Broadcast History - February 13

Broadcast History - February 13

Postby jon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:43 pm

In 1979, CJAZ-FM Vancouver was licensed as Canada's first All Jazz station. A year later, the station was on the air, on 92.1 MHz, from a Saltspring Island transmitter location. Owner Selkirk Broadcasting also owned CKWX. The station has since been through a frequency change, to 96.9 MHz, a transmitter move to Mount Seymour, and two (each) call letter and format changes, currently running a Jack-FM format as CKLG-FM. The station has had a same-frequency repeater in Whistler since 2000.

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In 1985, CKVU-TV Vancouver was approved by the CRTC to move from Channel 21 to Channel 10, but with a decrease in power from 880,000 watts to 285,000 watts. The transmitter remained on Saltspring Island, which had long been a problem for off-air reception in Vancouver, given the coverage issues associated with UHF. But on Channel 10, both Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland were promised great reception.
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