November 2007 Canadian Radio News

November 2007 Canadian Radio News

Postby Dan Sys » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:37 am

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

for NOVEMBER, 2007

DECEMBER 1, 2007

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
MB Winnipeg 99.1 CJGV From Jazz-Smooth Jazz (as CJZZ Cool FM) to Smooth Jazz-Soft AC (Groove FM)
ON Kingston 98.9 CKLC From Standards (on 1380) to Classic Alternative (The Drive)
ON London 980 CFPL From Full Service to All News during AMD & PMD and Talk the remainder of the day

NEW STATIONS ON THE AIR
AB Lac La Biche 103.5 CILB Testing with Classic Hits. Newcap website claims the station will be Country (Cat Country)
NS Glace Bay 89.7 CKOA Maritime Music; Variety (The Coast)
NS Halifax 98.5 CKRH AC; Variety (French) (Radio Halifax Metro)
ON Kingston 93.5 CKXC Country (Kix 93.5) (currently being simulcast on WDBR 102.7 Cape Vincent,NY which up until now was KIX 102.7…..a new format for WDBR will be unveiled in the new year)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
NS New Glasgow 94.1 CKEC From 1320 (testing)
ON Kingston 98.9 CKLC From 1380

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Grande Prairie 96.3 new Becomes CJGY
AB Medicine Hat 102.1 new Becomes CJCY
BC Lytton 95.7 new Becomes CKLS
NS Sydney 101.9 new Becomes CHRK
ON Brockville 106.5 new Becomes CBOB
ON Kingston 93.5 new Becomes CKXC
ON Sarnia 103.3 new Becomes CKCI

OFF THE AIR
AB Edson 970 CFXE Simulcast time for FM conversion expires
BC Kelowna 630 CKOV Simulcast time for FM conversion expires
ON Cobourg 1450 CHUC Simulcast time for FM conversion expires

CRTC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
ON Brockville 106.5 3,000 watts (CBC Radio One)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
NS Halifax 920 CJCH Move to 101.3 with 100,000 watts

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Grande Prairie 96.3 CJGY-cp Decrease power from 100,000 watts (E.R.P.) to 70,000 watts (E.R.P.)
YT Watson Lake 990 CBDB Increase power from 40 watts (fulltime) to 400 watts (days) / 165 watts (nights)

DENIALS
ON Cochrane 104.7 5 watts (Community)
ON Ottawa 99.7 4,800 watts (Smooth Jazz) (would have simulcast CIWV 94.7 Hamilton)
ON Peterborough 100.7 1,700 watts (Smooth Jazz) (would have simulcast CIWV 94.7 Hamilton)

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
ON Cochrane 102.3 37 watts (Christian) (will simulcast CHIM 102.3 Timmins)

CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS
The CRTC has received applications for new commercial stations in WINNIPEG, EDMONTON, RED DEER, and DRUMHELLER. Other interested parties wishing to obtain radio licenses in these cities are invited to submit applications.

POSTPONED HEARING
The CRTC has announced the public hearing scheduled for December 3, 2007 in Gatineau,QC to deal with numerous applications from Ottawa and Gatineau (listed in last months Canadian Radio News) has been postponed due to frequency availability issues. A new "call for applications" has been issued with a January 28, 2008 deadline.

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