Canadian Radio News for November 2012

Canadian Radio News for November 2012

Postby Dan Sys » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:36 pm

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For NOVEMBER, 2012

DECEMBER 1, 2012


RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
SK Saskatoon 96.3 CFWD From CHR (Wired 96.3) to ???? (currently stunting with Christmas Music)

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
AB Fort Saskatchewan 107.9 CKFT Classic Hits-Hot AC (Golden West)
BC Port Moody 98.7 CKPM Format ???? (currently stunting with Christmas Music)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
QC La Tuque 97.1 CFLM From 1240 (testing)

CALL LETTER DATA
BC Whistler 101.5 new Will become CKEE (Four Senses Entertainment)

BRANDINGS
ON Erin 88.1 CHES From MAIN STREET RADIO to MIX 881

OFF THE AIR
AB Edmonton 680 CHFA Simulcast period for FM conversion to 90.1 has expired
NL Red Rocks 96.9 CKSS The tower has aged and is in a state of disrepair (simulcasted CHOZ 94.7 St. John's)
NL Stephenville 98.5 CIOS The tower has aged and is in a state of disrepair (simulcasted CHOZ 94.7 St. John's)
ON Niagara Falls 710 CJRN Went dark on November 29th after license was revoked by the CRTC for non-compliance issues
ON Timmins 102.3 CHIM Went dark on November 30th after license was revoked by the CRTC for non-compliance issues
The following rebroadcasters are also off the air:
CHIM-1 92.5 North Bay, ON
CHIM-2 102.7 Iroquois Falls, ON
CHIM-3 99.1 Kirkland Lake, ON
CHIM-4 103.5 Temiskaming Shores, ON
CHIM-5 93.1 Red Deer, AB
CHIM-6 97.3 Sault Saint Marie, ON
CHIM-7 92.5 Elliot Lake, ON
CHIM-8 92.7 Chapleau, ON
CHIM-9 92.5 Wawa, ON
CHIM-10 92.3 Kapuskasing, ON
QC Montreal 990 CKGM Simulcast period for frequency switch to 690 AM has expired

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
BC Dease Lake 90.5 10 watts (Aboriginal) (will simulcast CHON 98.1 Whitehorse, YT)
NL Bell Island 93.9 28 watts (Community/Traditional Newfoundland Music) (Radio Bell Island) (has been operating as a special event/limited operation on 100.1)
QC Montreal 600 10,000 watts (days) / 5,000 watts (nights) (News-Talk) (Tietolman-Tetrault-Pancholy Media)
QC Montreal SCMO CIRA (Spanish) (La Fiesta Latina FM) (CIRA 91.3 Montreal will be leasing their SCMO subchannel to this group)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
NT Yellowknife 1340 CFYK Move to 98.9 with 1,200 watts

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Lac La Biche 89.9 CFWE Move to 90.5, increase power from 10 to 19,600 watts, raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
NL La Grand' Terre 96.1 CKIP Increase power from 42 to 142 watts (250 to 632 watts Max. ERP) and lower antenna height
QC Montreal 940 new-cp Move transmitter site from St. Constant to Kahnawake.
QC Quebec City 89.7 CJNG Increase power from 20 to 419 watts (100 to 1,000 watts Max. ERP) and raise antenna height. A seperate application to amend the stations condition of license was denied
QC Saint Georges de Beauce 96.7 CBV-7 Increase power from 84 to 640 watts (2,500 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height and relocate transmitter

GOING OFF THE AIR
AB Beaver Lake 89.9 VF2242 Will go dark when CFWE 89.9 relocates to 90.5
AB Buffalo Lake 89.9 VF2244 Will go dark when CFWE 89.9 relocates to 90.5
AB Goodfish Lake 89.9 VF2183 Will go dark when CFWE 89.9 relocates to 90.5
AB Kikino 89.9 VF2254 Will go dark when CFWE 89.9 relocates to 90.5

DENIALS
AB Wetaskiwin 93.5 CIHS Will not be Increasing power from 5,210 to 50,000 watts and amending the format of its specialty FM license from Non-Classic Religious to Folk and World Beat music (focussing on the South Asian community)
BC Prince George 105.5 Northern Native Broadcasting will not be setting up shop in Prince George with 2,100 watts. The new station would have been a simulcast for the Classic Rock and Aboriginal format originating from CFNR 92.1 Terrace
NB Moncton 90.1 CIRM Will not be moving 96.3 and increasing power from 22 to 250 watts
ON Stouffville 102.7 CIWS Will not be increasing power from 50 to 193 watts (675 watts Max. ERP) and raising antenna height

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
NL Clarenville 97.1 2,500 watts (Hot AC) (Newcap)

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
AB Wainwright 830 CKKY Move to 101.9 with 50,000 watts (format will remain Country) (if approved Newcap will surrender a construction permit issued several years ago to relocate CKKY to 1080 AM)

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
AB Wainwright 93.7 CKWY Decrease power from 100,000 to 50,000 watts and raise antenna height
BC Kelowna 103.9 CJUI Increase power from 5,200 to 17,300 watts (36,800 watts Max. ERP) and relocate transmitter
ON Brockville 91.9 CBOB Decrease power from 1,080 to 738 watts (1,571 watts Max. ERP) and raise antenna height
ON Brockville 102.1 CBOF-7 Decrease power from 2,500 to 791 watts (1,495 watts Max. ERP) and raise antenna height
ON Scarborough 105.9 CJVF Move to 102.7, increase power from 45 to 476 watts (1,200 watts Max. ERP), and raise antenna height

PROPOSED CHANGES TO PROGRAMMING
ON Paris-Kitchener 89.1 CBLA-2 Wishes to add some local programming (will continue to simulcast CBLA 99.1 Toronto for the majority of the broadcast day)

APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN
MB Steinbach 88.5 61,000 watts (Country) (Golden West) (will amend and refile this application with new technical parameters at a future date)

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