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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

Next update May 1, 2015
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