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(CRTC) EXTENSIONS GRANTED

United Christian Broadcasters has until December 5, 2018 to get 10,000 watt Christian station CJAH 90.5 in Windsor, Ontario on the air. The delay is the result of a reconfigured antenna system on the tower.after the FCC expressed concerns about possible interference to Detroit area stations.

Le Son Du 49 has until January 20, 2019 to get this 50 watt French language Community station CKCJ 97.9 in Lebel-sur-Quevillon, Quebec on the air. The delay is the result of not securing the necessary equipment on time.

NEW COMMUNITY STATION ON THE AIR IN CORNER BROOK

CKVB 100.1 “Bay of Islands Radio” in Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador signed on the air today in test mode. The 50 watt station will officially launch on November 5th with a Variety/Eclectic format. BOIR has been in existence since 2009 operating as an internet station.

BOIR 100.1 WEBSITE:
boir.ca/

(CRTC) CONDITION OF LICENSE RELIEF DENIED FOR CHLG 104.3 VANCOUVER

The nightly “LG Blues Lounge” will remain on the air after Newcap was denied its application to remove a condition of license for CHLG 104.3 in Vancouver which states 15% of the music broadcast on the station consist of Category 3 – Special Interest music (namely Blues, Jazz, and Folk). The CRTC stated that the applicant has not demonstrated a compelling economic need for the amendment.

This is the second attempt to have this condition of license removed. The CRTC rejected a similar request in Fall 2014. .

CRTC DECISION:
www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-393.htm

(CRTC) TECHNICAL MODIFICATIONS APPROVED FOR CFMS 105.9 IN MARKHAM

Radio Markham York Incorporated received approval today to go ahead with technical changes to CFMS 105.9 in Markham, Ontario. Average ERP will decrease from 981 to 630 watts while maximum ERP will increase from 2,500 to 3,000 watts. Antenna height will be raised from 9.1 to 54 metres (EHAAT). The transmitter will be relocated.

CRTC DECISION:
www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-391.htm

(CRTC) NEW TRANSMITTER SITE AND CALL LETTER CHANGE FOR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ON 580 AM IN EDMONTON

The CRTC has approved an application by 1811258 Alberta Limited to relocate the transmitter site of the “yet to go on the air” 10,000 watt South Asian facility on 580 AM in Edmonton. The original site could not be leased long term. The new site will be co-located with the CBC at their existing tower site in South Edmonton. The call letters which were originally CHBA appear to have changed to CHAH according to the documents.

(CRTC) CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR NEW ST. CATHARINES STATION ON 1220 AM HAS BEEN SOLD

The CRTC has granted an ownership change of the “yet to go on the air” 10,000 watt facility on 1220 AM in St. Catharines, Ontario which was approved in 2016. Sivanesarajah Kandiah and David J. Dancy will be relinquishing 100% control of the construction permit to Manu Datta and Ripudaman Singh Dhillon (Radio Dhun). Purchase price is $300,000.00. The new owners plan to stick with the original plans of launching the English language station with a Classic Hits

(CRTC) CKFG TORONTO & CFOR MANIWAKI CALLED ON THE CARPET; OWNERSHIP CHANGES IN ONTARIO; PROPOSALS FOR NEW CHRISTIAN STATIONS HIGHLIGHT UPCOMING CRTC HEARING

A hearing will be held on January 11, 2018 to discuss continual non-compliance issues related to CKFG 98.7 Toronto and CFOR 99.3 Maniwaki.

The hearing will also deal with ownership change applications in Midland, Orillia, Owen Sound, and Sudbury where Bell wants to take over the 4 stations currently controlled by Larche Communications (CICZ, CICX, CJOS, CICS),

In addition applications for new Christian stations in Kelowna, Sydney, and Regina will be heard.

CRTC NOTICE OF HEARING:
www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-381.htm

(CRTC) EXTENSION GRANTED FOR APPROVED TECHNICAL CHANGES TO CFJB IN BOLTON

Vista Radio has until April 15, 2019 to relocate CFJB 105.5 “Moose FM” in Bolton, Ontario to 102.7 and increase the power from 50 to 1,100 watts.

Q103.1 IN KELOWNA FLIPS TO BEACH RADIO WITH CLASSIC HITS

At noon yesterday the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group relaunched Hot AC CKQQ Q103.1 in Kelowna as BEACH RADIO with Classic Hits from the 80’s and 90’s. This comes as no surprise as Q103.1 had not been a great performer in the Kelowna ratings..

This marks the second recent format change in the Kelowna market. It was announced earlier this month that on November 1st CJUI 103.9 JUICE FM will be flipping from Variety Hits to Oldies/Classic hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s branded as Okanagan Oldies.

BEACH RADIO 103.1 WEBSITE:
www.beachradiokelowna.ca/



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