Broadcast History - February 22

Broadcast History - February 22

Postby jon » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:37 pm

In 1960, CKNW New Westminster increased power to 10,000 watts during the day. Power remained at 5000 watts at night. The station had moved from 1320 to 980 KHz little more than a year earlier. It would be just over five years before CKNW was transmitting with 50,000 watts, from a new transmitter site at Cloverdale. The 50,000 watt directional pattern had a much deeper null to the East at night than the 5000 watt pattern, to adequately protect what was then CKRM Regina. The new transmitter site was East of most of its listeners, rather than South at the old (and now auxiliary) Queensboro site.

In 1995, CJVR Melfort, Saskatchewan, is approved to move from 1420 KHz to the former U.S. clear channel of 750 KHz. WSB Atlanta had previously been the major station on the frequency at night, though KXL-750 Portland was not always daytime-only. The next year, CJVR gets a power increase from 10,000 to 25,000 watts.

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In 2002 at 3:00 p.m., 1350 KHz went silent in Parksville, B.C., as CKCI-AM ended its simulcast period after little more than a month. It had been replaced by CIBH-FM "The Beach" at 6:00 a.m. on January 14th.
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