CKMO/Victoria To Abandon AM, Move To Online-Only
February 15, 2012 at 3:56 AM (PT)
CKMO RADIO SOCIETY/CAMOSUM COLLEGE World Music CKMO-A (VILLAGE 900)/VICTORIA, BC has announced that it will be shutting down its AM transmitter and will move to online-only status as of MARCH 4th. The station, which began as a campus-only operation in 1973 and moved to FM in 1993, swapping frequencies to move to AM in 2000, will relocate to VILLAGENOW.NET and abandon its broadcast frequency at that time.
"The media landscape is evolving and so are we," said Station Manager BRAD EDWARDS. "Several years ago we realized we needed to do business differently, to stay relevant, both for our listeners and for the students in the Applied Communication Program at CAMOSUN COLLEGE who use VILLAGE 900 as part of their training.... We're excited to move from a traditional broadcast model of one-to-one, to a new collaborative model of many-to-many."
The station will air an audio documentary about broadcast education at CAMOSUN COLLEGE on its last terrestrial broadcast weekend.