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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP For MAY, 2016

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for MAY, 2016

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
ON ARNPRIOR 107.7 CFMP From AC (MY FM) to Oldies (OLDIES 107.7).
ON BRIGHTON 100.9 CIYM From AC (MY FM) to Oldies (OLDIES 100.9).

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
NL CLARENVILLE 97.1 CKLN Commercial. 2,500 watts. Country. Newcap. KIXX COUNTRY.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
ON HORNEPAYNE 92.3 CBLH Moved from 1010. 50 watts.
ON NAKINA 98.1 CBLN Moved from 1240. 50 watts.
YT MAYO 104.9 CBDC Moved from 1230. 50 watts.

CALL LETTER DATA
BC EGMONT 107.5 CKLG Becomes CIPN
BC PENDER HARBOUR 104.7 CIPN Becomes CKLG
MB WINNIPEG 92.9 new Will become CKYZ
NL HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY 1340 CKHV Will become CKOH (when flip to 99.3 occurs)
ON CARLSBAD SPRINGS 107.9 new Will become CJRO

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
ON WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE 102.9 CIWS Moved from 102.7. 50 watts.

OFF THE AIR
NL LEWISPORTE 93.7 CIFX 50 watt Community station has been deleted off the ISEDC database. No details available.
SK PRINCE ALBERT 107.1 CIAM 50 watt Christian station has been deleted off the ISEDC database. No details available.

CRTC & ISEDC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
MB WINNIPEG 92.9 Commercial. 50 watts. South Asian. Gill Communications.
ON CARLSBAD SPRINGS 107.9 Local TIS. 15 watts. Community Information.Carlsbad Springs Association.

NEW HD STATIONS GRANTED
BC VANCOUVER 96.9 CJAX-HD 637 watts (1,393 watts Max. ERP). Rogers. Programming details not available.
BC VANCOUVER 103.5 CHQM-HD 2,650 watts (5,000 watts Max. ERP). Bell. Programming details not available.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
NL HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY 1340 CKHV Move to 99.3 with 1,710 watts.
NL NAIN 610 CKOK Move to 99.9 with 1,429 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC WILLIAMS LAKE 100.7 CJLJ Upgrade status from developmental Aboriginal Community station to Type B Native station.
ON ERIN 88.1 CHES Move to 91.7. Increase power from 570 to 850 watts (1,250 to 2,500 watts Max. ERP).
ON NAKINA 98.1 CBLN Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC LA TUQUE 103.7 CBF-19 Decrease power from 11,300 to 2,100 watts (25,400 watts to 4,750 watts Max. ERP).
QC SAINT JOHN 88.1 CBAL-4 Decrease power from 78,500 to 76,697 watts. Lower antenna height.
QC SAINT JOHN 102.3 CBAF-1 Increase power from 84,000 to 93,100 watts. Lower antenna height.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED
ON MAYNOOTH 94.7 CKJJ-5 UCB Canada has until June 16, 2017 to launch this new 50 watt rebroadcaster of CKJJ 102.3 Belleville.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB JASPER 101.1 CBC Ici Premiere. 251 watts. Will simulcast CHFA-10 90.1 Edmonton.
NB BOUCTOUCHE 107.7 Non-commercial. 50 watts. Christian. Will simulcast CITA 105.1 Moncton.
NL CORNER BROOK 100.1 Community. 50 watts. Variety. Bay of Islands Radio.
NS ANTIGONISH 93.5 Commercial. 60,600 watts. Country. Atlantic Broadcasters.
ON GRAVENHURST-BRACEBRIDGE 102.3 Commercial. 22,000 watts. Country. Bayshore Broadcasting. Reapplication.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NL NAIN 740 CBNZ Move to 95.1 with 50 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC RADIUM HOT SPRINGS 94.5 CBUQ Increase power from 78 to 1,248 watts (206 to 1,248 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from directional to
non-directional. Relocate transmitter.
QC LEVIS 96.9 CJMD Increase power from 110 to 509 watts (216 to 1,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
QC ROUYN-NORANDA 89.9 CBFX-4 Decrease power from 17,200 to 10,912 watts (26,700 to 10,912 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional. Relocate transmitter.
QC ROUYN-NORANDA 90.7 CHLM Decrease power from 16,000 to 11,422 watts (25,000 to 11,422 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional. Relocate transmitter.
QC SAINT-REMI 104.9 CHOC Increase power from 250 to 572 watts (250 to 1,714 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.Relocate transmitter.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPECIALTY LICENSES
AB MEDICINE HAT 93.7 CJLT Remove specialty FM status which would permit the station to flip from Contemporary Christian to Alternative Rock.

APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN
BC SURREY 89.3 Commercial. 302 watts (1,000 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. Ethnic Channels Group.

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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for FEBRUARY, 2016

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for FEBRUARY, 2016

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
AB CALGARY 95.3 CHPK From Triple A (THE PEAK) to Country (WILD 95.3).
MB WINNIPEG 94.3 CHIQ From 60’s-70’s Oldies (FAB 94.3) to 80’s Classic Hits. THE DRIVE.
NS HALIFAX 96.5 CKUL From Triple A (RADIO 96.5) to Hot AC (MIX 96.5).
QC GATINEAU 96.5 CFTX From Active Rock to Sports (days) / Active Rock (nights). Remains CAPITALE ROCK.

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
NS HALIFAX 99.1 CHHU Commercial. 300 watts (355 watts Max. ERP). Arabic (days) / Multilinigual (nights). Radio
Moyen Orient.

NS HUBBARDS 88.7 CKVE Community. 1,080 watts. Eclectic. Hubbards Radio Society. COVE FM.
NS SYDNEY 92.1 CBIS CBC Radio One. 6,540 watts (10,650 watts Max. ERP). Nested repeater for CBI 1140 Sydney.
ON TIMMINS 105.5 CJTK-5 Commercial. 800 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Partially simulcasts CJTK 95.5 Sudbury. KFM.

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CALL LETTER DATA
AB CALGARY 95.3 CHPK Becomes CKWD

BRANDINGS
ON MOUNT FOREST 88.7 CIWN Becomes THE RIVER.
ON TORONTO 93.5 CFXJ From FLOW 93.5 to THE MOVE. Format remains Classic Urban-Rhythmic.

OFF THE AIR
ON NAKINA 1240 CBLN Flipped to 98.1 FM with 50 watts.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
QC MONTREAL-ST. LEONARD 104.5 Commercial. 50 watts. Arabic. Radio Moyen Orient. Nested repeater for CHOU 1450 Montreal.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
NT TUKTOYAKTUK 99.9 CBAC Decrease power from 261 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height.
NS CHETICAMP 103.9 CBAF-13 Increase power from 82 to 188 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NS CHETICAMP 107.1 CBIC Increase power from 800 to 810 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC LA SARRE 92.5 CJMM-1 Increase power from 1,904 to 2,200 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC MONTREAL 1610 CHRN Relocate transmitter.

DENIALS
ON ORANGEVILLE 103.5 CIDC Increase power from 30,700 to 51,000 watts (30,700 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. The CRTC felt that this proposal would result in CIDC becomming solely a Toronto station and would not properly serve its city of license Orangeville.
QC SAINT REMI 104.9 CHOC Third extension for granted power increase from 250 to 547 watts (1,750 watts Max. ERP) and a rebroadcaster in Napierville on 103.5 with 1,188 watts (3,800 watts Max. ERP) have been denied.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC CAMPBELL RIVER 100.7 Aboriginal. 3,800 watts (8,000 watts Max. ERP). Primarily Country. Aupe Cultural Enhancement Society.
BC SURREY 900 Commercial. 10,000 watts (fulltime). South Asian. Spice Media Group.
BC SURREY 89.1 Commercial. 83 watts (250 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. South Asian Broadcasting. Will simulcast CKYE 93.1 Vancouver.
BC SURREY 89.3 Commercial. 302 watts (1,000 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. Radio Akash. Alternative proposal: 91.5 with 290 watts (1,000 watts Max. ERP).
BC SURREY 89.3 Commercial. 302 watts (1,000 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. Ethnic Channels Group.
BC SURREY 89.3 Commercial. 302 watts (1,000 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. Radio India. Alternative proposal: 91.5 with 290 watts (1,000 watts Max. ERP).
BC SURREY 91.5 Commercial. 222 watts (650 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. South Fraser Broadcasting.
BC SURREY 106.9 Commercial. 291 watts (700 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu. Alternative proposal: 91.5 with 291 watts. Alternative proposal #2: 1650 AM with 10,000 watts.
BC VANCOUVER 600 Commercial. 10,000 watts (fulltime). South Asian. Sher-E-Punjab Radio.
BC VANCOUVER 106.9 Commercial. 300 watts (1,000 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. Radio India. Will simulcast proposed Radio India application at 89.3 in Surrey.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
ON MOOSONEE 1340 CBEY Move to 99.9 with 135 watts.

STATIONS IN NON-COMPLIANCE
The following stations have had a history of repeated non-compliance violations. The licensees have until March 15, 2016 to indicate to the CRTC that corrective measures have been taken or disciplinary action could be taken.
BC TOFINO 90.1 CHMZ
BC UCLULET 99.5 CIMM
NS TRURO 106.3 CINU
QC MONTREAL 105.1 CKDG
QC RADISSON 103.1 CIAU
QC RESTIGOUCHE 106.9 CHRQ
SK MEADOW LAKE 105.7 CFDM

PRESS RELEASE
The CRTC has announced that they have received 12 applications for Aboriginal stations in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver to replace the AVR stations that had their licenses revoked last year (pending an appeal). No details were released on who is applying for what, but the applicants are the Aboriginal Multi Media Society of Alberta, First Peoples Radio, Northern Native Broadcasting, VMS Media Group, and Wawatay Native Communications Society. An announcement will be forthcoming with more details.

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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for JANUARY, 2016

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for JANUARY, 2016
RADIO ACTIVITY

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON Toronto 1280 CJRU College. 99 watts. Eclectic. Ryerson University.THE SCOPE.
ON Montreal 1610 CHRN Commercial. 1,000 watts fulltime. South Asian. RADIO HUMSAFAR.

NEW HD STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON Hamilton 94.7 CHKX-HD1 7,080 watts. Simulcasts CHKX 94.7 Hamilton.
ON Hamilton 94.7 CHKX-HD2 7,080 watts. Smooth Jazz. WAVE FM.
ON Hamilton 95.3 CING-HD3 4,900 watts. News-Talk. Simulcasts CHML 900 Hamilton.

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Lake Louise 103.9 new Will become CBRQ
BC Dawson Creek 96.7 new Will become CJGY-2
BC Fort St. John 97.1 new Will become CJGY-1
NL Clarenville 97.1 new Will become CKLN
NS Sydney 92.1 new Will become CBIS
ON Hornepayne 104.3 new Will become CKHP
ON Stratford 1240 CJCS Will retain CJCS calls when station flips to 107.1
QC Dolbeau-Mistassini 101.3 new Will become CKIW
QC Lebel Sur Quevillon 97.9 new Will Become CKCJ

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
ON Ottawa 88.5 CILV Increased power from 2,300 to 37,000 watts (12,000 to 90,000 watts Max. ERP).

OFF THE AIR
BC Canal Flats 1200 CFIW 50 watt rebroadcaster of CHDR 102.9 Cranbrook has been deleted off I/C database.
QC Malartic 1230 CBNM Flipped to 101.1 FM with 50,000 watts.
QC Val d’Or 570 CBML Shut down as signal was redundant in coverage area of the new CBNM 101.1 Malartic.
CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
BC Dawson Creek 96.7 new Commercial. 280 watts. Christian. Will simulcast CJGY 96.3 Grande Prairie, AB. REACH FM.
BC Fort St. John 97.1 new Commercial. 510 watts. Christian. Will simulcast CJGY 96.3 Grande Prairie, AB. REACH FM.
NEW LOW POWER STATIONS GRANTED
BC Kamloops 90.3 VF5005 50 watts. South Asian. Asian Connections Entertainment.
BC Kamloops 95.1 VF2525 50 watts. Christian. Seventh Day Adventist Church. Will simulcast VOAR 1210 St. John’s, NL.
BC Penticton 106.3 VF5007 50 watts. South Asian. Asian Connections Entertainment.
NT Tuktoyaktuk 100.7 VF2656 10 watts. Christian. Glad Tidings Mission. Will simulcast CIAY 100.7 Whitehorse, YT.
ON Hornepayne 104.3 new 50 watts. No programming details available Township of Hornepayne.
QC Lebel Sur Quevillon 97.9 new 50 watts. Community. French. Le Son du 49e.
TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Vancouver 93.7 CJJR Increase power from 32,000 to 33,000 watts (70,000 to 71,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NU Iqaluit 91.1 CFFB-3 Decrease power from 800 to 179 watts.
SK Prince Albert 107.1 CIAM-22 Relocate transmitter.

DENIALS
AB Cochrane 91.5 new Country. 4,800 watts (10,000 watts Max. ERP). Golden West. Would have converted existing
100 watt repeater CFIT-1 91.5 into local station. The CRTC considered this proposal as a “back door entry” into the Calgary market.
CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Taber 89.3 Non-Commercial. 50 watts. Christian. Will partially simulcast CIAM 92.7 Fort Vermilion.
QC Montreal 90.7 Community. 50 watts. Variety. French. Centre Communautaire Bon Courage.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NL Happy Valley-Goose Bay 1340 CKHV Move to 99.3 with 1,710 watts.
PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC Revelstoke 92.5 VF2590 Increase power from 4 to 10 watts. Upgrade status from developmental community station to regular community station.
MB Brandon 91.5 CIWM Move to 107.5. Decrease power from 100,000 to 2,700 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON Markham 105.9 CFMS Decrease power from 704 to 379 watts (2,500 to 1,300 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.

Relocate transmitter.
ON Whitchurch-Stouffville 102.7 CIWS Move to 102.9.
PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
ON Haldimand County 92.9 CKJN From Vista Radio to Durham Radio.

CALL FOR COMMENTS

The CRTC has issued a “call for comments” on market capacity after receiving an application by Dufferin Communications (Evanov) for a new station in Grimsby-Beamsville, Ontario on 88.5 with 2,000 watts (4,000 watts Max. ERP). No format details were released.

WITHDRAWN APPLICATIONS
ON Brantford 93.9 CFWC Change of ownership agreement from Sound of Faith Broadcasting to Evanov has reportedly fallen through.

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Canadian Radio News Recap For December, 2015

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS for DECEMBER, 2015

JANUARY 1, 2016

NOTE: THE INDUSTRY CANADA DATABASE WAS PARTIALLY UPDATED IN EARLY DECEMBER AFTER BEING OUT OF COMMISSION SINCE AUGUST. INDUSTRY CANADA IS IN THE PROCESS OF MODERNIZING ITS SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT WEBSITE. AN ESTIMATED DATE FOR COMPLETION OF THIS PROJECT HAS NOT BEEN PROVIDED. AS A RESULT SOME DATA ON CALL LETTERS AND LOW POWER STATIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
QC Montreal 980 CHRF From LGBT programming (Radio Fierte) to Soft AC-Standards (days); Haitian (nights) (AM 980).
QC Valleyfield 103.1 CKOD From AC (FM 103) to Hot AC (MAX FM). Back on the air after being dark since January 2015.

