Broadcast History - June 13

Broadcast History - June 13

Postby jon » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:23 pm

In 1977, CBWV-FM Brandon (Manitoba) signed on as a repeater of CBW-AM Winnipeg. This allowed CKX-1150 Brandon to no longer be an affiliate of the CBC as of July 21, 1978. CKX first signed on December 1, 1928, on 1120 KHz, using an old 500 watt transmitter inherited from the original CKY Winnipeg, which was also owned by Manitoba Government Telephones. But, unlike CKY, the CBC did not end up owning CKX after the federal government edict forcing the Manitoba government to sell its radio stations. Instead, in 1948, a group of Brandon businessmen bought the station, headed by John B. Craig. This was the beginning of Craig Broadcast Systems.

In 1968, the CRTC rejected an application by CHAN-TV-8 Burnaby for a share transfer that would have seen U.S.-owned Famous Players increase its stake in the station.

In 1969, the CBC was authorized to purchase CFCY-TV Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), and change the call letters to CBCT-TV. A power increase and higher antenna in 1973 improved the signal in eastern P.E.I., allowing residents of the area to watch CBC programming on CBCT instead of CJCB-TV Sydney (Nova Scotia). CFCY-TV-13 signed on July 1, 1956, fulfilling the dream of CFCY Radio's founder, Col. Keith Rogers, who had passed away just two years earlier. The station gave birth to major national TV personalities, including Mike Duffy and Don Messer, who had made the transition from CFCY Radio. Col. Rogers signed on 10AS on August 15, 1924, on 250 meters, getting a commercial license in 1925 as CFCY on 960 KHz with 50 watts. CFCY moved to FM on September 1, 2006.

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