CRTC Grants New Edmonton, Red Deer FMs
October 17, 2008 at 10:51 AM (PT)
The CRTC has approved several applications for new stations in EDMONTON and RED DEER, AB in decisions announced TODAY (10/17).
In EDMONTON, ABORIGINAL MULTI-MEDIA SOCIETY OF ALBERTA will get 98.5 MHz with 9,300 watts for an English- and Aboriginal-language Type B Native FM station, plus 36 translators across the province with powers ranging from 5,000 watts to 4 watts. JOHN CHARLES YERXA is getting 107.1 FM with 40,000 watts for a "Young Variety" station, while RAWLCO is getting 102.3 MHz with 51,000 watts for a Hot AC station. In addition, CTV LTD. (Alternative) and HARVARD BROADCASTING (AAA), both of which also applied for 107.1, will get stations contingent on finding alternate frequencies for the facilities.
HARVARD also won a license in RED DEER, and will launch an AC station on 100.7 MHz with 54,000 watts. HARVARD's existing Classic Hits CJUV (SUNNY 94)/LACOMBE will also move to RED DEER and increase from 9,500 watts to 27,000 watts. L.A. RADIO GROUP ("New Hit Music," hybrid Modern Rock and Top 40) and TOUCH CANADA BROADCASTING (Gospel AC) also were granted licenses contingent on finding frequencies other than 100.7 MHz.