of BC (all stations previously simulcasted programming from CBTK 88.9 Kelowna)

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Calgary 95.3 new Will become CHPK (Pattison)
NB Miramichi 95.9 new Will become CHHI (Newcap)
ON Atikokan 91.1 new Will become CKAX (local TIS)
ON Sarnia 98.3 new Will become CBEF-3

BRANDINGS
AB Medicine Hat 93.7 CJLT From POWER 93.7 to Praise FM
ON London 99.9 CHJX From INSPIRE FM to FAITH FM

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
ON Windsor 1550 CBEF Moved from 540 (testing)

OFF THE AIR
NB Sackville 9625 CKCX CBC Radio North shortwave service has gone dark. Replaced by low power FM repeaters throughout Northern Canada

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Olds 106.5 50 watts (will simulcast VOAR 1210 St. John's, NF)
AB Rimbey 89.7 50 watts (will simulcast VOAR 1210 St. John's, NF)
AB Vegreville 99.1 50 watts (will simulcast VOAR 1210 St. John's, NF)
ON Atikokan 91.1 50 watts (Tourist Information) (Town of Atikokan)
ON Sarnia 98.3 2,320 watts (CBC Premiere Chaine) (will simulcast CBEF 1550 Windsor)
QC Hudson-St. Lazare 106.7 500 watts (Soft AC-Easy Listening) (Evanov)
QC Inukjuak 103.5 50 watts (CBC Radio North) (will simulcast CFFB 1230 Iqaluit, NU)
QC Kuujjuaq 103.5 50 watts (CBC Radio North) (will simulcast CFFB 1230 Iqaluit, NU)
QC Kuujjuaq 105.1 50 watts (CBC Premiere Chaine) (will simulcast CBFG 103.5 Chisasibi)
QC Kuujjuarapik 103.5 50 watts (CBC Radio North) (will simulcast CFFB 1230 Iqaluit, NU)
QC Kuujjuarapik 105.1 50 watts (CBC Premiere Chaine) (will simulcast CBFG 103.5 Chisasibi)
QC Puvirnituq 103.5 50 watts (CBC Radio North) (will simulcast CFFB 1230 Iqaluit, NU)
QC Salluit 103.5 50 watts (CBC Radio North) (will simulcast CFFB 1230 Iqaluit, NU)

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
ON Windsor 540 CBEF Move to 1550, increase power from 2,500 watts (days)/5,000 watts (nights) to 10,000 watts fulltime, and relocate transmitter to the site of the former CBE 1550 which flipped to 97.5 FM last year

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
AB Medicine Hat 93.7 CJLT From Lighthouse Broadcasting to Vista Radio
BC Gibsons-Sechelt 91.7 CKAY From Westwave Broadcasting to Vista Radio
QC Sept-Iles 94.1 CKCN From Radio Sept-Iles to Medias Nord-Cotiers
Across Ontario various The Vista Broadcast Group received approval to take over the Haliburton Broadcast Group. Vista will add the following stations to their roster:

Bancroft CHMS 97.7 (Moose FM)
Barry's Bay CHBY-cp 106.5
Bolton CJFB 105.5 (B105.5)
" - Caledon CFGM 102.7 (B105.5)
Bracebridge CFBG 99.5 (Moose FM)
Cochrane CHPB 98.1 (Moose FM)
" - Iroquois Falls CFIF 101.1 (Moose FM)
Elliot Lake CKNR 94.1 (Moose FM)
" - Elliot Lake CKNR-1 98.7 (Moose FM)
Espanola CJJM 99.3 (Moose FM)
Fort Erie CFLZ 101.1 (Z101.1)
" - St. Catharines CFLZ-1 101.1 (Z101.1)
Haldimand County CKJN 92.9 (Moose FM)
Haliburton CFZN 93.5 (Moose FM)
Huntsville CFBK 105.5 (FM 105.5)
Kapuskasing CKAP 100.9 (Moose FM)
" - Hearst CKHT 94.5 (Moose FM)
Kemptville CKVV 97.5 (Star FM)
Niagara Falls CJED 105.1 (Ed FM)
North Bay CFXN 106.3 (Moose FM)
Parry Sound CKLP 103.3 (Moose FM)
Prescott CKPP-cp 107.9
Stratford CJCS 1240
Stratford CHGK 107.7 (FM 107.7)
Sturgeon Falls CFSF 99.3 (Moose FM)
Timmins CHMT 93.1 (Moose FM)

NETWORK SOURCE CHANGE GRANTED
QC Chiasibi 103.5 CBFG The following stations will now receive CBC Premiere Chaine feed from CBFG 103.5 (all had previously simulcasted CBF 95.1 Montreal)

Manouane,QC CBFA-1 103.5
Mistissini, QC CBFM 100.7
Obedjiwan-La Tuque, QC CBFA-2 92.9
Waskaganish, QC CBFH 103.5
Waswanipi, QC CBFV 101.5
Wemindji-Nouveau Comptoir CBFW 103.5
Weymontachie CBFA-3 750

DENIALS
Across Canada various Bell Media's application to takeover Astral Media has been rejected. Bell would have gained control of 83 radio stations and 41 rebroadcasters across Canada
NL Grand Bank 103.9 5 watts (Community) (Larry Osmond) (rejected because the applicant did not provide a quality application and did not seem to understand CRTC policies and regulations)
ON Niagara Falls 710 CJRN License renewal denied - must go off the air by November 30 (ongoing issues of non-compliance were cited as the reason behind the decision)
ON Timmins 102.3 CHIM License renewal denied - must go off the air by November 30 (ongoing issues of non-compliance were cited as the reason behind the decision). The following rebroadcasters will also go dark:

Red Deer, AB CHIM-5 93.1
Chapleau, ON CHIM-8 92.7
Elliot Lake, ON CHIM-7 92.5
Iroquois Falls, ON CHIM-2 102.7
Kapuskasing, ON CHIM-10 92.3
Kirkland Lake, ON CHIM-3 99.1
North Bay, ON CHIM-1 92.5
Sault Sainte Marie, ON CHIM-6 97.3
Temiskaming Shores, ON CHIM-4 103.5
Wawa, ON CHIM-9 92.5

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
QC Saint-Fabien-de-Panet 92.5 12,600 watts (average ERP) 17,500 watts (maximum ERP) (Hot AC) (French) (will simulcast CIQI 90.3 Montmagny) (originally approved in 2008, however the cp has since expired)
QC Val-de-Lacs 106.5 5 watts (Community Developmental) (French) (Radio Vallacquoise Incorporated)
QC Weedon 98.5 1 watt (Religious) (French) (limited operation) (Fabrique de la Paroisse de Saint-Gérard)

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NF Port Au Choix 790 CFNW Move to 96.7 with 1,900 watts (4,300 watts Max. ERP) (simulcasts CFCB 570 Corner Brook)

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
NS Spryfield-Halifax 94.7 CIRP Move to 97.5 and increase power from 50 watts to 454 watts

PROPOSED CHANGES TO PROGRAMMING
QC Sherbrooke 90.7 CBFX-2 Wishes to add some local programming (will continue to simulcast CBFX 100.7 Montreal for the majority of the broadcast day)
QC Trois Rivieres 104.3 CBFX-1 Wishes to add some local programming (will continue to simulcast CBFX 100.7 Montreal for the majority of the broadcast day)

PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPECIALTY LICENSES
MB Winnipeg 107.1 CFEQ Change format from Christian to Classical

APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
ON Ottawa 92.7 51 watts (Christian) (French) (Fiston Kalambay) (application is not technically acceptable)


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