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
AB Vegreville 106.5 CKVG Commercial. 13,000 watts. Country. Cab-K Broadcasting. C106.5
BC Surrey 107.7 CISF Commercial. 849 watts (2,000 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. South Fraser Broadcasting. PULSE FM
ON Tillsonburg 88.7 CBCL-1 CBC Radio One. 1,280 watts. Simulcasts CBCL 93.5 London.

NEW HD STATIONS LAUNCHED
AB Calgary 105.1 CKRY-HD1 1,256 watts. Simulcasts CKRY 105.1 Calgary.
AB Calgary 105.1 CKRY-HD2 1,256 watts. Simulcasts CHQR 770 Calgary.

CALL LETTER DATA
BC Fort Nelson 96.1 new Will become CFNR-2
BC Hudson’s Hope 103.1 CBXU Will become CBYG-2 (when flip from 940 occurs)
NL Gander 97.7 new Will become CFAZ
NL Happy Valley-Goose Bay 99.3 new Will become CKOH
NU Baker Lake 99.3 CKQN Becomes CBQR-1
ON Ohsweken 93.5 new Will become CJKS

NOTE: Back in July it was erroneously reported that CKLX 91.9 in Montreal had changed call letters to CFSI. This did not occur. The station is still assigned CKLX and the CFSI call letters are currently on Industry Canada’s “Available Call Sign List For Broadcasting Stations” dated December 18th. Apologies for any confusion that this might have caused.

OFF THE AIR
MB Jenpeg 96.1 CJEN 460 watt rebroadcaster of CJOB 680 Winnipeg has reportedly gone dark.
MB Swan Lake 90.5 CISF 3,700 watt rebroadcaster of CINC 96.3 Thompson has reportedly gone dark.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
NL Happy Valley-Goose Bay 99.3 Aboriginal. 1,710 watts. Variety. The Okalakatiget Society.

NEW HD STATIONS GRANTED
ON Hamilton 94.7 CHKX-HD 7,080 watts. Programming details not available.

NEW LOW POWER STATIONS GRANTED
AB Calgary 100.3 VF5001 50 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu.
AB Calgary 107.9 VF5002 50 watts. South Asian. Asian Connections.
BC Hartley Bay 96.1 new 8 watts. Aboriginal. Northern Native Broadcasting. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.
BC Port Clements 96.1 VF2674 8 watts. Aboriginal. Village of Port Clements. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.
BC Stewart 96.1 CFNR-3 8 watts. Aboriginal. District of Stewart. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.
QC Nemaska 105.1 VF4002 50 watts. Aboriginal. Cree Nation of Nemaska.
QC Nemaska 106.5 VF4001 50 watts. Aboriginal. Cree Nation of Nemaska.
SK Big River 100.5 VF2706 23 watts. Christian. Seventh Day Adventist Church. Will simulcast VOAR 1210 St. John’s, NL.
SK Sandy Bay 92.5 VF2702 10 watts. Aboriginal. Village of Sandy Bay.
SK Sandy Bay 96.5 VF2701 10 watts. Aboriginal. Village of Sandy Bay.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Drumheller 91.3 CKUA-13 Decrease power from 100,000 to 22,000 watts. Raise antenna height.
NB Caraquet 94.1 CJVA-cp Will change city of license to Grande Anse when AM to FM flip from 810 occurs.
ON Ottawa 101.9 CIDG Move to 101.7. Increase power from 1,793 to 5,360 watts (5,500 to 19,500 watts Max. ERP). Raise
antenna height. Frequency swap with CHIP.
QC Fort Coulonge 101.7 CHIP Move to 101.9. Power will remain 11,900 watts. Frequency swap with CIDG.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
AB Lacombe 94.1 CJUV From the L.A. Radio Group to Golden West.
AB Red Deer 101.3 CKIK From the L.A. Radio Group to Harvard.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
AB Edmonton The CRTC has issued a “call for applications” for Edmonton after conducting a study as to whether the market could sustain an additional station after receiving 4 applications for proposed Ethnic stations in Edmonton earlier this year.

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Canadian Radio News Recap November, 2015

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP FOR NOVEMBER, 2015

NOTE: THE INDUSTRY CANADA DATABASE HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE AUGUST. INDUSTRY CANADA IS IN THE PROCESS OF MODERNIZING ITS SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT WEBSITE. AN ESTIMATED DATE FOR COMPLETION OF THIS PROJECT HAS NOT BEEN PROVIDED. AS A RESULT DATA ON CALL LETTERS AND INFORMATION ON LOW POWER STATIONS APPROVED BY INDUSTRY CANADA WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
NL St. John’s 930 CJYQ From Traditional Newfoundland Music (Radio Newfoundland) to Country (KIXX 930).
ON Cobourg 107.9 CHUC From Classic Hits (THE BREEZE) to Classic Rock (CLASSIC ROCK 107.9).
QC Quebec City 98.9 CHIK From CHR to Talk (days) / CHR (nights) (ENERGIE)

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON Toronto 101.3 CJSA-HD1 Multilingual (CMR). Simulcasts CJSA Toronto.
ON Toronto 101.3 CJSA-HD2 Tamil.
ON Toronto 101.3 CJSA-HD3 Hindi; Urdu.
ON Toronto 101.3 CJSA-HD4 Punjabi.
ON Woodstock 104.7 CIHR-HD1 AC (HEART FM) Simulcasts CIHR Woodstock.
ON Woodstock 104.7 CIHR-HD2 All Christmas.

BRANDINGS
QC Valleyfield 103.1 CKOD Will become 103.1 MAX when station returns to the air.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
BC Greenwood 96.1 Commercial. 8 watts. Aboriginal/Classic Rock. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
BC Hudson’s Hope 940 CBXU Move to 103.1 with 124 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Peace River 96.9 CKUA-6 Decrease power from 100,000 to 22,000 watts. Lower antenna height.
NU Baker Lake 99.3 CKQN Increase power from 60 to 89 watts. Raise antenna height.
SK Stony Rapids 93.3 CBKH Increase power from 1,360 to 1,580 watts. Raise antenna height.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
NU Baker Lake 99.3 CKQN From the Qamanittuap Naaluataa Society to the CBC.
QC Valleyfield 103.1 CKOD From Radio Express Inc. to Torres Media.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED
ON Mississauga 960 CKNT-cp Elliot Kerr has until November 30, 2016 to get this new 700 watts (days) / 104 watts (nights) News-Talk station on the air.
QC Montreal 600 new-cp TTP Media has until November 9, 2016 to get this new 10,000 watts (days) / 5,000 watts (nights) English language News-Talk station on the air.
QC Montreal 940 new-cp TTP Media has until November 21, 2016 to get this new 50,000 watts (fulltime) French language
News-Talk station on the air.
QC Saint Fabien De Panet 92.5 CIQI-1-cp An extension was partially granted to Radio Montmagny to get this 17,500 watt rebroadcaster of CIQI 90.3 in Montmagny on the air. No details on the new extended date or as to why the application was only partially approved were provided.

DENIALS
AB Sylvan Lake 88.5 new Commercial. 791 watts (1,500 watts Max. ERP). Modern AC. Clear Sky. The CRTC stated that this
proposed new station would have a negative impact on existing stations in nearby Red Deer.
AB Sylvan Lake 88.3 new Commercial. 24,000 watts (50,000 watts Max.ERP). Country. Golden West. The CRTC stated that this
proposed new station would have a negative impact on existing stations in nearby Red Deer.
BC Cache Creek 97.1 new Community. 25.6 watts. Variety. Ash Creek Television Society. A rebroadcaster would have
been on 99.1 with 6.4 watts in Ashcroft. The CRTC stated that the application was incomplete and and that the applicant failed to demonstrate how the stations programming would reflect the role, objectives, and mandate for a community station.
BC Gabriola Island 98.7 CKGI-cp A third extension was denied to get this new 60 watt Community station on the air.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Houston 96.1 Commercial. 3.5 watts. Aboriginal/Classic Rock. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.
ON Bracebridge-Gravenhurst 102.3 Commercial. 22,000 watts. Format details not available. Bayshore Broadcasting.
ON Ridgetown 101.5 Commercial. 50 watts. Eclectic. Christopher Clarke. Reaaplication after original proposal for the use of 91.3 was rejected.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
ON Ear Falls 1450 CKDR-4 Move to 97.5 with 50 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON Elk Lake 89.7 CBCG Increase power from 8 to 115.7 watts. Lower antenna height.
QC Candiac 101.9 CHAI-1 Will be shut down if technical changes to CHAI 101.9 Chateauguay are approved.
QC Chateauguay 101.9 CHAI Increase power from 100 to 238 watts (100 to 750 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter site.
QC Montreal 1610 CHRN-cp Relocate transmitter site.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
NS Yarmouth 95.5 CJLS From Radio CJLS Limited to Acadia Broadcasting Company. Includes CJLS-1 93.5 New Tusket, CJLS-2 96.3 Barrington, and CJLS-3 94.7 Yarmouth.

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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS For OCTOBER, 2015

NOTE: THE INDUSTRY CANADA DATABASE HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE AUGUST. REPEATED QUERIES TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERED. AS A RESULT DATA ON CALL LETTERS AND INFORMATION ON LOW POWER STATIONS APPROVED BY INDUSTRY CANADA WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

RADIO ACTIVITY

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
BC New Westminster 101.1 CFMI-HD1 Classic Rock (ROCK 101). Simulcasts CFMI 101.1 New Westminster.
BC New Westminster 101.1 CFMI-HD2 News-Talk. Simulcasts CKNW 980 New Westminster.
BC Surrey 89.3 VF2686 Commercial. 15 watts. South Asian. AMRIT BANI RADIO.
BC Vancouver 98.3 CIRH Commercial. 770 watts (1,700 watts Max. ERP). Talk (days)/Triple A (nights). ROUNDHOUSE
RADIO.
ON Barry’s Bay 106.5 CHBY Commercial. 12,000 watts. Variety Hits. Vista Radio. MOOSE FM.
ON Mount Forest 88.7 CIWN Community. 1,648 watts. Eclectic. SAUGEEN RADIO.
ON Prescott 107.9 CKPP Commercial. 1,000 watts (4,200 watts Max. ERP). Classic Hits. Vista Radio. COAST FM.
ON Shelburne 104.9 CFDC Commercial. 12,500 watts (50,000 watts Max. ERP). Country. Bayshore Broadcasting.
COUNTRY 105.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
NS Sydney 92.1 CBC Radio One. 6,540 watts (10,650 watts Max. ERP). Will be a nested repeater for CBI 1140
Sydney.
ON Brampton 1350 Commercial. 1,000 watts (days) / 45 watts (nights). Multilingual (primarily South Asian). Radio
Humsafar.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
BC Ucluelet 540 CBXQ Move to 92.7 with 50 watts. Call letters will become CBXZ-1.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Smithers 93.9 CICK Relocate transmitter.
ON Hornepayne 107.1 CFNO-2 Increase power from 4 to 280 watts. Raise antenna height.

STATIONS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
NS Parrsboro 99.1 CICR Short-term license renewal to August 31, 2017 due to issues of non-compliance.

DENIALS
ON Brampton 1350 Commercial. 1,000 watts (days) / 55 watts (nights). News-Talk (days) / Multilingual (nights). Neeti P.
Ray. Competing application to Radio Humsafar.
ON Brampton 1350 Commercial. 1,000 watts (days) / 38 watts (nights). News-Talk (days) / Multilingual (nights). Ravinder
Singh Pannu. Competing application to Radio Humsafar.
ON Burlington 88.5 Commercial. 80 watts (350 watts Max. ERP). Byrnes Media. The CRTC was not convinved that
the Hamilton-Burlington area would be able to support an additional station at this time.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Dawson Creek 96.7 Commercial. 280 watts. Christian. Will simulcast CJGY 96.3 Grande Prairie, AB.
BC Fort St. John 97.1 Commercial. 510 watts. Christian. Will simulcast CJGY 96.3 Grande Prairie, AB.
BC Hartley Bay 96.1 Commercial. 8.2 watts. Aboriginal/Classic Rock. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.
ON Mississauga 1110 Developmental Community. 5 watts. Multilingual (primarily Arabic). Said Afrajy.
ON Mississauga 1490 Commercial. 23 watts (days) / 770 watts nights. Greek. Will simulcast CHTO 1690 Toronto.
ON St. Catharines 1220 Commercial. 10,000 watts fulltime. Classic Hits. Sivanesarajah Kandiah.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
AB Drumheller 91.3 CKUA-13 Reduce power from 100,000 to 22,000 watts. Raise antenna height.
BC Williams Lake 100.7 CJLJ Upgrade status from a developmental Aboriginal station to a Type B Aboriginal station.
NB Caraquet 94.1 CJVA-cp Raise power from 17,000 to 22,233 watts (28,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Effective when CJVA makes the conversion from 810 AM to 94.1 FM.
QC Quebec City-Wendake 100.3 CIHW Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

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Canadian Radio News recap for August, 2015

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP FOR AUGUST 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
ON Hamilton 1150 CKOC From Classic Hits (OLDIES 1150) to All Sports (TSN RADIO 1150) (will occur on September 7).
ON Kingston 96.3 CFMK From Active Rock-Classic Rock (as FM 96) to Classic Rock-Classic Hits (BIG 96.3).
ON Peterborough 96.7 CJWV From AC (MAGIC 96.7) to Classic Hits (OLDIES 96.7).
QC Levis 102.1 CFEL From CHR (CKOI) to Hot AC (BLVD).
QC Montreal 91.9 CFSI From Talk (RADIO NINE) (as CKLX) to All Sports (91.9 SPORT).

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
BC Cranbrook 107.5 CFSI Commercial. 1,100 watts (2,500 watts Max. ERP). AC. Clear Sky Radio (SUMMIT 107). Includes CFSM-1 107.9 Fernie 154 watts (500 watts Max. ERP), CFSM-3 107.7 Invermere 22 watts (100 watts Max. ERP), & CFSM-2 107.1 Sparwood 79 watts (500 watts Max. ERP).
ON Toronto 1280 CJRU College. 99 watts. Variety. Ryerson University. (testing).
ON Uxbridge 105.5 CIUX Commercial. 372 watts (900 watts Max. ERP). Classic Hits. Torres Media (105.5 HITS FM). (testing).

