CRTC OKs Newfoundland Low Power FM, CBC CKCX Shortwave Shutdown
November 5, 2012 at 12:43 PM (PT)
The CRTC has approved the application of RADIO BELL ISLAND INC. for a new low-power community FM station in BELL ISLAND, NL. The station will air on 93.9 FM with 28 watts, and will initially operate 4-8p (NT) weekdays with the intention of increasing the amount of programming.
In addition, the official revocation of the license of the CBC's shortwave CKCX-SW/SACKVILLE, NB has been amended to DECEMBER 1st. In an initial ruling on the requested revocation, the CRTC mistakenly listed the end date as NOVEMBER 1st. The station is being shut down because of the grant of low-power repeaters for CBC RADIO ONE station CFFB/IQUALUIT, NUNAVUT at PURVIRNITUQ, KUUJJUARAPIK, INUKJUAK, SALLUIT, and KUUJJUAQ, NUNAVIT, all on 103.5 FM with 50 watts each.
And seven rural CBC QUEBEC licenses have been revoked and the stations attached to the license of PREMIERE CHAINE affiliate CBFG/CHISASIBI, QC as rebroadcasting transmitters with no other changes in their operation.