Monday, March 11, 2013

CKGM-690 Montreal: to either remain English or go silent...

The silent 690 frequency in Montreal was recently resurrected with English-language sports talk. The station's owners had applied to sell 690 & convert it to French -- an application which was denied. They've now filed for a different set of changes. The station will remain English, but only if a waiver is granted permitting ownership of two Montreal English AM stations (690 and CJAD-800) along with two English FMs. Ordinarily, they would only be allowed one English AM station. According to Scott Fybush's site, if the waiver is denied, 690 will be taken off the air. (again) (making it the third time this 50,000-watt frequency has gone silent...)

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