Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New AM stations in Canada (not!)

Brampton, Ontario: 1190KHz:
New station denied for non-technical reasons.
Would have been 500 watts daytime only, with South Asian ethnic programming.
Markham, Ontario: 1480 & 1490KHz:
New station denied.
Would have been 1,000 watts daytime on 1480, and 500 watts nighttime on 1490.

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.

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