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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP For NOVEMBER 2017
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A summary of CRTC decisions and on air changes affecting the Canadian radio landscape.
 
RADIO ACTIVITYFORMAT CHANGES
AB CAMROSE 98.1 CFCW From Classic Hits (CAM FM) to Country NEW COUNTRY 98.1
NU IQALUIT 99.9 CKIQ From Hot AC-CHR (ICE FM) to Mainstream Rock RAVEN ROCK.
ON TORONTO 93.5 CFXJ From Rhythmic AC to Rhythmic CHR. Remains 93.5 THE MOVE.

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON WINDSOR 90.5 CJAH Commercial. 2,477 watts (10,000 watts Max. ERP). Christian. United Christian Broadcasters. UCB 90.5 (testing-launches December 2nd).

NEW HD STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON AJAX 95.9 CJKX-HD1 power n/a. Country. KX96. Simulcasts CJKX 95.9 Ajax.
ON AJAX 95.9 CJKX-HD2 power n/a. Smooth Jazz. WAVE FM. Simulcasts CHKX-HD2 94.7 Hamilton.
ON AJAX 95.9 CJKX-HD3 power n/a. Oldies. Simulcasts CKDO 1580 Oshawa.

CALL LETTER DATA
BC KELOWNA 103.9 CJUI Becomes CKOO
NB McADAM 95.5 CBAX Will become CBZF-1 when flip from 600 occurs
NS CHAPEL ISLAND 93.7 new Will become CIYR
QC GATINEAU 1350 new Will become CHFO

BRANDINGS
ON HAMILTON 900 CHML From AM 900 to GLOBAL NEWS RADIO
ON LONDON 980 CFPL From AM 980 to GLOBAL NEWS RADIO

OFF THE AIR
AB FALHER 95.7 CKRP 1,300 watt French Community station went dark on November 21st. Financial problems, signal issues, and a lack of volunteers led to the closure. Includes 1,230 watt CKRP-1 102.9 Nampa and 24 watt CKRP-2 90.3 Peace River.
ON STRATFORD 1240 CJCS 3 month authorized simulcast period for flip to 107.1 FM has expired.

CRTC & ISEDC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
NS CHAPEL ISLAND 93.7 Aboriginal. 45 watts. Variety. Potlotek Communications Society.
QC GATINEAU 1350 Community. 1,000 watts (days) / 180 watts (nights). Variety. French. Radio Communautaire Francophone et Francophile de l’Outaouais .

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
BC NAKUSP 91.3 CBUM Move from 900. Will operate with 50 watts.
MB WINNIPEG 92.7 CKJS Move from 810. Will operate with 19,700 watts (35,000 watts Max. ERP).
NB McADAM 95.5 CBAX Move from 600. Will operate with 50 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB LETHBRIDGE 88.3 CKXU Increase power from 125 to 2,900 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from directional to
non-directional.
BC VANCOUVER 97.7 CBUF Decrease power from 46,000 to 29,000 watts (100,000 to 95,800 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
NS DIGBY 104.7 CBAF-7 Decrease power from 980 to 450 watts. Raise antenna height.
ON OWEN SOUND 97.1 CBL-4 Decrease power from 17,500 to 7,939 watts (17,500 to 20,220 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height.
ON OWEN SOUND 98.7 CBCB Decrease power from 100,000 to 39,174 watts. Lower antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
ON SAVANT LAKE 104.9 CBQL Increase power from 78 to 135 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC FERMONT 103.1 CFMF Increase power from 9 to 32 watts (20 to 50 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

MUST RELOCATE TO NEW FREQUENCY
MB WINNIPEG 92.9 CKYZ 50 watt unprotected South Asian station must find new frequency due to AM to FM conversion approval of CKJS to 92.7.

STATUS CHANGES GRANTED
QC VAL-DES-LACS 106.5 CHVL Upgrade status from developmental community station to regular low power community station.

EXTENSIONS GRANTED
ON AURORA 101.5 CHRA The Voice of Aurora Community Radio has until March 24, 2019 to get this 50 watt Community station on the air.
ON MISSISSAUGA 960 CKNT Elliot Kerr has until July 31, 2018 to get this 2,000 watt News-Talk station on the air. This is the 4th and final extension to be granted.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NL SAINT ANTHONY 600 CBNA Move to 100.3 with 4,500 watts.
ON EAR FALLS 690 CBOI Move to 95.5 with 50 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON GERALDTON 89.1 CBLG Decrease power from 5,950 to 3,492 watts (5,950 to 25,123 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
ON GERALDTON 93.7 CBON-22 Decrease power from 2,500 to 1,408 watts (2,500 to 9,216 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
NS NEW GLASGOW 94.1 CKEC From Hector Broadcasting to Newcap.
NS PICTOU 97.9 CKEZ From Hector Broadcasting to Newcap.

