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Canadian Radio News recap for July, 2015
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ANADIAN RADIO NEWS FOR JULY, 2015

AUGUST 1, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
BC Creston 94.1 CKCV Commercial. 1,100 watts (2,800 watts Max. ERP). Variety Hits. Vista Radio. JUICE FM
BC Surrey 91.5 VF2688 Commercial. 4 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu. GURBANI FM.
BC Surrey 106.9 VF2689 Commercial. 41 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu. MY FM.
NL Clarenville 107.5 CKSJ-1 Commercial. 11,630 watts (25,500 watts Max. ERP). Classic Hits. Simulcasts CKSJ 101.1 St. John’s. COAST 101.1.
ON Toronto 96.7 CFZM-1 Commercial. 82 watts. Standards. Nested repeater for CFZM 740 Toronto.

CALL LETTER DATA

BC Abbotsford 89.9 new Will become VF2691
BC Abbotsford 107.9 new Will become VF2690
ON Creemore 90.1 new Will become CKAW
QC Gatineau 96.5 CFTX Will become CKLX
QC Montreal 91.9 CKLX Will become CFSI

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
AB Camrose 840 CFCW Moved from 790. Reduced night power from 50,000 to 40,000 watts. Day power remains 50,000 watts.
BC Lake Cowichan 97.5 CICV Moved from 98.7. Increased power from 5 to 50 watts.
BC Prince George 93.1 CFIS Increased power from 5 to 494 watts.

OFF THE AIR
BC Pemberton 98.9 CFPV McBride Communications station has reportedly been dark for quite some time.
BC Salt Spring Island 107.9 CFSI Went dark on July 25 after license was revoked by the CRTC for ongoing non-compliance issues. Includes CFSI-1 102.1 Mount Bruce.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Lake Louise 103.9 CBC Radio One. 130 watts.
BC Abbotsford 89.9 Commercial. 50 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu.
BC Abbotsford 107.9 Commercial. 34 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu.
ON Creemore 90.1 Developmental Community. 5 watts. Variety. Clearview Community Radio.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
ON Nakina 1240 CBLN Move 98.1 with 50 watts.
QC Malartic 1230 CBMN Move to 101.1 with 22,800 watts (50,000 watts Max. ERP).

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Rocky Mountain House 94.5 CHBW Increase power from 720 to 810 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
BC Campbell River 104.5 CBYT Increase power from 88 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height.
BC Vancouver 98.3 CIRH-cp Decrease power from 2,080 to 770 watts (6,000 to 1,700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NS Spryfield 94.7 CIRP Raise antenna height.
ON Dryden 102.7 CKSB-6 Decrease power from 1,500 to 1,290 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Amos 88.3 CBFX-3 Increase power from 32,400 to 47,750 watts (50,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Amos 91.5 CHLM-1 Increase power from 34,400 to 44,980 watts (50,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED

ON Mount Forest 88.7 CIWN Saugeen Community Radio has until September 16, 2016 to get this new 1,648 watt Community station on the air.
QC Montreal 850 new Tietolman Tetrault Pancholy Media has until June 19, 2016 to get this new 50,000 watts (days) 22,000 watts (nights) French language Sports-Talk station on the air.

OPERATIONAL CHANGES APPROVED
QC Gatineau 97.1 CHLX RNC Media will operate this station under a local sales agreement (LMA) with CKOF 104.7.
QC Gatineau 104.7 CKOF Cogeco will operate this station under a local sales agreement (LMA) with CHLX 97.1.

GOING OFF THE AIR
QC Val d’Or 570 CBML Will go dark when CBMN 1230 Malartic flips to 101.1 FM.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
QC Lebel sur Quevillon 97.9 Community. 50 watts. Variety. Le Son du 49e.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS

BC Ucluelet 540 CBXQ Move to 92.7 with 50 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES

AB Cochrane 91.5 CFIT-1 Increase power from 100 to 4,800 watts (10,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Rescind simulcast of CFIT 106.1 Airdrie and establish local programming with Country format.
NU Baker Lake 99.3 CKQN Increase power from 60 watts to 89 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
NU Baker Lake 99.3 CKQN From Qamanittuap Naaluataa Society to the CBC. Will become a fulltime rebroadcaster of CBQR 105.1 Rankin Inlet.

CALL FOR COMMENTS ON MARKET CAPACITY
Newcap has applied for a new commercial station in Kentville, Nova Scotia on 94.3 with 5,300 watts (14,000 watts Max. ERP). The CRTC has issued a call for comments on market capacity and the appropriateness of issuing a call for radio applications to serve Kentville.

Next update September 1, 2015
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