CALL LETTER DATA
ON St. Catharines 93.3 new Will become CFBN

BRANDINGS
QC Drummondville 92.1 CJDM From NRJ 92.1 to ENERGIE 92.1
QC Gatineau 104.1 CKTF From NJR 104.1 to ENERGIE 104.1
QC Magog 106.1 CIMO From NJR 106.1 to ENERGIE 106.1 (includes CIMO-1 106.9 Sherbrooke)
QC Montreal 94.3 CKMF From NRJ 94.3 to ENERGIE 94.3
QC Quebec City 98.9 CHIK From NRJ 98.9 to ENERGIE 98.9
QC Rimouski 98.7 CIKI From NRJ 98.7 to ENERGIE 98.7 (includes CIKI-2 93.9 Sainte Marguerite Marie)
QC Rouyn Noranda 99.1 CJMM From NRJ 99.1 to ENERGIE 99.1 (includes CJMM-1 92.5 La Sarre)
QC Trois Rivieres 102.3 CIGB From NRJ 102.3 to ENERGIE 102.3
QC Val-d’Or 102.7 CJMV From NRJ 102.7 to ENERGIE 102.7

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
ON St. Catharines 93.3 TIS. 50 watts. Traffic & Bridge Information. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
ON Stratford 1240 CJCS Moving to 107.1 with 900 watts (4,000 watts Max. ERP). Format will be Rock.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Spruce Grove 98.5 CFWE-4 Increase power from 9,300 to 100,000 watts. Lower antenna height.
NB Lameque 95.3 CBAL-2 Move to 88.3. Increase power from 940 to 22,910 watts (5,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change city of license to Grande Anse.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
AB Grande Prairie 98.9 CIKT From Bear Creek Broadcasting to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.
QC Montreal 99.5 CJPX From Radio Classique Inc. to Media Classiq.
QC Montreal 106.3 CKIN From Canadian Hellenic Radio to Neeti P. Ray.
QC Quebec City 92.7 CJSQ From Radio Classique Inc. to Media Classiq.

STATIONS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
AB Drumheller 99.5 CHOO Short-term license renewal to August 31, 2020 due to issues of non-compliance.
AB Wetaskiwin 93.5 CIHS Short-term license renewal to August 31, 2017 due to serious issues of non-compliance.
BC Port Moody 98.7 CKPM Short-term license renewal to August 31, 2019 due to issues of non-compliance.
QC Rimouski 96.5 CKMN Short-term license renewal to August 31, 2018 due to serious issues of non-compliance.
QC Saint Constant 1410 CJWI Short-term license renewal to August 31, 2017 due to serious issues of non-compliance.

DENIALS
AB Edmonton 95.7 CKEA Denied request to remove required 15% Special Interest Music (Jazz & Blues).
AB Wetaskiwin 93.5 CIHS Denied request to replace required 50% Religious programming with 25% World Beat and 25% Folk music.
BC North Vancouver 99.9 new Commercial. 102 watts (450 watts Max. ERP). Triple A. Would have simulcasted CKEE 101.1 Whistler. The CRTC considered that the proposed transmitter is not necessary to provide the service that it was originally licensed to for Whistler.
BC Vancouver 99.7 new Commercial. 1,940 watts (6,000 watts Max. ERP). News-Talk. Would have been a nested repeater for CKNW 980 New Westminster. The CRTC considered that the applicant’s proposal does not represent an appropriate solution to interference issues in downtown Vancouver. The common ownership policy also played a factor in the decision.
QC Gatineau 97.1 CHLX Denied request to remove required 20% Special Interest Music (Jazz & Blues).

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Ponoka 89.7 Commercial. 1,000 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting. Reapplication with reduced power.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
BC Hudson’s Hope 940 CBXU Move to 103.1 with 124 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON Ohsweken 100.3 CKRZ Increase power from 250 to 5,000 watts.
ON Waterloo 100.3 CKMS Move to 102.7. Power will remain 250 watts.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
ON Brantford 93.9 CFWC From Sound of Faith Broadcasting to the Evanov Radio Group.

PROPOSED CONDITION OF LICENSE CHANGES
ON Ottawa 101.9 CIDG Remove required 20% Special Interest Music (Jazz & Blues). Lower Canadian content from 40 to 35%.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The CRTC has issued a “Call For Applications” to Aboriginal Groups wishing to establish new stations to replace the now defunct Aboriginal Voices Radio stations (pending an appeal) in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

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Canadian Radio News recap for July, 2015

ANADIAN RADIO NEWS FOR JULY, 2015

AUGUST 1, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
BC Creston 94.1 CKCV Commercial. 1,100 watts (2,800 watts Max. ERP). Variety Hits. Vista Radio. JUICE FM
BC Surrey 91.5 VF2688 Commercial. 4 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu. GURBANI FM.
BC Surrey 106.9 VF2689 Commercial. 41 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu. MY FM.
NL Clarenville 107.5 CKSJ-1 Commercial. 11,630 watts (25,500 watts Max. ERP). Classic Hits. Simulcasts CKSJ 101.1 St. John’s. COAST 101.1.
ON Toronto 96.7 CFZM-1 Commercial. 82 watts. Standards. Nested repeater for CFZM 740 Toronto.

CALL LETTER DATA

BC Abbotsford 89.9 new Will become VF2691
BC Abbotsford 107.9 new Will become VF2690
ON Creemore 90.1 new Will become CKAW
QC Gatineau 96.5 CFTX Will become CKLX
QC Montreal 91.9 CKLX Will become CFSI

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
AB Camrose 840 CFCW Moved from 790. Reduced night power from 50,000 to 40,000 watts. Day power remains 50,000 watts.
BC Lake Cowichan 97.5 CICV Moved from 98.7. Increased power from 5 to 50 watts.
BC Prince George 93.1 CFIS Increased power from 5 to 494 watts.

OFF THE AIR
BC Pemberton 98.9 CFPV McBride Communications station has reportedly been dark for quite some time.
BC Salt Spring Island 107.9 CFSI Went dark on July 25 after license was revoked by the CRTC for ongoing non-compliance issues. Includes CFSI-1 102.1 Mount Bruce.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Lake Louise 103.9 CBC Radio One. 130 watts.
BC Abbotsford 89.9 Commercial. 50 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu.
BC Abbotsford 107.9 Commercial. 34 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu.
ON Creemore 90.1 Developmental Community. 5 watts. Variety. Clearview Community Radio.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
ON Nakina 1240 CBLN Move 98.1 with 50 watts.
QC Malartic 1230 CBMN Move to 101.1 with 22,800 watts (50,000 watts Max. ERP).

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Rocky Mountain House 94.5 CHBW Increase power from 720 to 810 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
BC Campbell River 104.5 CBYT Increase power from 88 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height.
BC Vancouver 98.3 CIRH-cp Decrease power from 2,080 to 770 watts (6,000 to 1,700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NS Spryfield 94.7 CIRP Raise antenna height.
ON Dryden 102.7 CKSB-6 Decrease power from 1,500 to 1,290 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Amos 88.3 CBFX-3 Increase power from 32,400 to 47,750 watts (50,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Amos 91.5 CHLM-1 Increase power from 34,400 to 44,980 watts (50,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED

ON Mount Forest 88.7 CIWN Saugeen Community Radio has until September 16, 2016 to get this new 1,648 watt Community station on the air.
QC Montreal 850 new Tietolman Tetrault Pancholy Media has until June 19, 2016 to get this new 50,000 watts (days) 22,000 watts (nights) French language Sports-Talk station on the air.

OPERATIONAL CHANGES APPROVED
QC Gatineau 97.1 CHLX RNC Media will operate this station under a local sales agreement (LMA) with CKOF 104.7.
QC Gatineau 104.7 CKOF Cogeco will operate this station under a local sales agreement (LMA) with CHLX 97.1.

GOING OFF THE AIR
QC Val d’Or 570 CBML Will go dark when CBMN 1230 Malartic flips to 101.1 FM.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
QC Lebel sur Quevillon 97.9 Community. 50 watts. Variety. Le Son du 49e.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS

BC Ucluelet 540 CBXQ Move to 92.7 with 50 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES

AB Cochrane 91.5 CFIT-1 Increase power from 100 to 4,800 watts (10,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Rescind simulcast of CFIT 106.1 Airdrie and establish local programming with Country format.
NU Baker Lake 99.3 CKQN Increase power from 60 watts to 89 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
NU Baker Lake 99.3 CKQN From Qamanittuap Naaluataa Society to the CBC. Will become a fulltime rebroadcaster of CBQR 105.1 Rankin Inlet.

CALL FOR COMMENTS ON MARKET CAPACITY
Newcap has applied for a new commercial station in Kentville, Nova Scotia on 94.3 with 5,300 watts (14,000 watts Max. ERP). The CRTC has issued a call for comments on market capacity and the appropriateness of issuing a call for radio applications to serve Kentville.

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Canadian Radio News recap for June, 2015

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

FOR JUNE, 2015

July 1, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
QC Montreal 91.9 CKLX From News-Talk to All Sports (date of flip to be announced shortly).

CALL LETTER DATA
BC Cranbrook 107.5 new Will become CFSM
BC Fernie 107.9 new Will become CFSM-1
BC Invermere 107.7 new Will become CFSM-3
BC Kelowna 95.3 new Will become CHLL
BC Kelowna 102.3 new Will become VF2675
BC Peachland 92.1 new Will become CHLL-1
BC Sparwood 107.1 new Will become CFSM-2
ON Milton 101.3 new Will become CJML

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
BC Kelowna 95.3 Commercial. 50 watts. Tourist & Travel Information. Jim Ripley.
BC Kelowna 102.3 Commercial. 50 watts. South Asian. Asian Connections Entertainment.
BC Peachland 92.1 Commercial. 50 watts. Tourist & Travel Information. Jim Ripley.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
SK Kindersley 104.9 CKVX Increase power from 50 to 66,000 watts (50 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED
SK Prince Albert 107.1 CIAM-22 CIAM Media has until August 9, 2016 to get this new 50 watt Christian station on the air.

LICENSES REVOKED
AB Calgary 88.1 CKAV-3 Must be off the air by July 25, 2015 due to ongoing serious non-compliance issues.
AB Edmonton 89.3 CKAV-4 Must be off the air by July 25, 2015 due to ongoing serious non-compliance issues.
BC Mount Bruce 102.1 CFSI-1 Must be off the air by July 25, 2015 due to ongoing serious non-compliance issues.
BC Salt Spring Island 107.9 CFSI Must be off the air by July 25, 2015 due to ongoing serious non-compliance issues.
BC Vancouver 106.3 CKAV-2 Must be off the air by July 25, 2015 due to ongoing serious non-compliance issues.
ON Ottawa 95.7 CKAV-9 Must be off the air by July 25, 2015 due to ongoing serious non-compliance issues.
ON Toronto 106.5 CKAV Must be off the air by July 25, 2015 due to ongoing serious non-compliance issues.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Greenville 96.1 Commercial. 8.2 watts. Aboriginal/Classic Rock. Northern Native Broadcasting. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON Meaford 99.3 CJGB Increase power from 100 to 1,540 watts (100 to 2,875 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
ON Toronto 95.9 CJKX-2 Increase power from 122 to 242 watts (220 to 1,000 watts Max. ERP).

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
ON Cobourg 93.3 CKSG From Pineridge Broadcasting to My Broadcasting.
ON Cobourg 107.9 CHUC From Pineridge Broadcasting to My Broadcasting.
ON Peterborough 96.7 CJWV From Pineridge Broadcasting to My Broadcasting.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – VANCOUVER
The CRTC has issued a call for applications for the Vancouver area after receiving an application from Sher-E-Punjab for a new AM station in Vancouver and an application from South Asian Broadcasting for a rebroadcaster in Surrey to simulcast programming from CKYE 93.1 Vancouver.
No details on frequency or power were released. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 17, 2015.

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Canadian Radio News: Kelowna with two low powered stations on the way

While checking out the latest Industry Canada database I noticed two new entries for Kelowna. CHLL 95.3 with 50 watts and VF2675 102.3 with 50 watts. I immediately went into the “dig up information” mode.

CHLL 95.3 will be a new Tourist Information station operated by Kelowna businessman Jim Ripley. There will be also be a 50 watt repeater in Peachland CHLL-1 at 92.1. Mr. Ripley plans to put a lot more of these types of stations on the air in the near future:
www.touristradio.ca/

VF2675 102.3 is a mystery. The facility is licensed to Asian Connections Entertainment with an address in Richmond, B.C. There is a company by that name that operates a Punjabi language specialty TV service on cable across Canada. I am not sure if the two are connected. Any information would be appreciated.

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Canadian Radio News recap for May, 2015

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For MAY, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES

AB High River 100.9 CKUV From Classic Rock to Hot AC (THE EAGLE)
BC Vancouver 102.7 CKPK From Triple A to Alternative Rock-Triple A (THE PEAK)
NB Fredericton 92.3 CFRK From CHR (HOT 92.3) to Country (COUNTRY 92.3)
ON Barrie 93.1 CHAY From Hot AC-Classic Hits (TODAY’S CHAY) to Hot AC (FRESH RADIO)
ON Hamilton 1150 CKOC From Oldies (OLDIES 1150) to Sports (TSN Radio) (will be phased in during summer, 2015).

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
AB Calgary 700 CJLI Commercial. 50,000 watts (days) / 20,000 watts (nights). Christian. Touch Canada Broadcasting. THE LIGHT. (testing)
AB Stony Plain-Spruce Grove 88.1 CKSS Commercial. 500 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting. THE ONE.

CALL LETTER DATA
NS Sydney 107.3 new Will become CJBU

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
MB Winnipeg 100.5 CFJL Moved from 100.7 (JEWEL 101). Increased power from 51,000 to 63,500 watts (80,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). JEWEL 100.5.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
BC Fort Nelson 96.1 Commercial. 8 watts. Aboriginal/Classic Rock. Northern Native Broadcasting. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.
NS Sydney 107.3 Developmental campus. 5 watts. Variety. Cape Breton University. CAPER RADIO.
ON Milton 101.3 Commercial. 228 watts (950 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. My Broadcasting. MY FM.
ON Toronto 88.9 CIRV-sc SCMO subcarrier. Add Portuguese language programming from Heart Broadcasting.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED

BC Surrey 107.7 new-cp Decrease power from 1,066 to 849 watts (2,500 to 2,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NB Grande Anse 90.3 CBAF-18 Increase power from 930 to 23,000 watts (3,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change city of license from Lameque.
ON Belleville 95.5 CJOJ Decrease power from 42,000 to 23,000 watts (64,000 to 35,000 watts Max. ERP).
ON Dryden 100.9 CBQH Decrease power from 100,000 to 1,300 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON Ottawa 88.5 CILV Increase power from 2,300 to 37,000 watts (12,000 to 90,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height.
QC Grande Vallee 104.1 CBGA-14 Decrease power from 2,110 to 1,450 watts.
QC Matapedia 101.7 CBGA-21 Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED

QC Thetford Mines 97.3 CFJO From Radio Megantic to Attraction Media. (includes CFJO-1 101.7 Lac Megantic).
QC Thetford Mines 105.5 CKLD From Radio Megantic to Attraction Media. (includes CJLP 107.1 Disraeli).
QC Victoriaville 101.9 CFDA From Radio Megantic to Attraction Media.

