CFLM moving to FM
CFLM-1240 has been granted permission to move to 97.1 FM.
The CRTC has granted two new radio stations in the Toronto area -- and denied 23 applications.
Two applications for AM stations were denied: see post below.
Two applications for FM stations were granted:
Markham, Ontario 105.9 1,600 watts/21m adult alternative, and 37% ethnic. Toronto, Ontario 88.1 875 watts/328m "Indie" rock
21 applications for FM stations were denied:
CIRR-FM to move from 103.9 CKFG-FM to move from 98.7 CHOQ-FM to move from 105.1 CBC to relay CJBC AM 860 CFZM to relay AM 740 2308739 Ontario Inc. business news 7954689 Canada Inc. news/talk Durham Radio easy listening Family FM Inc. "family friendly" variety mix Frank Torres blues/rock Larche Communications adult alternative Michael Wekerie adult alternative MTSD Broadcast ethnic Newcap Inc. modern adult Radio 1540 Ltd. ethnic Radio Ryerson Inc. campus Skvakkumaran Sivapathasundaram ethnic Stanislaus Antony "emerging genres" Tosan Lee ethnic, for English-speaking Asians Trust Communications religious WorldBand Media news/talk
All 21 proposed the use of 88.1MHz. This frequency became available when CKLN-FM's licence was revoked in January 2011. Radio Ryerson's application was an attempt to reauthorize CKLN.
CRTC felt this would not be the most efficient use of the spectrum, as it would be possible (presumably through use of a directional antenna) to use 1480 both daytime and nighttime. They also felt the split-frequency operation would be confusing to the audience.
The following AM stations have changed call letters recently:
Montgomery, Alabama 1170 WGMP from WACV Moultrie, Georgia 1400 WHLJ from WHBS Ocean City, Maryland 1590 WAMS from WQMR Albuquerque, New Mexico 1550 KRKE from KIVA Albuquerque, New Mexico 1600 KIVA from KRKE Buffalo, New York 970 WDCZ from WNED
Five CBC LPRTs in Alberta are moving to FM
Edson, Alberta: CBXD: from 1540 to 95.3:
Fort Vermilion, Alberta: CBKC from 1460 to 105.1:
Grande Cache, Alberta: CBWI from 1450 to 92.3:
High Level, Alberta: CBKD from 1560 to 99.5:
Rainbow Lake, Alberta: CBXX from 1240 to 101.5:
All five AM stations are 40-watt "LPRTs", and all five will remain LPRTs with 50 watts on FM.
CKSB-1050 is currently operating a 2,800-watt FM relayer in downtown Winnipeg on 90.5. They've applied for permission to move this FM station to 88.1 from the site southwest of the city formerly used by the CBC's analog TV stations there. The move would include a power increase to 100,000 watts.
(the TV stations ironically moved to the downtown site when they converted to digital -- however, CBC's 160kw Radio Two FM transmitter is still at the southwestern site, along with three private stations)
Assuming the power increase is granted for the FM station, the CBC will close AM 1050.