Canadian AM changes
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.