Canadian Radio News for January, 2013

Canadian Radio News for January, 2013

Postby Dan Sys » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:51 am

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For JANUARY, 2013

FEBRUARY 1, 2013

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
AB Edmonton 92.5 CKNG From Variety Hits (Joe FM) to Hot AC (Fresh FM)

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON Windsor 102.3 CINA (Multilingual) (Neeti P. Ray) (a little late reporting this as the station has been on the air for several months - no one told us)

CALL LETTER DATA
NB Blackville 107.7 CJFY Becomes CJFY-1
NB Miramichi 96.5 CJFY-1 Becomes CJFY
NU Iqaluit 94.7 new Becomes VF2624

BRANDINGS
ON Shelburne 104.9 CFDC Will become COUNTRY 104.9
ON Uxbridge 105.5 CIUX Will become 105.5 HITS FM

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
AB Calgary 1010 CBR Operating with new equipment from relocated transmitter site about 15 miles N.E. of Calgary
NB Miramichi 96.5 CJFY Moved from 101.1 and increased power from 50 to 740 watts (2,000 watts Max. ERP) (previously a rebroadcaster for CJFY 107.7 in Blackville - now becomes the originating station)

OFF THE AIR
AB Stettler 1400 CKSQ Simulcast time for FM conversion has expired
NT Yellowknife 101.9 CKLB Temporarily off the air due to funding issues (includes 17 rebroadcasters throughout the Northwest Territories)

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
NU Iqaluit 94.7 50 watts (Legislative Assembly of Nunavut)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
AB Coleman 1450 CBXC Move to 102.3 with 51 watts (simulcasts CBR 1010 Calgary) (102.3 could possibly be an error as several reports have indicated that this station is slated operate on 93.1)
AB Edson 1540 CBXD Move to 95.3 with 50 watts (simulcasts CBX 740 Edmonton)
AB Fort Vermilion 1460 CBKC Move to 105.1 with 50 watts (simulcasts CBX 740 Edmonton)
AB Grande Cache 1450 CBWI Move to 92.3 with 50 watts (simulcasts CBX 740 Edmonton)
AB High Level 1560 CBKD Move to 99.5 with 50 watts (simulcasts CBX 740 Edmonton)
AB Rainbow Lake 1240 CBXX Move to 101.5 with 50 watts (simulcasts CBX 740 Edmonton)
NF Port au Choix 790 CFNW Move to 96.7 with 1,900 watts (4,300 watts Max. ERP) (simulcasts CFCB 570 Corner Brook)

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Kelowna 103.9 CJUI Increase power from 5,200 to 17,300 watts (10,000 to 36,800 watts Max. ERP), lower antenna height and relocate transmitter
MB Winkler 103.7-cp CKMW Move to 88.9 with 100,000 watts (new frequency for previously granted CKMW 1570 AM to FM conversion)

DENIALS
ON Saint Catharines 1220 10,000 watts fulltime (88% AC-Oldies / 12% Ethnic) (Subanasiri Vaithilingam) (rejected because the applicant did not provide sufficient information and did not have a viable business plan)

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Wabasca 94.3 6,000 watts (Classic Hits) (Newcap) (will simulcast CHSL 92.7 Slave Lake)
MB Steinbach 107.7 30,000 watts (Country) (Golden West) (previously applied for this station on 88.5 which was not considered technically acceptable)
ON Barrie 106.7 175 watts (Community) (French) (will simulcast CFRH 88.1 Penetanguishene)
ON Prince Edward County 92.3 3,000 watts (Community) (Prince Edward County Radio Corporation)
QC Montreal 850 50,000 watts (days) / 22,000 watts (nights) (Sports) (French) (Tietolman-Tetrault-Pancholy Media)
QC Montreal 102.9 31 watts (50 watts Max. ERP) (Tamil/South Asian) (AGNI Communications)

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
ON Hudson 1340 CBQW Will go off the air if AM to FM flip for CBLS 1240 Sioux Lookout is approved
ON Sioux Lookout 1240 CBLS Move to 95.3 with 500 watts
QC Murdochville 750 CBMJ Move to 99.5 with 98 watts
QC Murdochville 1270 CBGA-6 Move to 97.7 with 98 watts

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
NS Aylesford 101.1 VF8023 Move to 98.7, increase power from 50 to 9,600 watts (25,000 watts Max. ERP), raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
ON Erin 88.1 CHES Increase power from 125 to 570 watts (250 to 1,250 watts Max. ERP)
ON Toronto 88.1-cp CIND Increase power from 532 to 2,100 watts (875 to 4,000 watts Max. ERP) and lower antenna height

Next update March 1, 2013
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Re: Canadian Radio News for January, 2013

Postby TRENT310 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:44 pm

I didn't even know CBXD 1540 still operated at all... I am in Edson frequently and live in Whitecourt and can never hear it.

CKMW's AM signal gets quite far at night. If they switch I will miss listening to them in the evenings.
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Re: Canadian Radio News for January, 2013

Postby Dan Sys » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:39 am

Trent.....I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if 95.3 in Edson is already on the air. The CBC seems to be making these flips to FM without authorization and then applying for them after the fact as a formality.
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