CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for MID-JANUARY to FEBRUARY 28, 2017
A summary of CRTC decisions and on air changes affecting the Canadian radio landscape.
AB LETHBRIDGE 98.1 CKBD From Alternative Rock to Modern AC (retains THE BRIDGE branding).
MB WINNIPEG 100.5 CFJL From Soft AC (JEWEL 100.5) to 90′s Classic Hits (HOT 100.5).
QC DONNACONA 100.9 CHXX From Mainstream Rock (RADIO X2) to Classic Hits (POP 100.9).
NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
AB HINTON 104.9 CFHI Commercial. 1,100 watts. Country. Newcap. REAL COUNTRY 104.9.
MB WINNIPEG 88.7 CKYN Commercial. 50 watts. South Asian. Gill Communications.
CALL LETTER DATA
MB BRANDON 91.5 CKIL-cp Will become CKLQ
MB WINNIPEG 99.1 CJGV Becomes CFPG
NT FORT SIMPSON 90.7 new Will become CFLK
ON SARNIA 101.5 new Will become CBEF-3
AB EDMONTON 91.7 CHBN From THE BOUNCE to KISS 91.7 (format remains CHR)
BC PENTICTON 100.7 CIGV From COUNTRY 100.7 to NEW COUNTRY 100.7
NB FREDERICTON 92.3 CFRK From COUNTRY 92.3 to NEW COUNTRY 92.3
NB MONCTON 96.9 CJXL From XL96 to NEW COUNTRY 96.9
NS SYDNEY 103.5 CKCH From THE EAGLE to NEW COUNTRY 103.5
TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
ON KITCHENER 93.7 CJTW Moved from 94.3. Increased power from 50 watts to 420 watts.
ON WATERLOO 102.7 CKMS Moved from 100.3. Power remains 50 watts.
CRTC & ISEDC DECISIONS
NEW STATIONS GRANTED
NT FORT SIMPSON 90.7 Aboriginal. 50 watts. Liidlii Kue First Nation.
ON SARNIA 101.5 CBC Ici Premiere. 1,886 watts. Will simulcast CBEF 1550 Windsor.
TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC DAWSON CREEK 89.7 CBKQ Reduce power from 1,100 to 816 watts. Lower antenna height.
BC DAWSON CREEK 93.7 CBUF-7 Increase power from 70 to 820 watts. Raise antenna height.
NL CORNER BROOK 105.7 VOAR-9 Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NS SYDNEY 95.9 CBAF-14 Decrease power from 61,700 to 17,817 watts (100,000 to 25,636 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
ON KENORA 93.5 CKSB-7 Increase power from 20,000 to 21,721 watts. Lower antenna height.
ON KENORA 98.7 CBQX Increase power from 38,000 to 41,222 watts. Lower antenna height.
ON TEMISKAMING SHORES 99.7 CBON-2 Raise antenna height.
ON TEMISKAMING SHORES 102.3 CBCY Raise antenna height.
QC AMOS 103.5 CHOA-1 Reduce power from 100,000 to 67,075 watts (maximum ERP will remain 100,000 watts). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC AMOS 104.3 CHGO Reduce power from 100,000 to 75,000 watts.
OFF THE AIR
BC VANCOUVER 6160 CKZU Shortwave rebroadcaster of CBU 690 Vancouver has been permanently shut down due to the equipment being in a state of disrepair.
PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
ON TORONTO 94.1 CBL Has applied to add Tamil programming “TIME FM” to their SCMO channel.
PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NT FORT SMITH 860 CBDI Move to 97.9 with 50 watts.
ON BLIND RIVER 1010 CBON-6 Move to 98.5 with 136 watts.
PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON ORILLIA 90.7 CBL-3 Increase power from 4,800 to 5,500 watts. Lower antenna height.
ON ORILLIA 91.5 CBCO Increase power from 5,200 to 13,520 watts (11,200 to 13,520 Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.
ON PENETANGUISHENE 89.7 CBCM Reduce power from 2,800 to 1,760 watts. Raise antenna height.
ON PENETANGUISHENE 96.5 CJBC-3 Increase power from 15,300 to 28,311 watts. Raise antenna height.
ON PETERBOROUGH 98.7 CBCP Reduce power from 10,170 to 5,442 watts (19,150 to 12,438 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
ON PETERBOROUGH 103.9 CBBP Reduce power from 17,300 to 5,831 watts (26,000 to 12,438 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
ON PETERBOROUGH 106.3 CJBC-5 Reduce power from 9,500 to 5,858 watts (13,000 to 12,438 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
QC MANIWAKI 97.3 CHGA Increase power from 2,877 to 11,900 watts (2,877 to 16,900 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
PROPOSAL TO SHUT STATION DOWN
YT WHITEHORSE 610 CKRW Voluntarily rescind the license due to equipment being in a state of disrepair. Programming will now originate on nested repeater CKRW 96.1 until a formal AM to FM conversion is filed.
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