CRTC OKs New Winnipeg FM, Shutdown Of Ontario FM
February 21, 2013 at 4:01 AM (PT)
The CRTC has approved NOSTALGIA BROADCASTING COOPERATIVE INC.'s application for a new community FM in WINNIPEG. The new station will use 93.7 FM with 460 watts at 111.6 meters above average terrain.
The Commission also approved WAY OF LIFE BROADCASTING's shut-down of low power Religion CJIV/DRYDEN, ON on AUGUST 31st, 2013. The licensee said "it does not have the listenership to justify operating the station." The 50-watt station has been on the air in the town in northwestern ONTARIO since 2003.
NATIVE COMMUNICATION INC's application to reduce its Canadian content requirements in Content Category 2 (popular music) on Top 40/Rhythmic CIUR (STREETZ 104.7)/WINNIPEG has been denied. The station complained that there are not enough Canadian cuts in the Urban format to avoid listeners getting tired of the songs, but the Commission said that "it is inappropriate to reduce this important commitment, especially given that the station is still in its first term of license."
The CBC has received approval to make a slight change to the technical parameters of CBC RADIO ONE affiliate CBOB-F (rebroadcaster of CBO-F/OTTAWA)/BROCKVILLE, ON, decreasing maximum ERP to 1,571 watts and increasing to 151.0 meters above average terrain due to use of a different antenna.
And CANADIAN HELLENIC CABLE RADIO LTD. won approval to increase the power of Ethnic CKIN/MONTREAL to 1,200 watts directional.