July 2006 Canadian Radio News

Postby Dan Sys » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:54 am

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

FOR JULY, 2006

AUGUST 1, 2006 (next update Sep/1/2006)

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
NS Halifax 920 CJCH From Standards to Oldies
NS Halifax 89.9 CHNS From Oldies (on 960 AM) to Classic Rock (Hal FM)
ON Timmins 93.1 CHMT From Country to Classic Rock (Moose FM)
PE Charlottetown 100.3 CHTN From Oldies (on 720 AM) to Classic Hits (Ocean 100.3)

NEW STATIONS ON THE AIR
ON North Bay 106.3 CFXN Classic Rock (Moose FM)
ON Ottawa 95.7 CKAV-? Aboriginal (AVR)
ON Ottawa 104.7 CIIO Tourist Info
PE Charlottetown 105.5 CKQK Active Rock (K-Rock)

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
ON Cobourg 107.9 CHUC From 1450 (testing)
NS Halifax 89.9 CHNS From 960
PE Charlottetown 100.3 CHTN From 720

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Airdrie 106.1 new Becomes CFIT
AB Calgary 88.1 new Becomes CKAV-3
AB Calgary 99.1
new Becomes CBR-1
AB Edmonton 93.9 new Becomes CBX-2
AB Edmonton 101.1 new Becomes CHFA-10
AB Fairview 88.5 new Becomes CKYL-3
AB High River 92.1 new Becomes CKYL-2
AB Peace River 94.9 new Becomes CKYL-1
AB Saddle Hills 88.9 new Becomes CKYL-5
AB Valleyview 88.7 new Becomes CKYL-4
MB Swan Lake 90.5 new Becomes CISF
MB Winnipeg 89.3 new Becomes CBW-1
MB Winnipeg 90.5 new Becomes CKSB-10
NS Halifax CP-n/a new Becomes CKRH
ON Erin 101.5 new Becomes CHES
ON Ottawa 104.7 new Becomes CIIO
ON Toronto 106.5 CFIE Becomes CKAV
SK Saskatoon 94.1 new Becomes CBK-1
SK Weyburn 103.5 new Becomes CKRC

BRANDINGS
BC Campbell River 1490 CFWB From COAST RADIO to THE RIDE

CRTC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Airdrie 106.1 3,600 watts (AC) (Tiessen Media)
AB Calgary 90.3 48,000 watts (Triple A) (Newcap)
AB Calgary 92.9 45,000 watts (Alternative Rock) (Harvard)
AB Calgary 100.3 19,000 watts (Soft AC/Standards; Folk) (Rawlco)
AB Calgary n/a 100,000 watts (Hot AC) (CHUM) (must find another frequency as applied frequency of 90.3 is not suitable)
AB Cochrane n/a 15 watts (AC) (will simulcast new station at 106.1 in Airdrie) (must find another frequency as applied frequency of 99.1 is not suitable)
AB Fairview 88.5 850 watts (Country) (will simulcast CKYL 610 Peace River)
AB High Prairie 92.1 1,400 watts (Country) (will simulcast CKYL 610 Peace River)
AB High River 99.7 18,000 watts (Active Rock) (Golden West)
AB Hines Creek 94.7 50 watts (Christian) (will simulcast CIAM 92.7 Fort Vermillion)
AB Lethbridge 94.1 100,000 watts (Standards) (Norscot Holdings)
AB Peace River 94.9 2,900 watts (Country) (will simulcast CKYL 610 Peace River)
AB Saddle Hills 88.9 2,500 watts (Country) (will simulcast CKYL 610 Peace River)
AB Slave Lake 107.5 26.8 watts (Christian) (will simulcast CIAM 92.7 Fort Vermillion)
AB Valleyview 88.7 1,400 watts (Country) (will simulcast CKYL 610 Peace River)
AB Weberville 101.7 50 watts (Christian) (will simulcast CIAM 92.7 Fort Vermillion)
MB Fisher River 96.9 31 watts (Aboriginal) (will simulcast CINC 96.3 Thompson)
MB Paint Lake 93.3 31.8 watts (Aboriginal) (will simulcast CINC 96.3 Thompson)
MB Swan Lake 90.5 3,700 watts (Aboriginal) (will simulcast CINC 96.3 Thompson)
NS Bedford 89.1 50 watts (Religion) (Bedford Baptist Church)
ON Madoc 100.7 49.3 watts (Community) (will simulcast CKOL 93.7 Campbellford)