GOING OFF THE AIR
QC Victoriaville 103.5 CKYQ-1 Will go dark in Summer, 2015 due to common ownership policy associated with ownership change approval between Radio Megantic and Attraction Media.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Ashcroft 99.1 Community. 6.4 watts. Variety. Will simulcast CHCA 97.1 Cache Creek. Calls will be CHCA-1.
BC Cache Creek 97.1 Community. 25.6 watts. Variety. Ash Creek TV Society. Calls will be CHCA.
QC Montreal-St. Leonard 104.5 Commercial. 50 watts. Arabic. Radio Moyen Orient. Nested repeater for CHOU 1450 Montreal.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS

ON Nakina 1240 CBLN Move to 98.1 with 50 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON Hornepayne 107.1 CFNO-2 Increase power from 4 to 280 watts. Raise antenna height.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
AB Grande Prairie 98.9 CIKT From Bear Creek Broadcasting to Jim Pattison.
AB Lacombe 94.1 CJUV From the L.A. Radio Group to Golden West.
AB Red Deer 101.3 CKIK From the L.A. Radio Group to Harvard.
QC Montreal 106.3 CKIN From Canadian Hellenic Radio to Neeti P. Ray.
QC Salaberry de Valleyfield 103.1 CKOD From Radio Express Inc. to Torres Media.

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Canadian Radio News recap for March, 2015

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For MARCH, 2015

APRIL 1, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
QC Rouyn-Noranda 96.5 CHOA From AC (PLANETE 96.5) to Hot AC (RYTHME FM). Includes CHOA-1 103.5 Amos & CHOA-2 103.9 La Sarre.

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
BC Surrey 106.9 VF2689 Commercial. 41 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu. MY FM.
QC Hudson-Saint Lazare 106.7 CHSV Commercial. 1,420 watts (2,650 watts Max. ERP). Soft AC. Evanov. JEWEL 106.7. Launched on March 9th.

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Fort McKay 106.3 new Will become CIYU
BC Abbotsford 92.5 CFUN-1 Becomes CKKS-1
BC Chilliwack 107.5 CFUN Becomes CKKS
BC Creston 94.1 new Will become CKCV
BC Sechelt 104.7 CKKS Becomes CFUN
BC Vancouver 104.9 CFUN-2 Becomes CKKS-2
ON Little Current 103.1 new Will become CHAW
ON Timmins 105.5 new Will become CJTK-5
QC Perce 91.9 new Will become CKRJ

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Fort McKay 106.3 Aboriginal. 50 watts. Variety-Pop Rock. Fort McKay Radio Society.
ON Little Current 103.1 Commercial. 35,200 watts. Country. Timmermans Broadcasting Corporation. COUNTRY 103.1.
ON Timmins 105.5 Commercial. 800 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will partially simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.
QC Perce 91.9 Commercial. 440 watts. Tourist & Travel info. French. Radio du Rocher Perce.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Trail 94.9 CBTA Increase power from 13,500 to 14,200 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
BC Trail 95.7 CJAT Increase power from 13,500 to 14,000 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NS Mulgrave 103.1 CBH-2 Decrease power from 40,500 to 31,900 watts (100,000 to 81,700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
NS Mulgrave 106.7 CBHB Decrease power from 93,400 to 40,180 watts (93,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
NS Mulgrave 107.5 CBAF-11 Decrease power from 93,400 to 39,170 watts (93,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
ON Hearst 91.1 CINN Increase power from 5,460 to 17,400 watts (5,460 to 28,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
ON Thunder Bay 90.5 CKSI Increase power from 50 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Montreal 102.3 CINQ Decrease power from 1,285 to 1,237 watts (2,335 to 2,100 watts Max. ERP).
SK Big River 92.5 CKBI-1 Increase power from 1,100 to 1,400 watts (1,900 to 1,400 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter site. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.

DENIALS
AB Ponoka 88.7 Commercial. 10,000 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting. The CRTC was concerned about a possible negative impact on existing stations in Wetaskiwin and Lacombe.
NS Spryfield 94.7 CIRP Increase power from 50 to 452 watts (50 to 700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Rejected as the CRTC felt this was a back door attempt to move into the Halifax market.
ON Timmins 102.3 Commercial. 32 watts plus 9 rebroadcasters in the region. Christian. William Rowe. Competing application to Eternacom which was awarded a license in Timmins.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
ON Toronto 88.9 CIRV Establish an SCMO to broadcast Portuguese programming.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
QC Malartic 1230 CBNM Move to 101.1 with 28,000 watts (50,000 watts Max. ERP)
QC Val-d-Or 570 CBML Will be shut down if CBNM 1230 flip to 101.1 is approved.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC Campbell River 104.5 CBYT Increase power from 88 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height.
BC Surrey 107.7 new-cp Decrease power from 1,066 to 849 watts (2,500 to 2,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NB Lameque 90.3 CBAF-18 Increase power from 930 to 23,000 watts (3,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NB Lameque 95.3 CBAL-2 Increase power from 940 to 22,910 watts (5,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Amos 88.3 CBFX-3 Increase power from 34,400 to 44.980 watts (50,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Amos 91.5 CHLM-1 Increase power from 34,400 to 44.980 watts (50,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

CALLED ON THE CARPET
The following stations have been summoned to appear before the CRTC on May 13th to show cause why their licenses should not be suspended or revoked due to ongoing issues of non-compliance:
AB Wetaskiwin 93.5 CIHS
BC Salt Spring Island 107.9 CFSI (with CFSI-1 102.1 South Salt Spring Island)
ON Toronto 106.5 CKAV (with CKAV-2 106.3 Vancouver, CKAV-3 88.1 Calgary, CKAV-4 89.3 Edmonton, & CKAV-9 95.7 Ottawa).
QC Rimouski 96.5 CKMN

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Canadian Radio News recap for March, 2015

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For MARCH, 2015

APRIL 1, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES

QC Rouyn-Noranda 96.5 CHOA From AC (PLANETE 96.5) to Hot AC (RYTHME FM). Includes CHOA-1 103.5 Amos & CHOA-2 103.9 La Sarre.

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
BC Surrey 106.9 VF2689 Commercial. 41 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu. MY FM.
QC Hudson-Saint Lazare 106.7 CHSV Commercial. 1,420 watts (2,650 watts Max. ERP). Soft AC. Evanov. JEWEL 106.7. Launched on March 9th.

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Fort McKay 106.3 new Will become CIYU
BC Abbotsford 92.5 CFUN-1 Becomes CKKS-1
BC Chilliwack 107.5 CFUN Becomes CKKS
BC Creston 94.1 new Will become CKCV
BC Sechelt 104.7 CKKS Becomes CFUN
BC Vancouver 104.9 CFUN-2 Becomes CKKS-2
ON Little Current 103.1 new Will become CHAW
ON Timmins 105.5 new Will become CJTK-5
QC Perce 91.9 new Will become CKRJ

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Fort McKay 106.3 Aboriginal. 50 watts. Variety-Pop Rock. Fort McKay Radio Society.
ON Little Current 103.1 Commercial. 35,200 watts. Country. Timmermans Broadcasting Corporation. COUNTRY 103.1.
ON Timmins 105.5 Commercial. 800 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will partially simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.
QC Perce 91.9 Commercial. 440 watts. Tourist & Travel info. French. Radio du Rocher Perce.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED

BC Trail 94.9 CBTA Increase power from 13,500 to 14,200 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
BC Trail 95.7 CJAT Increase power from 13,500 to 14,000 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NS Mulgrave 103.1 CBH-2 Decrease power from 40,500 to 31,900 watts (100,000 to 81,700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
NS Mulgrave 106.7 CBHB Decrease power from 93,400 to 40,180 watts (93,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
NS Mulgrave 107.5 CBAF-11 Decrease power from 93,400 to 39,170 watts (93,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
ON Hearst 91.1 CINN Increase power from 5,460 to 17,400 watts (5,460 to 28,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
ON Thunder Bay 90.5 CKSI Increase power from 50 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Montreal 102.3 CINQ Decrease power from 1,285 to 1,237 watts (2,335 to 2,100 watts Max. ERP).
SK Big River 92.5 CKBI-1 Increase power from 1,100 to 1,400 watts (1,900 to 1,400 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter site. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.

DENIALS

AB Ponoka 88.7 Commercial. 10,000 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting. The CRTC was concerned about a possible negative impact on existing stations in Wetaskiwin and Lacombe.
NS Spryfield 94.7 CIRP Increase power from 50 to 452 watts (50 to 700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Rejected as the CRTC felt this was a back door attempt to move into the Halifax market.
ON Timmins 102.3 Commercial. 32 watts plus 9 rebroadcasters in the region. Christian. William Rowe. Competing application to Eternacom which was awarded a license in Timmins.

CRTC APPLICATIONS


PROPOSED NEW STATIONS

ON Toronto 88.9 CIRV Establish an SCMO to broadcast Portuguese programming.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
QC Malartic 1230 CBNM Move to 101.1 with 28,000 watts (50,000 watts Max. ERP)
QC Val-d-Or 570 CBML Will be shut down if CBNM 1230 flip to 101.1 is approved.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC Campbell River 104.5 CBYT Increase power from 88 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height.
BC Surrey 107.7 new-cp Decrease power from 1,066 to 849 watts (2,500 to 2,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NB Lameque 90.3 CBAF-18 Increase power from 930 to 23,000 watts (3,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NB Lameque 95.3 CBAL-2 Increase power from 940 to 22,910 watts (5,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Amos 88.3 CBFX-3 Increase power from 34,400 to 44.980 watts (50,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Amos 91.5 CHLM-1 Increase power from 34,400 to 44.980 watts (50,000 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

CALLED ON THE CARPET
The following stations have been summoned to appear before the CRTC on May 13th to show cause why their licenses should not be suspended or revoked due to ongoing issues of non-compliance:
AB Wetaskiwin 93.5 CIHS
BC Salt Spring Island 107.9 CFSI (with CFSI-1 102.1 South Salt Spring Island)
ON Toronto 106.5 CKAV (with CKAV-2 106.3 Vancouver, CKAV-3 88.1 Calgary, CKAV-4 89.3 Edmonton, & CKAV-9 95.7 Ottawa).
QC Rimouski 96.5 CKMN

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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For FEBRUARY, 2015

March 1, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
BC Kamloops 97.5 CKRV From Hot AC to Variety Hits (THE RIVER).
BC Victoria 103.1 CHTT From Variety Hits (JACK FM) to CHR (KISS 103.1).
MB Winnipeg 99.1 CJGV From Hot AC (FRESH FM) to Modern AC (FRESH RADIO).
ON Kingston 96.3 CFMK From Classic Rock to Active Rock (FM 96).
ON Kingston 104.3 CKWS From Classic Hits (HITS 104.3) to Hot AC (FRESH RADIO).
ON Peterborough 100.5 CKRU From Classic Hits (HITS 100.5) to Hot AC (FRESH RADIO).
QC Montreal 94.3 CKMF From CHR to Alternative Rock (NRJ).
QC Saguenay 98.3 CILM From Talk/Classic Rock (FM 98) to Hot AC (RYTHME FM). Includes CKGS 105.5 Saguenay.

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
NS Sydney 97.5 CKJM-2 Community. 800 watts. Variety (French). Simulcasts CKJM 106.1 Cheticamp.
ON Welland 89.1 CKYY Commercial. 564 watts (3,100 watts Max. ERP). Country. RB Communications. COUNTRY 89. Launched on February 20.

CALL LETTER DATA
ON Bancroft 99.3 CBLV Becomes CBLA-5

BRANDINGS
AB Edmonton 92.5 CKNG From FRESH FM to FRESH RADIO
BC Vancouver 94.5 CFBT From THE BEAT to VIRGIN RADIO (March 5)
BC Vancouver 104.9 CFUN-2 From SONIC FM to KISS RADIO. Includes CFUN 107.5 Chilliwack and CFUN-1 92.5 Abbotsford.
MB Winnipeg 102.3 CKY From CLEAR FM to KISS 102.3
ON Cornwall 104.5 CFLG From FRESH FM to FRESH RADIO
ON Hamilton 95.3 CING From FRESH FM to FRESH RADIO
ON Saint Thomas 103.1 CFHK From FRESH FM to FRESH RADIO

OFF THE AIR
AB Banff 101.1 CFPE 150 watt English language TIS station shut down.
AB Banff 103.3 CFPF 50 watt French language TIS station shut down.
AB Fox Creek 92.1 CFFC Rebroadcaster of CKKX 106.1 Peace River shut down due to escalating costs.
ON Godfrey 93.7 CJCE Limited hours operation from Camp Iawah has been discontinued.
QC Gatineau 1350 CIRA-5 Station was not financially viable.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
NB Caraquet 810 CJVA Move to 94.1 with 17,000 watts (28,000 watts Max. ERP).

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
NB Bathurst 104.9 CKBC Increase power from 20,000 to 33,500 watts.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
QC Gatineau 1670 CJEU From Fondation Radio Enfant du Canada to Radio Communautaire Enfant-Ado de Gatineau-Ottawa.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED
NL Clarenville 97.1 new Newcap has until May 9, 2016 to get this new 2,500 watt Hot AC station on the air. Local economic conditions are blamed for the delay.
ON Hornepayne 92.3 CBLH The CBC has until October 31, 2015 to convert CBLH 1010 to 92.3 FM.

DENIALS
AB Drumheller 99.5 CHOO Remove condition of license requiring that 10% of musical selections be folk and folk oriented.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
NS Halifax 99.1 Commercial. 300 watts (355 watts Max. ERP). 72% Arabic / 28% Multilingial. Antoine Karam. Will partially simulcast CHOU 1450 Montreal. (reapplication)

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
AB Athabasca 94.1 CKBA Decrease power from 9,000 to 7,200 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
BC Pender Harbour 104.7 CIPN Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON Kitchener 94.3 CJTW Move to 93.7. Increase power from 50 to 420 watts. Raise antenna height.

CALL FOR COMMENTS
ON Bracebridge 102.3 new Bayshore Broadcasting has applied for a new commercial station with 22,000 watts. The CRTC is not convinced that the Bracebridge and Gravenhurst area will be able to support an additional station and has issued a call for comments regarding the application.

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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For JANUARY, 2015

FEBRUARY 1, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES

AB Calgary 107.3 CFGQ From Classic Rock to Classic Rock-Classic Hits (remains Q107).
MB Winnipeg 97.5 CJKR From Active Rock (POWER 97) to Classic Rock-Classic Hits (BIG 97.5).

CALL LETTER DATA
BC Vancouver 98.3 new Will become CIRH (Roundhouse Radio).

