Broadcast History - December 13

Broadcast History - December 13

Postby jon » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 pm

In 1943, the CFBR call letters, now at home in Edmonton at The Bear, were assigned to CFLC Brockville (Ontario), beginning a series of call letter changes: CFJM (1946) and CFJR (1950). CFLC originally signed on to 1010 KHz with 50 watts on April 1, 1926. Standard Radio acquired the call letters CFBR in 1992, in the final set of call letter changes for CFRN-FM (1951): CKXM (1979) and CJKE (1989).

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In 1984, many Graveyard Stations -- those on the Local Channels of 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450 and 1490 KHz -- were granted power increases by the CRTC to 1000 watts at night. Previously, they had been limited by International Agreement to 1000 watts day and 250 watts night non-directional. Alaska, Hawaii, and the Canadian territories were exempt from certain provisions of these International Agreements. CFYK Yellowknife, for example, was 1000 watts full-time on 1340 KHz when I was there in 1974. More frequently, however, the exemption was Alaskan and Hawaiian stations licensed to U.S. and Mexico/Canada Clear Channels, though CFFB Frobisher Bay was licensed to 1200 KHz for many years, the clearest of the Clear Channels in the 1960s.
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