CRTC Grants New Winnipeg FMs
August 22, 2008 at 11:23 AM (PT)
The CRTC has granted two new FM licenses for WINNIPEG, with EVANOV COMMUNICATIONS winning the agency's nod for a new Easy Listening/AC station and NATIVE COMMUNICATION, INC. getting a English- and Aboriginal-language Rock-Pop-Hip-Hop Type B FM. NATIVE's station will air with 3,00 watts on 104.7 FM, and EVANOV has to find a new frequency for its station, which it originally proposed for 104.7 as well. NEWCAP and YO RADIO MANAGEMENT were the failed applicants for the new stations.
The Commission also approved a new FM in DRUMHELLER, AB for GOLDEN WEST BROADCASTING LTD. The station will air an AC format at 99.5 FM with 3,600 watts; GOLDEN WEST beat out NEWCAP and THOMAS BOLIN for the license.
But GOLDEN WEST's application for a new FM in HUMBOLDT, SK was rejected. The CRTC voiced concern that the new station would overlap impermissibly with GOLDEN WEST stations in SASKATOON, violating ownership concentration limits.
And the CRTC okayed CARL GILBERT's selection of 105.5 FM for his new French-language commercial FM at SAGUENAY (ZONE LA BAIE), QC.