June 2008 Canadian Radio News

June 2008 Canadian Radio News

Postby Dan Sys » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:38 pm

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

for JUNE, 2008

JULY 1, 2008

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
QC Montreal 940 CINW From News-Talk to Oldies (AM 940)

NEW STATIONS ON THE AIR
AB Fort McMurray 100.5 CHFT Classic Rock (K-Rock)
NS Kentville 89.3 CIJK Classic Rock (K-Rock)
NS Sydney 103.5 CKCH Country (The Eagle)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
BC Powell River 95.7 CFPW From 1280 (as CHQB) (testing)

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Drayton Valley 90.3 new Becomes CIDV
ON Windsor n/a new Becomes CJNR (cp for new Ethnic station)

BRANDINGS
ON Peterborough 99.7 CKPT From ENERGY 99.3 to ENERGY 99.7

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
ON Peterborough 99.7 CKPT Moved from 99.3, power reduced from 5,700 watts (17,000 watts E.R.P.) to 3,700 watts (11,000 watts E.R.P.)

CRTC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Drayton Valley 90.3 50 watts (Religion) (Drayton Valley World of Life Centre)

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
ON Hawkesbury 107.7 CKHK Decrease power from 2,000 watts to 1,100 watts and raise antenna height
QC Acton Vale 103.7 CFID Increase power from 1,650 watts to 2,647 watts (6,000 watts E.R.P.)
QC Gatineau 104.7 CJRC Increase power from 11,000 watts to 36,000 watts (100,000 watts E.R.P.), lower antenna height and relocate transmitter
QC Senneterre 100.5 CIBO Increase power from 51 watts to 2,550 watts and raise antenna height
QC Sherbrooke 630 CHLT FM simulcast extension granted until Feb.28/09 due to coverage issues with the new CHLT 102.1 and pending approval to relocate that facility to 107.7 with a power increase
QC Temiscaming 92.1 CKVM-1 Lower antenna height and relocate transmitter

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
MB Winnipeg 107.1 CFEQ From HIS Broadcasting to Golden West
NS Halifax 96.5 CKUL From Metro Radio Group to Newcap
QC Gaspe 99.3 CHGM From Radio CHNC Limited to Cooperative des Travaillers CHNC
QC New Carlisle 107.1 CHNC From Radio CHNC Limited to Cooperative des Travaillers CHNC
QC Quebec City 800 CHRC From Corus to Les Remparts de Quebec (yes, Quebec City's minor league hockey team now has a radio station)
QC Windsor 98.3 CIAX From Emploi-Comte Johnson to Radio Communitaire de Windsor

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
QC Saint Donat 89.7 5,460 watts (11,600 watts E.R.P.) (CBC La Premiere Chaine) (will simulcast CBF 95.1 Montreal)

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NS Amherst 900 CKDH Move to 107.9 with 6,500 watts (format will remain AC)

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
NS Eastern Passage 94.7 CFEP Move to 105.9, decrease power from 1,400 watts to 1,360 watts and raise antenna height
QC Granby 104.9 CFXM Increase power from 200 watts to 1,184 watts (5,500 watts E.R.P.), raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
QC Saguenay 103.3 CKGS-cp 6,000 watts. Previously approved but applied frequency of 99.9 was not acceptable

NOTES

In last months column I reported that CKJX 104.5 (Rock 104) in Olds,AB was launched with an Active Rock format. Upon listening to their stream for awhile this afternoon I will correct that to a Classic Rock format.

Thanks for the kind words Primitive! I encourage everyone who reads this column to keep me up to date on any changes you might observe in your respective markets. Radio sites and boards do a good job keeping me on top of things for the most part, but sometimes happenings in the Canadian radio industry do get missed.

Next update August 1, 2008
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