March 2007 Canadian Radio News

Postby Dan Sys » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:08 pm

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

FOR MARCH, 2007

APRIL 1, 2007

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
ON Kitchener 98.5 CKWR From AC to Standards (days); remains Variety/Multilingual (nights)
ON Little Current 100.7 CFRM From Classic Rock (on 101.1) to Country (The Island)
ON Toronto 1280 CFBN From Airport Information (as CFYZ) to All Business News
QC Montreal 730 CKAC From News-Talk to All Sports (French)

NEW STATIONS ON THE AIR
AB Calgary 90.3 CFUL Triple A (Fuel 90.3)
AB Calgary 101.5 CKCE Hot AC (Energy 101.5)
AB Fairview 88.5 CKYL-3 Country (simulcasts CKYL 610 Peace River)
AB Grande Prairie 104.7 CFRI Classic Rock (Free FM)
AB High Prairie 92.1 CKYL-2 Country (simulcasts CKYL 610 Peace River)
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKVN Christian (ex-CJTS 97.1)
AB Peace River 94.9 CKYL-1 Country (simulcasts CKYL 610 Peace River)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
QC Gatineau 104.7 CJRC From 1150

CALL LETTER DATA
BC Vancouver 89.3 new Becomes CFVT (tourist info)
NB Moncton 90.7 new Becomes CFBO
ON Sudbury 101.5 CKSO Becomes CJXM ? (still using CKSO as per their website)
ON Toronto 1280 CFYZ Becomes CFBN
YT Dawson City 104.9 new Becomes CBDN-FM

BRANDINGS
AB Airdrie 106.1 CFIT Will become THE RANGE (includes CFIT-1 95.3 Cochrane)
AB Fort McMurray 103.7 CFVR Will become MIX 103.7

TECHNICAL CHANGES
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKVN Frequency switch from 97.1 (as CJTS)
ON Little Current 100.7 CFRM Frequency switch from 101.1

OFF THE AIR
AB Slave Lake 1210 CKWA Finally dark after 5 months (2 of which were apparently illegal) of simulcasting their new flipped FM CHSL 92.7

CRTC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
NB Bon Accord 107.5 26,900 watts (CBC La Premiere Chaine)
QC Gatineau 1670 1,000 watts (Childrens Programming) (French) (Fondation Radio Enfant du Canada) (replaces earlier CP for new station at 1250 in Ottawa,ON)
QC Saguenay n/a 6,000 watts (Pop-Rock) (French) (Carl Gilbert) (must find another frequency as 99.9 is not suitable)
YT Dawson City 104.9 413 watts (CBC Radio Two)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
ON Peterborough 1420 Move to 99.3 with 5,700 watts (format will remain Soft AC/Standards)

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Grande Prairie 103.3 CIKT Move to 98.9, raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
NB Saint John 92.5 CFMH Move to 107.3, increase power from 50 watts to 250 watts, raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
ON Woodstock 94.3 CJFH Decrease power from 50 watts to 37 watts, raise antenna height and relocate transmitter

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
QC Lac Megantic 106.7 CJIT From Radio Gae-Rit to Les Productions du Temps Perdu Inc.

DENIALS
ON Pembroke 95.3 1,620 watts (Classic Rock) (My Broadcasting) (market not large enough to support 3 local commercial FM stations)

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Charlie Lake 92.5 15 watts (Christian) (will simulcast CIAM 92.7 Fort Vermilion,AB)
BC Nanaimo 104.1 7,000 watts (CBC Radio One)
ON Espanola 99.3 1,410 watts (CHR) (Joco Communications)
ON Sarnia 103.3 6,000 watts (Aboriginal) (Points Eagle Radio)
SK Tisdale 95.7 45 watts (Classic Hits) (will simulcast CJNE 94.7 Nipawin) (amends earlier application for 103.1)

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC Fort St. John 100.1 CKFU Increase power from 23 watts to 20,000 watts, raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
ON North Bay 100.5 CHUR Raise antenna height
ON North Bay 101.9 CKFX Raise antenna height
ON Peterborough 99.5 CKKK Move to 90.5, increase power from 50 watts to 230 watts, raise antenna height and relocate transmitter (to facilitate CKPT's flip to 99.3)
ON Toronto 96.9 CKHC Increase power from 5 watts to 60 watts

I attempt to be as accurate as possible with this information. I visit many websites and message boards on a daily basis seeking the latest in Canadian radio news to report in this column. I trust this information to be worthy, however I can't be in all these places to confirm everything. If inaccurate information is reported I do apologize, but don't blame me?..I'm only the messenger.


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