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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP For AUGUST, 2016
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CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for AUGUST, 2016

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

RADIO ACTIVITY

FORMAT CHANGES
BC TOFINO 90.1 CHMZ From Classic Rock-Surf Music (LONG BEACH RADIO) to Hot AC-Variety (TUFF CITY RADIO).
BC UCLUELET 99.5 CIMM From Classic Rock-Surf Music (LONG BEACH RADIO) (simulcast of CHMZ 90.1) to Hot AC-Variety (UKEE RADIO) (now local).
BC VANCOUVER 102.7 CKPK From Triple A-Modern Rock to 100% Modern Rock (remains THE PEAK).
MB WINNIPEG 97.5 CJKR From Classic Rock-Classic Hits (BIG 97.5) to Active Rock (POWER 97).
ON HALDIMAND COUNTY 92.9 CHTG From Country (COUNTRY 92.9) (as CKJN) to Classic Hits (THE GRAND).
ON OTTAWA 101.7 CIDG From Blues-Classic Rock (DAWG FM) (on 101.9) to Active Rock (REBEL 101.7).
QC LEVIS 102.9 CFOM From Classic Hits to Hot AC (remains MFM 102.9).

AM TO FM CONVERSIONS ON THE AIR
QC LA TUQUE 101.9 CBVE-1 Moved from 830. Operating with 598 watts on 101.9.

CALL LETTER DATA
AB BANFF 105.7 new Will become CHFA-12
AB JASPER 101.1 new Will become CHFA-13
AB LAKE LOUISE 102.7 new Will become CHFA-11
ON HALDIMAND COUNTY 92.9 CKJN Becomes CHTG
ON MISSISSAUGA 1490 new Will become CHTO-1
SK ENGLISH RIVER 93.1 new Will become CHAZ
SK NORTHERN SETTLEMENT 94.1 new Will become CJLR-9

BRANDINGS
AB LETHBRIDGE 107.7 CFRV From THE RIVER to KISS 107.7 (remains Hot AC).

TECHNICAL CHANGES ON THE AIR
SK KINDERSLEY 104.9 CKVX Increased power from 50 watts to 66,000 watts (100,000 watts Max. ERP).

OFF THE AIR
BC CRESTON 97.7 CIDO Creston Community Radio has been dissolved and the station is permanently off the air.
ON LONDON 1410 CKSL Went dark on August 14. License voluntarily rescinded.

CRTC & ISEDC DECISIONS

NEW STATIONS GRANTED
AB BANFF 105.7 CBC Ici Premiere. 249 watts (1,180 watts Max. ERP). Will simulcast CHFA-10 90.1 Edmonton.
AB JASPER 101.1 CBC Ici Premiere. 251 watts. Will simulcast CHFA-10 90.1 Edmonton.
AB LAKE LOUISE 102.7 CBC Ici Premiere. 116 watts. Will simulcast CHFA-10 90.1 Edmonton.
AB PONOKA 89.7 Commercial. 1,000 watts. Country. Blackgold Broadcasting.
ON MISSISSAUGA 1490 Commercial. 23 watts (days) / 770 watts (nights). Greek. Will simulcast CHTO 1690 Toronto.
SK ENGLISH RIVER 93.1 Community. 15 watts. Aboriginal. English River First Nation.
SK NORTHERN SETTLEMENT 94.1 Commercial. 46 watts. Aboriginal/Country. Will simulcast CJLR 89.9 La Ronge.

TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED

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. Relocate transmitter. Change radiation pattern from directional to non-directional.
ON OTTAWA 101.7 CIDG Power will temporarily remain 1,793 watts (5,500 watts Max. ERP) after flip from 101.9. A new transmitter site has not yet been secured which would allow the station to act on previously authorized power increase to 5,360 watts (19,500 watts Max. ERP).
ON WELLAND 89.1 CKYY Increase power from 564 to 763 watts (3,100 to 4,250 watts Max. ERP).

OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
QC MONTREAL 1280 CFMB From CFMB Limited to The Evanov Radio Group.

CONDITION OF LICENSE CHANGES GRANTED
NS HALIFAX 98.5 CKRH Reduce minimum amount of spoken word programming required from 15% to 5%.

DENIALS
ACROSS CANADA CBC RADIO TWO & CBC ICI MUSIQUE NETWORKS
Request to extend authorization permitting advertising on the two CBC FM networks until August 31, 2018 has been denied. The CRTC received a multitude of opposing interventions, plus the new government has pledged to restore all funding to the CBC over the next five years.

CRTC APPLICATIONS


PROPOSED NEW STATIONS

ON SARNIA 101.5 CBC Ici Premiere. 1,886 watts. Will simulcast CBEF 1550 Windsor.
ON SCARBOROUGH 105.3 College. 92 watts (155 watts Max. ERP). Urban. Will simulcast CHRY 105.5 Toronto.

PROPOSED CONDITION OF LICENSE CHANGES

ON OTTAWA 97.9 CJLL Reduce minimum amount of third language programming required from 92% to 70%.
QC MONT JOLI 93.3 CFYX Remove condition that forbids station from soliciting ads in nearby community of Matane.

Next update October, 2016
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