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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP For JULY 2017
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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for JULY 2017

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

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
AB BROOKS 101.1 CIXF From Hot AC (THE ONE) to Classic Hits (BOOM 101.1).
AB COLD LAKE 95.3 CJXK From Classic Rock (K-ROCK 95.3) to Classic Hits (BOOM 95.3).
AB EDSON 94.3 CFXE From Classic Hits (THE EAGLE) to Country (REAL COUNTRY WEST). Includes CFXG 93.3 Grande Cache, CFXH 97.5 Hinton, & CFXP 95.5 Jasper.
AB HINTON 104.9 CFHI From Country (REAL COUNTRY 104.9) to Classic Hits (BOOM 104.9)
AB WAINWRIGHT 101.9 CKKY From Classic Rock (K-ROCK 101.9) to Classic Hits (BOOM 101.9)
AB WHITECOURT 96.7 CFXW From Mainstream Rock (THE RIG) to Classic Hits (BOOM 96.7). Includes CFXW-1 96.7 Fox Creek.
ON STRATFORD 107.1 CJCS From Oldies (on 1240) to Classic Hits/Variety Hits (JUICE FM).
ON WOODSTOCK 104.7 CIHR-HD2 From Classic Hits to Country.
QC THETFORD MINES 105.5 CKLF From AC (PASSION ROCK) to HOT AC (PLAISIR 105.5). Includes CJLP 107.1 Disraeli.

NEW HD STATIONS LAUNCHED

ON TORONTO 99.9 CKFM-HD-1 2,000 watts. Simulcasts CKFM 99.9
ON TORONTO 99.9 CKFM-HD2 2,000 watts. Simulcasts CFRB 1010
ON TORONTO 104.5 CHUM-HD1 2,000 watts. Simulcasts CHUM 104.5
ON TORONTO 104.5 CHUM-HD2 2,000 watts. Simulcasts CHUM 1050

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR

ON STRATFORD 107.1 CJCS Moved from 1240. Operates with 900 watts (4,000 watts Max. ERP). Will occur on August 3.

CALL LETTER DATA
AB CALGARY 88.1 CJBS-cp Will become CJWE
BC HOUSTON 96.1 new Will become CFNR-6
ON ENGLEHART 105.7 new Will become CJTK-7
ON IROQUOIS FALLS 105.9 new Will become CJTK-11
ON SAULT STE. MARIE 106.5 new Will become CJTK-8
ON SIMCOE 99.7 CFVC-cp Will become CKNC
ON SPRING BAY 104.9 new Will become CJTK-10
ON SUNDRIDGE 98.3 new Will become CJTK-9
ON TEMISKAMING SHORES 100.9 new Will become CJTK-6

BRANDINGS
AB ATHABASCA 94.1 CKBA From THE RIVER to BOOM 94.1 (format remains Classic Hits).
AB LAC LA BICHE 103.5 CILB From BIG DOG FM to BOOM 103.5 (format remains Classic Hits)
AB SLAVE LAKE 92.7 CHSL From LAKE FM to BOOM 92.7. Includes CHSL-1 94.3 Wabasca (format remains Classic Hits).

CRTC & ISEDC DECISIONS

NEW HD STATIONS GRANTED

ON TORONTO 89.5 CIUT-HD 1,062 watts. No programming details available.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
ON BLIND RIVER 98.5 CBON-6 Move from 1010. Will operate with 136 watts.
QC LEBEL SUR QUEVILLON 92.7 CBMK Move from 1230. Will operate with 50 watts.
QC SENNETERRE 101.7 CBMM Move from 540. Will operate with 115 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED

ON MARATHON 102.3 CBON-29 Increase power from 765 to 2,285 watts (2,023 to 3,862 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
ON PENETANGUISHENE 89.7 CBCM Decrease 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 TIMMINS 96.1 CBCJ Decrease power from 41,600 to 11,000 watts. 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. Radiation pattern will change from non-directional to directional.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
ON BRANTFORD 93.9 CFWC From Sound of Faith Broadcasting to Evanov.
ON TILLSONBURG 101.3 CKOT From Tillsonburg Broadcasting to Rogers.
ON TILLSONBURG 107.3 CJDL From Tillsonburg Broadcasting to Rogers.

CONDITION OF LICENSE AMENDMENTS GRANTED
ON OTTAWA 97.9 CJLL Reduce amount of of third language progamming from 92% to 70%.

HD STATIONS OFF THE AIR
QC MONTREAL 93.5 CBM-HD 1,991 watts. Listing removed from the ISEDC database without ever going on the air.

DENIALS
NL ST. JOHN’S 98.3 new Commercial. 51,000 watts. Andrew Green and Jordan Elliott. CRTC determined that St. John’s could not support an additional commercial station at this time.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC VANCOUVER 690 CBU Reduce fulltime power from 50,000 to 25,000 watts. Replace the 4 tower antenna array with a 2 tower system.


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