Friday, October 19, 2012

AM format change denied

Montreal, Quebec: 690KHz:
CKGM denied language flip

CKGM is an English-language all-sports station which recently moved from 990 to 690. The station sought permission to flip from English to French, while remaining an all-sports outlet.

Simultaneously, the station's owners sought to merge with another large Canadian broadcast group. The latter application was denied. (for reasons that have nothing to do with the Montreal language flip) The CKGM language flip request was contingent on approval of the ownership transfer; with the transfer dead, so is the move to French.

Do not assume this won't come up again -- and it is very possible it will be approved.

1 comment:

mbclev said...

This station is the English-language home of Montreal Canadiens hockey broadcasts, and I can hear it at night here in the Cleveland area.