OFF THE AIR
ON Quinte West 99.3 CIQW Low power unprotected FM station was forced off the air when CJPE 99.3 in Prince Edward County was launched. Will have to find an alternate frequency.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
ON Tillsonburg 88.7 CBCL-1 Decrease power from 2,060 to 1,320 watts (8,810 to 1,320 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.
ON Wasaga Beach 97.7 CHGB Increase power from 200 to 700 watts (347 to 700 watts Max. ERP). Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.

DENIALS
MB Winnipeg 92.9 new Commercial. 1,800 watts. Multilingual. Gill Broadcasting. The CRTC felt that Winnipeg could not support an additional Ethnic station at this time.
ON Brechin-Ramara 96.9 new Commercial. 8,900 watts (25,000 watts Max ERP). Soft AC. Evanov. The CRTC expressed concern that the proposed station would have a negative impact on existing stations serving neighbouring markets.
QC Montreal 107.9 College. 100 watts. Nested repeater for CJLO 1690 Montreal. The CRTC stated that the applicant did did not demonstrate a compelling technical need to justify the proposed amendment.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Sylvan Lake 88.3 Commercial. 24,000 watts (50,000 watts Max. ERP). Country. Golden West.
AB Sylvan Lake 88.5 Commercial. 791 watts (1,500 watts Max. ERP). Modern AC. Clear Sky Radio. CKLK calls have been reserved. (reapplication)
ON Creemore 106.3 Developmental Community station. 3.2 watts. Variety. Clearview Community Radio. CKAW calls have been reserved.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
ON Stratford 1240 CJCS Move to 107.1 with 900 watts (4,000 watts Max. ERP). Format will be Rock.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON Dryden 100.9 CBQH Decrease power from 100,000 to 1,300 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON Dryden 102.7 CKSB-6 Decrease power from 1,500 to 1,290 watts. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON Orangeville 103.5 CIDC Increase power from 30,700 to 51,000 watts (30,700 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON Orangeville 103.5 CIDC Add 3 HD signals to rebroadcast CIDC, CIAO 530 Brampton, and CIRR 103.9 Toronto. 5,100 watts (10,000 watts Max. ERP).
ON Ottawa 88.5 CILV Increase power fromk 2,300 to 37,000 watts (12,000 to 90,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Grande Vallee 104.1 CBGA-14 Decrease power from 2,110 to 1,450 watts.

CALL FOR COMMENTS

ON Burlington 88.5 new Byrnes Media has applied for a new commercial station with 80 watts (350 watts Max. ERP). The CRTC is not convinced that the Burlington and Hamilton area will be able to support an additional station and has issued a call for comments regarding the application.

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Canadian Radio News recap for December 2014

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For DECEMBER, 2014

JANUARY 1, 2015

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
ON Stratford 107.7 CHGK From AC (FM 107.7) to CHR (2DAY FM)

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON Welland 89.1 CKYY Commercial. 564 watts (3,100 watts Max. ERP). Country. RB Communications. COUNTRY 89.

CALL LETTER DATA

AB Strathmore 104.5 new Will become CKOV.
ON Toronto 1280 new Will become CJRU.
QC Saguenay 98.3 CKRS Becomes CILM.

UPDATE ON TECHNICAL CHANGES
AB Camrose 790 CFCW Has announced that the station will be moving to 840 in summer 2015.

OFF THE AIR
NB Grande Anse 540 CBGA-1 Went dark in early December. Replaced by several FM rebroadcasters on the Quebec side of Chaleur Bay.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Strathmore 104.5 Commercial. 2,800 watts (7,000 watts Max. ERP). Country. Clear Sky Radio. THE WOLF.
ON Toronto 1280 College. 99 watts. Variety. Ryerson University. THE SCOPE.
ON Windsor 90.5 Commercial. 1,730 watts (10,000 watts Max. ERP). Christian. United Christian Broadcasters.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
ON Oakville 1250 CJYE Change from a DA-2 operation using 7 towers to a DA-1 operation using 4 towers.
ON Oakville 1320 CJMR Reduce daytime power from 20,000 to 10,000 watts. Change from a DA-2 operation using 7 towers to a DA-1 operation using 6 towers.
QC Sherbrooke 90.7 CBFX-2 Increase power from 25,000 to 33,200 watts. Raise antenna height.
QC Sherbrooke 101.1 CBF-10 Decrease power from 35,000 to 31,400 watts. Raise antenna height.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED

AB Edmonton 99.3 CIUP From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.
AB Edmonton 102.3 CKNO From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.
QC Saint-Constant 1040 CJMS From 3553230 Canada to Groupe Medias Pam.
SK Meadow Lake 102.3 CJNS From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.
SK North Battleford 1050 CJNB From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.
SK North Battleford 93.3 CJHD From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.
SK North Battleford 97.9 CJCQ From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. (includes CJCQ-1 104.5Meadow Lake)
SK Prince Albert 900 CKBI From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. (includes CKBI-1 92.5 Big River & CKBI-FM 95.9 La Ronge)
SK Prince Albert 99.1 CFMM From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. (includes CFMM-1 92.1 Waskesiu Lake)
SK Prince Albert 101.1 CHQX From Rawlco Radio to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. (includes CHQX-3 97.5 Big River, CHQX-2 98.3 La Ronge, & CHQX-1 90.5 Waskesiu Lake)

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED

QC Saint Remi 104.9 CHOC Radio Communautaire Intergeneration Jardin du Quebec has until January 16, 2016 to increase the power of CHOC from 250 to 547 watts (1,750 watts Max. ERP) and to establish rebroadcasters in Napierville and Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur.

DENIALS
ON Alliston 94.7 CFAO License rescinded. Station has been off the air for the majority of its current license term due to financial and technical issues. Non-compliance matters were also a factor in the decision.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON Scarborough 102.7 CJVF Move to 105.3. Increase power from 7 to 24 watts (38 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
QC Montreal 102.3 CINQ Decrease power from 1,285 to 1,237 watts (2,335 to 2,100 watts Max. ERP).

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
QC Montreal 99.5 CJPX From Jean-Pierre Coallier to Gregory Charles.
QC Quebec City 92.7 CJSQ From Jean-Pierre Coallier to Gregory Charles.

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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For NOVEMBER, 2014

DECEMBER 1, 2014

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
ON Ottawa 93.9 CKKL From Variety Hits (BOB FM) to Country COUNTRY 94).

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
BC Bella Coola 91.1 CKNN Community. 50 watts. Aboriginal. Nuxalk Academy of Learning. NUXALK RADIO.
ON Orangeville 101.5 CKMO Commercial. 338 watts (625 watts Max, ERP). AC-Oldies. My Broadcasting Company. MYFM.
QC Hudson-Saint Lazare 106.7 CHSV Commercial. 1,420 watts (2,650 watts Max. ERP). Soft AC. Evanov. JEWEL 106.7.

CALL LETTER DATA
NT Fort Providence 98.9 CBQC Becomes CBAU.
ON Scarborough 102.7 new Will become CJRK.
ON Temagami 1340 CBEU Will become CBCS-1 when flip to 106.1 occurs.

BRANDINGS
QC Saint Constant 1040 CJMS From CJMS to 1040 AM.
QC Sherbrooke 88.9 CJMQ From CJMQ to THE QUBE.

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
SK Estevan 1150 CJSL Moved from 1280. 10,000 watts fulltime.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
ON Ohsweken 93.5 Community. 42 watts (75 watts Max. ERP). Aboriginal. Joshua Hill. ARROW RADIO.
ON Scarborough 102.7 Commercial. 472 watts (1,200 watts Max. ERP). Multilingual. 8041393 Canada. EAST FM.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
ON Temagami 1340 CBEU Move to 106.1 with 50 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
AB Fort McMurray 91.1 CKOS Increase power from 35 watts to 40,000 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NS Lower Sackville 97.5 CIOE-cp Frequency selection. Previously approved but applied frequency of 88.7 was not available. Will operate with 250 watts.
ON Hamilton 1150 CKOC Reduce night power from 50,000 to 20,000 watts (daytime power will remain 50,000 watts).
QC Shawinigan 91.1 CFUT Move to 92.9. Increase power from 199 to 2,100 watts (250 to 3,900 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
QC Sherbrooke 91.7 CBMB Reduce power from 23,500 to 15,500 watts (25,000 to 15,900 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.

CHANGES TO SPECIALTY LICENSES GRANTED
QC Saguenay 98.3 CKRS Remove all specialty license requirements which will enable the station to drop its News-Talk format and flip to Hot AC RYTHME FM.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED
ON Uxbridge 105.5 CIUX Frank Torres has until April 23, 2016 to get this new 9,000 watt Classic Hits station on the air.

CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS
WA Blaine 1600 KVRI Ordered to immediately stop broadcasting South Asian programming originating in Canada. The directive has so far been ignored.
WA Ferndale 1550 KRPI Ordered to immediately stop broadcasting South Asian programming originating in Canada. The directive has so far been ignored.
WA Oak Harbor 1110 KRPA Ordered to immediately stop broadcasting South Asian programming originating in Canada. The directive has been complied with.

DENIALS
NB Neguac 102.9 CKMA-1 Extension denied after CP expired. Would have operated with 250 watts and simulcasted CKMA 93.7 Miramichi.
ON Scarborough 102.7 Commercial. 620 watts (1,300 watts Max. ERP). Multilingual. Multicultural Broadcasting Company.
ON Scarborough 102.7 Commercial. 472 watts (1,200 watts Max. ERP). Multilingual. World Band Media.
ON Scarborough 102.7 Commercial. 442 watts (1,500 watts Max. ERP). Urban. Intercity Broadcasting. Would have simulcasted CKFG 98.7 Toronto.
ON Scarborough 102.7 CJVF Increase power from 7 to 476 watts (1,200 watts Max. ERP). Will have to find a new frequency as its status is currently a low power unprotected FM service.
ON Stouffville 102.7 CIWS Increase power from 50 to 175 watts (1,000 watts Max. ERP). Will have to find a new frequency as its status is currently a low power unprotected FM service.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Fort Nelson 96.1 Commercial. 8 watts. Aboriginal. Northern Native Broadcasting. Will simulcast CFNR 92.1 Terrace.
NL Gander 97.7 Commercial. 2,800 watts. Hot AC. Newfoundland Broadcasting. Will simulcast CHOZ 94.7 St. John’s.
NS Sydney 107.3 Developmental Campus station. 5 watts. Variety. Cape Breton University. CAPER RADIO.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
AB Spruce Grove 98.5 CFWE-4 Increase power from 9,300 to 100,000 watts. Lower antenna height.
NL Corner Brook 92.3 CKOZ Decrease power from 50,000 to 7,665 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NL Rattling Brook 95.9 CKMY Decrease power from 50,000 to 47,000 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
SK Big River 92.5 CKBI-1 Increase power from 1,100 to 1,400 watts (1,900 to 1,400 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Radiation pattern will change from directional to non-directional.
SK Big River 97.5 CHQX-3 Increase power from 1,100 to 1,400 watts (1,900 to 1,400 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Radiation pattern will change from directional to non-directional.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
QC Montreal 1280 CFMB From CFMB Limited to the Evanov Radio Group
QC Thetford Mines 97.3 CFJO From Radio Megantic to Attraction Media. Includes CFJO-1 101.7 Lac Megantic.
QC Thetford Mines 105.5 CKLD From Radio Megantic to Attraction Media. Includes CJLP 107.1 Disraeli.
QC Victoriaville 101.9 CFDA From Radio Megantic to Attraction Media.

PROPOSED SHUTDOWN
QC Victoriaville 103.5 CKYQ-1 Attraction Media will shut this rebroadcaster of CKYQ 95.7 Plessisville down pending approval of the above ownership changes to stay within the common ownership guidelines.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPECIALTY LICENSES
NB Moncton 105.1 CITA Change status from non-commercial to commercial. Includes CITA-1 107.3 Sussex and
CITA-2 99.1 Amherst, NS.

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Canadian Radio News OUTSTANDING CRTC DECISIONS

The following applications have yet to be dealt with by the CRTC. Some dating back to early Spring of this year.

AB EDMONTON – NEW STATION – 580 / 10,000 watts. Multilingual. South Fraser Broadcasting. (application temporarily withdrawn)

AB EDMONTON – 99.3 CIUP – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison.

AB EDMONTON – 102.3 CKNO – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison.

AB FORT McKAY – NEW STATION – 106.3 / 50 watts. Aboriginal; Pop Rock. Fort McKay Radio Society.

AB FORT McMURRAY – 91.1 CKOS – INCREASE POWER from 35 watts to 40,000 watts.

AB PONOKA – NEW STATION – 88.7 / 10,000 watts. Country. Black Gold Broadcasting.

AB STRATHMORE – NEW STATION – 104.5 / 7,000 watts. Country. Clear Sky Radio.

AB SYLVAN LAKE – NEW STATION – 88.5 / 1,500 watts – Hot AC. Clear Sky Radio. (application temporarily withdrawn)

BC NORTH VANCOUVER – NEW STATION – 99.9 / 450 watts. Triple A. Four Senses Entertainment. Will simulcast CKEE 101.5 Whistler.

BC PENTICTON – NEW STATION – 92.9 / 50 watts. Community; Variety. Peach City Community Radio Society.

BC VANCOUVER – NEW STATION – 99.7 / 6,000 watts. News-Talk. Corus. Will simulcast CKNW 980 New Westminster.

MB WINNIPEG – NEW STATION – 92.9 / 1,800 watts. Multilingual. Gill Broadcasting.

NB BATHURST – 104.9 CKBC – INCREASE POWER from 20,000 watts to 33,500 watts.

NB CARAQUET – 810 CJVA – AM TO FM CONVERSION to 94.1 with 28,000 watts.

NS LOWER SACKVILLE – 97.5 CIOE (cp) – FREQUENCY SELECTION for approved Community station.

NS MULGRAVE – 103.1 CBH-2 – DECREASE POWER from 100,000 watts to 81,700 watts.

NS MULGRAVE – 106.7 CBHB – INCREASE POWER from 93,400 watts to 100,000 watts.

NS MULGRAVE – 107.5 CBAF-11 – INCREASE POWER from 93,400 watts to 100,000 watts.

NS SPRYFIELD – 94.7 CIRP – INCREASE POWER from 50 watts to 700 watts.

NS SYDNEY – NEW STATION – 92.1 / 10,650 watts. CBC Radio One. Will simulcast CBI 1140 Sydney.

ON AURORA – NEW STATION – 91.7 / 150 watts. Triple A; Multilingual. Will simulcast CFMS 105.9 Markham.

ON BOLTON – 105.5 CJFB – MOVE TO 102.7. INCREASE POWER from 50 watts to 4,000 watts.

ON BRAMPTON – NEW STATION – 1350 / 400 watts. News-Talk; Multilingual. Neeti P. Ray.

