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May
12
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SONiC Hits Now – CFUN-FM Vancouver Radio Imaging
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Big SON, little i BIG F’n C, It’s SONiC! Probably one of the most branded stations in Vancouver. This station is the same few songs on repeat. Hourly you can hear their back-to-back Can-con busters Carly-Rae and J-Beebs.

Cheers, Bobby Ash

Airchecker Canada
May
9
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CFOX – 99.3 The Fox Radio Imaging
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One of my favorite stations for their imaging and for the personality they create. This recording had a nasty hum that only got worse when I normalized the levels…

ENJOY!

Cheers, Bobby Ash.

Airchecker Canada
May
4
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Rogers and Pattison Ink A Deal
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Broadcast Magazine reports Rogers Media has signed a long term agreement with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group that will see 90% of Citytv CKVU-TV Vancouver programming air throughout prime time and the majority of the morning and daytime hours on Pattison’s three TV stations in Western Canada. The agreement is effective September 1 and includes CFJC-TV Kamloops, CKPG-TV Prince George and CHAT-TV Medicine Hat, AB.
Airchecker Canada
May
4
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TEAM 1040 To Carry Giants WHL Games
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The Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League and TEAM Radio Vancouver have announced a two-year deal for play-by-play of all regular season and playoff games. The agreement includes 30-minute pre and post-game shows. Games will run on TEAM 1040 CKST and move to TEAM 1410 CFTE whenever there is a scheduling conflict. Giants games have been heard on CISL AM 650 since the 2008-09 season. TEAM Radio release Giants release/Northwest Boradcasters.
Airchecker Canada
May
4
Bobby Ash
CHQM-FM 103.5 Radio Imaging
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It was love song night on Vancouver’s highest ERP radio station.

You may notice that some of the imaging is used like 10 times…Oh well, I cut it all in.

Cheers, Bobby Ash – Certified Dial Slut.

Airchecker Canada
May
4
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BC Assoc. of Broadcasters
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If you work in Radio or TV, or if you want to be in broadcasting then this years BCAB conference is where you need to be. This is your chance to learn from the best in the world as we bring them to Vancouver with the best ideas from around the globe. Meet and mingle with coleuges from around the community and around the country. Take part in seminars, workshops, awards. Everyone is welcome! Join us May 9th to 11th. Register now at BCAB.ca

Airchecker Canada
May
3
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CJJR-FM 93.7 JRfm Radio Imaging
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Cheated on this one, used two hours since I found most of their ID’s were done by humans…What a concept!

Bobby Ash

Airchecker Canada
May
2
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CKLG-FM 96.9 Jack FM – Radio Imaging
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Everyone know’s of CKLG 73, turns out, once it became CKLG-FM you don’t know Jack…

Airchecker Canada
May
1
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CKKQ-FM 100.3 The Q – Radio Imaging
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The Island’s Rock, 100.3 – These guys show up in PPM/Arbitron in Vancouver and Seattle even tho their market is Victoria. Rock on!

This so far is my favorite station recording only because the wave forms had dynamic range – it was not just square wave…It says a lot about today’s music mastering. Cheers! Bobby Ash
Airchecker Canada
Apr
30
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Virgin 95.3 – CKZZ-FM Radio Imaging
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One more before I call it a night. Here is imaging from tonight (early hours of Mon Apr 30th). Not well-cut, but you get the idea. Like the previous ones, this is based on 60mins then is cut down to ~4-5mins

Let’s play YouTube Cart 2

Airchecker Canada
Apr
30
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IEEE: 1953 CBUT-TV (CBC) First television broadcast in Western Canada
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A look into the history books of west-coast CBC TV.

Link: Milestone-Nomination:First television broadcast in Western Canada

Interesting fact: They use the same location to this day.

Airchecker Canada
Apr
30
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The Beat 94.5 – Radio Imaging
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Bobby Ash here…I am a dial slut, I go from station to station sampling the sounds, listening for the things that the average listener ignores. I am listening to see if the station is running a tight ship. Are they mixing well? Are they giving their legal call sign frequently? Are they doing a decent job of self-sales? Are commercial breaks even? Are the jocks making good use of the standard tools? Are they engaging the listener? Does the station sound good? Processor set to 11? Modulation and multipath acceptable? Engineers awake?

Occasionally, late at night, I will pick apart the automation systems and be critical…In this case I stumbled across CFBT-FM (The Beat 94.5) and noticed that they were imaging on EVERY track, into AND out of every ad break. That inspired me to set up the reel-to-reel and record this.

Cart 1 on the YouTube Cart Deck

Cheers – Bobby Ash
Airchecker Canada
Apr
17
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Day one of NAB 2012 – It almost killed me…
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AirChecker’s own Bobby Ash is in Vegas reporting from NAB Show 2012. Please let us know what you want to hear about from NAB. We will do our best to bring you the breaking news and “cool stuff” from the exposition floor.

Airchecker Canada