Saskatoon Gets Local CBC Radio One Station on Thursday

Saskatoon Gets Local CBC Radio One Station on Thursday

Postby jon » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:58 pm

The CRTC today approved the conversion of the Saskatoon FM repeater of CBK-540 into a full-fledged local station. I'm hoping that the new call letters will be CBS-FM, as my reading of the CRTC Decision is that it will no longer be CBK-1-FM now that it is no longer licensed as a rebroadcaster of CBK.

What makes it a local station is: "at least 12 hours and 30 minutes of local programming to Saskatoon residents in each broadcast week. Local programming will consist of a mix of local, national and international news, up-to-date weather forecasts, road conditions, sports coverage, interviews and short documentaries." The rest of the broadcast week will be the national network feed from CBC Radio One, with local IDs and breaks. Not a CBK simulcast.

The station remains on 94.1 MHz with 4100 watts.

No date set yet for the change. The CRTC has given the usual 24 month deadline.

If I recall correctly, the CBC got into a bit of trouble not long ago when they announced plans to do this without CRTC approval.
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Re: Saskatoon Gets Local CBC Radio One Station

Postby jon » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:12 am

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Sep 23, 2013 2:06 PM
CBC Radio One's Saskatoon Morning To Make On-Air Debut

CBC Radio One's Saskatoon Morning will make its on-air debut on Thursday, September 26 from 6:00am to 8:30am on 94.1FM in Saskatoon. This decision follows the approval of the broadcast license provided by the CRTC earlier today.

Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski, online host Matt Kruchak and newsreader Dan Kerslake will provide Saskatonians with a fresh, new conversation on-air at 94.1FM and online at cbc.ca/Saskatoon each weekday with up-to-date local news, weather, traffic and community events.

"As a new morning radio show and digital service, Saskatoon Morning is unparalleled in the market," says John Agnew, managing director for CBC Saskatchewan. "We're providing Saskatoon audiences with a completely new experience to get the information they need to start their day and to talk about what matters to them."

Prior to joining CBC Radio One's Saskatoon Morning, Leisha co-hosted CBC Radio One's Daybreak in northern B.C., spent five years as an associate producer of CBC Radio One's The Morning Edition with host Sheila Coles in Regina and has produced stories and news for CBC Radio One's The Current, DNTO, Sounds Like Canada and C'est La Vie. Born and raised in Regina, Leisha is a graduate of the University of Regina's Journalism program where she was the recipient of the Ron Robbins International Journalism Scholarship.

CBC Radio One's The Morning Edition will continue to be broadcast on 102.5FM in Regina and 540AM across the province.

Saskatoon Morning is a part of CBC's local expansion strategy and is reflected in its five-year strategic plan, "Everyone, Every Way". Launched in February 2011, its goal is to better connect more than six million Canadians over the next four years, in areas which have been identified as underserviced.
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