ON BRECHIN-RAMARA – NEW STATION – 96.9 / 25,000 watts. Soft AC. Evanov.

ON CALEDON – 102.7 CFGM – REVOKE LICENSE and move 102.7 allotment to Bolton.

ON FERGUS – 92.9 CICW – MOVE TO 101.1. INCREASE POWER from 150 watts to 2,500 watts.

ON HAMILTON – 1150 CKOC – DECREASE NIGHT POWER from 50,000 watts to 20,000 watts.

ON LITTLE CURRENT – NEW STATION – 103.1 / 35,200 watts. Country. Craig Timmermans.

ON MARKHAM – 105.9 CFMS – INCREASE POWER from 704 watts to 981 watts (average ERP).

ON MILTON – NEW STATION – 101.3 / 1,100 watts. AC-Oldies. My Broadcasting.

ON OAKVILLE – 1250 CJYE – INCREASE NIGHT POWER from 5,000 watts to 10,000 watts.

ON OAKVILLE – 1320 CJMR – DECREASE NIGHT POWER from 20,000 watts to 10,000 watts.

ON OHSWEKEN – NEW STATION – 93.5 / 75 watts. Aboriginal. Joshua Hill.

ON SCARBOROUGH – 102.7 CJVF – INCREASE POWER from 7 watts to 1,200 watts.

ON SCARBOROUGH – NEW STATION – 102.7 / 1,500 watts. Urban, Intercity Broadcasting. Will simulcast CKFG 98.7 Toronto.

ON SCARBOROUGH – NEW STATION – 102.7 / 1,200 watts. Multilingual. East FM.

ON SCARBOROUGH – NEW STATION – 102.7 / 1,300 watts. Multilingual. Multicultural Broadcasting Company.

ON SCARBOROUGH – NEW STATION – 102.7 / 1,200 watts. Multilingual. World Band Media.

ON STOUFFVILLE – 102.7 CIWS – INCREASE POWER from 50 watts to 1,000 watts.

ON TEMAGAMI – 1340 CBEU – AM TO FM CONVERSION to 106.1 with 50 watts.

ON THUNDER BAY – 90.5 CKSI – INCREASE POWER from 50 watts to 250 watts.

ON TILLSONBURG – 88.7 CBCL-1 (cp) – DECREASE POWER from 8,180 watts to 1,320 watts.

ON TIMMINS – NEW STATION – 102.3 / 32 watts. Christian. William Rowe. (plus 9 repeaters in communities throughout Northern Ontario)

ON TIMMINS – NEW STATION – 105.5 / 800 watts. Christian. Eternacom Incorporated. Will partially simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.

ON TORONTO – NEW STATION – 1280 / 100 watts. College; Variety. Radio Ryerson.

ON TORONTO – NEW STATION – 96.7 / 100 watts. Standards. MZ Media. Will simulcast CFZM 740 Toronto.

ON WASAGA BEACH – 97.7 CHGB. INCREASE POWER from 347 watts to 700 watts.

ON WINDSOR – NEW STATION – 90.5 / 10,000 watts. Christian. United Christian Broadcasters.

QC GATINEAU – 1670 CJEU – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Fondation Radio Enfant to Radio Communautaire Enfant-Ado de Gatineau-Ottawa

QC MONTREAL – NEW STATION – 107.9 / 100 watts. College; Variety. Concordia University. Will simulcast CJLO 1690 Montreal.

QC PERCE – NEW STATION – 91.9 / 440 watts. Tourist & Travel info. Radio du Rocher Perce Incorporated. (application temporarily withdrawn)

QC SAGUENAY – 98.3 CKRS – REMOVE SPECIALTY FM license requirements.

QC SAINT CONSTANT – 1040 CJMS – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Communications Medialex Incorporated to Groupe Medias Pam.

QC SHAWINIGAN – 91.1 CFUT – MOVE TO 92.9. INCREASE POWER from 250 watts to 3,900 watts.

QC SHERBROOKE – 90.7 CBFX-2 – INCREASE POWER from 25,000 watts to 33,200 watts.

QC SHERBROOKE – 91,7 CBMB – DECREASE POWER from 25,000 watts to 15,900 watts.

QC SHERBROOKE – 101.1 CBF-10 – DECREASE POWER from 35,000 watts to 31,400 watts.

SK KINDERSLEY – 104.9 CKVX – INCREASE POWER from 50 watts to 100,000 watts.

SK MEADOW LAKE – 102.3 CJNS – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison.

SK NORTH BATTLEFORD – 1050 CJNB – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison.

SK NORTH BATTLEFORD – 93.3 CJHD – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison.

SK NORTH BATTLEFORD – 97.9 CJCQ – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison. (includes CJCQ-1 104.5 Meadow Lake)

SK PRINCE ALBERT – 900 CKBI – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison. (includes CKBI-1 92.5 Big River & CKBI-FM La Ronge)

SK PRINCE ALBERT – 99.1 CFMM – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison. (includes CFMM-1 92.1 Waskesiu Lake)

SK PRINCE ALBERT – 101.5 CHQX – OWNERSHIP CHANGE from Rawlco to Jim Pattison. (includes CHQX-3 97.5 Big River, CHQX-2 98.3 La Ronge, & CHQX-1 90.5 Waskesiu Lake)

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Canadian Radio News recap for October 2014

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For OCTOBER, 2014

NOVEMBER 1, 2014

RADIO ACTIVITY

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
ON Prince Edward Country 99.3 CJPE Community. 1,688 watts (3,000 watts Max. ERP). Variety. Prince Edward County Radio Corp. COUNTY FM.
QC Montreal 980 CHRF Commercial. 50,000 watts (days) / 10,000 watts (nights). Hot AC & Talk targetting the LGBT community. Evanov. RADIO FIERTE.

OFF THE AIR
BC Chase 103.5 CFCH Went dark August 31, 2014 citing lack of support for the Community station.
NS Halifax 107.7 CIRH License revoked on October 26, 2014. Tourist info station was deemed as non-viable.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Jasper National Park 94.7 VF2667 TIS. 2 watts. Park information. Parks Canada.
AB Jasper National Park 96.7 VF2668 TIS. 2 watts. Park information. Parks Canada.
BC Surrey 89.3 VF2686 Status unknown. 15 watts. South Asian. Amrit Baani Radio.
BC Surrey 91.5 VF2688 Status unknown. 4 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu.
BC Surrey 106.9 VF2689 Status unknown. 41 watts. South Asian. Ravinder Singh Pannu.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Moberly 95.1 CFAH Reduce power from 410 to 185 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NL Cartwright 93.9 CFGB-1 Increase power from 50 to 130 watts. Lower antenna height.
QC Montreal 100.7 CBFX Reduce power from 100,000 to 99,200 watts. Raise antenna height. Polarization changed from horizontal to circular.
QC Sherbrooke 89.7 CBM-1 Reduce power from 23,500 to 16,500 watts (25,000 to 16,900 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
MB Winnipeg 101.5 CJUM From the University of Manitoba Student Union to UMFM Campus Radio Incorporated.

DENIALS
ON Brighton 100.9 CIYM Increase power from 316 to 2,680 watts (5,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height.
ON Orangeville 89.1 new Community. 50 watts. Variety. Erin Community Radio. Would have simulcasted CHES 88.1 Erin.
QC Montreal 104.5 new Commercial. 50 watts. Arabic. Radio Moyen Orient. Would have been a nested repeater for CHOU 1450 Montreal.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
BC Penticton 92.9 Community. 50 watts. Variety. Peach City Radio. CFUZ call letters have been reserved.
BC Vancouver 99.7 Commercial. 1,940 watts (6,000 watts Max. ERP). News-Talk. Will be a nested repeater for CKNW 980 New Westminster. Corus.
NS Sydney 92.1 CBC Radio One. 6,540 watts (10,650 watts Max. ERP). Will be a nested repeater for CBI 1140 Sydney. If approved the cp granted to CBI 1140 to flip to 97.1 several years ago will be voided.
ON Milton 101.3 Commercial. 264 watts (1,100 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. My Broadcasting.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
NB Bathurst 104.9 CKBC Increase power from 20,000 to 33,500 watts.
NS Mulgrave 103.1 CBH-2 Reduce power from 40,500 to 31,900 watts (100,000 to 81,700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Polarization will change from horizontal to circular.
NS Mulgrave 106.7 CBHB Reduce power from 93,400 to 40,180 watts (93,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Polarization will change from horizontal to circular.
NS Mulgrave 107.5 CBAF-11 Reduce power from 93,400 to 39,170 watts (93,400 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Polarization will change from horizontal to circular.
ON Bolton 105.5 CJFB Move to 102.7. Increase power from 50 to 1,565 watts (4,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. If approved the existing CJFB rebroadcaster CFGM 102.7 in Caledon will go dark and the allotment will be moved to Bolton.
ON Markham 105.9 CFMS Increase power from 704 to 981 watts (maximum ERP will remain 2,500 watts).

ON Tillsonburg 88.7 CBCL-1 Reduce power from 2,060 to 1,320 watts (8,180 to 1,320 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.
QC Gatineau 97.1 CHLX Operate under a local sales agreement with Cogeco’s CKOF 104.7.
QC Gatineau 104.7 CKOF Operate under a local sales agreement with RNC Media’s CHLX 97.1.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
QC Gatineau 1670 CJEU From Fondation Radio Enfant du Canada to Radio Communautaire Enfant-Ado de Gatineau-Ottawa.

APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN
AB Sylvan Lake 88.5 Commercial. 791 watts (1,500 watts Max. ERP). Modern AC. Clear Sky Radio.

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Canadian Radio News recap for September 2014

For SEPTEMBER, 2014

October 1, 2014

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKBD From Christian (as CKVN) to Modern Rock (THE BRIDGE).
BC Duncan 89.7 CJSU From Hot AC-Classic Hits (SUN FM) to Variety Hits (JUICE FM).
BC Port Hardy 1240 CFNI From AC (THE PORT) to Classic Hits (COAST AM). Includes CFPA 100.3 Port Alice.
MB Portage La Prairie 920 CFRY From Country to Classic Country.
ON Kemptville 97.5 CKVV From AC (STAR FM) to Variety Hits (JUICE FM).
QC Montreal 91.9 CKLX From Talk (days) / Jazz (nights) (RADIO X) to Talk (days) / Sports (nights) (RADIO 9).

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
MB Portage La Prairie 93.1 CHPO Commercial. 27,000 watts. Country. Golden West. COUNTRY 93.1. Previously was a simulcast for CFRY 920 Portage La Prairie.
NS Pictou-New Glasgow 97.9 CKEZ Commercial. 46,720 watts (100,000 watts Max. ERP). Classic Rock. Hector Broadcasting. CLASSIC ROCK 97.9.

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Calgary 700 Will become CJLI
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKVN Becomes CKBD
AB Spruce Grove-Stony Plain 88.1 Will become CKSS
BC New Denver 740 CBUI Will become CBTK-3 (when flip to 102.5 occurs)
NT Inuvik 100.7 Will become VF2655
QC Baie Saint Paul 104.9 Will become CBV-9

BRANDINGS
BC Vancouver 1200 CJRJ From RJ1200 to SPICE RADIO
NS Bridgewater 100.7 CJHK From HANK FM to COUNTRY 100.7

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Calgary 700 Commercial. 50,000 watts (days) / 20,000 watts (nights). Christian. Touch Canada. Originally approved in 2009. Construction permit expired due to ongoing issues over transmitter site location which have since been resolved.
AB Spruce Grove-Stony Plain 88.1 Commercial. 500 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting.
NT Inuvik 100.7 Non-Commercial. 10 watts. Christian. Lighthouse Community Church.
QC Baie Saint Paul 104.9 CBC Premiere Chaine. 833 watts (3,597 watts Max. ERP). Will simulcast CBV 106.3 Quebec City.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
BC New Denver 740 CBUI Move to 102.5 with 50 watts.
NT Tuktoyaktuk 1150 CBAC Move to 99.9 with 361 watts.
ON Bancroft 600 CBLV Move to 99.3 with 269 watts.
ON Deep River 1110 CBLI Move to 97.9 with 50 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
NL Corner Brook 570 CFCB Increase daytime power from 1,000 to 10,000 watts. Night power will remain 1,000 watts.
ON Mississauga 960 CKNT-cp Reduce power from 2,000 to 700 watts (days) / 180 to 104 watts (nights). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON Toronto 1690 CHTO Increase daytime power from 3,000 to 6,000 watts. Night power will remain 1,000 watts.
QC Hudson-Saint Lazare 106.7 CHSV-cp Increase power from 500 to 1,420 watts (500 to 2,650 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
QC Maliotenam 104.5 CKAU Increase power from 50 watts to 6,000 watts. Raise antenna height.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED
BC Gabriola Island 98.7 CKGI The Gabriola Radio Society has until November 2, 2015 to get this new 60 watt Community station on the air.
QC Montreal 600 new TTP Media has until November 21, 2015 to get this new 10,000 watt News-Talk station on the air.
QC Montreal 940 new TTP Media has until November 21, 2015 to get this new 50,000 watt French language News-Talk station on the air.

DENIALS
AB Spruce Grove 88.1 Commercial. 6,000 watts. Hot AC. Golden West. Competing application to Blackgold who gained approval of new station in Spruce Grove.
BC Kelowna 96.3 CKKO Decrease power from 10,000 to 6,300 watts (31,000 to 14,100 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. CRTC deemed this as a “backdoor entry” into the Penticton market.
NS Halifax 99.1 Commercial. 300 watts (355 watts Max. ERP). Arabic. Radio Moyen Orient. Would have simulcasted CHOU 1450 Montreal over 50%. CRTC concerned about the lack of local programming and that other ethnic languages should have been represented in the broadcast schedule.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Ponoka 88.7 Commercial. 10,000 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting.
AB Sylvan Lake 88.5 Commercial. 791 watts (1,500 watts Max. ERP). Modern AC. Clear Sky Radio. CKLK calls have been reserved.
BC North Vancouver 99.9 Commercial. 450 watts. Triple A. Four Senses Entertainment. Will simulcast CKEE 101.5 Whistler.
ON Little Current 103.1 Commercial. 35,200 watts. Country. Craig Timmerman.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
NS Spryfield-Halifax 94.7 CIRP Increase power from 50 to 452 watts (50 to 700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
ON Fergus 92.9 CICW Move to 101.1. Increase power from 45 to 750 watts (125 to 2,500 watts Max. ERP).
ON Oakville 1250 CJYE Change status from a DA-2 operation to a DA-1 operation. Power will remain 10,000 watts fulltime.
ON Oakville 1320 CJMR Reduce daytime power from 20,000 to 10,000 watts. Night power will remain 10,000 watts. Change status from a DA-2 operation to a DA-1 operation.
ON Thunder Bay 90.5 CKSI Increase power from 50 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height.
SK Kindersley 104.9 CKVX Increase power from 50 to 66,000 watts (50 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
QC Saint Constant 1040 CJMS From 3553230 Canada Inc. to Groupe Medias Pam. Will retain French language Country format.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO CONDITIONS OF LICENSE
AB Drumheller 99.5 CHOO Remove condition that requires 10% of its musical selections to be of the Folk genre.
AB Edmonton 95.7 CKEA Remove condition that requires 20% of its musical selections to be of the Jazz and Blues genres.

