CRTC Turns Down B.C. FM Application
October 22, 2008 at 5:39 AM (PT)
The CRTC has denied RUSS WAGG'S application for a new FM station on 92.1 MHz on QUADRA ISLAND, BC. WAGG applied for an Easy Listening station with 50 watts, but the CRTC ruled that the station would cause competitive problems in the CAMPBELL RIVER radio market and voiced concerns that the low-power station could provide WAGG with a "back door" means of offering a mainstream format without going through a competitive hearing.
The agency also approved VISTA RADIO's application to boost the power of its CHNV/NELSON, BC from 84 to 1,100 watts. VISTA told the CRTC that CHNV's signal is so weak that it does not cover the highway, an important part of the NELSON area.
And the CBS obtained approval to change the frequency of the WOODSTOCK, NB transmitter of its CBZF/FREDERICTON, NB from 91.9 to 95.3 FM. The move avoids interference with co-owned CBAF-FM-21/BON ACCORD, NB, which will use 91.7 FM.