New AM Coming To Calgary
April 27, 2009 at 11:54 AM (PT)
A new AM station is ticketed for CALGARY, as TOUCH CANADA BROADCASTING is awarded 700 KHz with 50,000 watts daytime and 20,000 watts at night by the CRTC. The station will air a Southern Gospel format.
MARITIME BROADCASTING SYSTEM LTD. gets CRTC approval to move its AC CKDH-A/AMHERST, NS to FM at 107.1 with 18.700 watts. The station will retain its present format after the switch.
The Commission also approved the move of MERRITT BROADCASTING LTD.'s Classic Hits-Talk CJNL-A (RADIO NL)/MERRITT-KAMLOOPS, BC to FM on 101.1 with an AC format and 200 watts, and has approved the addition of an AM repeater for Talk CHNL-A (RADIO NL)/KAMLOOPS at MERRITT, BC on 1230 AM with 1,000 watts, the present technical facility of CJNL.
But the agency rejected applications for new Ethnic-format AM stations by SUBANASIRI VAITHILINGAM at SCARBOROUGH, ON and KUMAR NADARAJAH at MARKHAM, ON, saying that the TORONTO market cannot sustain the addition of two additional Ethnic licenses.