Broadcast History - October 8

Broadcast History - October 8

Postby jon » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:47 pm

In 1954, CHCT-TV Channel 2 in Calgary signed on as a CBC affiliate. It was owned by three Calgary radio stations: CFCN, CFAC and CKXL.

In 1959, the Board of Broadcast Governors (BBG) issued a notice stating that applications for a licence for the first private TV station in Toronto would commence on March 17, 1960.

In 1966, CJVR Melfort (Saskatchewan) signed on 1420 KHz with 10,000 watts. The transmitter was a CGE Ultrasound 4BTC83B with a stated efficiency of 87%. The nighttime directional pattern used two towers, each 346.6 feet high, spaced 231.1 feet apart, with phasing of 0 degrees and -104 degrees, and field ratios of 1.0 and 0.86. By the end of 1967, DX'ers had heard the station as far away as Sweden, and received the station's QSL card, which bore the Canadian centennial symbol, with 1867/1967 below it, signed by the station's engineer Lowell A. Heide. The "VR" in the call letters stood for Valley Radio, as the station was licensed to serve what was then known as the Carrot River Valley, which included Melfort, Humboldt, Tisdale and Nipawin.


In 1993, Royal Canadian Air Farce moved to television after two decades on CBC Radio.

In 2008, the CRTC announced the renewal of license for Seventh‑Day Adventist Church-owned VOAR Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, and its rebroadcast transmitters VOAR‑1‑FM Bay Roberts, VOAR-2-FM Marystown, VOAR-3-FM Lewisporte, VOAR‑4‑FM Gander, VOAR‑5‑FM Deer Lake, VOAR-6-FM Botwood, VOAR‑7‑FM Springdale, VOAR‑8‑FM Grand Falls, VOAR-9-FM Corner Brook, VOAR-10-FM Port aux Basques, VOAR-11-FM Goose Bay and VOAR-12-FM Wabush from 1 January 2009 to 31 August 2015. VOAR is one of two Newfoundland stations grandfathered at Confederation (1949) against Canadian government regulation preventing the ownership of radio and television stations by churches.

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