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Lethbridge 97.1 CJTS Move to 98.1 and increase power from 50 watts to 20,000 watts
ON Brantford 1380 CKPC Increase power from 10,000 watts to 25,000 watts fulltime
ON Leamington 96.7 CHYR Decrease power from 91,000 watts to 27,000 watts, raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
ON Niagara Falls 105.1 CFLZ Decrease power from 30,000 watts to 15,000 watts, lower antenna height and relocate transmitter
PE Charlottetown 95.1 CFCY Increase power from 73,300 watts to 100,000 watts, raise antenna height and relocate transmitter
PE Charlottetown 105.5 CKQK 33,000 watts (Active Rock) Previously approved but applied frequency of 89.9 was not suitable

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
AB Lethbridge 97.1 CJTS From Spirit Broadcasting to Golden West

DENIALS
AB Airdrie 99.5 1,200 watts (AC) (Golden West)
AB Airdrie 100.3 3,600 watts (Hot AC) (Newcap)
AB Calgary 700 50,000 watts (Religion) (Touch Canada)
AB Calgary 90.9 100,000 watts (Soft AC) (Jim Pattison)
AB Calgary 92.9 50,000 watts Multilingial) (Yadwinder Silva)
AB Calgary 92.9 100,000 watts (Soft Rock) (Calgary Independent Radio)
AB Calgary 92.9 100,000 watts (Standards) (Norscot Holdings)
AB Calgary 92.9 47,000 watts (Standards) (Evanov)
AB Lethbridge 90.5 20,000 watts (Religion) (Touch Canada)
AB Lethbridge 94.1 100,000 watts (CHR) (Newcap)
AB Lethbridge 94.1 100,000 watts (Classic Hits) (Vista)

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Pemberton 98.9 500 watts (Pop Rock) (McBride Communications)
BC Prince George 93.1 5 watts (Community) (Prince George Community Radio Society)
BC Whistler 97.9 5 watts (Community) (The Mountain Culture Collective Radio Society)
ON Brampton 1650 1,000 watts fulltime (Multilingual) (S.S. TV Inc.)
ON Kenora 100.5 40,000 watts (Aboriginal) (will simulcast CINC 96.3 Thompson,MB)
ON Napanee 88.7 11,100 watts (AC) (My Broadcasting Corp.)
ON Sioux Lookout 89.9 224 watts (Aboriginal) (Wawatay Communications)
ON Timmins 106.7 50 watts (Aboriginal) (Wawatay Communications)
ON Whitchurch-Stouffville 102.7 50 watts (Community) (Whistle Community Radio)
QC Drummondville 88.9 1,276 watts (Community) (French) (Radio Drummond)
QC Salaberry de Valleyfield 106.5 840 watts (Pop Rock) (French) (MX Media Inc.)
QC Saguenay 99.7 100 watts (Oldies) (French) (will simulcast CKAJ 92.5 Saguenay to resolve local reception issues)
QC Trois Rivieres 105.9 1 watt (College) (French)

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NS Windsor 1450 CFAB Move to 92.9 with 100,000 watts
QC Gatineau 1150 CJRC Move to 104.7 with 11,000 watts
QC Saguenay 590 CKRS Move to 98.3 with 100,000 watts
QC Sherbrooke 630 CHLT Move to 102.1 with 23,000 watts
QC Trois Rivieres 550 CHLN Move to 106.9 with 100,000 watts

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES

AB Bonnyville 99.7 CKLM-1 Wishes to drop simulcast of CKLM 106.1 Lloydminster and establish a locally produced pop rock format (power will remain 50,000 watts)
AB Calgary 88.9 CJSI Increase power from 47,000 watts to 100,000 watts
NS Halifax CP CKRH Move CP to 98.5 with 2,350 watts (Community) (French). Previously approved but applied frequency of 89.7 was not suitable (Cooperative Radio Halifax Metro Ltee.)
ON St. Catharines 1220 CHSC Wishes to increase Italian programming from weekends only to 40% of entire broadcast time

The Northwest U.S. Radio News will appear bi-monthly from now on.
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