Canadian AM changes

October 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

The CRTC has *approved* the CBC’s application to move their Premiere Chaine French-language station CBEF in Windsor, Ontario from 540 to 1550 kHz.  They’ll be using the former CBE English-language transmission facility.

(Doug Smith via NRC-AM)

Since August 31, CKGM (“TSN 690”) in Montreal has been simulcasting on 990 kHz (their old frequency) and 690 kHz (their new frequency).  990 has been operating at the night-time power & pattern both day and night during this period, as they break in the new transmitter and antenna on 690.
This morning, and still at this point (4:30 pm EDT), 990 is off the air.  I don’t know if this is permanent or not.  They were scheduled to run simulcast for about 3 months, but for now 990 is off.  Worth checking out.

(Sheldon Harvey via NRC-AM)

Once 990 is vacated, it will be free for a new station, also approved by the CRTC last November. The station, owned by Dufferin Communications (Evanov Radio), will be called Radio Fierté, a talk and music station aimed at Montreal’s LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender). No start date has been set for that station yet. The power will be 50 kW.

(Various sources)

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