CRTC OKs CBEF Move To 1550 AM
October 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM (PT)
The CRTC has approved the CBC's application to move PREMIERE CHAINE affiliate CBEF-A/WINDSOR from 540 AM to 1550 AM, the former facility of English-language CBC RADIO 1 affiliate CBE-A (now on FM). CBEF will operate with 10,000 watts from MAIDSTONE, ON; it requested the move due to concern over rust problems at the 540 AM site that necessitated a C$600,000 expense to replace four towers and led the CBC to ask to move the station to CBE's old site and frequency instead.
CBEF has also been approved for an FM transmitter at 98.3 FM in SARNIA, ON to fill in coverage that the area will lose when CBEF goes to 1550 AM.