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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP For JUNE 2017
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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for JUNE 2017

A summary of CRTC decisions and on air changes affecting the Canadian radio landscape.

RADIO ACTIVITY

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
AB CALGARY 100.3 VF5001 License status unknown. 50 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu.
QC MONTREAL 600 CFQR Commercial. 10,000 watts days / 5,000 watts nights. News-Talk. Tietolman & Tetrault Media. (currently in test mode).

CALL LETTER DATA

AB CALGARY 88.1 new Will become CJBS
AB EDMONTON 89.3 new Will become CJBT
AB PEACE RIVER 94.9 CKYL-1 Will become CKYL (when flip from 610 occurs)
BC VANCOUVER 106.3 new Will become CKUR
ON OTTAWA 95.7 new Will become CFPO
ON SIMCOE 99.7 new Will become CFVC
ON TORONTO 106.5 new Will become CFPT
QC MONTREAL 600 new Will become CFQR

CRTC & ISEDC DECISIONS


NEW STATIONS GRANTED

AB CALGARY 88.1 Aboriginal. 100,000 watts. Variety. Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta.
AB EDMONTON 89.3 Aboriginal. 100,000 watts. Variety. Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta.
BC VANCOUVER 106.3 Aboriginal. 4,600 watts (9,000 watts Max. ERP). Variety. Northern Native Broadcasting.
ON ENGLEHART 105.7 Commercial. 5,100 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.
ON IROQUOIS FALLS 105.9 Commercial. 540 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.
ON OTTAWA 95.7 Aboriginal. 9,100 watts. Variety. First People’s Radio Inc.
ON SAULT STE. MARIE 106.5 Commercial. 2,300 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.
ON SIMCOE 99.7 Commercial. 9,640 watts (18,000 watts Max. ERP). Classic Hits. My Broadcasting. OLDIES 99.7.
ON SPRING BAY 104.9 Commercial. 530 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.
ON SUNDRIDGE 98.3 Commercial. 540 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.
ON TEMISKAMING SHORES 100.9 Commercial. 530 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.
ON TORONTO 106.5 Aboriginal. 984 watts (2,600 watts Max. ERP). Variety. First People’s Radio Inc.
YT MOUNT JUBILEE 103.1 CBC Radio One. 340 watts (482 watts Max. ERP). Variety. Government of the Yukon.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED

AB PEACE RIVER 94.9 CKYL Move from 610. Will operate with 62,000 watts (100,000 watts Max. ERP).
BC CLINTON 98.9 CBUU Move from 1070. Will operate with 50 watts.
NL ST. JOHN’S 96.7 VOAR Move from 1210. Will operate with 100,000 watts.
NT NORMAN WELLS 99.9 CBDW Move from 990. Will operate with 50 watts.
QC PARENT-LA TUQUE 99.9 CBF-19 Move from 710. Will operate with 50 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB PEACE RIVER 94.9 CKYL-1 Increase power from 2,500 to 62,000 watts (2,500 to 100,000 Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate antenna. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional. Existing nested repeater will become primary station when CKYL 610 converts to FM.
AB PEACE RIVER 106.1 CKKX Increase power from 2,500 to 30,128 watts (2,500 to 50,000 Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate antenna. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
BC ASHCROFT 1340 CINL From NL Broadcasting to Newcap.
BC CLEARWATER 1400 CHNL-1 From NL Broadcasting to Newcap.
BC KAMLOOPS 610 CHNL From NL Broadcasting to Newcap.
BC KAMLOOPS 97.5 CKRV From NL Broadcasting to Newcap.
BC KAMLOOPS 103.1 CJKC From NL Broadcasting to Newcap.
BC MERRITT 1230 CJNL From NL Broadcasting to Newcap.
BC SORRENTO 107.1 CFNL From NL Broadcasting to Newcap.

CONDITION OF LICENSE AMENDMENTS GRANTED

QC GATINEAU 97.1 CHLX Remove condition of license which requires station to devote 20% of its programming to Jazz and Blues.

GOING OFF THE AIR

NL BAY ROBERTS 95.9 VOAR-1 Will be shut down when VOAR 1210 St. John’s flips to 96.7 as contours of the new 96.7 will encompass the Bay Roberts area.

DENIALS
NB SAINT JOHN 104.9 new Commercial 860 watts. Christian. International Harvesters for Christ. CRTC determined that Saint John could not support a third Christian station.
ON AURORA 91.7 new Commercial. 45 watts (150 watts Max. ERP). Multilingual. Bhupinder Bola. CRTC determined that Aurora cannot sustain a new station at this time.
ON BRAMPTON 1190 new Commercial. 1,500 watts (days) / 68 watts (nights). Multulingual. Priya Datta. CRTC determined that Brampton cannot sustain a new station at this time.
ON BRAMPTON 1190 new Commercial. 10,000 watts (fulltime). Multilingual. Antoine Karam. CRTC determined that Brampton cannot sustain a new station at this time.
ON OTTAWA 1630 new Commercial. 10,000 watts (days) / 1,000 watts (nights). Multilingual. Antoine Karam. CRTC determined that Ottawa could not support an additional Ethnic station.
ON SCARBOROUGH 105.5 new College. 92 watts (155 watts Max. ERP). Urban. CHRY Community Radio. Would have simulcasted CHRY 105.5 Toronto. CRTC determined that there was no technical or economic need for the proposed rebroadcaster.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB GRANDE PRAIRIE 105.7 Aboriginal. 100,000 watts. Variety. Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta. Will simulcast CFWE-4 98.5 Spruce Grove-Edmonton.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES

ON OTTAWA 101.7 CIDG Increase power from 1,792 to 5,300 watts (5,500 to 19,340 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC QUEBEC CITY-WENDAKE 100.3 CIHW Increase power from 50 to 239 watts (50 to 400 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
YT WHITEHORSE 96.1 CKRW Increase power from 380 to 4,400 watts (1,000 to 4.400 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES

BC KELOWNA 103.9 CJUI From Vista Radio to Avenue Radio.

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