Saturday, March 22, 2008

CBA-1070 permanent disappearance iminent

Joe Miller in Michigan has received word that CBA-1070's last night on the air will be April 6th. The AM transmitter is to be silenced shortly after 1130 UTC on the morning of the 7th. It's being replaced by a new FM transmitter on 106.1.

CBA was the last AM station in Moncton. It's also one of a vanishing list of CBC AM stations in the Maritimes. After CBA goes off there will be six CBC AM's left in the Maritimes:

New Brunswick: CBGA-1 540 Grande-Anse (Radio-Canada, the French network)
Four 40-watt low-power relays, two French, two English

Nova Scotia: CBI 1140 Sydney. They already have their FM permit (97.1) and will be gone within the year.

Prince Edward Island: None. There are no AM stations left on P.E.I., except for two 20-watt travelers' information stations at PEI National Park.

3 comments:

Joe DUgan said...

Tge AM Band in Eastern Canada is become "Radio Nowhere"!.

THANK YOU JEAN CRECHIEN FOR KILLING THE CBC AM SERVICE!!!!

CALL STEVEN HARPER IN OTTAWA ON FRIDAY AND ASK HIM TO TELL THE CRTC TO PUT A 50 YEAR MORITORIUM OF THIS AM TO FM EXODUS!!!!

Anonymous said...


Has anything replaced it on 1070AM?

Doug Smith said...

No.

On the other hand, my info is that 1140 in Sydney is still on, apparently the FM didn't cover as well as expected.