CRTC Approves New FM In Alberta
January 12, 2012 at 6:20 AM (PT)
GOLDEN WEST BROADCASTING LTD. has been approved by the CRTC for a new FM at FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AB. The new station will offer a "mixed Classic Hits/Classic Rock" format on 107.9 FM, with maximum ERP of 20,000 watts at 70.2 meters. The station will be required to air 40% Canadian content between 6a and 6p weekdays. GOLDEN WEST said that while its station will be audible in the EDMONTON market, it will concentrate on the FORT SASKATCHEWAN area and is not intending the new operation as a "back-door entry into the EDMONTON market."
The CRTC also approved a power increase for the CBC's CBK-FM-4/SWIFT CURRENT, SK, allowing the rebroadcaster of CBC RADIO 2 outlet CBK-F/REGINA, SK to increase from 4,710 to 10,740 watts.