After the monthly recap for November was posted ISEDC released the latest updated data base. It appears as if they did a lot of house cleaning as many stations have been deleted. I am guessing that some of these have actually been off the air for quite awhile.

Thanks to Andy Reid for going through the database with a fine-toothed comb and passing all this information on. Here are Andy’s findings.

NEW STATIONS ON THE AIR
BC GREENVILLE 96.1 CFNR-4 Commercial. 8 watts. Aboriginal-Classic Rock. Simulcasts CFNR 92.1 Terrace
BC HARTLEY BAY 96.1 CFNR-5 Commercial. 8 watts. Aboriginal-Classic Rock. Simulcasts CFNR 92.1 Terrace

CALL LETTER DATA
BC VANCOUVER 106.3 CKUR-cp Will become CJNY.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
PE CHARLOTTETOWN 88.1 CBAF-15 Decrease power from 33,500 to 30,300 watts (94,200 to 88,000 watts Max. ERP).
QC VICTORIAVILLE 88.1 CKIE Increase power from 17 to 48 watts.

STATIONS DELETED
AB ZAMA LAKE 89.9 VF2093 10 watt Aboriginal repeater of CFWE-4 98.5 Spruce Grove.
BC PORT ALICE 1170 CBUX 40 watt CBC Radio One repeater of CBCV 90.5 Victoria flipped to 90.3. Calls now CBCV-2.
BC WINFIELD 91.9 VF2200 25 watt CBC Radio One private community repeater of CBTK 88.9 Kelowna.
MB SKOWNAN 98.7 CHWN 50 watt Aboriginal-Community station.
MB WEST HAWK LAKE 103.7 CHWH 22 watt Tourist Information station.
NB SAINT STEPHEN 96.5 CIRU 50 watt Tourist Information station.
NB TOBIQUE 104.5 CFNT 50 watt Aboriginal-Community station.
NL DAVIS INLET 100.9 VF2095 43 watt CBC Radio One private community repeater of CBN 640 St. John’s.
NS AMHERST 90.1 CFNS 20 watt Tourist Information station.
NT LUTSELK’E 101.9 VF2026 8 watt Aboriginal repeater of CKLB 101.9 Yellowknife.
NT LUTSELK’E 105.1 VF2278 8 watt CBC Radio One private community repeater of CFYK 98.9 Yellowknife.
NT TSIIGEHTCHIC 101.9 VF2008 8 watt Aboriginal repeater of CKLB 101.9 Yellowknife.
NT TSIIGEHTCHIC 106.1 VF2145 8 watt CBC Radio One private community repeater of CHAK 860 Inuvik.
ON BROCKVILLE 94.5 CIIB 50 watt Tourist Information station.
ON CORNWALL 107.7 CIRG 50 watt Tourist Information station.
ON COUCHICHING 92.3 CKWO 50 watt Aboriginal-Community station.
ON KINGSTON 106.3 CIRJ 50 watt Tourist Information station.
ON MUSSELWHITE MINE 102.3 VF7044 10 watt repeater of unknown station.
ON PEAWANUCK 89.9 CKWN 10 watt Aboriginal repeater of CKWT 89.9 Sioux Lookout.
ON SORRELL LAKE 99.1 CKFW 5 watt Tourist Information station.
QC COOKSHIRE 88.1 CILA 1 watt House of Worship station.
QC KUUJJUAQ 97.3 CKUJ 2,927 watt Aboriginal-Community station.
QC KUUJJUAQ 98.3 VF2321 10 watt repeater of CHOZ 94.7 St. John’s, NL.
SK DILLON 92.7 CKBR 8 watt repeater of CJLR 89.9 La Ronge.
SK ISLAND LAKE 105.3 VF2449 50 watt repeater of CJLR 89.9 La Ronge
SK LA RONGE 92.9 VF2001 9 watt repeater of CIRK 97.3 Edmonton, AB.
SK LOON LAKE 93.5 VF2411 46 watt repeater of CJLR 89.9 La Ronge
SK MARCELIN 104.3 CICN 30 watt Aboriginal-Community station.
SK ONION LAKE 97.7 VF2295 48 watt Aboriginal-Community station.
SK STOCKHOLM 104.1 CFZY 10 watt repeater of CHOZ 94.7 St. John’s, NL.
SK STURGEON LAKE 96.1 CKCP 47 watt Aboriginal-Community station.
SK WOLLASTON LAKE 91.9 VF2040 1 watt Aboriginal-Community station.

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