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Canadian Radio News recap for September 2014

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For SEPTEMBER, 2014

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKBD From Christian (as CKVN) to Modern Rock (THE BRIDGE).
BC Duncan 89.7 CJSU From Hot AC-Classic Hits (SUN FM) to Variety Hits (JUICE FM).
BC Port Hardy 1240 CFNI From AC (THE PORT) to Classic Hits (COAST AM). Includes CFPA 100.3 Port Alice.
MB Portage La Prairie 920 CFRY From Country to Classic Country.
ON Kemptville 97.5 CKVV From AC (STAR FM) to Variety Hits (JUICE FM).
QC Montreal 91.9 CKLX From Talk (days) / Jazz (nights) (RADIO X) to Talk (days) / Sports (nights) (RADIO 9).

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
MB Portage La Prairie 93.1 CHPO Commercial. 27,000 watts. Country. Golden West. COUNTRY 93.1. Previously was a simulcast for CFRY 920 Portage La Prairie.
NS Pictou-New Glasgow 97.9 CKEZ Commercial. 46,720 watts (100,000 watts Max. ERP). Classic Rock. Hector Broadcasting. CLASSIC ROCK 97.9.

CALL LETTER DATA
AB Calgary 700 Will become CJLI
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKVN Becomes CKBD
AB Spruce Grove-Stony Plain 88.1 Will become CKSS
BC New Denver 740 CBUI Will become CBTK-3 (when flip to 102.5 occurs)
NT Inuvik 100.7 Will become VF2655
QC Baie Saint Paul 104.9 Will become CBV-9

BRANDINGS
BC Vancouver 1200 CJRJ From RJ1200 to SPICE RADIO
NS Bridgewater 100.7 CJHK From HANK FM to COUNTRY 100.7

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB Calgary 700 Commercial. 50,000 watts (days) / 20,000 watts (nights). Christian. Touch Canada. Originally approved in 2009. Construction permit expired due to ongoing issues over transmitter site location which have since been resolved.
AB Spruce Grove-Stony Plain 88.1 Commercial. 500 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting.
NT Inuvik 100.7 Non-Commercial. 10 watts. Christian. Lighthouse Community Church.
QC Baie Saint Paul 104.9 CBC Premiere Chaine. 833 watts (3,597 watts Max. ERP). Will simulcast CBV 106.3 Quebec City.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
BC New Denver 740 CBUI Move to 102.5 with 50 watts.
NT Tuktoyaktuk 1150 CBAC Move to 99.9 with 361 watts.
ON Bancroft 600 CBLV Move to 99.3 with 269 watts.
ON Deep River 1110 CBLI Move to 97.9 with 50 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
NL Corner Brook 570 CFCB Increase daytime power from 1,000 to 10,000 watts. Night power will remain 1,000 watts.
ON Mississauga 960 CKNT-cp Reduce power from 2,000 to 700 watts (days) / 180 to 104 watts (nights). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
ON Toronto 1690 CHTO Increase daytime power from 3,000 to 6,000 watts. Night power will remain 1,000 watts.
QC Hudson-Saint Lazare 106.7 CHSV-cp Increase power from 500 to 1,420 watts (500 to 2,650 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
QC Maliotenam 104.5 CKAU Increase power from 50 watts to 6,000 watts. Raise antenna height.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED
BC Gabriola Island 98.7 CKGI The Gabriola Radio Society has until November 2, 2015 to get this new 60 watt Community station on the air.
QC Montreal 600 new TTP Media has until November 21, 2015 to get this new 10,000 watt News-Talk station on the air.
QC Montreal 940 new TTP Media has until November 21, 2015 to get this new 50,000 watt French language News-Talk station on the air.

DENIALS
AB Spruce Grove 88.1 Commercial. 6,000 watts. Hot AC. Golden West. Competing application to Blackgold who gained approval of new station in Spruce Grove.
BC Kelowna 96.3 CKKO Decrease power from 10,000 to 6,300 watts (31,000 to 14,100 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. CRTC deemed this as a “backdoor entry” into the Penticton market.
NS Halifax 99.1 Commercial. 300 watts (355 watts Max. ERP). Arabic. Radio Moyen Orient. Would have simulcasted CHOU 1450 Montreal over 50%. CRTC concerned about the lack of local programming and that other ethnic languages should have been represented in the broadcast schedule.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Ponoka 88.7 Commercial. 10,000 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting.
AB Sylvan Lake 88.5 Commercial. 791 watts (1,500 watts Max. ERP). Modern AC. Clear Sky Radio. CKLK calls have been reserved.
BC North Vancouver 99.9 Commercial. 450 watts. Triple A. Four Senses Entertainment. Will simulcast CKEE 101.5 Whistler.
ON Little Current 103.1 Commercial. 35,200 watts. Country. Craig Timmerman.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
NS Spryfield-Halifax 94.7 CIRP Increase power from 50 to 452 watts (50 to 700 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
ON Fergus 92.9 CICW Move to 101.1. Increase power from 45 to 750 watts (125 to 2,500 watts Max. ERP).
ON Oakville 1250 CJYE Change status from a DA-2 operation to a DA-1 operation. Power will remain 10,000 watts fulltime.
ON Oakville 1320 CJMR Reduce daytime power from 20,000 to 10,000 watts. Night power will remain 10,000 watts. Change status from a DA-2 operation to a DA-1 operation.
ON Thunder Bay 90.5 CKSI Increase power from 50 to 250 watts. Raise antenna height.
SK Kindersley 104.9 CKVX Increase power from 50 to 66,000 watts (50 to 100,000 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
QC Saint Constant 1040 CJMS From 3553230 Canada Inc. to Groupe Medias Pam. Will retain French language Country format.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO CONDITIONS OF LICENSE
AB Drumheller 99.5 CHOO Remove condition that requires 10% of its musical selections to be of the Folk genre.
AB Edmonton 95.7 CKEA Remove condition that requires 20% of its musical selections to be of the Jazz and Blues genres.

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Canadian Radio News recap for August 2014

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For AUGUST, 2014

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

RADIO ACTIVITY


FORMAT CHANGES

AB Red Deer 100.7 CKRI From AC (The River) to Variety Hits (Cruz FM).
BC Kamloops 610 CHNL From News-Talk to Classic Hits / some Talk (days) Sports (nights). Includes CINL 1340 Ashcroft, CHNL-1 1400 Clearwater, CJNL 1230 Merritt, CFNL 107.1 Sorrento, VF2513 97.5 Avola, VF2514 98.1 Blue River, and VF2347 106.7 Logan Lake.
BC Powell River 95.7 CFPW From Hot AC (Sun FM) to Classic Hits (Coast FM).
BC Richmond 650 CISL From Oldies-Standards to Soft Oldies from the 60’s & 70’s.
NB Moncton 91.9 CKNI From News-Talk (News 91.9) to AC (The Bend).
ON Cornwall 101.9 CJSS From Oldies to Classic Hits from the 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s. (Boom 101.9)
ON Cornwall 104.5 CFLG From AC (Variety 104.5) to Hot AC (Fresh FM)
ON Peterborough 100.5 CKRU From Oldies to Hot AC-Classic Hits. (Hits 100.5).

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED

MB Virden 103.3 CJVM Commercial. 3,440 watts. Country Hot AC mix. Stillwater Broadcasting (temporarily operating with 50 watts due to transmitter site issues).
ON Collingwood 102.9 CFMO Commercial. 23,000 watts. Classical. MZ Media. Partially simulcasts CFMZ 96.3 Toronto. CLASSICAL 102.9.
ON Meaford 99.3 CJGB Commercial. 100 watts. Soft AC. Evanov Radio Group. JEWEL 99.3.

CALL LETTER DATA
BC Egmont 107.5 CIEG Becomes CKLG
BC Vancouver 96.9 CKLG Becomes CJAX
BC Whistler 96.9 CKLG-1 Becomes CJAX-1

BRANDINGS

BC Vancouver 1040 CKST From TEAM 1040 to TSN 1040
BC Vancouver 1410 CFTE From TEAM 1410 to TSN 1410
NB Saint John 103.5 CJRP Becomes CKO-2. Includes CJRP-1 95.1 Rothesay
ON London 102.3 CHST From BOB FM to JACK FM
QC Levis 102.9 CFOM From FM 102.9 to M102.9

ON THE CRTC HOTSEAT
WA Blaine 1600 KVRI
WA Ferndale 1550 KRPI
WA Oak Harbor 1110 KRPA
The CRTC will hold a public hearing as to whether these 3 stations are contravening the broadcast act by airing programming on U.S. based stations while their studios are in Canada. Also Revenue Canada will be notified that the advertisers on the 3 stations may have been illegally writing the costs of the ads off.

OFF THE AIR
ON Iroquois Falls 104.7 CJFL Went dark on July 21 due to financial issues.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED

BC Surrey 107.7 Commercial. 1,066 watts (2,500 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. South Fraser Broadcasting.
BC Vancouver 98.3 Commercial. 2,080 watts (6,000 watts Max. ERP). Progressive Urban Talk (days) / Triple A (nights). Roundhouse Radio.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Richmond 650 CISL Increase day power from 10,000 to 20,000 watts. Decrease night power from 9,000 to 4,000 watt. Relocate transmitter site.
MB Winnipeg 100.7 CFJL Move to 100.5. Increase power from 51,000 to 63,500 watts (80,000 to 100,000 Max. ERP).

EXTENSIONS GRANTED
BC Lake Cowichan 98.7 CICV Cowichan Valley Community Broadcasting has until August 9, 2015 to relocate this Community oriented station to 97.5 and increase power from 5 to 50 watts.
NB Neguac 102.9 CKMA-1 Radio Miracadie has until November 6, 2014 to get this new rebroadcaster of French language Community station CKMA 93.7 Miramichi on the air with 250 watts.
QC Hudson-St. Lazare 106.7 CHSV Evanov has until October 19, 2015 to launch this new 500 watt English language Soft AC station.
QC Saint Fabien de Panet 92.5 CIQI-1 Groupe Radio Simard has until February 6, 2016 to get this new rebroadcaster of Hot AC CIQI 90.3 in Montmagny on the air with 17,500 watts.

DENIALS

BC Abbotsford 107.9 Commercial. 250 watts. South Asian. South Asian Broadcasting. Would have rebroadcast CKYE 93.1 Vancouver.
BC Surrey 600 Commercial. 10,000 watts (fulltime). South Asian. Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting.
BC Surrey 600 Commercial. 10,000 watts (fulltime). South Asian. South Asian Link Directory.
BC Surrey 107.7 Commercial. 2,500 watts. Hot AC (English) (days) / South Asian (nights). Mosaic Media.
BC Surrey 107.7 Commercial. 2,500 watts. South Asian. Akash Broadcasting.
BC Surrey 107.7 Commercial. 2,000 watts. South Asian. New Vision Broadcasting.
BC Surrey 107.7 Commercial. 2,500 watts. Urban-Dance (English). Sky Radio Broadcasting.
BC Surrey 107.7 Commercial. 2,000 watts. World Beat-Fusion (English). Surdel Broadcasting.
BC Surrey 107.7 Commercial. 650 watts (alternate choice 106.9 -125 watts). South Asian. I.T. Productions. Would have rebroadcast CJRJ 1200 Vancouver.
BC Surrey 107.7 Commercial. 750 watts (alternate choice 91.5 -100 watts). South Asian. South Asian Broadcasting. Would have rebroadcast CKYE 93.1 Vancouver.
BC Vancouver 600 Commercial. 10,000 watts (fulltime). Business News-Talk. Channel Zero.
BC Vancouver 104.3 CHLG Denied to have conditions of license removed that required the station to air “X” amount of Blues programming per day.
BC Vancouver 107.7 Commercial. 2,500 watts. South Asian. Idea Broadcasting.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Fort McKay 106.3 Aboriginal. 50 watts. Variety-Pop Rock. Fort McKay Radio Society.
ON Aurora 91.7 Commercial. 45 watts (150 watts Max. ERP). Triple A (days) / Multilingual (nights). Radio Markham York Inc. Will simulcast CFMS 105.9 Markham.
ON Timmins 102.3 Commercial. 32 watts. Christian. William Rowe. Will have the following rebroadcasters: Red Deer, AB 93.1 50 watts; Chapleau 92.7 1.6 watts; Hearst 95.5 1.6 watts; Kapuskasing 92.3 1.5 watts; Kirkland Lake 99.1 1.6 watts; New Liskeard 103.5 1.6 watts; North Bay 92.5 50 watts; Sault Ste. Marie 97.3 50 watts, and Smooth Rock Falls 101.9 1.6 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES

NL Cartwright 93.9 CFGB-1 Increase power from 50 to 130 watts. Lower antenna height.


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Canadian Radio News Recap For July 2014

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For JULY, 2014

AUGUST 1, 2014

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
AB Grande Prairie 104.7 CFRI From Classic Rock (Free FM) to CHR (2day FM).
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKVN From Christian to Modern Rock (effective September 1).
BC Campbell River 99.7 CIQC From Hot AC-Classic Hits to CHR (2day FM).
BC Kelowna 103.1 CKQQ From Hot AC to CHR (remains Q103.1).
NB Saint John 88.9 CHNI From News-Talk (News 88.9) to Active Rock (Rock 88.9).
QC Gatineau 97.1 CHLX From Soft AC-Oldies (Planete 97.1) to Hot AC (Rythme FM) (effective August 25).

CALL LETTER DATA
BC Cranbrook 107.5 new Will become CKCF
BC Harrison Hot Springs 88.9 new Will become VF2594
NF Bluff Point-Clarenville 107.5 new Will become CKSJ-1
NS Liverpool 99.3 new Will become CJQC
ON Mattawa 93.9 new Will become CJTK-4
ON Maynooth 94.7 new Will become CKJJ-5
ON Orangeville 101.5 new Will become CKMO
ON Ottawa 92.7 new Will become CJVN
ON Welland 89.1 new Will become CKYY
QC Matapedia 101.7 new Will become CBGA-21
QC Mistissini 106.5 new Will become CHIU
QC Pointe-a-la-Garde 92.3 new Will become CBGA-20
YT Old Crow 105.5 new Will become VF2672

BRANDINGS
BC New Westminster 101.1 CFMI From CLASSIC ROCK 101 to ROCK 101.
NB Bathurst 103.3 CJUJ Will become PHANTOM FM.
ON Welland 89.1 CKYY Will become COUNTRY 89.

