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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP For OCTOBER 2017
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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for OCTOBER 2017

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

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
BC KELOWNA 103.1 CKQQ From Hot AC (Q103.1) to 80′-90’s Classic Hits. BEACH RADIO.
BC KELOWNA 103.9 CJUI From Variety Hits (JUICE FM) to 60’s-70’s-80’s Classic Hits with a strong emphasis on news & information. OKANAGAN OLDIES 103.9.

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
NL CORNER BROOK 100.1 CKVB Community. 50 watts, Variety. Bay of Islands Radio. BOIR.
QC LISTUGUJ 93.5 CJRZ Aboriginal. 50 watts. Variety. Floyd Metallic. THE REZ.
SK BIG RIVER 100.5 VF2706 Non-Commercial. 50 watts. Christian. Simulcasts VOAR 1210 St. John’s, NL.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR

NT NORMAN WELLS 99.9 CBDW Moved from 990. Operates with 50 watts.
QC LA TUQUE-PARENT 99.9 CBF-18 Moved from 710. Operates with 50 watts.

CALL LETTER DATA
AB EDMONTON 580 CHBA-cp Becomes CHAH-cp
AB GRANDE PRAIRIE 105.7 new Will become CFWE-7
BC PORT ALICE 92.3 CBUX Becomes CBCV-FM-2

OFF THE AIR
ON CREEMORE 90.1 CKAW License surrendered. 5 watt Community station.
ON MATACHEWAN 1110 CBON-10 License surrendered. 50 watt rebroadcaster of CBON 98.1 Sudbury.
QC FERMONT 98.1 VF2059 License surrendered. 50 watt rebroadcaster of CHMP 98.5 Longueuil.

CRTC & ISEDC DECISIONS

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
ON BRACEBRIDGE 102.3 CIIG Move to 98.3. Increase power from 32 to 50 watts.
ON MARKHAM 105.9 CFMS Decrease power from 981 to 630 watts (increase Max. ERP from 2,500 to 3,000 watts). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON MISSISSAUGA 960 CKNT-cp Relocate transmitter. Power will remain 2,000 watts (days) / 280 watts (nights).
ON TIMMINS 97.1 CBON-25 Decrease power from 41,000 to 11,000 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC MONT LAURIER 91.1 CBFX-6 Increase power from 72,000 to 83,800 watts. Lower antenna height.
QC MONT LAURIER 91.9 CBF-9 Increase power from 38,000 to 40,430 watts. Lower antenna height.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
BC KELOWNA 103.9 CJUI From Vista Radio to Avenue Radio/Castanet.
ON SAINT CATHARINES 1220 new-cp From Sivanesarajah Kandiah and David J. Dancy to Radio Dhun.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’s GRANTED
ON BOLTON 105.5 CJFB Vista Radio has until April 15, 2019 to relocate to this station to 102.7 and increase power from 50 to 1,100 watts.
ON WINDSOR 90.5 CJAH-cp United Christian Broadcasters has until December 3, 2018 to get this 10,000 watt Christian station on the air.
QC LEBEL-SUR-QUEVILLON 97.9 CKCJ-cp Le Son du 49 has until January 30, 2019 to get this 50 watt French language Community station on the air.

DENIALS
BC VANCOUVER 104.3 CHLG Remove condition of license which states that 15% of the music broadcast on the station consist of Category 3 (blues, jazz, & folk). The CRTC felt that the applicant has not demonstrated a compelling economic need for the amendment.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC KAMLOOPS 107.9 Non-Commercial. 3,000 watts. Christian.International Harvesters for Christ. Will simulcast proposed 88.1 Kelowna.
BC KELOWNA 88.1 Non-Commercial. 4,200 watts. Christian.International Harvesters for Christ.
BC KELOWNA-BRAELOCH 106.9 CBC Radio One. 419 watts (984 watts Max. ERP). Will simulcast CBTK 88.9 Kelowna.
NS SYDNEY 90.7 Non-Commercial. 1,863 watts (3,000 watts Max. ERP). Christian. Faith Baptist Church of Sydney.
SK REGINA 107.9 Non-Commercial. 100,000 watts. Christian. United Christian Broadcasters.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES

ON SAVANT LAKE 104.9 CBQL Increase power from 78 to 135 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON TORONTO 88.1 CIND Increase power from 2,100 to 4,700 watts (4,000 to 13,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.

ON THE CARPET

TORONTO 98.7 CKFG A hearing will be held on January 11, 2018 to discuss continuing issues of non-compliance.
QC MANIWAKI 99.3 CFOR A hearing will be held on January 11, 2018 to discuss continuing issues of non-compliance.
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