Canadian Radio News for May, 2013

Canadian Radio News for May, 2013

Postby Dan Sys » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:56 am

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For MAY, 2013

JUNE 1, 2013

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
ON Sarnia 1070 CHOK From Country to Classic Hits (with nested repeater CHOK-1 103.9 Sarnia)

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
NB Miramichi 95.9 CHHI Hot AC (local) (Sun FM) (25,000 watts Max. ERP) (Newcap)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
MB Winkler 88.9 CKMW From 1570 (testing-official launch date unknown)

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Wabasca 94.3 new Will become CHSL-1
NT Tulita 920 CBQI Will become CBXY (when move to 100.9 occurs)

BRANDINGS
AB Grande Prairie 96.3 CJGY From SHINE FM to REACH FM (format remains Christian)
ON Kitchener 106.7 CIKZ From KIX 106.7 to COUNTRY 106.7

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Wabasca 94.3 6,000 watts (Classic Hits) (will simulcast CHSL 92.7 Slave Lake)
NL Clarenville 97.1 2,500 watts (Hot AC) (local) (Newcap)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
NT Tulita 920 CBQI Move to 100.9 with 50 watts
ON Armstrong 1450 CBOL Move to 91.3 with 50 watts
ON Hornepayne 1010 CBLH Move to 92.3 with 50 watts
QC Murdochville 750 CBMJ Move to 99.5 with 98 watts
YT Mayo 1230 CBDC Move to 104.9 with 50 watts

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Prince George 91.5 CBYG Reduce average ERP from 100,000 to 52,300 (maximum ERP will remain 100,000 watts). lower antenna height, and change antenna radiation pattern from ND to D.
BC Whistler 96.9 CKLG-1 Reduce power from 586 to 474 watts (1,430 to 1,000 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height, and relocate transmitter
BC Whistler 102.1 CISW Reduce power from 586 to 474 watts (1,430 to 1,000 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height, and relocate transmitter
SK Regina 97.7 CBKF Increase power from 13,700 to 22,300 watts and lower antenna height

PROGRAMMING CHANGES GRANTED
Across Canada CBC Radio 2 Allow a limited amount of advertising (no more than 4 minutes per hour)
Across Canada CBC Espace Musique Allow a limited amount of advetising (no more than 4 minutes per hour)

DENIALS
ON Wingham 104.3 new 3,000 watts (nested repeater for CKNX 920 Wingham). Rejected because it would be equivalent to granting Blackburn a third FM radio station in the market which would breach the CRTC's common ownership policy
QC Shawinigan 91.1 CFUT Move to 92.9, increase power from 199 to 3,700 watts (250 to 3,700 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height, and relocate transmitter. Rejected because the new parameters would exceedingly expand the service area and could have an undue negative impact on the market

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
ON Huntsville 88.7 5,700 watts (Community-Eclectic) (Hunter's Bay Radio Incorporated)

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NL Cartwright 570 CBNK Move to 93.9 with 50 watts
NT Fort Simpson 690 CBDO Move to 107.5 with 50 watts

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC Hornby Island 96.5 CHFR Increase power from 5 to 50 watts and lower antenna height
BC Quesnel 96.1 VF2073 Increase power from 2 to 6.5 watts and raise antenna height
ON Toronto 105.1 CHOQ Reduce power from 570 to 188 watts (1,000 to 1,500 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height, and relocate transmitter
ON Wawa 88.3 CBLJ Reduce power from 50,000 to 4,807 watts and raise antenna height
QC Donnacona 100.9 CHXX Shut down studios in Donnacona and relocate all on air operations to Quebec City
QC Gaspe 88.5 CBVG Reduce power from 2,160 to 1,730 watts (4,250 to 2,610 watts Max. ERP)

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
AB Calgary 101.5 CKCE From Bell Media to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
BC Lillooet 100.5 CHLS From the Radio Lillooet Society to the Lillooet Camelsfoot TV and Radio Association
MB Selkirk 104.1 CFQX From Astral Media to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
MB Winnipeg 94.3 CHIQ From Bell Media to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
ON Peterborough 90.5 CJMB From Andy McNabb to the My Broadcasting Corporation

PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPECIALTY LICENSES
MB Winnipeg 100.7 CFJL Remove specialty FM license requirements to allow more flexibility with music
QC Montreal 105.1 CKDG Reduce Ethnic programming from 70% to 60%

PROPOSED PROGRAMMING CHANGES
SK Saskatoon 94.1 CBK-1 Establish some local programming originating from Saskatoon (currently rebroadcasts CBK 540 Regina 100%)

CORRECTION
In last months column under AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR the call letters for 790 in Port Au Choix, NL were listed as CFGN. The correct calls are CFNW.


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