Broadcast History - July 26

Broadcast History - July 26

Postby jon » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:25 pm

In 1974, CKLG-AM Vancouver was approved for 50,000 watts from four 305 foot towers in Delta.

Also in 1974, CiTR was approved for operation on 650 KHz via AM carrier current on the UBC campus. CYVR had been shut down six months earlier for illegal carrier current operation, after submitting an application to the CRTC, but continuing to broadcast after the CRTC began regulating carrier current stations. The station had been operating on carrier current since 1964.

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In 1982, Doug O'Brien was given permission by the CRTC to purchase Manitoba's CFAR-590 Flin Flon, CJAR-1240 The Pas and CHTM-610 Thompson. Ownership was transferred from Gordon Rawlinson on September 1st. CFAR originally signed on November 14, 1937, with 100 watts on 1370 KHz, switching to 1400 KHz in 1941 and 590 KHz in 1946. CHTM began in 1964, and CJAR in 1974.

In 2000, CFRY Portage La Prairie was approved for sale to Golden West Broadcasting. The station signed on October 18, 1956 on 1570 KHz with 250 watts, moving to 920 KHz in 1966 with 1000 watts, increasing to 10,000 watts in 1971.

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In 2001, the CRTC announced that CHUM had applied to purchase CKVU-TV Vancouver, proposing to spend $8.03M on B.C. independent production, $5.95M on local news and information programming, and $1.37M on local culture, social policy, and talent development over a seven-year period. CHUM stated it would program the station much like its CITY-TV operation in Toronto. The purchase was approved on October 15th.
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