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
ON Georgina Island 92.3 CFGI Moved from 102.7. Increased power from 250 to 650 watts.
CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
BC Cranbrook 107.5 new Commercial. 1,100 watts (2,500 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. Clear Sky Radio.
BC Fernie 107.9 new Commercial. 154 watts (500 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. Clear Sky Radio. Will simulcast 107.5 Cranbrook.
BC Harrison Hot Springs 88.9 new Non-commercial. 50 watts. Christian. Seventh Day Adventist Church of Abbotsford. Will simulcast VOAR 1210 St. John’s, NL.
BC Invermere 107.7 new Commercial. 22 watts (100 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. Clear Sky Radio. Will simulcast 107.5 Cranbrook.
BC Sparwood 107.1 new Commercial. 79 watts (500 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. Clear Sky Radio. Will simulcast 107.5 Cranbrook.
NL Bluff Point-Clarenville 107.5 new Commercial. 11,630 watts (25,500 watts maximum ERP). Oldies-Classic Hits. Will simulcast CKSJ 101.1 St. John’s.
NS Liverpool 99.3 new Community. 50 watts. Variety. CJQC Radio Society. Station returning to the air after being dark since September, 2011.
ON Orangeville 101.5 new Commercial. 338 watts (625 watts Max. ERP). AC-Oldies. My Broadcasting.
ON Ottawa 92.7 new Commercial. 50 watts. Christian. French. Fiston Kalambay.
QC Matapedia 101.7 new 268 watts. CBC Premiere Chaine. Will simulcast CBGA 102.1 Matane.
QC Mistissini 106.5 new Aboriginal. 50 watts. Variety. James Bay Cree Communications Society.
QC Pointe-a-la-Garde 92.3 new 1,930 watts (4,740 watts Max. ERP). CBC Premiere Chaine. Will simulcast CBGA 102.1 Matane.
YT Old Crow 105.5 new Aboriginal. 3 watts. Variety. Deetvu Gwinews Radio Society.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Smithers 93.9 CICK Relocate transmitter site.
NB Saint Stephen 88.1 CBAO-cp Move to 106.3. Reduce power from 233 to 232 watts. Applied for frequency of 88.1 was not acceptable after CBAO 990 AM flips to FM.
NS Eastern Passage 105.9 CFEP Increase power from 1,680 to 2,443 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter to the CBC tower site in Halifax.
ON Sturgeon Falls 97.1 CHYQ Change city of license from Nipissing. Decrease power from 47,100 to 6,500 watts (77,600 to 6,500 watts maximum ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter site. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKVN From Golden West to Clear Sky Radio.
QC Joliette 103.5 CJLM From Radiodiffusion MF 103.5 de Lanaudiere to Attraction Media.
CHANGES TO SPECIALTY LICENSES GRANTED
AB Lethbridge 98.1 CKVN Specialty license removed altogether which will allow station to flip from Christian to Modern Rock.

DENIALS
BC Chilliwack 89.5 CHWK Decrease the minimum level of Canadian content required from 40 to 35%. No evidence of a need for the reduction was presented.
BC Cranbrook 96.5 new Commercial. 2,500 watts. Hot AC-Triple A. Newcap. Competing application to Clear Sky Radio who were awarded the license.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
AB Strathmore 104.5 Commercial. 3,700 watts (7,000 watts Max. ERP). Country. Clear Sky Radio. Will be branded as “The Wolf”. CKOV reserved for call letters.
MB Winnipeg 92.9 Commercial. 1,800 watts. South Asian. Gill Broadcasting.
ON Brampton 1350 Commercial. 450 watts (days) / 55 watts (nights). News-Talk (days) / South Asian (nights). Neeti P. Ray.
ON Brechin-Ramara 96.9 Commercial. 8,900 watts (25,000 watts Max. ERP). Soft AC. Evanov.
ON Toronto 1280 College. 100 watts fulltime. Variety. Radio Ryerson. CJRN reserved for call letters.
ON Toronto 96.7 Commercial nested repeater. 27.3 watts (100 watts Max. ERP). Standards/Talk. MZ Media. Will simulcast CFZM 740 Toronto.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
BC New Denver 740 CBUI Move to 102.5 with 50 watts.
NB Caraquet 810 CJVA Move to 94.1 with 17,000 watts (28,000 watts Max. ERP)
ON Bancroft 600 CBLV Move to 99.3 with 269 watts.
ON Temagami 1340 CBEU Move to 106.1 with 50 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
BC Moberly 95.1 CFAH Decrease power from 410 to 185 watts. Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter site.
NS Lower Sackville new CIOE-cp Submitted 97.5 to operate 250 watt Community station on. Applied frequency of 88.1 was not acceptable.
ON Hamilton 1150 CKOC Reduce night power from 50,000 to 20,000 watts. Day power will remain 50,000 watts.
ON Wasaga Beach 97.7 CHGB Increase power from 200 to 700 watts (347 to 700 watts Max. ERP). Relocate transmitter site. Change antenna pattern from directional to non-directional.
QC Montreal 100.7 CBFX Decrease power from 100,000 to 99,200 watts. Raise antenna height.
QC Sherbrooke 90.7 CBFX-2 Increase power from 25,000 to 33,200 watts. Raise antenna height.
QC Sherbrooke 101.1 CBF-10 Decrease power from 35,000 to 31,400 watts. Raise antenna height.

PROPOSED OWNERSHIP CHANGES
AB Edmonton 99.3 CIUP From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison
AB Edmonton 102.3 CKNO From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison
MB Winnipeg 101.5 CJUM From The University of Manitoba Student’s Union to UMFM Campus Radio Incorporated.
SK Meadow Lake 102.3 CJNS From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison
SK North Battleford 1050 CJNB From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison
SK North Battleford 93.3 CJHD From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison
SK North Battleford 97.9 CJCQ From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison (includes CJCQ-1 104.5 Meadow Lake)
SK Prince Albert 900 CKBI From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison (includes CKBI-1 92.5 Big River & CKBI-FM 95.9 La Ronge)
SK Prince Albert 99.1 CFMM From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison (includes CFMM-1 Waskesiu Lake)
SK Prince Albert 101.5 CHQX From Rawlco Radio to Jim Pattison (includes
CHQX-3 Big River, CHQX-2 La Ronge, & CHQX-1 Waskesiu Lake)

APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN
QC Perce 91.9 Tourist Information. French. 440 Watts. Radio du Rocher Perce.

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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RADIO ACTIVITY JUNE 2014

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS

For JUNE, 2014

JULY 1, 2014

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
BC Castlegar 99.3 CKQR From Classic Rock (MOUNTAIN FM) to Active Rock (THE GOAT). Includes CKGF-1 93.3 Christina Lake, CKGF-2 96.7 Greenwood, CKGF 102.3 Grand Forks, CKGF-3 103.7 Rock Creek, and CHRT 104.1 Trail.
BC Smithers 870 CFBV From AC (THE PEAK) to Hot AC (MOOSE FM). Includes CFLD 760 Burns Lake, CHLD 1480 Granisle, CKBV 1490 New Hazelton, and CHBV 106.5 Houston.
BC Vancouver 104.3 CHLG From Triple A (as CHHR) to Classic Hits (LG104.3).
ON Shuniah Township 103.5 CKED From Country (The Thunder) to Hot AC (Energy 103 – 104) (includes CFQK 104.5 Kaministiquia)

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
NS New Glasgow 97.9 CKEZ Commercial. 100,000 watts. Active Rock. Hector Broadcasting. In test mode.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
MB The Pas 102.9 CJAR-FM CJAR 1240 will remain on the air as a nested repeater for the new 102.9 signal.
MB Thompson 102.9 CHTM-FM CHTM 610 will remain on the air as a nested repeater for the new 102.9 signal.

CALL LETTER DATA
BC Vancouver 104.3 CHHR Becomes CHLG.
QC Kanesatake 101.7 new Will become CKHQ.
QC Riviere au Renard 106.7 new Will become CHGM-1.

BRANDINGS
QC Gatineau 1670 CJEU From Oxygene Radio to Radio Jeunesse.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
ON Maynooth 94.7 Commercial. 50 watts. Christian. United Christian Broadcasters. Will simulcast CKJJ 102.3 Belleville.
ON Welland 89.1 Commercial. 564 watts (3,100 watts Max. ERP). Country. RB Communications.
QC Kanesatake 101.7 Aboriginal. 11 watts (27 watts Max. ERP). Variety. James Nelson.
QC Riviere au Renard 106.7 Commercial. 325 watts (520 watts Max. ERP). AC French. Cooperative Des Travailleurs. Will simulcast CHGM 99.3 Gaspe.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
BC Vancouver 100.5 CFRO Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
BC Vancouver 102.7 CKPK Increase power from 34,000 to 45,000 watts (70,000 to 95,000 watts Max. ERP). Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
NB Campbellton 103.9 CIMS Increase maximum ERP from 15,000 to 15,200 watts (average ERP will remain 7,295 watts). Lower antenna height.
ON Thunder Bay 95.1 CJOA Increase power from 50 to 250 watts.
QC Gaspe 99.3 CHGM Increase power from 257 to 2,540 watts (458 to 2,540 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
ON Thunder Bay 95.1 CJOA From Thunder Bay Christian Radio to United Christian Broadcasters.

PROGRAMMING CHANGES GRANTED
ON Thunder Bay 95.1 CJOA Change status of station from non-commercial to commercial and remove requirement that all programming must be 100% local.

EXTENSIONS TO CP’S GRANTED
SK Prince Albert 107.1 CIAM-22 CIAM Media has until August 9, 2015 to get this new 50 watt partial repeater of CIAM 92.7 on the air.

SLAPS ON THE WRIST
BC Salt Spring Island 107.9 CFSI License only renewed for one year due to continual issues of non-compliance. Mandatory orders issued requring owner Satnam Media to comply with conditions of license at all times.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
ON Timmins 105.5 Non-commercial. 800 watts. Christian. Eternacom. Will partially simulcast CJTK 95.5 Sudbury.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
QC Sherbrooke 89.7 CBM-1 Decrease power from 23,500 to 16,500 watts (25,000 to 16,900 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
QC Sherbrooke 91.7 CBMB Decrease power from 23,500 to 15,500 watts (25,000 to 15,900 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.

Next update August 1, 2014
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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS FOR MAY, 2014

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS FOR MAY, 2014

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
AB High Prairie 93.5 CKVH From Classic Hits to Country (remains Prairie FM).
BC Nelson 103.5 CHNV From Triple A (The Bridge) to Variety Hits (Juice FM). Includes CHNV-1 91.9 Crawford Bay.
BC Williams Lake 97.5 CFFM From Hot AC-Classic Hits (The Rush) to Active Rock (The Goat). Includes CFFM-1 99.7 100 Mile House and CFFM-2 94.9 Quesnel.
NT Yellowknife 100.1 CJCD From AC (Mix 100) to Variety Hits (Moose FM).
ON Haldimand County 92.9 CKJN From AC (Moose FM) to Country (Country 92.9).
ON Huntsville 105.5 CFBK From AC to Active Rock (remains Moose FM).

NEW STATIONS LAUNCHED
MB Steinbach 107.7 CJXR Commercial. 30,000 watts. Country. Golden West.
ON Huntsville 88.7 CKAR Community. 5,700 watts. Variety. Hunter’s Bay Radio.

CALL LETTER DATA
NS Hubbards 88.7 new Will become CKVE.
NS Lower Sackville n/a new Will become CIOE.
ON French River 102.7 new Will become CKUC.
ON Tillsonburg 88.7 new Will become CBCL-1.
QC Montreal 1610 new Will become CHRN.
QC Montreal 102.9 new Will become CILO.

BRANDINGS
BC Courtenay 98.9 CFCP From JET FM to THE GOAT (format remains Active Rock).
BC Prince George 94.3 CIRX From 94X to THE GOAT (format remains Active Rock). Includes CIRX-1 95.9 Vanderhoof & CIRX-2 94.7 Fort St. James.
MB Steinbach 107.7 CJXR Becomes COUNTRY 107.7.

OFF THE AIR
ON St. Catharines 101.1 CFLZ-1 License surrendered for the Synchronous FM repeater which simulcasted CFLZ 101.1 Fort Erie.

CRTC & IC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
NS Hubbards 88.7 Community. 1,080 watts. Variety. Hubbards Radio Society.
NS Lower Sackville n/a Community. power n/a. Variety. Cobequid Radio Society. Must submit alternate frequency and technical details within 90 days as applied frequency of 88.7 is not available.
ON French River 102.7 Commercial. 42 watts. Hot AC; Variety. Justin Godin.
QC Montreal 1610 Commercial. 1,000 watts fulltime. South Asian. Radio Humsafar.
QC Montreal 102.9 Commercial. 31 watts (50 watts Max. ERP). South Asian. Agni Communications.

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS GRANTED
ON Ignace 1340 CKDR-1 Move to 97.5 with 50 watts.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
ON Windsor 97.5 CBEW Increase power from 2,300 to 3,200 watts (13,800 watts to 19,000 watts maximum ERP).
QC Montreal 93.5 CBM Increase power from 24,600 to 100,000 watts.
QC Saguenay-La Baie 93.7 CBJ-6 Move to 102.1. Increase power from 16 to 98 watts (86 to 544 watts Max. ERP).
SK Estevan 1280 CJSL Move to 1150. Power will remain 10,000 watts fulltime. Relocate transmitter.
SK Estevan 102.3 CHSN Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
SK Estevan 106.1 CKSE Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.

DENIALS
ON North Bay 100.5 CHUR Add a condition of license which would have permitted a limited amount of French language advertising.
ON Timmins 92.1 CJQQ Add a condition of license which would have permitted a limited amount of French language advertising.
ON Timmins 99.3 CKGB Add a condition of license which would have permitted a limited amount of French language advertising.

CRTC APPLICATIONS

PROPOSED NEW STATIONS
QC Matapedia 101.7 CBC Premiere Chaine. 268 watts. Will simulcast CBGA 102.1 Matane.

PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
NT Tuktoyaktuk 1150 CBAC Move to 99.9 with 261 watts.
ON Deep River 1110 CBLI Move to 97.9 with 50 watts.

PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
NL Corner Brook 570 CFCB Increase daytime power from 1,000 to 10,000 watts. Night time power will remain 1,000 watts.
ON Mississauga 960 CKNT-cp Reduce power from 2,000 to 700 watts (days) 280 to 104 watts (nights). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter.
QC Shawinigan 91.1 CFUT Move to 92.9. Increase power from 199 to 2,100 watts (250 to 3,900 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
PROPOSED PROGRAMMING CHANGES
ON Fort Erie 101.1 CFLZ Remove condition of license regarding soliciting of local advertising when less than one third of the programming is locally produced.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPECIALTY LICENSES
QC Saguenay 98.3 CKRS Remove specialty FM license requirements. Will flip from Talk/Classic Rock to Hot AC (Rythme FM)

Next update July 1, 2014
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