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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.

Next update February 1, 2015
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