Friday, April 24, 2009

New AM stations (and not) in Canada

Calgary, Alberta: 700KHz:
Application granted for new station.
50,000 watts daytime
20,000 watts nighttime
Directional, different patterns day & night.
Touch Canada Broadcasting, to be religious music.
Channel formerly used by CKRD Red Deer, but this will be a different facility.
See the daytime and nighttime antenna patterns on Deane McIntyre's website.

Merritt, British Columbia: 1230KHz:
Application granted for new station.
1,000 watts day & night, non-directional.
This is the existing CJNL-1230 transmitter. It will be converted to a relay station of CHNL-610 Kamloops. CJNL is moving to 101.1 FM.

Merritt, British Columbia: 1230KHz:
CJNL moving to FM.
Granted move to 101.1 FM, 200 watts/601m.
AM transmitter will remain in operation as relay of CHNL-610 Kamloops, see above.

Amherst, Nova Scotia: 900KHz:
CKDH moving to FM.
Granted move to 107.1 FM, 40,000 watts/32m.

Markham, Ontario: 960KHz:
Application denied for new station.
Scarborough, Ontario: 1350KHz:
Application denied for new station.

Both stations would have been ethnic with 1,000 watts daytime and 175/100 watts night respectively. The CRTC felt neither station would be economically viable in the current economy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The first statement in the website says this: "The old site is now depreciated and will not be updated."

DUH! I feel certain that the intended term was "deprecated."

Using better English would be appreciated.

From (

/ˈdɛprɪˌkeɪt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [dep-ri-keyt] Show IPA
–verb (used with object), -cat⋅ed, -cat⋅ing.
1. to express earnest disapproval of.
2. to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.).
3. to depreciate; belittle.
4. Archaic. to pray for deliverance from.

1615–25; < L dēprecātus prayed against, warded off (ptp. of dēprecārī), equiv. to dē- de- + prec(ārī) to pray + -ātus -ate 1

Related forms:
dep⋅re⋅cat⋅ing⋅ly, adverb
dep⋅re⋅ca⋅tion, noun
dep⋅re⋅ca⋅tor, noun

1. condemn, denounce, disparage. See decry.

Usage note:
An early and still the most current sense of deprecate is “to express disapproval of.” In a sense development still occasionally criticized by a few, deprecate has come to be synonymous with the similar but etymologically unrelated word depreciate in the sense “belittle”: The author modestly deprecated the importance of his work. In compounds with self-, deprecate has almost totally replaced depreciate in modern usage: Her self-deprecating account of her career both amused and charmed the audience. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.