CANADIAN RADIO NEWS RECAP for MARCH 2017
A summary of CRTC decisions and on air changes affecting the Canadian radio landscape.
QC LACHUTE 104.9 CJLA From AC (PLANETE 104.9) to Classic Hits (POP 104.9). Includes CHPR 102.1 Hawkesbury.
QC SAINTE MARIE 101.5 CHEQ From AC (FM 101.5) to CHR (O 101.5)
CALL LETTER DATA
BC PORT ALICE 92.3 CBUX Will become CBCV-2 when flip from 1170 occurs.
CRTC & ISEDC DECISIONS
AM TO FM CONVERSIONS APPROVED
BC PORT ALICE 92.3 CBUX Move from 1170 AM with 50 watts.
NT FORT SMITH 97.9 CBDI Move from 860 AM with 50 watts.
ON WHITE RIVER 97.7 CBLW Move from 1010 AM with 50 watts.
TECHNICAL CHANGES GRANTED
ON KINGSTON 92.9 CBBK Reduce power from 1,600 to 1,200 watts. Raise antenna height.
QC RADDISON 100.1 CBF-7 Reduce power from 199 to 101 watts (366 to 101 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional.
OWNERSHIP CHANGES GRANTED
ON M’CHIGEENG 88.9 CHYF From Alma Jean Migwans to Gimaa Giigidoowin Communications.
EXTENSIONS TO CP’s GRANTED
BC PENTICTON 92.9 CFUZ The Peach City Community Radio Society has until May 4, 2019 to get this new 50 watt Community station on the air.
QC MONT JOLI 93.3 CFYX Removal of the condition of license that does not allow soliciting of advertising in the nearby community of Matane. The CRTC stated that the applicant has not demonstrated a financial need to amend the license.
PROPOSED AM TO FM CONVERSIONS
BC CLINTON 1070 CBUU Move to 98.9 with 50 watts.
NT NORMAN WELLS 990 CBDW Move to 99.9 with 50 watts.
ON MARATHON 1090 CBLM Move to 107.5 with 2,187 watts (3,935 watts Max. ERP).
QC LEBEL-SUR-QUEVILLON 650 CBF-3 Move to 94.9 with 50 watts.
QC LEBEL-SUR-QUEVILLON 1230 CBMK Move to 92.7 with 50 watts.
QC SENNETERRE 540 CBMM Move to 101.7 with 115 watts.
QC SENNETERRE 710 CBF-1 Move to 95.9 with 115 watts.
PROPOSED TECHNICAL CHANGES
ON MARATHON 102.3 CBON-29 Increase power from 765 to 2,285 watts (2,023 to 3,862 watts Max. ERP). Raise antenna height.
PROPOSAL TO SHUT STATION DOWN
ON TERRACE BAY 1010 CBEH Will go dark if proposed AM to FM conversion at CBLM 1090 Marathon is approved.
PROPOSAL TO REMOVE CONDITION OF LICENSE
BC VANCOUVER 104.3 CHLG Request that the condition of license requiring the station to broadcast 15% of its music from Category 3 (Blues, Jazz, & Folk) be removed.
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